QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The terno is to Imelda Romualdez Marcos, and the yellow knee-length dress is to Cory Aquino. What would Leni Robredo wear as an occupant of Malacañang?
In a hastily-called press conference on Monday, Robredo unveiled what she said would be the new national dress of the Filipina if she is elected the 17th president of the Philippines. It is no different from the loose, three-quarter sleeved, no-collar blouse that she has been wearing in public events since she gained weight. She’d usually wear the dress in pink or violet. The VP has been trying to distance herself from Cory’s and PNoy’s yellow color in the hope that voters will see her as a reinvented opposition figure to the Marcos and Duterte regimes.
The Office of the Vice President has officially notified the Miss Universe Philippines and Binibining Pilipinas franchise holders of her plan to issue a new executive order on her first day as president, replacing the terno as the official national dress of the Philippines.
If elected president, the country will see Philippine representatives to Miss Universe and other international pageants wearing this new dress as part of the national costume competitions.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to get a comment from the National Association of Fashion Designers, but our calls remained unanswered as of press time.