MANILA -- Actor Gerald Anderson praised the strength and determination of his co-stars in the upcoming series "A Soldier's Heart" who like him underwent a three-day skills training course for soldiers.
Like Anderson, actors Nash Aguas, Yves Flores, Jerome Ponce and Elmo Magalona are now part of the Philippine Army as reservists as they recently finished the training course at Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan.
Anderson shared his thoughts about his co-stars as he posted photos of them in his Instagram page.
For him, Aguas, a former "Goin' Bulilit' star, definitely earned his badge as a ranger.
"Your boy is now a man," Anderson said of Aguas. "He showed strength and preseverance through our three-day military training. He had the option of quitting many times but he never backed out. He stayed with the team and did his best. He pushed through lack of sleep, being wet for three days, lack of food and constant physical and mental challenges."
Meanwhile, Anderson noted that said "injuries could not hold back" Flores and Ponce. "Their determination pushed them through the training of the best jungle warfare fighters in Asia... it was a privlege to experience this with you guys."
Anderson described Magalona as someone with a "lion's heart."
"We went through hell. But never heard one complaint from (Magalona). He's a lot stronger than he looks," Anderson said.