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SONA 2011 Red Carpet Fashion: Who Wore What
Terno-inspired outfits and Filipiniana fashion ruled the SONA red carpet.
Published on: Jul 27, 2011 - 11:22am


Terno-inspired outfits and Filipiniana fashion at the State of the Nation Address. Click for more.


( The terno was the SONA outfit of choice as solons and their spouses attended President Noynoy Aquino's July 25 State of the Nation Address.


According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Paul Cabral designed atleast four legislative spouses' outfits and also created President Aquino's barong for the event. First Sister Kris Aquino chose an understated blush terno by Cary Santiago.


Kaye Tinga, wife of Taguig Rep. Sigfrido Tińga, wore a Pepito Albert creation, a Maria Clara with a kimono top draped on her shoulders paired with a black skirt. Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda R. Marcos donned a pink terno this year who told media that the dress was "picked out of her baul."


Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, clad in a pale pink Randy Ortiz terno, stood out in the crowd while Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee, chose a Martin Bautista-designed terno.


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Photos by Noel Orsal and Sany Chua

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  • montes
    Atleast pagdating ng SONA na ipre present ang Fipiniana clothes but lets not focus on that my countrymen. Maybe we remember their gowns and barong than what PNOY said on his SONA.rnrnBut Im not hypocrite also, I have a second look to the beautiful faces and gowns of:rn1. Lani Mercado - Filipina beauty, simple and classyrn2. Lucy Torres - Super prettyrn3. Imelda Marcos - Walang Kupas after decadesrn
    Jul 31 2011 @ 11:10am     Reply  
  • karl
    For me best gown in SONA 2011 is no other than Congresswoman Lani Mercado. She can carry herself well. Very simple and so elegant...
    Jul 31 2011 @ 11:00am     Reply  
  • surg702
    Manny is not your average member of congress. He is comfortable about who he is, goatee, bigote, rockstar hairstyle and tattoo, this guy should be in GQ magazine. Perfect fit barong, what can you say, this guy is cool. Well dressed my man ! ! !
    Jul 29 2011 @ 09:38am     Reply  
  • aj
    may mali sa suot na terno ni Jinky, Please inform her to wear the terno properly. Di porker naka expensive bag o shoes eh tama na ang pananamit.rnrntake your cue kay Imelda or kay Lucy or kay Helen.
    Jul 29 2011 @ 09:03am     Reply  
  • ok kayo
    Ang outfit ni Riza Hontiveros parang yung suot ni soul queen singer Aretha Franklin. Si Mrs. Binay parang pupunta sa isang muslim celebration sa Quiapo. LOL
    Jul 29 2011 @ 08:11am     Reply  
  • kuks
    the best ones are from Marie Lozano and Lani Mercado. Muted and apt. Tamang bihis sa tamang okasyon.
    Jul 29 2011 @ 03:01am     Reply  
  • oo nga
    bakit wala si Imelda. Kahit recycled yung gown niya, carry na carry niya.
    Jul 28 2011 @ 04:29pm     Reply  
  • la
    bakit wala si Imelda?
    Jul 28 2011 @ 04:06pm     Reply  
  • old manila
    There was also the cheapest MBenz 180 D, so cheap an average senior clerk in the 60's can afford.
    Jul 28 2011 @ 06:00am     Reply  
  • old manila
    During the time of Presidents Garcia and Macapagal, Mercedes Benz was a poor mans car in the Philippines. I remember the 190 D, 200 D, 210 D, 220 D and 300 D diesel were taxicabs in great old Manila. Toyopet, before it was rebranded Corolla was the cheapest, a higher level clerk could afford. What happened ? Ferdinand Marcos came and brought bad karma to this once thriving country. It's good to remember those good old Manila days.
    Jul 28 2011 @ 05:17am     Reply  
  • congressional monitor
    SONA have always been a show me event. Tingting Cojuangco, who's been there...done that...seen that former congressional lady must have been laughing at the congressional wives for their st*p*d floor length gowns. I would say the best looking couple were the Angaras for their stylish perfect fitting outfits. Lani Mercado had the best gown, and the rests of the ladies need some coaching from the best dressed congressional lady of all time: Tingting Cojuangco.rnrnErap and Jinggoy's barong both had ill fitting sleeves which were too short and too tight. Binays barong had sleeves about half an inch too long, Bongbong Marcos' barong was a little to wide on the sleeves, Richard Gomez's barong looked like your average clerical every day outfit and Kiko Pangilinan looked more like an insurance salesman. The best look was Rep. Angara. In the old days, congressional members had Lincolns and Cadillacs. Mercedes Benz used to be taxicabs in the Philippines. rnrn
    Jul 28 2011 @ 04:30am     Reply  
  • talagang insensitive
    It was also reported that the Batasan Compound looked like a luxury car exchange with so many Mercedez Benzes, BMWs, Audis, Cadillac Escalades Chrysler 300S sporting No. 8 plates. If the government is serious about cleaning the government of corruption, ALL Senators and Members of the House of Representatives should be required to undergo lifestyle checks while in public office.rnrn
    Jul 28 2011 @ 12:25am     Reply  
  • insensitive
    Disgusting! A SONA should NEVER be a fashion event.
    Jul 27 2011 @ 11:57pm     Reply  
  • junie
    Lucy Torres looks great. Actually pati si Jinkee in fairness.
    Jul 27 2011 @ 11:35pm     Reply  
  • junie
    Lucy Torres looks great. Actually pati si Jinkee in fairness.
    Jul 27 2011 @ 11:35pm     Reply  
  • ay mali
    korek wazzup with the superhero terno??????
    Jul 27 2011 @ 11:33pm     Reply  
  • mahaderang gown
    mukang asawa ni ultraman si pia cayetano! haha
    Jul 27 2011 @ 11:04pm     Reply  
  • lajo raurel
    nakakatakot yung suot ni Helen parang nangangain ng tao. haha.rnrnparang nasuot na ni Teodora Agoncillo. haha
    Jul 27 2011 @ 10:53pm     Reply  
  • lawl
    probably the only thing Lucy Torres-Gomez is good at; not being a politician
    Jul 27 2011 @ 08:52pm     Reply  
  • l
    weird ng gown ni pia cayetano, parang my cycling shorts pa rin yun gilid ng legs nya!
    Jul 27 2011 @ 06:46pm     Reply  
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