MANILA - Fighting Senator Manny Pacquiao is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree, according to a document from the University of Makati made public on Monday.
Pacquiao, who is pursuing a major in Local Government Administration, is scheduled to receive his diploma on December 11.
In February, the 40-year-old athlete-turned-lawmaker revealed that he decided to pursue a college degree because he "needs" it to better understand the country's situation.
"Nag-aaral ako, yes. Kailangan lang kasi, the most important thing is alam mo sitwasyon ng bansa natin," he said.
(I am back in school, yes. I need it, the most important thing is you know the situation in our country.)
- with a report from Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News