Behold your #Binibini10 Shaira Rona in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Omar Sali:
“Manda and Luyong”
Notes from the designer
The costume was conceptualized and inspired by an ancient Maharlika warrior, the daughter of the tribe chief “Manda’’ from the legend for which the City was named after the romance of the tribal couple ‘Manda’ and ‘Luyong’ The headpiece embodies ‘Luyong’ also known as Anahaw which represents victory, strength, and loyalty. While, “Palo-palo” stands for discipline, hardwork, and sacrifices. “Batya” symbolizes shield, protection and defense for the honor and renown of the warrior. Along with this, It features the Mandaluyong’s famous Lavandero’s Festival.
All of these portray the epitome of a woman who willful shows unconditional, selfless, and patriotic love to God and countrymen.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set: Henry Reyes HGR Events and Sabrosas