MANILA, Philippines-A student once labeled as “ambisyosa” has proven her detractors wrong by earning multiple degrees in just five years.
Wynona Pauline Catapang recently received her degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication minor in Development Communication, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counseling under the 5-year LIA program of St. Scholastica’s College.
For years, Catapang endured judgements from others who perceived her as too ambitious. Through the years, Catapang received comments like “Ay bobo 5 years na sa college”, “Wala ka pang napapatunayan” and “Masyadong ambisyosa”.
Despite years of “hardships, stress, and tears”, Catapang managed to achieve such feat at 21 years old. Normally, a single degree takes about four to five years to be earned.
“Kahit sabi ng iba wala pa kong napapatunayan sa mundo, na ambisyosa ako, I believe this would have been my greatest achievement in life as of now- to receive 3 degrees at the age of 21. And our secret? Diskarte. Haha,” Catapang wrote in her post.