IN PHOTOS: SONA 2019 red carpet, fashion


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MANILA, Philippines – Around 3,000 guests were invited to witness President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, July 22, 2019 at the Plenary Hall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.
IN PHOTOS: SONA 2019 red carpet, fashion

Same with previous SONA, dress code is simple business attire. Lawmakers, however, are required by law to be in Filipiniana.

The change was observed since Duterte started to lead the nation three years ago. Wearing tuxedos, evening gowns, or elaborate outfits are discouraged.

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Here's what they wore at the 18th Congress and #SONA2019:

The senators of the 18th Congress
The senators of the 18th Congress | Photo Credit: Senator Kiko Pangilinan


Senator Nancy Binay
Senator Nancy Binay wears a Randy Ortiz classic terno made of piña cloth with callado cut work and baroque embroidery details | Photo Credit: Twitter/GMA News

Senator Grace Poe and mother Susan Roces
Senator Grace Poe and mother Susan Roces | Photo Credit: Facebook/Grace Poe

Senator Imee Marcos wearing a Binakol-Inabel dress
Senator Imee Marcos wearing a Binakol-Inabel dress | Photo Credit: Twitter/GMA News

Neophyte senator Bato dela Rosa heads to the opening of 18th Congress
Neophyte senator Bato dela Rosa heads to the opening of 18th Congress | Photo Credit: Twitter/Inquirer

Sonny Angara's wife Tootsy Angara in Michael Leyva
Senator Sonny Angara's wife Tootsie in Michael Leyva. She is wearing a white modern Filipiniana dress with silk Pina sleeves with rainbow pin to support LGBTQ community | Photo Credit: Instagram/Michael Leyva

Actor Robin Padilla is one of the early birds at SONA 2019 red carpet
Actor Robin Padilla is one of the early birds at SONA 2019 red carpet | Photo Credit: Twitter/ABS-CBN News

Senator Pia Cayetano before the opening of the 18th Congress
Senator Pia Cayetano before the opening of the 18th Congress | Photo Credit: Inquirer

Meanwhile, President Duterte will be wearing a Barong Tagalog designed by Cagayan de Oro designer Mimi Pimentel. Photos were shared to ABS-CBN News on Monday.


According to Section 4(h) of Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees: lawmakers and government employees “shall not indulge in extravagant or ostentatious display of wealth in any form.”

In 2013, late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago had planned to file a resolution for the proper dress code at SONA.

— The Summit Express


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