Kagay-anon tapped to design President Duterte’s barong

Cagayan de Oro fashion icon Melody “Mimi” Parrel-Pimentel has been picked to design one of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s barongs.  Whether it will be used for his historic oath-taking ceremony on June 30, 2016 in Malacañang remains to be seen since there are also other barongs by Davao-based designers. But Mimi is optimistic that Duterte will choose her design which is made of Mindanao silk for the oath-taking.

Below are photos of Mimi taking measurements from President-elect Duterte.






with photos courtesy of Melody Parrel-Pimentel

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  1. Kurt says:

    Iya jud gi elevate ang Mindanao pride to a whole new level! This after being neglected for so many years! Kinsa man gani mapili ni Mr. President, ayos lang basta Mindanaoan🎉

  2. dedith b. terre says:

    Hope mayor digong will also consider ms. Mimi’s design as his attire for social occasion or events for us cagay anons will also be inspired and known all over the philippines and the whole world.

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