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First-timer Mommy D steals scene on SONA red carpet

Posted at | Updated as of 07/29/14 8:21 PM

MANILA - "First time ko talaga!"

Dionisia Pacquiao exclaimed this in her interview with reporters Monday on the red carpet at the Batasan Pambansa, where the fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III was held.

Dionisia Pacquiao walks the SONA red carpet at the Batasan Pambansa on Monday. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
Dionisia Pacquiao walks the SONA red carpet at the Batasan Pambansa on Monday. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com

"Masaya ako na maka-attend sa SONA!" she said.

The 65-year-old, the mother of Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, wore a white terno with apple-green, floral details designed by Gin Villamayor.

Pacquiao, who is endearingly called in showbiz as Mommy D, gamely posed for cameras and made several stops to accommodate interviews.

Aside from Pacquiao, several other celebrities walked the SONA red carpet, including Assunta de Rossi, Alfred Vargas, Heart Evanglista, and Richard and Lucy Gomez.