Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SONA 2011 Fashon Show

Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao attends the SONA with his wife, Jinkee Pacquiao.

Sen. Loren Legarda graces the red carpet with an intricately designed pina cloth as shawl over a black gown by Paul Cabral.

Sen. Pia Cayetano wears a modern version of Maria Clara, which was designed by Mia Urquico.

Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez wears a pink terno by Randy Ortiz.

Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado wears a terno by Paul Cabral.

Helen Gamboa walks on the red carpet.

Kaye Tinga, wife of former Taguig City mayor Freddie Tinga, is seen at the House of Representatives.

Sen. Chiz Escudero seen at the House of Representatives.

MTRCB chairperson Mary Grace Llamanzares Poe with Optical Media Board chairman Ronnie Rickets

Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile walks on the red carpet.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes III attends the State of the Nation Address.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and his wife Taguig City mayor Lani Cayetano attend the SONA.

Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casino during the 2011 State of the Nation Address

Deputy Speaker Raul Daza's wife, Tessie Daza shows her painted nails.

Iloilo Rep. Neil Tupaz Jr. and his wife attend the SONA.

Cavite Gov. Ayong Maliksi seen at the House of Representatives.

US Ambassador Harry Thomas attends Aquino's State of the Nation Address.

Sen. Ping Lacson attends the State of the Nation Address.

Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista attends the State of the Nation Address.

The Binays attend the State of the Nation Address.

Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito with his father, former president Joseph Estrada attend the SONA.

Sen. Lito Lapid attends the State of the Nation Address.

Aside from the President's speech,  an anticipated sidelight in the yearly State of the Nation Address (SONA) is the parade of ternos and barongs worn by politicians and VIPs.
Leyte Representative and TV host Lucy Torres-Gomez gleamed in a pink floral gown designed by Randy Ortiz. The Ormoc City native, who is married to actor Richard Gomez, also wore a blue terno by Ortiz in last year's SONA.
Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros wore an orange-red terno made of local fibers, designed by Joel Acebuche creation.
“This is made from abel iloco and banana fiber and it represents my take on the modern Filipina,” she said.
From last year’s Paul Cabral terno, actress-turned-Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla donned a Rajo Laurel beaded barong this year.
Cabral also designed the simple, vintage black dress worn by Sen. Loren Legarda, complemented by shawl made of piña fiber.
Sen. Pia Cayetano also stunned the crowd  with her modern Filipiniana-inspired dress with a touch of red and gray.
“I would like to represent modern Filipina who can also take the forefront unlike in the 'dark ages' where women were kept in silence,” said Cayetano, whose dress was designed by Mia Urquico.
For some, the SONA presents a great opportunity to promote one's cause, given the flashing cameras from almost every direction.
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño literally wore his campaign for the Freedom of Information Bill on his barong tagalog, designed by his friend Edgar Sandiego.
Tessie Daza, wife of Deputy House Speaker Raul Daza, also caught media attention with her orange-yellow gown designed by Malou Leono. Pinned on her terno is a conspicuous yellow ribbon (also painted on her fingernails), expressing her support for President Aquino.
“This is my support for P-Noy (Aquino) because my admiration for him is bigger this year, said Daza.
SONA 2011 Coverage. Click this.
Second State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino, III Transcript. Click this.
SONA 2011 News. Click this.

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SONA 2011 Scenes

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivers his second State of the Nation Address.

(From L-R) Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile, Philippine president Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Speaker of the House Sonny Belmonte Jr. seen as the State of the Nation Address begins. Photo by Voltaire Domingo NPPA Images.





 

Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado pose with fellow representatives. Photo by Voltaire Domingo/NPPA Images

The Estradas attend the second State of the Nation Address. Photo by LoQal.ph.

Scenes before Aquino's 2nd SONA

Various militant groups stage protest actions along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City prior to the second State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III. Photos taken by KC Santos.

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III leads the opening prayer during the Cabinet Meeting at the State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace in Manila. In the photo are Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas II.

The plenary hall of the House of Representatives in Quezon City during the opening of the 15th Cogress.

A choir is seen rehearsing the Philippine national anthem inside the plenary hall of the House of Representatives in Quezon City during the opening of the 15th Cogress. Later Philippines President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III will give his 2nd State of the Nation Address to the joint House in session. (Voltaire Domingo/NPPA Images)

Former president and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is seen inside the plenary hall of the House of Representatives in Quezon City during the opening of the 15th Cogress. Later Philippines President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III will give his 2nd State of the Nation Address to the joint House in session. (Jerome Ascano/NPPA Images)

Ang Galing Pinoy partylist Rep. Juan Miguel 'Mikey' Arroyo is seen inside the plenary hall of the House of Representatives in Quezon City during the opening of the 15th Cogress. Photo by Voltaire Domingo/NPPA Images.

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. formally opens the 15th Congress inside the plenary hall of the House of Representatives in Quezon City.

Members of the Presidential Security Group checks on the area where Philippines President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III will deliver his second State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, northeast of Manila. (Voltaire Domingo/NPPA Images)

Cops seen resting while waiting for the SONA to begin. Photo by Mike Alquinto/NPPA Images.

Volunteers and artist of Kilusang Mayo Uno do their final touches of the effigies in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, which will be used for upcoming State of the Nation Address of Philippines President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III on 25 July 2011. (Voltaire Domingo/NPPA Images)

Militants stage their protest. Photo by Mike Alquinto/NPPA Images.

Militants stage their protest. Photo by Mike Alquinto/NPPA Images.


SONA 2011 Coverage. Click this.
Second State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino, III Transcript. Click this.
SONA 2011 News. Click this.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Culion: Its New Beginnings


The historical context and the new beginnings of Culion here.

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