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Aside from being a celebrity athlete, Gerald Anderson is also an active member of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) with the rank of lieutenant, and part of K9 Special Support Squadron. 

With that, during the Skechers Performance Run 2019 press conference, Anderson couldn’t scape the question from the members of the press if like Matteo Guidicelli, he’s also planning to enter the military service. 

The Skechers ambassador didn’t directly answer the question, instead, he said that his newest teleserye his working on these days already opened his eyes to the heroic sacrifices members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines are doing to keep the country safe. 

With Carlo Aquino and Jerome Ponce

“Kami nila Carlo Aquino, Jerome Ponce, mayroong kaming ginagawang teleserye about sa brotherhood ng mga sundalo malapit na rin iyon,” Anderson shared. “Nag-focus ‘to sa buhay ng sundalo, sa pamilya kung anong pinagdadaanan ng mga pamilya kapag nasa gera yung asawa nila, tatay nila, anak nila. Hindi  yan madali.”

The 30-year-old actor also said that he, together with the members of the cast underwent a tedious military training as preparation to this project. “Nag-booth camp kami. Trinato kami na talagang magsusundalo. Hindi kami trinatong parang artista which was very good lalo na sa mga ibang cast na first time nilang gagawa ng ganung klaseng show.”

“It was a very good experience. And ramdam namin kapag nagte-taping kami kung ano yung sacrifice na ginagawa nila,” he continued. 

Matteo training the “hardest” of all

Anderson then said that this training is the same one Guidicelli graduated from. “Grabe yung ginawa niya [Guidicelli]. It’s the hardest training para sa akin sa buong Pilipinas at nagawa niya. Iyon yung iha-highlight din namin sa show.” 

The “Always Be My Maybe” actor also said that he’s looking forward for “Take Life” to finally air on television so viewers can be enlightened about the heroism of our soldiers. “Sobrang inspired ako, at sobrang excited ako na mapanood ng mga tao ‘to dahil hindi tayo ganun kapamilyar kung ano yung pinagdadaanan talaga nila para sa atin,” he said. 

“Mahirap yun, yung training palang wala ka pa doon sa gera, o bakbakan sobrang grabeng sacrifice. Pagdating dyan 50-50 pa yung buhay mo hindi ka sigurado kung babalik ka pa. Habang tayo rito natutulog nasa aircon, nakakatulog ng maayos dahil sa pinaghirapan nila para sa atin,” he ended. 

As of writing, there’s no definite details yet about the scheduled airing of ‘Take Life.” 

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