QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Who could forget that inspiring and humbling moment when then Congresswoman Leni Robredo sneaked out of the red carpet ceremonies and took the back stairs to the plenary hall where NoyNoy Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) was to be delivered.
Last year, during President Rodrigo Duterte’s first SONA, the red carpet was scrapped in favor of a more simple and low-key ceremony.
It’s that time of year again. On July 24, Duterte will deliver his second SONA, and Robredo has had a change of heart and fashion sense. She wants to reinstate the red carpet.
Office of the Vice President spokesperson Georgina Hernandez told The Adobo Chronicles that Robredo so loved the blue evening gown she wore at the recent FASO gala in Los Angeles that she wants to wear it again in a closely-watched and followed public event like the SONA.
‘There was so little mainstream news media coverage of the FASO event that too few people saw how gorgeous the Vice President was in her multi-million peso blue gown,” Hernandez said. “This year’s SONA would be a perfect occasion for her to again wear that blue dress 👗.
So gird up your loins, the SONA Red Carpet Is back!