Sta. Maria - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sta. Maria


Lucio Tan Jr replaces Gilbert Sta Maria as PAL Holdings president

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) Gilbert Sta Maria cites personal reasons for the departure, but remains to be the president of the operating arm of the flagship carrier

Lucio Tan Jr. File photo from PNB

Jodi Sta Maria on mental health: ‘I pray to put up a clinic to help people’

May 01, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The 36-year-old actress and mental health advocate wishes to put her BS Psychology degree to good use after graduation

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MISLEADING: Media did not report on construction of Isabela's landmark bridge

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:46 PM

A Google search reveals that 'BusinessWorld' reported about the progress of Isabela's landmark bridge project in 2018

‘Second Coming’ review: Style, sensation, and a flimsy story

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Jet Leyco's horror film, sadly, succumbs to being flatly predictable,' movie critic Oggs Cruz says

Rappler Talk: Mel Sta Maria on judicial independence and the Supreme Court

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to lawyer Mel Sta Maria, dean of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law, on Monday, December 10

2 in barangay narco list in northern Luzon arrested

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:57 PM

They are bothin the list of barangay officials tagged as drug personalities

6 Pangasinan police chiefs fired, demoted to checkpoint officers

Aug 09, 2018 - 5:03 PM

They fail to pass the mark in their monthly evaluation

TOP COPS DROPPED. Ilocos Region top cop Romulo Sapitula fares more local police chiefs. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Jolo Revilla confirms breakup with Jodi Sta Maria

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:14 PM

This is the second time the two have broken up

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

WATCH: Jodi Sta Maria part of Dean's List in school

Jan 11, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The actress personally receives her dean's list certificate at Southville International School

Star Magic Ball 2017: Fashion Review

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Voltaire Tayag names the best dressed men and women, and weighs in on the biggest trends on the red carpet

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Star Magic Ball looks of Jodi Sta Maria

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:30 PM

From pantsuits to ball gowns, Jodi Sta Maria is a chameleon in the red carpet

Honesty prevails as parking boy returns cash to owner

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Andrey Macabuhay returns P7 000 to owner Dindo Lorenzo who dropped the bundle of money at a parking lot

HONEST BOY. Andrey Macabuhay is now famous as the "honest parking boy" from Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Dindo Lorenzo

Chef Myrna Segismundo on Filipino cuisine: Own it and be proud

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:34 AM

Segismundo: We have to stop describing our food in a foreign way Let it be Filipino

NATIONAL DISH. The adobo was a hit among culinary students in Hamburg who were inspired by Segismundo’s talk to incorporate Filipino flavors and ingredients in their cooking.

Rizal's life in Germany revisited through new map

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Philippine embassy in Germany launches an illustrated map retracing Jose Rizal s adventures in the European country

RETRACING RIZAL'S ROUTE. Philippine Ambassador to Germany Melita Sta. Maria-€“Thomeczeck presents the new, illustrated map on the life of Rizal in Germany. Photo by Carol Ramoran

‘Dear Other Self’ review: Good intentions, tedious tales

May 22, 2017 - 8:11 PM

What ultimately saves Dear Other Self is its depiction of the complicated dynamics between a woman of clear ambitions and the family she needs to support

IN PHOTOS: Liza, Angelica, Shaina, and more get stars on Eastwood's 'Walk of Fame'

Dec 02, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Fifteen celebrities are given their stars on the Walk of Fame in Eastwood

WALK OF FAME 2016. Liza Sobrano poses with her brand new star on Eastwood's 'Walk of Fame.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Jodi Sta Maria reveals struggle with drugs, alcohol after annulment

Nov 05, 2016 - 4:49 PM

When alcohol wasn’t enough I turned to drugs I felt empty says Jodi

JODI STA MARIA. The actress opens up about her annulment with former husband Panfilo 'Pampi' Lacson Jr. Screengrab from Instagram/jodistamaria

Jodi Sta Maria on International Emmy nomination, Jolo Revilla

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Jodi also reacts to Jolo Revilla s congratulatory message

Jodi Sta Maria, 'Bridges of Love' receive International Emmy nominations

Sep 27, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Jodi Sta Maria and Bridges of Love are the Philippines two bets in the 2016 International Emmy Awards

JODI STA MARIA. The actress is nominated for a 2016 International Emmy Award for her performance in 'Pangayo Sa 'Yo.' Screengrab from Instagram/jodistamaria

Antoinette Jadaone cries foul as 'Achy Breaky Hearts' leaked

Jul 05, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Director Antoinette Jadaone airs out her views on social media as her movie The Achy Breaky Hearts starring Jodi Sta Maria Richard Yap and Ian Veneracion is leaked online

ANTOINETTE JADAONE. The director cries foul as copies of her new film 'The Achy Breaky Hearts' are circulated online. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'The Achy Breaky Hearts' review: Gleeful and subversive

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:42 PM

The Achy Breaky Hearts is gleeful enough to forgive all of its deficiencies It is light but has a lot to say writes Oggs Cruz

Jodi Sta Maria confirms breakup with Jolo Revilla

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Jodi says she and Jolo have broken up but remain friends

BREAKUP. Jodi Sta Maria confirms she and Jolo Revilla are no longer together. Screengrab from Instagram/bistromeau

'Pangako Sa 'Yo' finale recap: Yna and Angelo's happy ending

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:26 PM

How does it all end?

