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From Isabelle Daza to Imee Marcos: Celebs and other key personalities at Marcos Jr.'s inaugural dinner

By AYIE LICSI Published Jul 01, 2022 2:07 pm

Big names in the realm of Philippine politics, lawmakers, industry leaders, diplomats, and even some local celebrities gathered under one roof for the inaugural dinner in honor of newly sworn-in President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.

The President's invited guests celebrated the occasion at the Malacañang Palace after the inauguration at the National Museum on Thursday.

Newly elected and incumbent senators were also present including Migz Zubiri, Grace Poe, Bong Revilla, Sherwin Gatchalian, Sonny Angara, Bato Dela Rosa, Robin Padilla, Cynthia Villar, Mark Villar, and more.

Attendees shared a glimpse into the exclusive affair on social media and here are some of the key personalities in attendance.

The first family

The new first lady Liza Araneta-Marcos and Congressman Sandro Marcos posed with many of their guests during the inaugural dinner.

Sandro also shared a photo with Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio on his Instagram story.

Marcos Jr.'s mother Imelda Marcos was also seen at the event.

VP Sara Duterte-Carpio

The new VP wore a green dress gifted to her by Marcos Jr. According to Dumper-PDTA Rep. Claudine Bautista, the outfit was a collaboration by the Kaulo tribe in Malita Davao Occidental and designer Aztec Barba. 

Imee Marcos

Presidential sister and senator Imee Marcos brought her son Borgy Manotoc for the inaugural dinner. She wore a white gown with black detailing for the event.

Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano

After singing the national anthem during the noon oathtaking, Toni Gonzaga and husband Paul Soriano were spotted at Marcos Jr.'s inaugural dinner. 

Dawn Zulueta

Actress Dawn Zulueta had her husband Anton Lagdameo by her side at the dinner.

Isabelle Daza

On inauguration day, Isabelle Daza brought a photo of her father Bong Daza, one of Marcos Jr.'s close friends. Daza later shared IG Stories from the dinner she attended with Xandra Rocha-Araneta.

Xandra Rocha

Foodie entrepreneur Xandra Rocha-Araneta's Pinkerton Ice Cream was served during the inauguration dinner, which she said was "an honor to have been part of such a [momentous] dinner."

She is also the wife of Luis Marcos Araneta, the son of presidential sister, Irene.

Manny Villar

Billionaire Manny Villar attended the inaugural dinner with his wife Sen. Cynthia Villar. He posed in a photo with senators Bato Dela Rosa and Robin Padilla.

Bianca Manalo

With Sen. Win Gatchalian on her arm, Bianca Manalo wore a red gown to Malacañang and even shared an IG story of her name card at the affair.