'Trained like a panther': What Matteo underwent in Scout Ranger training

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 02 2019 11:13 PM | Updated as of Jul 03 2019 12:17 AM

In the Scout Rangers creed which he cited, Matteo Guidicelli spoke about how "only men with iron determination are qualified to be one."

The actor said they were "trained like a panther; silent, swift, fearless," as he shared on Instagram photos this Tuesday from the month-long training he underwent to be a Scout Ranger such as surviving the outdoors and handling firearms.

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

It has been only been a week since Guidicelli completed the course at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan, graduating top of his class with a grade of 95.2%.  

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Guidicelli shared that his family and his girlfriend, Sarah Geronimo, were not too keen about his desire to undergo the training, mainly because of his career. 

"I'm in the middle of my career. Marami akong mga commitments. That's one of the reasons kaya sinasabi nila, 'Matteo, don’t do it. You're cutting off your career,'" he recalled. 

He eventually gained "100%" of their support, saying that the reason why he wanted to officially join the army as a reservist was "because I love my country."