SONA 2017: Chic headturners in "simple Filipiniana'"

by Anj Sampayan
Jul 24, 2017
(L-R) Heart Evangelista, Lucy Torres, Juliana Gomez, and Jinkee Pacquiao are among the head turners at the State of the Nation Address 2017.

Today, July 24, 2017, at the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, ethnic chic is the fashion.

Unlike the previous SONA, the politicians and their spouses wear "toned-down" OOTDs, abiding by the this year's dress code: Mindanaoan-inspired outfits.

Who wears the most eye-fetching costume? See below:

Early bird Heart Evangelista was a vision in white during the opening of the second regular session.

She donned a Jo Rubio tea-length terno, a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, and a dainty Ulyana Sergeenko purse.


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She later changed into this Boom Sason suit with tribal print.


Leyte Representative Lucy Torres and her skirt are showstoppers.

Her daughter Juliana Gomez is just as lovely in a simple shift couture.


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Senator Sonny Angara's wife Tootsy stands out wearing a vintage Pitoy Moreno, actually the dress she wore at her prom in 1991.


Jinkee Pacquiao, former vice governor of Sarangani and wife of Senator Manny Pacquiao, opts for a modern Filipiniana designed by Paul Cabral.

The bottom part of her dress has beautiful floral details.

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Sen. Migz Zubiri and wife Audrey go twinning in intricately embroidered Filipiniana outfits.

Her dress is designed by Joey Samson.


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Spotted is Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin in a Filipiniana designed by US-based Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino.


Leyte First District Representative and former beauty queen Yedda Marie Romualdez in a custom-made ensemble by Cary Santiago.

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Yanee Alvarez, the wife of Palawan District Representative Chicoy Alvarez, wears a Martin Bautista skirt described as "fashion forward."


Representative Em Aglipay Villar in Rhett Eala's signature fringe.


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Senator Grace Poe is a vision of simplicity and elegance beside her husband Teodoro Llamanzares.


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(L-R) Heart Evangelista, Lucy Torres, Juliana Gomez, and Jinkee Pacquiao are among the head turners at the State of the Nation Address 2017.
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