Filipino actor Matteo Guidicelli.
PHOTO BY JONATHAN YBERA/EXPAT MEDIA
DUBAI – He was just in Dubai last year, sharing financial and life advice to Filipinos. Now, actor Matteo Guidicelli has taken on a new direction by joining the army.
Guidicelli has volunteered to join the reserve corps of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). He hold the rank of private.
The actor said that since his college days in the US, it has been his dream to join the armed forces and to give back to the Philippine community.
“When I came back to the Philippines I started my career and just a few months back, I associated myself a lot with the PNP (Philippine National Police), with the Army,” Guidicelli said on Friday.
He shared that he plans to propose several projects for youths like him in the military. He also wants to encourage more young people to join the AFP reserve force.
“At first, it was intimidating to hear the reserve force are gonna go to war but there are also different things a reserve can do,” he said.
Members of the reserve force can volunteer to help distribute aid during calamities, he said.
Will his new role in the military take him away from show business? The actor said will undergo a one-month training for rangers in June.
However, since reserve corps volunteers are not required to report daily, he will still have time to attend to his work in the entertainment industry. GAD/Expat Media
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