The CCP and Bench/Suyen Corporation team up again to pursue its mission of preserving ...


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines and Bench/Suyen Corporation


This event is invitational.


January 26, 2020
5:00 PM (Exhibit Opening) | 7:30 PM (Competition / Cultural Program)
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)


Inspired by the successful outcome of Ternocon 2018, the first ever terno making convention and contest held last year at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the CCP and Bench/Suyen Corporation team up again to pursue its mission of preserving and promoting the Philippine national dress with the implementation of TERNOCON 2020.

The 2020 edition aims to encourage the use of the terno as a popular form of formal dress, and to inspire and motivate emerging designers to create ternos which are grounded in its history while using contemporary design approaches at the same time. For the competition, an open call to emerging Filipino designers was madelast March 2019. 13 finalists were selected out of the 52 proposals received and based on their capacity to deliver/produce garments;  and their designs for the 3-piece collection (choice of materials, wearability, clarity of vision, cohesion of pieces, and use of the terno’s butterfly sleeves).

The thirteen finalists are: Abdul Gaffar A. Dianalan (Iligan), Christian Jay P. Martin (Nueva Vizcaya), Rogelio Samson Pugat, Jr. (Ilocos Norte), Renz Edward L. Reyes (Cavite), Hanz Herzl Pableo (Cebu City), Christopher L. Zamora (Davao City), Hannah Francesca L. Adrias (Pasay), Jennifer Jean A. Dee (Manila), Jayson A. Glarino (General Santos City),  Krizia Kaita A. Jimenez (Quezon City),  Windell B. Madis (Ilocos Norte),  Dinnes Obusan (Camarines Sur), and John Gavin B. Ruffy (Las Pinas City).  Each finalist is required to design and execute a capsule collection of three ternos.

The final competition judging and showcase with cultural program is set for January 26, 2020, 7:30 PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the CCP. The mentors together with the gold medalist of TERNOCON 2018, Marlon Tuazon of Angeles City, Pampanga, will showcase their 10 piece terno collections.  The program will also have an exhibition of dolls in ternos by Cholo Ayuyao;  oil portraits of women in ternos by Rafael del Casal at the 2nd floor hallway and vintage ternos by Salvacion Lim Higgins at the 3rd floor hallway. A select group of prominent performing artists led by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will be featured in the program. A live-streaming of the program will be made via the CCP and Bench Facebook pages.



The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Bench have underwritten the production of TERNOCON 2020. We appeal to all guests attending the final competition night and cultural program on January 26, 2020 (Sunday) at the CCP Main Theater, to donate to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to support the ongoing relief efforts for the victims of the Taal volcano eruption.  Donations in cash, check (payable to Philippine Red Cross), or thru credit card, G-cash, & PayMaya will be received by the PRC team at the CCP main theater lobby before and after the program.


Limited tickets to the TERNOCON 2020 final competition night and cultural show are available to the general public on a first-come-first-serve basis.  One person can avail of one (1) ticket only. The public is encouraged to wear Terno and/or Barong Tagalog during the event.

Ticket reservations must be made on or before 5:00 PM of January 23, 2020 by sending the ticket reservation form and e-mail to ccp.ced2014@gmail.com with the photocopy of their valid government-issued ID. All reserved tickets can be claimed on January 26, 2020 from 1:00 - 4:00pm only at the CCP Cultural Exchange Department, 4th floor CCP Main Building. Those who will claim tickets must present their emailed reservation form and their valid government-issued ID.


In view of the Fiesta Del Sto. Nino 2020 Procession on January 26, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM starting in Quirino Grandstand (right side) and passing thru Katigbak Pky, Padre Burgos Ave., Abenida Ma. Orosa, Kalaw Ave., Roxas Blvd. & back to Quirino Grandstand (left side), all guests attending the TERNOCON 2020 at the CCP Main Theater, are advised to expect traffic and take alternate routes during the procession.