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Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera (right) is beaming with pride after her sweetheart, Kapuso Primetime King Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes III, (left) formally received his bachelor of science degree in business administration, major in marketing management, at West Negros University in Bacolod City last Monday.

“Finally, natupad din ni Dong ang pangarap niya na makapagtapos and he really worked hard for it,” said Marian, who herself has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from De La Salle University Dasmariñas.

Dingdong, who was among the 800 graduates, also received a special citation as the University Ambassador of Goodwill.

He wasn’t able to finish his college in Ateneo De Manila University due to his showbiz career and decided to enroll at WNU in 2012.

“We’re advocating for education so we should also practice what we preach,” he said.

“It is not enough to know what your goal is,” Dingdong added.

“You must also know how to chase it, and chase it real damn well.”

Asked why he chose to study at WNU instead of other prominent schools in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines, the 33-year-old multi-awarded actor said he believes in the institution’s academic program that suits working students, like him.

Also present at Dingdong’s graduation were his parents Jose Sixto Jr. and Ma. Angela Dantes, his close friend Harvey Camposano, and his uncles Col. Edgar Dantes and Commodore Herby Escutin.

After his graduation, Dingdong said he will focus on the “One Chair One Child” project of his Yes! Pinoy Foundation and Lifeline Foundation Support Team Inc.

The project’s goal is to provide chairs to all students of a school in Iloilo City which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

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