Seven years after joining ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4” housemate, Alec Brandon Duñgo finally finished medical school and finally turned his childhood dream of becoming a doctor into reality.
The former PBB housemate, who is also a registered pharmacist recently graduated from the University of Santo Tomas medical school with Latin honors — cum laude and meritissimus recognition or “highest honors.”
Last Saturday, April 12, Alec took to social media to share his latest achievement. The former PBB housemate shared photos of him and his batch mates together with some of their past professors.
“I would have never finished without the help of the Lord. You have blessed me so much by letting me go into med school and for helping me finish my last exam — with a bonus!” Alec wrote on Instagram.
He dedicated this accomplishment to his family and siblings, who were his inspiration throughout his journey.
“I offer this humbling achievement to you. You are my inspiration. Thank you for helping me become the best version of myself, always.”
Alec also went on and thanked his professors, the staff of the university’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, as well as all the residents and interns whom he has met and worked in the past.
“To my patients, thank you for making me realize that it isn’t all about books. Thank you for teaching me to heal with compassion. You have inspired me to strive harder to become the best physician that I can be,” Alec added.
Alec was only 17 years old when he became part of the fourth teen edition of “Pinoy Big Brother” in 2012, along with the likes of Kit Thompson, Yves Flores, Joj and Jai Agpangan, Karen Reyes, Tom Doromoal, and now actress Myrtle Sarrosa, who emerged as the series’ Big Winner.