State of the Nation Address (SONA) fashion

The Philippine Congress resumes its second regular session today.

Senators pose for their annual group picture ahead of President Benigno Aquino Jr‘s delivery of his SONA at the House of Representatives.

The male senators were in their Pina-made barongs, while two female senators showed of their figures and some flesh (bared backs) in “recycled” gowns made by Filipino designers.

Sen. Loren Legarda wore a creation by Paul Cabral at the SONA at the House of Representatives. The other  photo shows her in a fuschia gown by local fashion designer Dennis Martin.

Loren in an off shoulder gown at the Senate

Sen. Loren at the SONA (grab from PDI photo by Richard Reyes)

Your Royal Highness Miriam (Photo by Archie Gonzalez)


Feisty Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago did not attend the morning session at the Senate but she attended the President’s SONA, wearing a majestic gown in yellow-gold tone.

Minority leader Alan Cayetano wore a barong made of indigenous materials such as Pina and Water Lily.  The senator’s wife, Taguig mayor Lani Cayetano, was dashing and simple in a celedon green gown with lace embroidery on sleeves and  body.  Both were creation by Paul Cabral.

Senate minority leader Alan Cayetano, flanked by his wife Taguig Mayor Lani and sister Sen. Pia

Sen. Pia Cayetano wore a modern take on the traditional panuela (off shoulder) in two tone oyster gray and silver jersey off gown with cascading soft ruffles at the back.

At the SONA, she wore a silver gray Filipinianahighlighted by a red panuelo.

                                                    Lady in Black and White                                                                          (photo by Mike Ac-Ac)                     
                On the red carpet                     (photo by Mike Ac-Ac)

All blooming...

Cayetano sported a sunburn on her bare back

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