Sona 2014: Grace Poe is netizens’ top choice for most fashionable


Senators Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Pia Cayetano, Nancy Binay and Cynthia A. Villar pose for photograph during the Opening the 2nd Regular Session of the 6th Congress at the Senate Building, Pasay City on Monday. NINO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Grace Poe got the most number of “thumbs-up” for being the most fashionable in an informal survey conducted by 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?”

Senator Grace Poe

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



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  • cecilia

    This is such a dumb article.

  • MrRead

    I have never seen such “ugly” clothes in my life!

  • regd

    Talbog lahat Kay Mommy D!

  • deadlyshooter

    second from the right, looks like a waitress in a korean resto…

  • elizabeth bennett

    Maganda naman talaga ang terno ni Grace Poe. Simple and classy. Thumbs up!

  • rj

    F. Sionil’s article “Why Are We So Shallow?” comes to mind. Ambabaw nating mga Pinoy.

    • kapitanvic1

      Nothing wrong with Filipinas becoming Fashionistas.

      • rj

        Correct, nothing wrong, but timing is everything. It will always be in bad taste for politicians to parade and be fashonistas considering the poverty, hardships, and calamities besetting the country. And during SONA at that. How tasteless.

  • RJ

    I sincerely hope that she would run for presidency. The Philippines needs someone both smart and honest.

    • Aisa Pangdan

      Being smart and honest is not enough. She will have bunches of corrupt politicians and businessmen around her – from Malacanang to barangay offices. How will she deal with that?

      • RJ

        Smart enough to know that she needs to remove those corrupt politicians from government offices and honest enough not to become of them.

  • Russell Ariola

    Ang ika-16 na Pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas, Ginang Grace Poe-Llamanzares!
    Kibit-balikat ka ngayon Jejomar.

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