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Actor, athlete, and businessman Matteo Guidicelli officially joined the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as a reservist. 

Guidicelli, along with fellow actors Ivan Carapeit and Luis Ruiz, took the oath Monday, April 15, at the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) headquarters in Tanza, Cavite.

In the statement, the ARESCOM said that they will “be taking trainings in order to prepare them in the event of natural disasters and national emergencies.”

Meanwhile, on his Instagram account, the actor said that his love for the country inspired him to join the army. “I officially joined the Philippine ARMY today because I love my country. I would like to thank the people that have been very supportive,” he wrote. 

Guidicelli is also part of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, together with social media influencers Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico. 

(Featured image from @harescom)

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