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In Focus: How Duterte and His Family Embody The Simplicity They Champion

In Focus: How Duterte and His Family Embody The Simplicity They Champion

The State of the Nation Address or SONA, in the recent years, have turned into a fashion extravaganza of sorts, with most of the attendees putting a lot of thought into what they’re going to wear. The first SoNA of President Rodrigo Duterte proved to be different, though, and we all couldn't have been happier with the way simpler theme of the ceremony, a clear representation not just of the president's mantra to live simply, but also of his innately down-to-earth personality. One look at his and his family's style sensibilities will prove that:


President Rodrigo Duterte. Cool, no-nonsense, no pretense, in dressing and in life.

The President has been known for living such a simple life which comes across in the way he dresses.

 Opting for maong instead of the usual trousers during the campaign season.


Plaid shirts have become a signature look for the Preident, that is it sometimes dubbed as the "Duterte look".



Barong and maong, an ensemble only the president can pull off.


 But when the occasion calls for it, he doesn't mind going with tradition. 


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Inday Sara Duterte. The royal blue gown that she wore to her dad's inauguration was such a big hit, that many are very much looking forward to see how she's going to top it. Sadly, she won't be able to attend her dad's first SoNA due to health conditions but we will for sure be seeing more of this strong confident woman.

Mayor Inday Duterte seems to have a liking for printed blouse.


And she doesn't seem to shy away from colors either.


Here, her green top pops out against Senator Alan Cayetano's all black outfit.


She went for a simple white dress for her oath taking as Davao city mayor.


She wowed everyone with this royal blue gown that she wore to her dad's inauguration.


Baste Duterte. He’s been under the spotlight for quite sometime now even before his father announced his candidacy, and we’ve all come to know Baste Duterte and his sense of style: He is very laid-back and can often be seen wearing a t-shirt and shirts, and flip-flops--easy breezy, no pretensions, like his father.

Surfer boy in the city vibes.



Even when he's traveling, Baste likes to keep it comfy. 




 Not much has changed with Baste's style ever since his father took office. He still goes for his usual go-to look: A simple t-shirt and jeans.


Baste in a barong for his dad's inauguration in Malacañang.


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