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Donny Pangilinan on juggling career and college: ‘Tama ba ‘yung ginawa ko?’

Donny Pangilinan admits he is struggling to balance his life as a student at the University of the Philippines and his schedule as an actor, but remains positive all the same

Patricia Matalog
Patricia Matalog

2/3/2020 in News
Donny Pangilinan on juggling career and college: ‘Tama ba ‘yung ginawa ko?’

It hasn’t been an easy road for Donny Pangilinan who is now making his own name in show business.

During his “Magandang Buhay” guesting earlier today, February 3, the “James and Pat and Dave” actor recalled the sacrifices he had to make prior to joining showbiz—including his plans of studying abroad.

“I never saw myself entering showbiz this way. Siguro kung wala ako sa showbiz ngayon, nasa abroad ako nagsu-school,” he revealed.

The actor, who is now taking Multimedia Studies in the University of the Philippines Open University, also shared how it’s really hard to balance his career, studies, and time with his family all at once.

“I really make it a point right now trying my very best to pass all my classes in UP Open University. It's hard kasi ang dami naming ginagawa and even my time with my family and friends is compromised,” he shared. “But I think that's the very reason why my parents are also proud of me.”

And even with his career running smoothly, Donny admitted that he still has doubts about himself.

“Ang daming times na inisip ko na tama ba ‘yung ginawa ko? Ang daming times din na nasa showbiz ka, ang daming nangyayari. Ang daming voices. Magri-reach ka ng point na tama ba tong ginagawa ko? But it's really the people who are closest to me who pushed me and motivated me,” he enthused.

In terms of his love life, Donny couldn’t be more happy to say that he is happy being single and how he’s practicing self-love.

"May masayang mga single talaga dapat. Hindi naman 'pag sinabing single, malungkot ka kaagad. Hindi naman kailangan," he pressed.

"Kung masaya ka sa ginagawa mo, hindi mo naman kailangan palaging may jowa, eh. Pero masaya rin na may jowa, 'di ba? Iba-iba 'yan. May mga stage 'yan. Self-love muna [ako sa ngayon]," he added.

Donny stars alongside Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte in “James and Pat and Dave.” Helmed by Theodore Boborol, it is slated for release this February 12!

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