YNA AND ANGELO. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's characters on 'Pangako Sa 'Yo' get their happy ending in the series finale. Screengrab from ABS-CBN

Jodi Sta Maria shares lessons learned from playing Amor Powers on 'Pangako Sa 'Yo'

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Jodi Sta Maria opens up about the end of Pangako Sa Yo and what she s learned from playing the vengeful Amor Powers

JODI STA MARIA. The actress shares about what she's learned after playing Amor Powers in 'Pangako Sa 'Yo.' Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

MMFF 2015: 5 Things to know about 'All You Need is Pag-ibig'

Dec 24, 2015 - 10:15 PM

Hugot director Antoinette Jadaone s latest offering stars Kris Aquino Derek Ramsay and KimXi

KIMXI. Kim and Xian in 'All You Need Is Pag-Ibig.' Screengrab from YouTube

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2015 Parade of Stars with AlDub, JaDine, KimXi, Kris, and more

Dec 23, 2015 - 4:43 PM

See photos of all the tandems at the MMFF 2015 Parade of Stars plus a collection of the videos and interviews that we were able to stream live aboard some of the floats

ALDUB. Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza on top of the 'My Bebe Love' float at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 Parade of Stars. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jodi Sta Maria: Lessons from a woman on the move

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM

She shares tips on keeping up with a mobile lifestyle

Runner-up Monika Sta Maria on life after 'Asia’s Next Top Model'

Jun 28, 2015 - 5:34 PM

Monika updates us about her upcoming projects

Comelec defends 'unconstitutional' biometrics requirement

Jun 23, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Far Eastern University law school dean Mel Sta Maria says deactivation as punishment for non compliance is an overkill repulsive to participatory democracy

PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS. Filipinos cast their votes during the Philippines' second automated elections on May 13, 2013. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ayu Gani menangi Asia's Next Top Model

Jun 17, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Gani mengalahkan Monika Sta Maria dari Filipina dan Cheng Bradshaw dari Singapura

Ayu Gani asal Indonesia, pemenang Asia's Next Top Model masa tayang 3. Foto: Facebook

PH bet Monika Sta Maria is 1st runner-up on 'Asia's Next Top Model'

Jun 17, 2015 - 9:49 PM

Ayu Gani of Indonesia wins the title

Monika Sta Maria makes top 3 of ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Barbara from Japan is sent home

PH bet Monika Sta Maria on 'Asia's Next Top Model' confrontation with Gani

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Monika the Philippines remaining representative in Asia’s Next Top Model says she didn t know the Indonesian model had an issue with her

'Pangako Sa 'Yo' then and now, through the eyes of a fan

Jun 01, 2015 - 8:25 PM

Will the 2015 remake surpass the original?

Fallen JRU player did not receive quick medical aid after collapse - teammate

May 26, 2015 - 7:21 PM

“There was no medic he was taking so long That was why our coach was really mad ” one of CJ Servillon s teammates says

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla talk about grown-up roles in 'Pangako Sa 'Yo'

May 15, 2015 - 12:49 PM

But director Olivia Lamasan says there will be no mature love scenes for the two of them

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla: No feud between us and JaDine

May 15, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Kathniel on Jadine It seems things are fine between the popular love teams

KATHNIEL. The two dismissed rumors of any feud or awkwardness between them and JaDine. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo in 'Pangako Sa' Yo' trailer

May 06, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Plus a look at Amor and Claudia s past

The Revillas visit Manny Pacquiao

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Jolo Revilla is in the US for a medical check up but makes time to swing by Manny Pacquiao s

Meet the 3 PH contestants of 'Asia’s Next Top Model 3'

Mar 25, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Will Monika Amanda and Franchesca have what it takes to make it to the top?

Photo by Mark Cristino

Recovering Jolo Revilla celebrates 27th birthday

Mar 16, 2015 - 2:09 PM

‘I am now on the road towards my fullest recovery ’ say Jolo

Lani Mercado on Jolo Revilla, Jodi Sta Maria

Mar 07, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Lani gives an update on her son and on her husband and weighs in on how things are between Jolo and celebrity girlfriend Jodi Sta Maria

STAYING STRONG. Congresswoman Lani Mercado tries to stay strong for her family. Screengrab from YouTube

'Maria Leonora Teresa’ Review: Grotesque, scary, and funny

Sep 21, 2014 - 3:32 PM

In a way Maria Leonora Teresa is no different from Deramas’ previous efforts where he deals with crazed characters in equally crazy situations writes movie reviewer Oggs Cruz

Philippines slams China over 'sovereignty patrols'

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The Philippines says China regularly sends ships as part of illegitimate sovereign patrols to claim the disputed West Philippine Sea

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Palace offers perks to Batangas port users

Aug 18, 2014 - 12:22 PM

The government is promoting the Batangas port as an alternative to the congested Manila ports

UNDER STUDY. A study is set to assess how the Batangas port can be fully utilized for Manila port's sake. AFP Photo

Aquino hits China over 2 ships in Recto Bank

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:27 AM

China s hydrographic ships have been sighted within the Philippines exclusive economic zone President Aquino says he fears heightened tension between the 2 countries in the South China Sea

FEARING TENSION. President Benigno Aquino III says the Armed Forces of the Philippines spotted two Chinese hydrographic ships in the disputed South China Sea. In this photo taken on August 14, 2014, Aquino leads the ceremonial distribution of assault rifles at the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Headquarters. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

IN PHOTOS: Sir Chief, cast of 'Be Careful with My Heart' in concert

Jul 27, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Stars Jodi Sta Maria and Richard Yap thanked the audience for supporting the show

#AfterHaiyan: Putting health at the heart of healing

May 02, 2014 - 4:36 PM

I feel blessed to meet community members and international and national experts all working together to get the health system back on its feet

Of race and gender clashes: Do women rise above labels?

Jan 29, 2014 - 8:21 PM

5 women of different cultural backgrounds share their WHIPIT stories

"INSTEKTO." Anna Mae was unfazed by unconventional, racist taunts during her childhood. Photo courtesy of Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo