Donny Pangilinan is now officially an Iskolar ng Bayan!
His father Anthony broke the news of his admission into the University of the Philippines on Twitter last April 3, writing:
"Mom (Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan) and I are proud of you son...galingan mo pre, isa 'yang karangalan, iskolar ka ng bayan!"
Donny once admitted that UP, which both his mother and father attended, is his "dream school". He will be hustling for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Multimedia Arts.
As for his burgeoning showbiz career, Donny is looking to Mommy Maricel for inspiration.
"Ang mommy ko po she finished college during her acting career so 'pag may time during set, she'll be writing and reading her books. So siya ang magiging inspiration ko," he said in a previous interview.
Donny, who was recently inducted into the Star Magic pool of talents, has regular hosting gigs on "ASAP Chillout" and MYX. He was also recently paired up with "Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7" alum Kisses Delavin for upcoming television series "Playhouse."