Heart Evangelista defends Nancy Binay from bashers


Heart Evangelista. NIITSU

MANILA, Philippines–Actress Heart Evangelista defended Senator Nancy Binay from her bashers who made fun of her sartorial choices during the fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno Aquino III on Monday.

“It was not a fashion event and it’s a Sona event,” Evangelista told entertainment website PEP.Ph in an interview.

She said what was important was the reason why the senator attended the event, adding that netizens should not focus on her outfit.

On Monday, netizens criticized Binay’s Randy Ortiz outfit which featured a balloon skirt.

Binay’s afternoon gown, a white number also by designer Ortiz, got as much dissing for its draped bodice and serpentine skirt, with netizens comparing its front panel to the “Easter Bunny,” and its voluminous side folds to “the satin lining of a coffin.”

In contrast, Evangelista was deemed as one of the best-dressed personalities during Aquino’s national address.
The senator has brushed off the criticisms against her saying she is already used to it.

During the 2013 senatorial elections, Binay also got bashed by netizens citing her lack of credentials to run as a senator.


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  • Sephy

    Come on, Heart. We all know that you defending Nancy Binay was your way of subtly defending yourself.

    Seeing all these people attending the SONA would be more bearable if they all just wore corporate attires instead of these ridiculous dresses that they are probably never going to wear again. I mean, just how many of them actually listen to the SONA? They absent-mindedly clap every time Aquino finishes a sentence. What a joke.

  • vvp888

    Syota pa lang yan, Hindi pa asawa ng politico humihirit na! Heart tumahimik ka na lang!!!

  • vvp888

    Eh Pangit naman talaga. Akala ni nancy maganda. May akala bang tumama??

  • Jose Guevarra

    true, it was not a fashion event. So we were not expecting over-the-top designs. Pero sana, medyo umayos-ayos naman sa pagdadala ng damit. Senadora ka, hindi ka marunong na maging maayos tingnan. How can we trust your judgement when it comes to governance if you can’t even dress appropriately for an important political event?

  • blue_lights

    What I want to know – if people hate Nancy Binay so much, who are all the idiots who voted for her? Raise your hands so I can smack you!

  • Jose Guevarra

    Xia CaughtRedHanded
    Your response is not getting past the moderators. I am not the one attending a State of the Nation Address. I am not a senator. I am merely a common voter, just as you are. So as far I am concerned, it doesn’t really matter if you don’t trust my comment because I don’t look trustworthy.

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