Manny Pacquiao Just Got His Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

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International boxing star Manny Pacquiao has just added a college degree to his list of accomplishments.

The multi-division boxing world champion, who also happens to be an actor, singer, basketball player, preacher and politician, graduated from the University of Makati in the Philippines this week.

Pacquiao first hinted that he was set to get a college degree back in February during an interview about his stand on requiring senatorial and presidential bids to be college graduates.

 

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Let us engrave this in our hearts: It is never too late to dream bigger dreams. It is never too late to accomplish our dreams. LIVE YOUR PASSION, not just for yourself, but for your family and for our country. I am grateful to the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) of the Philippine Councilors League-Legislative Academy (PCCLA) which gives chance to qualified Filipinos to attain College degree/diploma- Filipinos who wish to complete college through informal education. The enriching learning program was in partnership with the University of Makati College of Continuing, Advanced and Professional Studies, the Development Academy of the Philippines, and the Philippine Society for Public Administration. I will always remember the key lessons that I learned and the insights that I gained from all of you! I will always cherish the excitement that I experienced during the entire learning process leading to the exit conference, the final requirement that I needed to complete in order to earn a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science- Local Government Administration. I am excited to receive my diploma and display it on the wall. I dedicate this to my very beautiful and very supportive wife, Jinkee, and to our amazing children, Jimuel, Michael, Princess, Queenie, and Israel. I will also show this diploma to my Mommy Dionisia, my Dad, and my siblings and remind them of God’s faithfulness. Among my achievements, this will be the most meaningful. Let this victory outside the boxing ring serve as an inspiration for people who are struggling to fight, to rise above adversity, to conquer and to embrace life and all its difficulties. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao Bachelor of Arts in Political Science- Local Government Administration Class of 2019, University of Makati

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On Wednesday, the 40-year-old athlete revealed on his Instagram account that he received a bachelor of arts degree in political science, local government administration.

In his post, “the Pacman” shared some photos of his graduation, along with the caption, “Let us engrave this in our hearts: It is never too late to dream bigger dreams. It is never too late to accomplish our dreams. LIVE YOUR PASSION, not just for yourself, but for your family and for our country.”

Pacquiao’s new degree will come in handy with his current position as a senator in the Philippines.

 

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Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.

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In his youth, Pacquiao lived in extreme poverty and was forced to drop out of high school and leave his home at age 14. He was only able to pursue his education following his success in boxing.

 

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Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it.

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He eventually earned his high school diploma at age 29 in 2007, after passing the accreditation and equivalency test under the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System. Two years later, Pacquiao was given an honorary doctorate degree in humanities by the Southwestern University in Cebu City.

He also enrolled in the business management program at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in General Santos City but did not finish his studies there, Inquirer reports.

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