Singer-actress Tippy Dos Santos has achieved a new milestone in her life as she becomes a step closer to becoming a lawyer!

In an Instagram post on August 2, Tippy revealed that she is finally graduating after four years of hard work from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law as she shared her graduation photo in which she donned her “sablay”—the official academic costume of the university. Not only that, but she is also graduating as a Dean’s Medalist for Academic Excellence!

Tippy opened up about the struggles she faced in her pursuit of a juris doctor degree and took time to thank all the special people in her life, namely her parents, her sister, and her husband Miguel Raphael Porcuna, who helped her overcome them all.

“I vividly remember a moment I had by one of the UP Diliman kiosks, crying while eating Chilimansi pancit canton right after I was told I failed my first ever law school exam. I thought that was the end of my law school journey, but by God’s grace, and with the endless support of people around me, I managed to make it to the finish line. Here we are today, 4 years later and finally free from the fear of the unknown in UP Law. We are finally graduating!” she began.

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“To my parents, every single day is a day I wake up wanting to make you proud. My gratefulness to both of you will never be fully realized by what I can put into words, but do know that I will always try to let both of you know just how I feel. I love you mom and dad, this is for the both of you. To my sister, my #1 cheerleader. You have always been proud of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I do no matter how simple the task may be. You always give me fuel to push harder, sis. I love you.

‘To my then boyfriend, now husband, thank you for pushing me to do this. You told me to “go for it” even when I thought I was not cut out for law school. You supported me even when things became burdensome for you and you continue to support me even now that things have become more challenging. I love you, sweetheart. Thank you.”

Tippy also gave a shout-out to her friends and block mates. “My God what a journey it has been. I can’t wait to see all of us pursuing the careers we’ve all worked so hard for. Thank you guys for being so selfless and for wanting all of us to succeed together,” she said.

She then hinted at how she will be spending the next months reviewing for the bar exams as she told her fans: “Bar review vlogs coming soon?”

(ALSO READ: How This Magna Cum Laude Graduate Proved That Quitting is for Winners, Too)

The graduation ceremony for the UP College of Law took place yesterday, August 2, at the University Theater in UP Diliman.

Congratulations to all the Iskolar ng Bayan!


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