Jovit Baldivino pursues Criminology as pre-law course

Jovit Baldivino wants to be the first lawyer in their family

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

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5/13/2014 8:49 AM
Jovit Baldivino pursues Criminology as pre-law course


051314-jovit_main.jpgPilipinas Got Talent season one winner Jovit Baldivino is out to prove that he’s more than just a performer with powerhouse vocals as he sets off to become a good example by continuing his education.

Jovit proudly shared that he is currently on his second year in college taking up BS Criminology at the Batangas State University in preparation to fulfill his dream of becoming a lawyer.
 
“’Yun ‘yung isa sa mga pangarap ko: kung hindi ako maging mechanical engineer, gusto ko mag-abogado,” he said in an interview during the recently-concluded press conference for Rock & Soul, his upcoming concert with The Voice of the Philippines finalist Thor Dulay on May 17 at the Music Museum.
 
In the event that everything goes well for the 20-year-old reality show alumni, he will be the first lawyer in their family. "'Yung ninong ko, siya ang influence ko kasi parang sobrang bata siyang naging lawyer. Isa siya sa pinakamagaling na lawyer dito sa Pilipinas," the singer said without revealing the identity of his godfather.

Even his pre-law course was a suggestion by his godfather. But Jovit reiterated that he also thought Criminology would be a good option than other courses.

Apart from school, Jovit happily shared that he's also taking up acting workshops from Star Magic "in preparation" for future offers that might come his way.


In 2010, Jovit became part of the musical TV series Idol fronted by Coco Martin and Sarah Geronimo. He was also part of Growing Up with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

Despite doing the tough task of juggling his showbiz career and his education, Jovit claimed that he's happy that he's given the opportunity to do both. "Gusto ko po sabay kasi kaya ko pa naman po kasi bata pa naman po ako. Ako lang po kasi ang bumubuhay sa pamilya, so kailangan ko po nung [work]," he reasoned.

What matters most according to Jovit is that his family has extended full support in his current journey of being a singer and at the same time a student.

Jovit clarified that pursuing his dream to become a lawyer is not for any plans to enter politics in the near future. "Wala po talaga. Di ko po talaga plano. Magulo po. Pero hindi ko rin masasabi kung mapupunta ako sa ganyan pero sa akin hindi ko talaga gusto," he ended.