Monday, 18 December 2017

An Inspiring Story of A College Student Who Got "Called Bobo and Ambisyosa" Finishes 3 College Degrees In Just 5 Years

Earning a college degree is a real struggle for most students. They have to work so hard within 4 years just to gain their diploma. It’ll take more than wits and knowledge only to reach the standards needed to their bachelor’s degree. It also requires commitment and full-time dedication to withstand many trials in their college years.


A lot of people also tend to judge those who couldn’t finish their chosen course in time and say meaningful comments regarding their stature in life.

Wynona Pauline Catapang was among those people who were ridiculed and mistreated unfairly after staying for five years in college. She was nagged for being too dull minded and ambitious by people who didn’t believe in her skills.


What they didn’t know is that Wynona was taking three college degrees. It was so surprised that she took it all at once and was very eager to have her degrees within five years.

She took it all up on her Facebook account and vent out all her frustration to the people who take all her struggles for granted. She told all her story in her college years and gained her degrees despite the pessimistic notions about her. 


image source: facebook/Wynona Pauline Catapang

image source: facebook/Wynona Pauline Catapang


image source: facebook/Wynona Pauline Catapang

image source: facebook/Wynona Pauline Catapang 

image source: facebook/Wynona Pauline Catapang

Even when she was almost willing to give up, she still pursued her dreams and eventually achieved all the rewards of all the sacrifices she had made.

Check out her lengthy post on Facebook:



image source: facebook/Wynona Pauline Catapang
“Ay bobo 5 years na sa college”

“Wala ka pang napapatunayan”

“Masyadong ambisyosa”

5 years. 5 years of hardships, stress, and tears. I remembered the days na nagkasabay ang thesis ng psych at masscom. Psych classes sa morning, production sa hapon hanggang gabi. Thesis pagkauwi. Shoot sa mga delikadong lugar while writing Psychological report. Thesis defense sa Masscom tapos thesis proposal naman sa Psych. Di magkanda ugaga every first day of sem kasi laging overlapping yung subjects sa given sched. Pabalik balik kay Dean at sa Reg para lang maayos yung sched. Different faces for every subject. Haha. Parang irreg ang peg. 😂 Laging nahuhuli sa mga announcement kasi wala sariling classrep. Kapagod.

Then I was then questioning myself, worth it pa ba lahat? I was about to give up and drop my other course. It was so hard to maintain a cut-off grade especially that both of my courses have quota grade of B minus. Ang taas beshie. Both courses pa. There was a time na na-on probation na ko kasi naleleft behind ko na yung isang course. Tapos this Feb, I was so stressed sa thesis because of the deadline tapos my lola died pa.”

“But then I guess God took me to this path and I had to deal with it. 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. Kaya I would like to thank my partner Chantal for being there since day 1. You taught me how to be wise lalo na pag kailangan haha! We may have conflicts during thesis times, pero our friendship never changed at all. Thank you sa lahat as in. Sobrang mamimiss kita.”


“To my college friends Jusel, Karen, Darah, Joyce Dino, Alyanna. To my highschool besties forever Raina, Toni, Sasa, Thank you guys for believing in us! Nawitness nyo paghihirap namin ni Chanty and you girls kept on giving us strength. And to my bestfriend since grade 1, Aika Landicho, thank you for protecting me always. You’re my forever supporter since bata pa tayo. I love you all! ❤”

“To my parents, this would never happen because of you. Daddy, though nasa U.S ka ever since Grade 1, you never failed to support my education. Thank you kasi kahit physically absent ka lagi, you still did your part on providing us what we need. Mommy Joyce Fe, you’ve been my support system since I was born. Thank you for guiding me all throughout. Thank you sa pagsugod sa school kapag may concerns ako na di ko kayang harapin. Thank you sa lahat lahat! My dearest sister Wyonna Patrice, thank you kasi you’ve been my food buddy everytime we’re stressed out. Thank you for patiently listening to my rants and for giving me hope na kaya ko lahat. I love you all so much and these degrees are for you.”

“CATAPANG, WYNONA PAULINE MAGBANUA

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication minor in Development Communication

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counseling

5-YEAR LIA/LIA PROGRAM”

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