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The head-turners of #SONA2019

July 22, 2019 – alike Editorial Team

While we all can’t wait for what President Rodrigo Duterte has to say for this year’s State of the Nation’s address, it’s also a joy to spot the best dressed among the personalities of Sandiganbayan’s red carpet.

As the week started, politics’ fashion statements were the talk of the town. And why wouldn’t it be? From hand-painted protest barongs to Mak Tumang statement pieces, the event was a celebration of all kinds of style—whether it’s a look you’d want to cop or beg its wearers to drop.

Pia Cayetano





Pia Cayetano wears a Michael Leyva barong top and pants as she goes back to work in the Senate. Her black-and-white outfit was accentuated with a belt made with Yakan fabric.


VP Leni Robredo



The Vice President's outfit also features local fabrics from Mindanao. It is said to come from communities that are under her office's Angat Buhay program.


Ria Fariñas



How adorable is this mother-daughter terno of Congresswoman Ria Fariñas and her kid? Made in a gorgeous shade of green and Ilocos Abel weaves. 


Salvador Panelo


Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo donned a suit with contemporary embroidery that he simply described as "art."


Carlos Zarate




This Bayan Muna representative wore a handpainted barong that featured the current plight of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea. It was a protest against the administration's inaction against the encroachment of China in the country's exclusive economic zone. Here he is pictured with fisherman Ka Bobby.


Tootsy Angara



Another Michael Leyva creation is seen on the SONA red carpet. The designer gave Tootsy Angara some sleek and classy silhouettes.


Audrey Zubiri



This gal just makes us love the color teal even more!



Gian and Joy Sotto





These two are giving us couple goals with their crisp champagne outfits!


Imee Marcos



The Senator makes fun of the opposition and jests: "Dilawan ako" with her Mak Tumang gown.


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