"After 12 years, natapos din."
This is what television host Juancho Trivio said as he announced over the weekend that he is now a college graduate.
Juancho, 27, finished his bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship at the De La Salle University after more than a decade since he started studying.
'Finally! I graduated!" he said in an Instagram post.
"I started college 2009. As you can see, iba pa itsura ko. Not only that, may malaking box pa yung mga monitor ng mga computer (just goes to show)," he added.
According to Juancho, a couple of years after he stopped studying to pursue his acting career, he decided to go back to school and finish his degree.
"Other than the fact that I realized that life is not one dimensional, I wanted to finish what my parents worked so hard for me to go through, to put me in a good school and to provide for us. I became a working student going to class with no sleep and drinking vendo coffee to keep me awake and balance my sheets (accounting reference). Nagkakaroon din ng mga pagkakataon na galing Pangasinan, didiretso ako sa school galing 'Unang Hirit,' at kung late na late na, nag-a-Angkas ako," he said.
Juancho said he dedicates his latest achievement to his parents and the Lord.
"After 12 years, natapos din, kahit via Zoom lang ang graduation ko. After all those years of waiting. Gusto kong i-alay 'to sa Diyos at sa magulang ko,” he said.
"I also want to encourage others, there’s always rainbow after the rain. It might not be the ideal time for me but God has His perfect time for us. On to the next challenge!" he added.