MANILA, Philippines – More and more celebrities are joining the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as reservists, with actor Rocco Nacino training to join the Navy Reserves.
As army reservists, civilians – including actors such as Rocco – undergo military training and may be called to active duty when needed.
Here are just some of the celebrities that are reservists in the AFP:
View this post on Instagram Revisiting and renewing commitments-- with our Navy's Flag Officer In Command, Vice Admiral Mercado. A post shared by Dingdong Dantes (@dongdantes) on Sep 22, 2017 at 8:14pm PDT
Dingdong trained to be a marine reservist in 2006, and renewed his enlistment in 2017. He holds the rank of Master Sergeant.
The iconic actress and politician took her oath as a reservist for the Philippine Air Force in 2012, holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Matteo completed his month-long Scout Ranger training in June, and was promoted to Army Second Lieutenant in August.
In the middle of his "ghosting" scandal, Gerald recently joined the Army as a reservist after completing a 3-day military training course. He was given the rank of Private.
Nash, who trained with Gerald in preparation for their roles as soldiers in the upcoming series, A Soldier's Heart, is also part of the Army reserves as a Private.
Elmo also completed the 3-day military training with his A Soldier's Heart co-stars. He was also given the rank of Private.
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Yves is now a Private in the Army reserve. The actor shared several photos from their military training course on his Instagram account.
Jerome was also given the rank of Private after completing a 3-day military training course with his fellow actors.
Christopher de Leon
Christopher is a reservist for the Philippine Navy with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
The actor and Ormoc mayor is a reservist for the Navy, with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
Lucy Marie Gomez
The actress and Leyte representative is a Master Sergeant with the marine reserves. – Rappler.com