Pika's Pick: Kapuso artist Ysabel Ortega graduates from college with a BA degree in Political Economy

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Maria Ysabel Ortega: For the past four years, I have poured my heart, my tears and my time into completing my bachelors degree and I can’t believe that I made it to the finish line.

For the past four years, I worked so hard to balance my career and my studies. I remember keeping myself awake and sane in class using cans of energy drinks and coffee, along with matching nervous breakdowns whenever I had to leave exams early just to make it to work on time, vice versa. People told me to just choose. Some told me to drop out and focus on my work, while others told me to quit showbizz and focus on my studies instead.

There were some who thought I wouldn’t be able to do both and there were times in where I was so close to believing them, but I didn’t want to give up on my dreams. Now, here I am with proof that if you put your heart into whatever you wish to achieve, you can make it happen.

Thank you to my parents, for pushing me and always being my rock. To my blockmates and the friends I have made throughout my stay in UA&P, you are part of why I will always treasure my college days. To my professors, thank you for believing in me. I may not be getting my graduation march, but I’m still as grateful and as proud of what I have accomplished. This is all for You. 🙏🏻

I may be closing this chapter of my life but boy am I excited for what’s next.

Unitas. Now it’s time for me to blaze a trail.

𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒂 𝒀𝒔𝒂𝒃𝒆𝒍 𝑶. 𝑳𝒂𝒑𝒊𝒅
𝑩𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑨𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝑬𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒎𝒚
𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑨𝒔𝒊𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄



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