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The academic year has officially started, and that means hopeful students are getting one step closer to their common goal: a diploma!

It can be very fulfilling to have done things before finishing school, but nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment when someone marches to the graduation song, all smiles with head held high.

Among these people who highly value education are actually your favorite artistas who finished college. So, scroll down and be inspired!

1. Sunshine Cruz

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At the age of 39, the mother of three and actress Sunshine Cruz shared her victorious moment on Instagram when she graduated with a degree in psychology at Arellano University. In spite of her showbiz career, Sunshine took an alternative program for professionals that allowed her to complete school work remotely.


2. Enchong Dee

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In an exclusive interview with StarStudio.ph, hot actor Enchong Dee revealed that he was in second-year college when he entered showbiz. As busy as his schedule was, Enchong proudly finished Political Science at the de La Salle University where he was also a star swimmer of the varsity team.


3. Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio

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In 2007, actress and book author Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio got accepted at the Ateneo de Manila University. The persevering student-actress took English literature and finished the program in 2012. Later on, she turned her gift in writing into a devotional book titled 'Better Than Jewels.'

4. Shamcey Supsup-Lee


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2011 Miss Universe third runner-up Shamcey Supsup-Lee is really a woman of beauty and brains as she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in architecture at the University of the Philippines. In 2010, Shamcey topped the architecture board exams.

5. Robi Domingo

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Following the same path as his doctor-parents, TV host Robi Domingo intended to pursue medicine after he graduated with a degree in Health Sciences at Ateneo de Manila University. But, things turned out differently after he won as first runner-up in Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition which made him change his career choice.

6. Jackie Gonzaga


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Another reason to admire Its Showtime’s Ate Girl Jackie Gonzaga is her dedication to finish her college degree in International Studies at Miriam College. In the photo, her happy parents looked so happy on their daughter’s graduation day.

7. Alex Gonzaga

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Home Sweetie Home star and Chambe Queen Alex Gonzaga shows just how much she loves kids—she finished college with a degree in Child Development and Education at the University of Asia and the Pacific. Alex’s initial plans were becoming a teacher, and later building her own school.


8. Dingdong Dantes

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It took quite a while for actor Dingdong Dantes before he received his degree in business administration at the West Negros University because of his busy showbiz career. But at 33, Dingdong savored the fruits of his labor and marched his way to the graduation stage.

9. Agot Isidro


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Learning doesn’t stop for the Motel Acacia actress Agot Isidro who finished Interior Design at the University of the Philippines. Not only that: she also graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

10. Boy Abunda


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King of Talk Boy Abunda dedicated his college degree in Communication Arts to his most-loved Nanay Lesing. He graduated from the Philippine Women’s University, where he also completed his Master’s degree in International Relations and Public Diplomacy. Tito Boy capped his academic journey after graduating from his PhD studies in Social Development in 2016.