Arnell Ignacio, 55, celebrates a milestone today, April 11, 2019.
Finally, 38 years since his high school graduation, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a major in Local Government Administration, from the University of Makati.
On Facebook, he posted, “Last graduation ko 1981 high school. Ang tagal ko nag-college. 2019 ang graduation. This is truly a masteral of life.”
The commencement ceremonies took place earlier at the Philippine International Convention Center.
On Facebook, he thanked Dean Ederson Delos Trino Tapia of the College of Governance and Public Policy.
Part of his caption read: “Maraming salamat sa walang humpay na tiyaga sa aking ke gulo gulong sked…hanggang sa pagtatapos. Finally at 55, I’m graduating. Sulit ang lahat ng hirap!!!”
In the 1980s, Arnell studied at the University of the Philippines College of Music, major in composition and conducting. He was then part of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and also joined Repertory Philippines.
He was a theater actor before becoming a popular television host.
In February 2019, he resigned from his post as deputy executive director V of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).