Do you still remember this viral post from several months ago featuring couple Ben Bunal and Alex Santos, who both graduated from the UP College of Nursing with honors (Ben graduated Magna Cum Laude while Alex graduated Cum Laude)?
This couple has once again made headlines: Months after their graduation, they passed the nursing board exams, with both of them being in the top 10 (Ben being number 2 and Alex being number 4)!
#Relationshipgoals much, eh? What's even cuter about these two is how low-maintenance they both are, enjoying even the simplest of dates!
Alex and Ben posing behind a St. Bernard during a recent Baguio vacation.
"Perfect gift for Christmas, Alex said in her post.
Starting off as friends in college, it was not love at first sight for them: Back then, Ben was courting a different girl, and Alex acted as a "bridge" for Ben. Later on, as they got to know each other, they eventually became a couple after Ben's initial hesitation of being in love while studying at the same time.
“Nagkikita po kami para mag-aral… at hindi namin tatapusin yun araw na puro lang kami saya. Pina-prioritize namin yun mga kailangang gawin as a couple,” Alex shared to Anthony Taberna on his news show Tapatan ni Tunying.
Since then, they've been setting one goal after another, and are behind each other all the way. The result? Exemptions from final exams, graduating with latin honors, and being invited to present their paper in South Korea, at the International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR). Not bad at all for being each other's inspiration!
"Ben and I believe that having a sense of fulfillment has made our relationship last and made us better individuals as well," Alex said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
To couples seeking advice for a lasting relationship, here is Ben’s advice:
Check out their interview with Anthony Taberna below:
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Photographs from Ben Bunal and Alex Santos' personal Facebook accounts.