Jambie Austria-del Rosario

#MeToo

Twenty years ago, I was drugged and raped by a guy I just started dating. To say that the helplessness I felt about being in and out of consciousness while being assaulted, and not being able to move, was traumatizing is an understatement. But what...

When Sadness Suffocates

We’ve all had our moments of sadness. Sadness is a normal emotion. We experience it every time something unpleasant happens. We get sad when a relationship ends. Sadness is what we feel when we get bypassed for a promotion. It’s what happens when...

Are You Ready to Die?

It is my father-in-love’s death anniversary today, April 7 (I call my in-laws my in-loves because I feel that the term is more appropriate); anyway, going back, his passing as well as those of other relatives made me realize just how fleeting life...

In Defense of Old Nick

If rumors are to be believed, he was either the Devil Incarnate or one of the greatest political analysts of all time. In fact, some claim that the Devil is often referred to as Old Nick simply because Niccolò was Machiavelli’s first name. The term...

The Beauty of Enchantment: Lessons to Learn from Encanto

I know I am a couple of months late into the Encanto bandwagon, but it is such a beautiful movie I could not pass up the chance to share my thoughts about it. I was enthralled when I first watched Encanto because of how beautifully it wove the...

What Sexually Attracts You to Someone?

We’ve all felt the rush—our hearts race, our hands get clammy, we can barely speak…all because someone we are really attracted to, comes over to talk to us. Some call this love at first sight, others call it infatuation, while the more religiously...

Is it True Love?

We all know the all-too-common scenario of guy meeting girl and wham! the world turns upside down, love songs suddenly seem to be written just for you, the air is crisp, life suddenly becomes beautiful, and everything falls into place. This mental...

Chismis Lang ‘Yan!

As a former student leader, model and beauty queen, I’ve been in the public arena. I must admit, it’s not easy. People will either love you or hate you to bits! What’s worse—you’ll find yourself figuring prominently in rumors so far removed from...

Mutya ng Dabaw: Where are they now?

By: Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan Jambie Austria-del Rosario, 1997 Meeting the love of her life, Manolo Luis del Rosario, was the best thing that ever happened to Jambie Austria who clinched the Mutya 1997 title. God blessed them with a daughter...

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