Fresh Graduate Alex Gonzaga Hopes to Become a Teacher

MANILA, Philippines - Alex Gonzaga proves that a busy schedule shouldn't prevent a celebrity from earning a degree.

The young TV5 princess is ecstatic over earning a diploma for Education (with a major in Child Development) at the University of Asia and the Pacific recently. She noted, though, that she is yet to undergo on-the-job training (OJT).

"Masaya ako sa accomplishment ko! Pero hindi pa po talaga ako magtuturo kasi hindi pa ako nakapag-OJT, although may diploma naman ako.

"Meron pa akong nine units na kukunin para makapagturo. Pero hopefully, 'pag nagkaroon ng time, matapos ko, kasi gusto ko talaga magtayo ng school," she enthused to PEP in a recent interview.

Although she hasn't taken a licensure examination yet, Alex pointed out, "...'yung school namin, 'yung pinag-aralan ko po, ay may subject kami na tinuturuan ka rin kung paano magtayo ng school. Business course, at the same time... educators."

Teaching has always been a dream for Alex, she admitted.

"Gusto ko talaga maging teacher ng mga bata. Gusto ko pa nga noon, high school ang turuan. Dati nung bata ako, gumagawa pa ako ng lesson plan," she said.

Her mother and manager, Pinty Gonzaga, however, deems it fit for Alex to teach pre-school "para makapag-start daw kami sa paggawa ng school."

"Di ba, 'pag nag-start ng school, mag-i-start sa pre-school, habang nagtatagal, padagdag nang padagdag na lang ng grades kada taon? 'Yun 'yung plano," she related.

Alex, nevertheless, will not set aside her showbiz commitments. Asked about her post-graduate plans, the TV host-actress said, "Sa TV5 muna, kasi under contract ako sa kanila. Kung ano po 'yung ibibigay sa akin ng TV5, of course, open ako doon. Pero sana, magamit ko rin 'yung pinag-aralan ko."

Now that she has graduated, will Alex make more time for her love life? The actress was spotted with her reported former flame Kean Cipriano at the Manila concert of pop-rock group Hanson last March 30.

She was, however, quick to dispel speculations that they're back together, stressing they are only friends.

"In-invite niya lang po ako dito... para nga manood nitong concert ng Hanson. Paborito ko kasi ang Hanson kaya ayun, inaya niya ako manood," said Alex.

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