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Class of 2023: Zaijan Jaranilla, Allison Laude, and more stars, celebrity kids who graduated this year

By Camille Santiago Published Jun 02, 2023 5:29 pm Updated Jun 03, 2023 12:49 pm

The future is bright for these celebrities!

It's graduation season once again and several stars and kids of famous individuals are celebrating one of the greatest milestones of their lives.

Estranged couples Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz, and Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto have reunited to support their graduating kids, while everybody's favorite tita Small Laude attended her unica hija's high school graduation with the whole family.

Ahead, check out the list of famous TV personalities and their offsprings who donned their togas this year to officially welcome the next chapter.

Zaijan Jaranilla

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Zaijan Jaranilla is now a graduate! The former child actor shared the news on Facebook sharing photos of himself during the big day, with the caption: "Late pero ga-Graduate!"

Zaijan had to stop attending school in his sophomore year in high school due to a conflict in his schedule at work. However, he was able to pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test from the Department of Education, which allowed him to go straight to Senior High School.

Last May, he finished his senior high school at the Colegio de San Juan de Dios Inc. under the HUMSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) strand.

Sabina and Santino Santiago

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Claudine Barretto and estranged husband Raymart Santiago recently joined their adoptive daughter Sabina and son Santino on stage during their graduation.

On her Instagram, Claudine also posted a tribute to her kids, expressing her pride.

"Pasensya na po but iam just soo Proud of both of my kids," she wrote. "They have always been straight A students ever since they started pre school, but [I] was so proud & amazed of how plenty their Awards, Medals & Certificates they both received," Claudine continued and thanked her kids Santi and Sab.

"I must have done something good to deserve both Sab @ Saint! Congratulations mga anak! God be with you in this next chapter of your lives. mommy will always be here cheering & rooting for you both.its a Privilege to be you’re Mom."

Sab also shared the joyous moment on her Instagram stories, writing, "Thank you to my parents for always being there to guide me and yaya [G]ing for being a second mom to me! I love you parents and yaya [G]ing.”

Ashley Bustos

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It's a double celebration for actress Sheryl Cruz and her daughter Ashley Bustos, who celebrated her 22nd birthday and graduation day last may 25.

The proud mom shared on Instagram photos from the Honors Convocation day, which included selfies with her daughter—a summa cum laude  graduate with a degree in Psychology at San Francisco State University in California, USA.

"I’ve seen your sacrifices [and] hard work; I’m so delighted it paid off so wonderfully. Congratulations on your Honors Convocation Anak. Again, I am so very proud of you. Know that I will be here for you, even if we do not see eye to eye at times," she wrote.

Sam Montano

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Former couple and proud parents Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano reunited for their daughter Sam's graduation.

"Congrats Samantha Angelene! Proud parents. Love you!!!" Cesar wrote on Instagram, tagging her ex-partner and daughter.

Sam graduated from high school at the De La Salle Zobel with 2nd honors for the first and second terms, and 1st honors for the third term.

Allison Laude

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Allison Laude, daughter of Small Laude, has completed her senior high school education at the International School Manila last May 28. 

"Congratulations baby girl, our Chinadoll, @allisonlaude! So proud of you! So many colors haha! Look, Dad was teary-eyed! We love you baby!" she shared on Instagram.

Allison will be going to California, USA as she got accepted into Claremont McKenna College, a prestigious liberal arts college.

Thirdy Lacson

Jodi Sta. Maria, together with former husband Pampi Lacson and his wife Iwa Moto, attended the high school graduation of their son Thirdy.

The actresses took to Instagram to document the precious milestone. Jodi, who couldn't believe time flies so fast, wrote: "You have given us so many reasons to be proud of the man you have become, but the proudest moment for me is telling the whole world that you are my son. Congratulations, anak! Dream big. Soar high. We will always be here cheering for you May our good Lord continue to bless you, keep you, and make His face shine on you. You are loved, anak!"

Iwa, for her part, shared a picture of their blended family.

"May college na kami hahahha. Congratulations @iam.thrds. ang bilis sobra we love you so much," she wrote in the caption.

Kendra Kramer

The eldest child of Doug and Chesca Kramer is off to high school!

"So so proud of you @kramer.kendra," Doug captioned her post. "Not just for completing grade 8 and moving up to high school, but to get recognized by your teachers in so many ways. They all see your hard work and the heart you put into your studies."

The proud dad also shared the other accomplishments that her daughter did that made them "even more proud."

"Hard work and discipline pays off. Always respect your teachers. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Made parents proud. Remain humble. Shared the Word of the Lord at your outreaches," he wrote in bullet form.

Kendra, for her part, also shared her learnings on Facebook. "It has been a fruitful school year for me. I learned to get out of my comfort zone, I learned to be more diligent, and more responsible in all aspects of my life. I learned nothing in life comes easy. But when you continue to work hard and persevere it makes the journey worth it. I also learned I need to chill," she wrote before thanking her teachers, friends, and parents.

Stella Francisco

Jason and Melai Cantiveros-Francisco's youngest daughter, Stella, is a kinder student no more!

"Graduation Day ng aming Baby Steya Lablab," Melai wrote. "Grateful day today [kami] dahil dalawa ang medal ng aming Bebelablab, pero gustu[o] parin daw nya sa [school] nya kahit walang elementary kaya next balik eskwela balik kinder [parin] daw [siya]. Char lang hahahahh," she added and also thanked the Lord for the patience and hardwork of the teachers and sisters at DML School.