Binay this year, left, and last year
Binay this year, left, and last year

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – What a difference a year makes.

Last year, Senator Nancy Binay was judged the worst dressed on the State of the Nation Address (SONA) red carpet, wearing what looked like a Korean-style dress turned into an air balloon.

This year, Binay bounced back from last year’s embarrassment and impressed fashionistas with her purplish blue terno designed by the same artist that made her gown in 2014.

Hands down, this year’s worst gown award went to  Senator Loren Legarda who, like last year, went for the indigenous, native look.

Her 2015 stunner consisted of what seemed to be  black leotards she would wear in her yoga class, accented by a colorful native-woven fabric and locally-made pendant and handbag.  She even wore a Marikina-made pair of shoes to focus attention on the need to patronize products that are ‘sariling atin’ (made in the Philippines).

and the award goes to... Senator Loren Legarda
and the award goes to… Senator Loren Legarda

Many observers have wondered what in the world has become of the former television news anchor who regaled viewers on the boob tube with such high fashion and professional bearing.

But one thing is for sure: her ‘gown’ didn’t cost her a penny.  And maybe, that’s good.

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