[NEWS] Moving on, letting go: Why Jodi’s life tips are going viral

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Jodi Sta. Maria, whose story of forgiveness and moving on made headlines in recent years, has become a source of inspiration and motivation to her millions of followers on Twitter, with her daily life tips gaining wide traction on the microblogging site.

The 35-year-old actress, a Christian, has been sharing motivational lines on self-worth and confidence, and sagely advice on forgiveness and moving on — topics that evidently resonate with her fans.

Sta. Maria has a deep well to draw from, going by what’s known of her personal life. In 2011, she separated from Pampi Lacson after six years of marriage. They have one child together, Thirdy, now 12. The bitter breakup caused her to become an alcoholic, before having to turn to anti-anxiety drugs, she belatedly confirmed in 2016.

Years following the separation were also tumultuous for Sta. Maria, whose feud with the then-new partner of Lacson, actress Iwa Moto, courted controversy.

The two have since reconciled, with their respective families even spending overseas trips together. Their social media posts indicate Sta. Maria and Moto regularly bond with their respective children with Lacson. Sta. Maria’s current partner, actor-politician Jolo Revilla, also appears to be a staple in their family gatherings.

The positive strides in her life seem to reflect in her tweets, which urge her followers to similarly forgive, move on, find happiness, and have a firm grasp of what–or who–is important in life.

Jodi Sta. Maria Passionately Pursues Dream

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Another semester has passed, a new one is beginning and actress Jodi Sta. Maria is already excited to wear her uniform again.

Jodi revealed on Twitter that she just finished enrolling for the second semester. She is 1st year student majoring Psychology in Southville International School and College as it has been her dream to become a medical practitioner in the future.

“Officially enrolled for the 2nd Sem! Exciting times ahead,” she tweeted today.

The actress is gearing up for her new subjects like Social Psychology and Biochemistry, which netizens note will be difficult but nothing short of fun. She will continue to juggle her career and studies as the taping of her new teleserye has resumed. Plus, Jodi has an upcoming horror film with actor Marvin Augustin. It is directed by Jet Leyco and produced by Reality Entertainment.

Meanwhile, the actress had two weeks of vacation but was busy completing requirements for her grades. In fact, Jodi was actively seeking production staff – ‘sizzey’ as she fondly calls them – to hand out questionnaires while she was preparing for her hosting gig in the Kapamilya Awards 2017 last Tuesday.

“Before I embarked for my 2nd semester binigyan nila (professors) ako ng 2 weeks off from school but that doesn’t mean wala akong ginawa. Mayroon akong requirements na kinailangan tapusin para ma-lock-in ang grades ko for the first semester,” she said in an exclusive interview.

Jodi, who studies religiously, learned myriad knowledge from widely celebrated Psychologists like Carl Jung, Abraham Maslow, and Sigmund Freud. But one of Jodi’s key learnings that rings truth in modern society was the value of understanding one another.

“The world will be a better place if there would be more understanding than judging,” she said.

What will this new semester teach her next? Find out soon only here on

Jodi Sta. Maria Advocates Early Breast Cancer Detection

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The month of October signals the nearing of Christmas, upcoming semester break, celebration of Halloween and also, the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness. In 2010 alone, there were 12, 262 Filipinas who got diagnosed with breast cancer. Futhermore, low-income countries, such as the Philippines, have low survival rate, painting a grim outlook for every affected men and women out there.

So this month of October, Avon tapped several celebrities, including actress Jodi Sta. Maria, to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. 

“Did you know 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime?” asked by th Pink Minute campaign by Avon. However, early detection would significantly increase the survivality of every person affected by it and it only “takes a minute.”

“Yun yung pinaka importante, yung early detection kasi it can increase the chances of survival,” Jodi said in an exclusive interview with JSMPH.

Simply do a regular self-assestment by pressing firmly around the breast area and feel for any lumps. It’s easy and free. There should be no excuses.

More so, Jodi encourages everyone to educate themselves about breast cancer , after all, having knowledge to just about everything equips the wielder with a powerful tool.

“We should take it upon ourselves to educate ourselves about certain topics tulad nito (Breast Cancer).” Jodi added.

But fighting cancer shouldn’t be a lonely journey. While suffering from cancer, many affected by it experience myriad of emotions like sadness, fear, anger and more negative feelings. That’s why loved ones of cancer patients should give immense support and care in this very difficult time. 

Just heed the advice of Jodi, whose mother is a cancer survivor. She referred to her mom as “The strongest person I know” after conquering breast and bone cancer.

“Make them know and feel that they are not alone,” Jodi advised. “Always give them encouragement and make them feel loved… Ipaalala natin sa kanila kung bakit kailangan pa lumaban. We can beat cancer.”

