Aside from the promises and accomplishments to be delivered by the President, another much-awaited part of the annual State of the Nation Address (SoNA) is the red-carpet walk of lawmakers and their spouses, guests and other government officials.
Curious how they look like? Here are the photos captured by Daily Tribune photographers.
Actress and former Quezon City councilor Aiko Melendez arrives at the Batasang Pambansa with boyfriend, Zambales Vice Gov. Jay Khonghun. Melendez is wearing an Edwin Tan gown.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros in a contemporary Filipiniana made from piña fabric by Joel Acebuche. Sleeves are patterned after baro’t saya using textile woven in Kalibo and embroidered in Lucban.
Sen. Joel Villanueva and wife Gladys are already at the Batasang Pambansa.
Senator Nancy Binay wears a classic terno with callado cutwork and baroque embroidery details designed by Randy Ortiz.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo arrives at the Batasang Pambansa.
Former presidential spokesman Harry Roque in a Manobo inspired barong Tagalog.
Senate president Tito Sotto with daughter Ciara and son Gian.