Why Nancy Binay changed SONA outfit

Posted at 07/28/14 7:31 PM

MANILA - Sen. Nancy Binay said the supposed "bashing" over an outfit she wore to the Senate on Monday morning, hours before President Benigno Aquino III's fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA), had nothing to do with her decision to wear a different gown in the afternoon.

Sen. Nancy Binay walks the red carpet at the Batasan Pambansa moments before the SONA. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com

"Talagang dalawa," Binay told ABS-CBN News' Ginger Conejero on the red carpet at the Batasan Pambansa.

The lawmaker denied that the change in outfit was due to comments on her first dress on social media, saying she is used to being the target of online "bashers."

Binay said: "'Di ba, sabi ko nga, sanay na ako sa bashing, eh. Kahit ano'ng gawin ko ata, I will always get bashed. So... wala. It does not affect me."

Along with other female senators, Binay was photographed at the Senate in the morning in formal wear. Binay wore a Randy Ortiz creation -- a women's barong paired with a patterned bubble hem dress.

Nancy Binay (second from right) pose for photos at the Senate with fellow senators (from left) Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Pia Cayetano, and Cynthia Villar. Photo by Junny Roy for ABS-CBNnews.com

The other senators also had different gowns at the Batasan Pambansa, including Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, and Pia Cayetano.

Binay's outfit to the actual SONA, also by Ortiz, was a white terno.

Explaining her choice, Binay said: "I'm wearing white, kasi para sa akin, ang pagsisilbi sa ating mga kababayan dapat walang bahid pulitika. White!"