Over the years, people not only looked forward to what the
president has to say during the State of the Nation Address but also what the
politicians and their wives are wearing at the SONA red carpet.
However, in the present administration, President Rodrigo
Duterte requested that lavishness not be emphasized during his first SONA and
for the attendees to tone down their outfits. Even though OOTDs are definitely
‘simpler,’ some still stood out and even wore two ensembles for the occasion.
Here are some of the notable ladies during the historical
The wife of Senator Chiz Escudero consistently impressed
with her all-white suit and Filipiniana gown.
Gretchen Barretto and her partner business tycoon Tonyboy
Cojuangco attended President Duterte’s first SONA. They were avid supporters of
the president during the campaign period.
The former Sarangani Province vice governor opted to wear
two outfits, a lavender Filipiniana gown and an emerald green dress. Also
present at the Batasan is her husband boxing champ and Senator Manny Pacquiao.
Sen. Nancy Binay
Photos of Senator Nancy Binay, whose outfits are much talked
about in the past two SONAs, immediately spread like wildfire online.
Vice President Leni
VP Leni is photographed with her children in a simple
Filipiniana outfit before coming to the Batasang Pambansa for Pres. Duterte’s