Donny Pangilinan recently took to Instagram to share the good news that he, along with his older sister Ella and younger sister Hannah, have all graduated from college.
Donny, famous for being one-half of the hot showbiz love team DonBelle (the other half is Belle Mariano), shared a few snaps showing him and his sisters in black graduation toga.
He wrote this caption: "For those who don’t know, when the pandemic hit over 2 years ago, Ella, Hannah, and myself decided to complete our degrees together (with mine specifying in Leadership).
"And today, despite the busy schedules, many sleepless nights (and fights), we were able to have a joint graduation ceremony thanks to the visit of our professor, who is here in Manila for a couple of days."
He then went on expressing his gratitude to those who helped him and his sisters earn their college diploma: "I would like to thank Dr. Cyndi Romine and everyone of College for Global Deployment in Washington State for this opportunity, and for your patience and guidance."
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Donny is likewise grateful to his parents Maricel Laxa and Anthony Pangilinan: "Thanks to mom and dad as well who kept telling me everyday to do my modules and papers. Love you both!"
(Read here how Maricel and Anthony raised their children to stay grounded.)
In Maricel's own Instagram account, the well-regarded actor shared a photo of the three fresh college grads with her and her husband Anthony, along with their two younger kids Benjamin and Solana.
"Natapos din!" the mom of five wrote in the caption. "With new beginnings are also 'closures.'"
She pointed out, "In fact 3 of them as Ella, Donny and Hannah officially graduated from their respective college courses in simple ceremonies in the presence of the Washington State-based School Director of the College for Global Deployment, Dr. Cyndi Romine who is here on a four-day country visit."
She explained, "While they finished their courses separately, we were able to schedule the official conferment of bachelors degrees this weekend."
Maricel couldn't hide her happiness and excitement achieving what every parent aspires for their children: "So yes, nakapagpatapos din kami sa wakasss!"
She added, "Shout out din sa lahat ng mga nagsabing naging inspirasyon yung mga anak namin sa kanilang pag-aaral. Ngayon we can say, kayo rin ang naging inspirasyon nila para mag graduate!"
She ended her post with an acknowledgment to the Divine provider: "To Him be the glory always!"
Read here on how you can be more involved in your child's education.