The role of fashion during SONA

President Rodrigo Duterte has called for an end to the usual fashion show seen in the State of the Nation Addresses of past presidents. Those who will attend this year's event have been requested by the administration to come in "business attire."

Mitzi Borromeo looks through the seams and threads of past SONAs to find out — what role fashion plays in politics.

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