The beautiful women of #SONA2012

REP. LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ of Leyte's 4th District arrived in a carnation pink Randy Ortiz slim-cut terno that accentuated her svelte figure. The celebrity legislator walked the red carpet with husband, actor Richard Gomez, who looked ever the Filipino gentleman in his classic Barong Tagalog. Photo by Ayee Macaraig

REP. LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ of Leyte's 4th District arrived in a carnation pink Randy Ortiz slim-cut terno that accentuated her svelte figure. The celebrity legislator walked the red carpet with husband, actor Richard Gomez, who looked ever the Filipino gentleman in his classic Barong Tagalog.

Photo by Ayee Macaraig

MANILA, Philippines - The country's political and economic elite walked the red carpet in elegant and dazzling Filipiniana during President Benigno Aquino III's third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City on Monday, July 23.

RAPPLER was there to cover the news, but we couldn't help spotting these 5 women who were scene-stealers in their outfits:

KAYE TINGA was elegant in her fishtail gown by Pepito Albert. The textured off-shoulder neckline's workmanship is commendable. Kaye is the wife of Taguig Rep. Sigfrido R. Tinga. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

KAYE TINGA was elegant in her fishtail gown by Pepito Albert. The textured off-shoulder neckline's workmanship is commendable. Kaye is the wife of Taguig Rep. Sigfrido R. Tinga.

Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

SEN. PIA CAYETANO wore a 1920s-inspired, champagne Filipiniana. It was modernized with embelishments like feathers on layered tulle. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

SEN. PIA CAYETANO wore a 1920s-inspired, champagne Filipiniana. It was modernized with embelishments like feathers on layered tulle.

Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

FORMER AKBAYAN REP. RISA HONTIVEROS wore a bold u0022North meets Southu0022 ensemble of T'nalak bolero and a yellow Abel Iloco serpentina. The two fabrics stand for the diversity of Filipino culture, Hontiveros said. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

FORMER AKBAYAN REP. RISA HONTIVEROS wore a bold u0022North meets Southu0022 ensemble of T'nalak bolero and a yellow Abel Iloco serpentina. The two fabrics stand for the diversity of Filipino culture, Hontiveros said.

Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

JUSTICE SEC. LEILA DE LIMA wore a tiered velvet Bayanihan number. The halter-neck-strap detail made the neckline more modern. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

JUSTICE SEC. LEILA DE LIMA wore a tiered velvet Bayanihan number. The halter-neck-strap detail made the neckline more modern.

Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

GABRIELA REP. LUZ ILAGAN wore a green and pink checkered Bayanihan with an 'alampay' and 'tapis' that reveal a call for womenu2019s access to healthcare. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

GABRIELA REP. LUZ ILAGAN wore a green and pink checkered Bayanihan with an 'alampay' and 'tapis' that reveal a call for womenu2019s access to healthcare.

Photo by Carlos Santamaria

- Rappler.com