Gerald Anderson, Elmo Magalona, and eight more actors completed a three-day Soldier Skills Orientation Training at the First Scout Ranger Regiment in Camp Tecson, San Miguel, Bulacan on Friday, August 9 in preparation for their upcoming show, the Philippine Army said,
Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Macairog S. Alberto graced the event as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
Anderson, Magalona, Yves Flores, Nash Victoriano, Joseph Porciuncula, Ryan Laurino, Jeanifer Aniscal, Jumar Aniscal, Jalil Laidan, and Anthea Murfet received the rank of Private in the Army Reserve Component.
Anderson was grateful for being given the opportunity to train with the Scout Rangers.
“Nakita namin ang kahalagahan ng mga ginagawa ng ating mga sundalo, nakakatulog kami ng mahimbing dahil sa inyo, dahil nandyan kayo para pangalagaan ang aming seguridad. Hindi namin makakalimutan ang mga aral na natutunan namin dito,” Anderson said.
Lieutenant General Alberto said “Only those who have undergone a glimpse of a rigorous training of a soldier, can understand and appreciate the great sacrifice that they give for peace and stability of our country.”
Now that you are reservists of the Philippine Army, you also have taken on the responsibility to support our government in securing the peace and promoting the national development efforts. We ask you to help us in portraying our soldiers in the upcoming TV series that you will be a part of,” the Army chief said.
“Bilang mga Army Reservists, kayo rin ang magsisilbing mabuting halimbawa sa ating mga kabataan na nagnanais ding maglingkod sa bayan”, he added.