City of San Fernando – Pampanga Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda lauded yesterday Norman King, the first Aeta to graduate from the University of the Philippines Manila (UP Manila), during the flag ceremony rites held at Capitol Grounds.
The lady governor said that King serves as an inspiration to the Aeta community who wants to pursue their education in college.
King received his diploma of Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science wearing his tribe’s traditional attire, the “bahag”, at the university’s 108th Commencement Exercises.
Becoming the first Aeta to graduate from UP, King acknowledged his family and the members of the Aeta community as his inspiration in finishing his studies.
He also expressed his interest to continue his study and his plans to enter Law School.
“Kung bibigyan po ako ng pagkakataon ay nais ko pong ipagpatuloy ang aking pag-aaral at kumuha ng abogasya,” he said.
In a brief interview with King, he stressed that he has no plans on leaving the country and he intends to focus on helping the Aeta community.