STATEMENT ON SENATOR MANNY PACQUIAO’S EDUCATION STATUS
In response to the news report aired over Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) last July 6, 2021, we made the following clarification with the news organization stating that:
- NDDU cannot grant the request for the copy of the Official Transcript of Records (OTR) of Sen. Manny Pacquiao for it will be contrary to the school policies and CHED guidelines on school records. At the same time, it will be a violation of Data Privacy Act of 2012.
- Sen. Manny Pacquiao was officially enrolled during Academic Year 2007-2008 for two semesters under the BSBA-Marketing Management Program. He earned units mostly General Education subjects.
- On April 17, 2017, University of Makati requested for his Certificate of Transfer Credentials. This was fully compiled with on September 18, 2019.
- NDDU, obviously, did not grant Sen. Manny Pacquiao a college degree.
Hopefully with these clarifications made through a letter and actual interview today, everything will be put to rest as far as NDDU is concerned.