Jeremy Marquez graduates from college, dedicates degree to mother
Actor-politician Jeremy Marquez, son of Joey Marquez and Francesca Siron, has graduated from college— an achievement he dedicated solely to his mother.
Marquez shared via social media last May 3 a photo of him and loved ones on stage during his graduation. Standing beside him was Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano who held his hand up.
“At the age of 20 years old, my mother had to pursue motherhood instead of pursuing her college degree,” Marquez said via Instagram. “She migrated to America to find a better life. Mom left me with my grandparents so she can establish herself before finally taking me with her to America when I was 4yrs old.”
Marquez added that his mother had to work two jobs at one point just for them to get by, but always had time for him and his sister.
“My mother always told me how important an education is. But like her, I had to pause my pursuit to advanced education at the age of 21 so I can work and provide for my children.”
Marquez was only 22 years old when he entered public service and was elected barangay kagawad of BF Homes in Parañaque. Two years later, he entered show business and appeared in some shows on GMA network. He eventually quit show business to focus on his political career. Marquez is running for vice mayor of Parañaque this midterm election under Hugpong ng Pagbabago.
Marquez said he decided to go back to school in 2018 to show it is never too late to go to college and finish one’s studies.
“Today, I earned a BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION majored in Human Resource development management degree,” he said.
“Mommy, I hope I made you happy and proud today because I did this for you more than for myself,” said Marquez. “I know how much you dreamed of finishing your studies and even more so—seeing me graduate. You did great in raising me and teaching me the proper values in life.”
Marquez apparently did not mention his father Joey and credited only his mother in his success. /ra
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