The senatorial candidates who were proclaimed include Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, Pia Cayetano, Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and Ralph Recto. Senator-elect Miriam Defensor, and Franklin Drilon, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. were absent from their formal proclamation.
Early birds Enrile and Sotto were seen wearing a barong, while Pia Cayetano who was accompanied by brother Alan Peter Cayetano was seen wearing a pencil-cut skirt and a sleeveless blouse with geometric red and white stripes.
Jinggoy Estrada who later arrived with his family and a big entourage. He was followed by top senatorial candidate and local celebrity Bong Revilla arrived close to 3 p.m. He was accompanied by wife Lani. Well-wishers and some “fans” were quick to pose with most of the celebrity senatorial candidates