Guests started to arrive at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City for the third State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Rodrigo Duterte happening around 4 p.m. Monday, July 23.
The yearly event has always sparked public interest for the glitz and glamour on who wore what for the occasion.
But guests have been asked to opt for simple dress and suits since the first Sona of Duterte in 2016.
Among the early birds were Senate President Vicente Sotto III and wife, former actress Helen Gamboa; former senator Nikki Coseteng; Public Attorney’s Office Chief Persida Acosta; Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and his wife; and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
Representatives from the Makabayan bloc sported their custom-made barong and Filipiniana attires, as a form of protest against the administration of Mr. Duterte.
Take a peek at this year’s Sona fashion.
Former Senator Nikki Coseteng. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO / CLARIZEL ABANILLA
PAO chief Persida Rueda Acosta. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO / CLARIZEL ABANILLA
Act Rep. Antonio Tinio wears a barong with anti-Train slogan at the red carpet at SONA- PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER PHOTO/MARIANNE BERMUDEZ
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and wife Alelee. INQUIRER.NET/ ANTHONY ESGUERRA
Rep. Miro Quimbo
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO/ANTHONY ESGUERRA
Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos. INQUIRER.net PHOTO/CLARIZEL ABANILLA
Representatives Antonio Tinio, Sarah Elago, Emmi de Jesus, Ariel Casilao of the Makabayan Bloc. INQUIRER.net / CLARIZEL ABANILLA
Rep. Alfred Vargas and daughter Aryana Cassandra Vargas. INQUIRER.NET/CLARIZEL ABANILLA
Sen. Joel Villanueva and wife Gladys. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO/CLARIZEL ABANILLA
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO/ANTHONY ESGUERRA
Senator Bam Aquino. INQUIRER.net
Sen. Loren Legarda. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO
Representatives Antonio Tinio, Sarah Elago, Emmi de Jesus, France Castro, Ariel Casilao of the Makabayan Bloc. INQUIRER.net / CLARIZEL ABANILLA
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