MANILA, Philippines—Senator Grace Poe got the most number of “thumbs-up” for being the most fashionable in an informal survey conducted by INQUIRER.net on Monday during President Benigno Aquino III’s 5th State of the Nation Address.
Her dress was described in an earlier INQUIRER report “an off-white creation of upcoming designer Roulette Esmilla that was also heavy in intricate embroidery.”
“Her simple ponytail contrasted with her drop pearl earrings, pearl bracelet and gold clutch,” added the report.
She got 629 “likes” or “thumbs-up” and 107 “thumbs-down”.
An intriguing Facebook status of an editor-writer who refused to be named for privacy reasons said, “Looking presidential?”
Another described Poe, “regal and stunning”. One bluntly wrote, “THE NEXT PRESIDENT.”
Poe was followed by Senator Pia Cayetano with 497 “likes”. Her brother, Senator Alan Peter with wife, Taguig City Mayor Lani, came third with 328 “likes”.
Senator Alan Peter of Nacionalista Party has been vocal since late last year on running for the presidency in the 2016 elections.
Senator Francis Escudero with actress Heart Evangelista got the fourth spot with 288 “likes.” Senator Escudero’s name was also floated as among the top choices to run for the presidency though he played it down in recent interviews, saying he has neither party nor money to back him up.
He was also paired with Poe as possible tandem though it wasn’t made clear who would run for President and Vice President.
Celebrity couple Richard Gomez and wife, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, came close at the fifth spot with “268” likes.
The rest follows:
6) Senator Loren Legarda — 257 likes
7) Senator Cynthia Villar — 168
8) Senator Juan Edgardo Angara with wife Tootsy —134
9) Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao —121 (with 180 “thumbs down”)
10) Justice Secretary Leila de Lima — 117
11) Senator Nancy Binay — 92 (with 735 “thumbs down”)
12) Senator Teofisto Guingona III — 57