MANILA — With mass gatherings, including graduation ceremonies, prohibited amid the coronavirus pandemic, singer Angelina Cruz now counts herself as one of the students who didn't get to receive her diploma and bow on stage.
The eldest daughter of former couple Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano had been scheduled to march on April 3.
"Though the ceremony hasn't happened because of the COVID-19 crisis that we’re currently facing, know that I am very much proud of you," Cruz told her daughter in an Instagram post showing Angelina's graduation photo.
"Congratulations Angelina. May kolehiyala na ako! I'm still hoping that after our country gets through this, I would still get to see you march, walk up the stage and receive your diploma. I love you anak!" she said.
Angelina, 18, is the first among three daughters of Cruz and Montano to follow in her parents' foot steps, having juggled her education with her modeling and singing careers in recent years.
The sisters are under Cruz's custody, following her separation from Montano and the subsequent annulment of their marriage.