Filipino-Italian actor, Mateo Guidicelli, is making headlines in the Philippines today. Coconuts was the first to capture this momentous event. It is the leading alternative media company in Asia.
The actor posted on Instagram that he had officially joined the Philippine Army. Coconuts Manila shared this post on their website. The post gaine more than 51.4k likes and 636 comments. Fans are very supportive of his decision.
Mateo Guidicelli is the grandson of the late Senator and Chief Justice Marcel Fernan. He is one of the three children of Gianluca Guidicelli and Glenna Fernan. His father is Italian and his mother is Filipino. The actor is a proud Cebuano and a famous bridge in his hometown is named after his late grandfather.
The actor is now part of the Philippine army reserve force. This does not mean that he will be completely turning his back on showbiz. Guidicelli is still a regular Filipino citizen but with military training. He can still continue his career in entertainment while performing his duties as a reserve officer. And his relationship with his girlfriend, singer-actor, Sara Geronimo, is growing strong.
The Philippine reserve force does not necessarily go to the battlefield. They usually engage in internal operations such as public awareness, administration and development. They also assist in rescue and relief operations during disaster and calamities.