The Filipino is worth dressing up for.
What a shame.
After sending three senators to "jail" recently for crimes against poverty, we all witnessed another flaunting of wealth by our dear politicians this time as they embarked on a fashion show amidst the State of the Nation Address of our also dear president.
Sure, let the usual problems our nation has been experiencing take a backseat and let's all focus on what's really important--what our beloved "public servants" are wearing.
I don't recall Malacanang inviting anyone to any ball. Hmm...and we bet most politicians (and their wives) were all "Oh my! The State of the Nation Address is coming! What will I wear? What will I wear?!". And yes, in an annoying Kris Aquino voice.
Here are some observations on the event and some notable outfits that should have probably been traded for sacks of rice or outfits that would have been appropriate if every Filipino actually ate three meals a day:
Hey, look who graced the event with no fanfare and no escort (we all know where his knight in Panday armor his)?! Was this the back entrance? So both husband and wife are now doing back entrances (get it? since he's in jail and if he drops the soap...oh nevermind...)?
Imelda Marcos: Let me see how f*#cked up this country is after my family stole billions from the people...aaaaand maybe I'll see Kris cry.
Assunta De Rossi: The people only see me once a year. Better make this worth their while!
Assunta again made her 15 seconds of fame a year appearance.
Don't you guys miss her?
Wouldn't it be awesome if we see Cynthia Villar don a dress made out of the recycled materials that she has been championing in Las Pinas?
But that means work for her staff so maybe she'll just have it made again next year.
We also saw Lito Lapid rushing through the red carpet when he saw that there was a CNN camera crew about to interview him.
Some wished they'd worn pajamas.
Was she channeling Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games?
Ironically, there ARE a lot of people dying from hunger in the country.
THAT should make her cry too.
Last but definitely not the least.
We would like to apologize to Princess Fiona of Shrek fame for being dragged into this senseless fashion extravagance called the State of the Nation Address.
Stop this nonsense.
*Photos not mine.