'A family affair': Gov't officials grace SONA 2018 with partners, children

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 23 2018 04:13 PM | Updated as of Jul 23 2018 05:06 PM

MANILA- More than a political affair, the annual State of the Nation Address of the President is also an opportunity for government officials to step out in public with their families.

Here are photos of different officials with their families attending President Rodrigo Duterte's third SONA:

The ladies of the Duterte family

Women of President Duterte's family are attending his third SONA in ternos inspired by the colors of the Philippine flag. His eldest daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio wore blue while his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman donned red.

Sebastian "Baste" Duterte's partner Kate Necesario is dressed in a white terno while January, wife of Paolo Duterte, opted for a muted gold dress.Cary Santiago

Vice President Leni Robredo with her daughters

Vice President Leni Robredo is accompanied by her 3 daughters with late husband Jesse: Jessica also known as Aika, Jillian, and Janine to Duterte's third SONA. Leni Robredo's Twitter account

Sebastian "Baste" Duterte and partner Kate Necesario

The President's youngest son Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, went for a plain white barong and was accompanied by his partner Kate Necesario who is dressed in a white terno. Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III and family

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III is accompanied by his wife Helen Gamboa and their children to Duterte's third SONA. MJ Felipe, ABS-CBN News

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and wife Alelee

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is accompanied by his wife Alelee at the Batasang Pambansa. MJ Felipe, ABS-CBN News

Senator Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee

Boxing champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao is accompanied by his wife Jinkee during the opening of the third regular session of the Senate on Monday. Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News

Senator Grace Poe with husband Neil Llamanzares

Senator Grace Poe is accompanied by her husband Neil Llamanzares during the opening of the third regular session of the Senate on Monday. Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News