Jambie Austria-del Rosario

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...

The Total Woman

She doesn’t exist. Multi-media will try to convince you otherwise, but don’t let them fool you. Being a wife and a mother is already a full-time job. Add a flourishing career in there and that may help explain why more women have mood disorders like...

Macho versus Metro

This is era of the metrosexual. Androgyny is in. Beautiful men prevail in fashionand in film. The days of the macho man are numbered.At first glance, it seems as if this whole commotion about the quintessentialcontemporary man: the ‘metrosexual’ is...

Developing a Filipino Organizational Paradigm

I went to a seminar a while back and the British guest speakers were so insensitive to local culture that my colleagues and I decided against joining. They managed to offend us on three counts in a span of thirty minutes. When we arrived, one of the...

Brown Is Beautiful, Better Believe It!

Everybody says, “Brown is beautiful.” But given the volume of whitening products in the supermarket, I don’t think the Filipina believes it. Our billboards, movies and magazines are testimonies to our preference for the mestiza. Will somebody please...

How to Deal with a Bad Boss

“People leave managers, not companies.” “The talented employee may join a company because of its charismatic leaders, its generous benefits, and its world-class training programs, but how long that employee stays and how productive he is while he is...

Managing Up

We all know how miserable bad bosses can make us feel and how difficult our working environment can be as a result. However, we need to learn how to manage this very important dynamic because it is our responsibility to make this relationship work...

Unveiling the Mutya Mystique

Almost every other little girl out there dreams of becoming a beauty queen. We are a nation enthralled with beauty pageants that it has become a national pastime rivaling the fame and following of telenovelas and basketball games. In our country...

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