Sen. Miriam Santiago says politicians, guests should wear "SONA uniform"

She wants to keep things simple and serious.

ABS-CBN correspondent Ryan Chua reports that three of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago's female colleagues in the Senate have expressed support for her proposal to prescribe a uniform for lawmakers attending the State of the Nation Address (SONA).


The report explained that on Tuesday, July 23, Santiago announced her plans to file a resolution requiring senators and congressmen attending the SONA to wear a uniform to curb what she said were the lawmakers' "obsession to bling" in wearing expensive clothes and jewelry. Santiago suggested that women wear "a short pencil skirt, paired with a simple short-sleeved barong blouse." She added that the only jewelry women should be allowed to wear is a single strand of Philippine pearls. For men, she suggested "a plain long-sleeved barong."


When sought for their reaction, Senators Grace Poe, Nancy Binay and Loren Legarda said they were open to Santiago's proposal.




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