Kapamilya actor and artist, Matteo Guidicelli joined the Philippine army as a reservist last month. On his Instagram post, he shared “I officially joined the Philippine ARMY today because I love my country. I would like to thank the people that have been very supportive. Exciting times ahead.”

During his speech as a guest speaker at the National Cadet Corps of the Philippines Summer Encampment Training 2019 Closing Ceremony of Junior High School Commandants Association of the Philippines (JHSCAP), Matteo revealed that many have questioned his decision to join the army.

“Ang daming taong nagsasabi at nagtatanong sa ‘kin, ‘Bakit ka mag-reserve force? Bakit ka mag-a-army?’

“Sabi ko, ‘Bakit hindi? Pinoy ako, di ba?’” he said.

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He also shared that joining the army and being a reservist means that he is going to a war. He said that he thought of ways of how he can give back to the country.

“At sinabi ko sa sarili, ‘Bakit hindi ako magpo-focus sa isang bagay, sa isang bagay na ako talaga?’ Ibig sabihin, sa pagiging Pilipino ko. So, sabi ko, the best way is to join the Army.

“Ngayon, yung girlfriend ko, yung mga magulang ko, sabi nila, ‘Bakit ka sasali ng Army? Maggigiyera ka ba?’

“Marami kang mga puwedeng gawin—kapag may mga disasters tayo, mga natural calamities, may mga relief goods, may mga operations tayong iba. Hindi necessarily pupunta sa giyera, kumbaga, di ba?”

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And although Matteo is only half Filipino, he said how proud he is of the Philippines.

“Growing up as a Filipino, nag-aral ako sa Amerika. Maraming tao sa Amerika nagsasabi, ‘Uy, Pilipinas, ano, may elevator ba dun? May mga ganun ba yun?’

“Sabi ko, ‘Excuse me, we’re one of the best countries in the whole entire world.’

“And whenever I see this flag, it makes me very, very proud to be Filipino, to be Cebuano.”

Meanwhile, catch Matteo at the Music Hall this coming May 24 at 9:00 PM for the launch of his latest single, Sundo.

 

 

 

 

Check out other Matteo Guidicelli updates here:

Matteo Guidicelli launches new single, ‘Sundo’

Matteo Guidicelli bags ‘TV Supporting Actor of the Year Award’ at the 50th Guillermo awards

Matteo Guidicelli now a Philippine Coast Guard officer

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