Donny Pangilinan and his siblings, Ella and Hannah, are officially degree holders!
On Sunday, October 9, the "An Inconvenient Love" actor took to Instagram to share their graduation photos as he looked back on his journey since he returned to school amid the pandemic two years ago.
"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 wrote in the caption.
Donny then expressed his gratitude to the faculty and everyone behind his latest milestone, including his parents, actors 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!" he added.
In the comments, Donny's on-screen partner and "An Inconvenient Love" leading lady Belle Mariano expressed pride for his achievement.
"Congratulations!!! I’m so proud of you!" she wrote.
Meanwhile, Maricel is one proud mom as she shared a family photo of them with their children wearing their togas.
"Natapos din! 👏🏻" she began her post. "With new beginnings are also “closures”. 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."
"While they finished their courses separately, we were able to schedule the official conferment of bachelors degrees this weekend. So yes, nakapagpatapos din kami sa wakasss!" she added.
The proud mom also gave a shoutout to the people who look up to their kids as inspiration. "Ngayon we can say, kayo rin ang naging inspirasyon nila para mag graduate! 🤗 To Him be the glory always!" she wrote.
Apart from Donny, Ella, and Hannah, Maricel and Anthony also have two more children, Benjamin and Solana.
Catch Donny and Belle in the upcoming romance "An Inconvenient Love" directed by Petersen Vargas. It is slated for release in cinemas on November 23!
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