Jodi Sta. Maria Hailed as Most Outstanding Media Communicator

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Gawad Lasallianeta Awards, the award-giving body of De La Salle Araneta University, recognized Kapamilya stars, including Jodi Sta. Maria, for their great contribution in the field of Mass Media.

The award-giving body hailed Jodi as one of the Most Outstanding Media Communicators as they believe Jodi is an excellent actress and a great role-model for DLSAU students.

“Ms. Sta. Maria was chosen as an awardee under the entertainment category. Her being a single mother did not hinder her from excelling as an actress and from becoming someone the Lasallian community of DLSAU can look up to,” according to an email sent by Ma. Sheila Cabidog from De La Salle Araneta University.

Other Kapamilya artist awardee were Enchong Dee, Ogie Alcasid, and Gary Valenciano.

Jodi thanked Gawad Lasallianeta Awards for acknowledging her brilliant work, saying that recognition like this inspires artists like her to do a better job in their field.

According to Ma. Cadibog, the Zeal for Lasallian Excellence as Media Communicators is awarded to Lasallian-alumni who are living the Lasallian values in the fields of tv and radio broadcasting, print media, entertainment, social media, and performing arts.

Congratulations Jodi!

Jodi Sta. Maria Stars In A New Film

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Jodi Sta. Maria, one of the greatest actresses of her generation, is set to star in a new film alongside actor Marvin Agustin.

#NewMovie #RealityEntertainment @jodistamaria #jodistamaria #B617

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The two will work together in a movie directed by Jet Leyco and produced by Reality Entertainment, which is renowned for creating some of the best horror films in the country.

#NewMovie #RealityEntertainment @jodistamaria #jodistamaria #B617

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Working together for the first time, Jodi and Marvin met today with Mr. Leyco and Reality Entertainment Founders Dondon Monteverde and Erik Matti for the story conference.

Not much has been shared about the film but judging from the portfolio of the production house, Jodi might star in a horror or suspense movie.

@jodistamaria at the story conference for her #NewMovie under #RealityEntertainment #JodiStaMaria #B617

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Jodi Sta. Maria Shares Updates About School, Life, And More

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While most of us get nosebleed whenever we hear English from an articulate person, Jodi Sta. Maria experiences it with Math, which is actually much better because that subject surely induces tears and pain to countless students every year.

The actress asked for prayers and support so she can pass her Fundamentals of Statistics with flying colors so let’s all hope the best for her so she could get a perfect score.

“Finals ko na sa Fundamental of Stats so please, please pray for me na sanang mai-pass ko talaga with flying colors ang math kasi medyo numo-nosebleed ako,” she said.

And once Jodi finishes her study in the future, she hopes to share all of her valuable learnings to us someday.

@jodistamaria flying to France for a very special union of two of her dearest friends. #JodiStaMaria #B617

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Jodi is currently taking up Bachelor in Science major in Psychology and hopes to be a counselor.

But for now, she will fly to one of the most stylish and romantic countries in the world, France. Avoir un vol sûr, Jodi!

@jodistamaria and her upcoming test plus new project. #NewMovie #RealityEntertainment #jodistamaria #B617

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[NEWS] Jodi Sta. Maria, Viral Ang Pamamasyal sa Makati

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VIRAL ngayon ang video tungkol sa paglibut-libot ng magaling na aktres na si Jodi Sta. Maria sa Makati area kasama si Mother Biboy Arboleda, isa sa may mataas na tungkulin sa ABS-CBN.

Nanggaling sila sa Peninsula Hotel. Hindi naka-incognito si Jodi, nakasuot siya ng puting t-shirt, naka-headband at may backpack pero nakalagay sa harapan.

Unang tinungo ng dalawa ang tunnel ng Ayala at namangha ang aktres sa ganda ng lugar lalo na ang murals nito.

Pag-akyat ng tunnel, sa may bandang Landmark ay may nakakilala na kay Jodi at ‘yung iba ay gustong magpakuha ng picture na pinagbigyan naman ng aktres.

Memorable pala kay Jodi ang Landmark dahil noong bata pa ay madalas siyang ipasyal ng kanyang ina na that time ay nag-tatrabaho sa Makati at nang mapadaan sila sa Jollibee, nagulat si Jodi dahil ‘yung puwesto ni Jollibee (mascot) many years ago ay doon pa rin, hindi raw nilipat.

Medyo umaambunambon noon, walang dalang payong ang dalawa pero patuloy sila sa pag-likot hanggang mapadako sila ng Glorietta at dumaan sa mga walkways. Doon ay marami rin ang nakilala si Jodi, gustong magpa-picture at pinagbigyan niya ulit.

Hanggang sa mapadako sila sa area kung saan puro mga sikat na brands ang nakahilera. Di sila namili dahil hindi naman shopping ang kanilang pakay, maglakad-lakad lang.

