The culture of Mindanao and Muslims highlight the attire of Sen. Robinhood “Robin” C. Padilla for the State of the Nation Address of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Padilla – a convert to Islam whose Muslim name is Abdul Aziz – noted his attire is made of fine Inaul fabric woven by the Maranaos of Mindanao.
He added the shades of green in the outfit created by Francis Libiran symbolize life.
“This ensemble is a celebration of our culture and rich heritage,” he said.
Padilla’s attire combines culture, tradition and contemporary art to show the class and elegance of the Filipino.
It will be the first time Padilla attended a SONA as a lawmaker. He topped the senatorial race last May 9.