What I love about the Philippine State of the Nation (SONA) is that we get to see Filipiniana dresses (terno, patadyong, maria clara, barong, and other Filipiniana outfit and attire) at its finest. We don’t usually get to see them even in formal events held in the Philippines. The only time we get to see this is at the SONA or maybe in fiestas in provinces but not as usual.
Here’s a “class” photo of the 16th Congress . The male senators are wearing Barong, while the female senators are wearing their modern take of the Terno while Senator Loren Legardo choose to wear a Muslim national dress inspired attire.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno
Presidential sister Kris Aquino opted to wear something different
Sen Pia Cayetano at Batasan
Sen.Loren Legarda at Batasan
Senator Grace Poe in white Terno by Rajo Laurel
Sen Nancy Binay
Imelda Marcos, who was said to slip-off the stairs of Batasan Pambansa after the session and was immediately rushed to the hospital