Alex Gonzaga on why she was almost banned from high school graduation march

/ 11:40 AM June 18, 2020
Alex Gonzaga

Alex Gonzaga (Image: Instagram/cathygonzaga)

Alex Gonzaga looked back on her high school days when she was nearly left out of the graduation march.

The actress and vlogger shared a picture taken 16 years ago of her proudly holding up her diploma, as seen on Instagram yesterday, June 17. She also shared the amusing story behind it.


“Isa ako sa ‘mythical 5’ kung saan nagkaroon ng debate ang mga teachers and sisters for a month kung kami ay papayagan mag march sa graduation,” she recalled. “Ang reason [sa ‘kin] lagi ko daw kasi inaasar ang Filipino teacher namin during class.”

(I was among the “mythical 5” about whom a debate took place among the teachers and sisters for a month [to decide] if we would be allowed to march during graduation. The reason in my case was that I kept annoying the Filipino teacher in class.)


While her batchmates attended graduation practice, she was among those left in the classroom for a month as their fate was being decided upon. During that time, she and the others under deliberation volunteered to help out their teachers.

Finally, the decision was made. “Thank you Lord 3 days before our graduation day, our principal called us and gave us the good news na yes pwede na kami magmarch (we could march).”

She gave encouraging words to the graduates of 2020: “Ang lesson, it’s never too late to show you deserve to march in your graduation… may chance ka pa ipasa lahat ng kulang mo para makuha diploma, kaya mo yan!!”

(The lesson, it’s never too late to show you deserve to march in your graduation… you still have a chance to pass all that you missed to get your diploma, you can do it!!)

TV host Luis Manzano could not help but leave a snarky remark on Gonzaga’s post: “[‘Yung] tingin ng prof mo sa likod, halatang [‘di] alam paano ka na nakapasa.”

(The look of the professor at the back, obviously she doesn’t understand how you passed.)

Gonzaga jabbed back, once again showing her mischievous side, “Ikaw nga [‘di] ka man lang nakasama kahit top 10 ng class mo eh home school ka naman!”


(You weren’t even included in the top of your class and you were homeschooled!)  /ra


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