In his 12 years in the local entertainment scene, Matteo Guidicelli has indeed become one of the most prolific and remarkable actors and recording artists of his generation. Although he’s been living the life that everyone are surely craving for, he’s apparently looking for more action and thrill as he recently decided to enter the military and leave his glitzy and glamorous life for a while.
Many were arguably amazed when the Kapamilya heartthrob revealed via an Instagram post that he officially enlisted himself as an army reserve and was about to undergo a rigorous 30-day Scout Ranger Orientation and Leadership Development Course at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan, alongside the Class “Masaligan” of Philippine Military Academy’s (PMA) Batch 2021.
Despite being inside the camp, the 29-year-old actor was still able to keep his social media followers updated with the grueling yet exciting activities he and his mates had to go through in pursuit of completing the special short course by uploading photos on his Instagram account. He certainly had a challenging yet great experience, as what the images we collated in this gallery suggest.
A few days after his ‘graduation’, 2nd Lieutenant Guidicelli, or popularly known inside the camp as Ranger G, imparted to the momshie hosts of Magandang Buhay the unforgettable and fulfilling experience he had as a Scout Ranger trainee.
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”Yong Scout Ranger po, it’s one of the elite forces of the Philippine Army – we have the Scout Rangers and the Special Forces. Scout Rangers naman specializes in jungle warfare. They’re the frontliners of our army. So halimbawa, sa Marawi, sa kahit ano mang war, sila ‘yong nasa frontline mismo,” he started off.
He even demonstrated how the traditional Rangers’ vow or the “tusok-ulo” is done and strongly invited everyone, especially his fellow celebrities, to take part in the armed forces as an Army Reserve Force like him. He also revealed that he’s been trying to recruit the King Of Hearts and Karla Estrada’s firstborn Daniel Padilla to be a Scout Ranger as well, but the latter hasn’t replied to him yet since he’s apparently busy with his personal engagements.
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His experience in the Scout Ranger training might have been taxing, which even made him cry and develop self-pity, but he was still able to hurdle the difficulties, exhaustion, and psychological implications of it through the never-ending love, understanding, support, and prayers he gets from his family and his beloved girlfriend Sarah Geronimo.
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May you continue inspiring everyone with your dedication not just on your craft, but on serving the country as well, Ranger G!