Hanggang sa maisipan nang bumalik ng dalawa sa Peninsula Hotel, dumaan ulit sila ng tunnel.

Nung tanungin ni Biboy kung ano ang natutunan ng aktres sa kanilang paglalakad-lakad at pagliwaliw sa Makati, “Life is a journey,” ang isinagot ng magandang aktres.

Binigyan ng libro ni Jodi si Biboy na ang titulo ay ‘Warrior of the Light’ na isa raw sa mga paboritong libro ng aktres.

Pagkatapos nilang maglibot sa Makati, kanya-kanya nang uwian ang dalawa. Nagmamadali sila dahil malapit na ang rush hour.

Napakagandang malaman at panoorin na ang mga artistang tinitingala natin ay paminsan-minsan ay humahalo at nakikihalubiho rin at nararanasan din nila ang maglakad-lakad, ang maulanan at pagpawisan.

Samantala,, ang huling teleserye ni Jodi Sta. Maria sa ABS-CBN ay ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo 2.’

Magaling na aktres si Jodi at soon ay may bago na siyang teleserye.

[NEWS] Cheat Sheet: Breaking Down Jodi Sta. Maria’s Bronzed Goddess Look

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This generation’s Amor Powers has totally ditched her power woman look for a more ethereal one: Jodi Sta. Maria has had a number of beauty transformations, but this one that she’s been sporting quite often recently is no doubt one of the finest. It’s girly, sexy, sophisticated, and laidback in equal amounts. Everything most women dream of being, actually.

See you at the #DearOtherSelfPremiereNight ! Thank you @rbchanco @patriciacoronado @markbumgarner 💕

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Her toned physique contributes a lot to the whole goddess vibe. Just look at those muscles! Also, notice how subtle yet well-made her makeup is. When you’ve got a complexion as bronzed or golden as this, you don’t need to pack on the makeup. Now if you want to mimic this skin color, it’s still best to get tanned the natural way (make sure you slather on enough SPF before sunbathing) for an even complexion.

Starting the week right with a happy heart and a happy smile 💕

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Makeup for this look is all about nudes and browns. Opt for the bronzing powder + highlighter combo instead of pink blush for a more natural glow. Soft browns make for subtly sultry smoky eyes.

You can never have too much beach! 💕🎊

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Honey blonde locks will make you look like a summer goddess even if rain has already started pouring. Get some sea salt spray and warm it up in between your palms then scrunch up your tresses with the product. If you’ve got more time, get a slim curling iron to achieve tighter curls. Don’t forget to mess them up with your fingers for a more organic look.

Jodi Sta. Maria Motivates Fans to Live Healthily

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Having a healthy life is a must for everyone in order to live a fulfilling life. However, not everyone can do so. But actress Jodi Sta. Maria reminded her fans and followers that there should be no excuses when it comes to taking care of one’s body.

In an Instagram post, Jodi showed off her toned body as she worked out. She urged her fans and followers to live a healthy and happy life.

“Motivational Monday – Today is a new day. Fresh start! Think happy thoughts, exercise, drink lots of water, don’t just eat, and fuel your body. Be healthy and happy! Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 😘👍🏻💜.”

Netizens responded positively with Jodi’s post. They thanked her for being inspiring and a good role model.

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Jodi Sta. Maria and Iwa Moto Show Support for Thirdy

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Nothing shows like a mother’s love other than being so supportive to their child. On a special day for Thirdy, he didn’t only have the support from his mother Jodi Sta. Maria but he also received another from his auntie Iwa Moto.
In an Instagram post, Jodi shared a cute photo of her and Thirdy with Iwa and her daughter. Jodi said that they were happy to show their love and support for Thirdy.

“Happy to be able to show our love and support to our dearest Muyski. Congratulations La Salle for winning the semis. Pray for us as we go against another team on Sunday for the finals. The boys were great. So proud of you Muy. So proud of Team La Salle! Animo! Thanks madam @iam_iwa for the photo. ❤️ “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.”

Iwa also posted the same photo, congratulating Thirdy for winning.

“Kuya muy’s cheering squad. Hihi. Congrats to his entire team for winning the game today.”

Kuya muy's cheering squad. Hihi. Congrats to his entire team for winning the game today.

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This is not the first time their family bonded. Last November 30, Jodi and Iwa, together with their children, had some fun in an indoor playground.

Had so much fun today. 😊 tibay mo @jodistamaria kinaya mo powers ni @hiromiaikoeve .. 😂😂😂 #goodvibes

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They also celebrated Thirdy’s graduation together last April. Thirdy’s whole family was so proud of him for graduating with honors.

“Kuya Muy, babe, my love, we are sooo proud of you! Congratulations on your moving up day! Time to celebrate! 🎉 @iam_iwa @iampampi Congratulations to us! Konti nalang!!! wuhooo! Thank You Lord Jesus!”

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