Jovit returns to college to pursue dream

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Posted at Apr 24 2014 02:33 PM | Updated as of Apr 24 2014 10:33 PM

Singer Jovit Baldivino

MANILA -- Singer Jovit Baldivino's ultimate dream is to become a lawyer so despite enjoying a successful music career, he has gone back to college.

In an interview on Wednesday at the press conference for his concert "Rock & Soul" with "The Voice of the Philippines" finalist Thor Dulay, Baldivino revealed that that he is taking up BS Criminology and is now on his second year at the Batangas State University.

"Ang gusto ko magla-law po ako, kailangan ko lang po ng four years. Kasi 'yun ang isa sa pangarap ko na kung hindi ako maging mechanical engineer eh gusto kong maging abogado. Kasi parang sobrang saya at sarap kapag nakatapos ka ng ganung course, parang ang lakas ng dating mo," he added.

According to Baldivino, it was his godfather, who is a lawyer, who inspired him to take up law.

"Yung ninong ko, siya ang influence ko kasi parang sobrang bata siyang naging lawyer. Isa siya sa pinakamagaling na lawyer dito sa Pilipinas," the singer said without revealing the identity of his godfather.

Baldivino considers himself lucky to be able to fulfill his dream while enjoying his showbiz career.

"Gusto ko sabay po talaga (pag-aaral at career) kasi kaya ko pa naman at bata pa naman ako. (Pamilya) ko, sabi nila suporta lang sila sa akin," he said.

On top of these, Baldivino said he is also taking acting workshops. "Wala pa pong offer pero nagpi-prepare lang po kami para sa acting kapag dumating," he said.

In 2010, Baldivino became part of the short-lived musical series "Idol" with Coco Martin and Sarah Geronimo. He was also part of "Growing Up" with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in 2012.