JM de Guzman and Kiko Estrada are the latest celebrities to join the Philippine military reserve force.
JM, 31, and Kiko, 24, have started their Philippine Air Force (PAF) reservist training Monday, March 9.
In an Instagram post on Monday, JM shared some photos of himself and Kiko while inside the PAF Officers Clubhouse in Villamor Airbase, Pasay City.
On their first day of training, JM revealed how they learned about basic military “courtesy and drills” as a “first step on our way to airforce reserve.”
As seen on the photos, both JM and Kiko underwent an officer orientation program that includes proper military salute, rifle drill exercises, and lectures.
JM also thanked the Air Force reserve-force officers who assisted him and Kiko on their first training day.
JM's caption reads (published as is): “thank you coach for the guidance staff sgt. Jimmy Jandog Angana. 1Lt Shahani Ballares for the lectures and Col. Bon Castillo for welcoming us. [heart, praying hands emoji] PH.”
JM and Kiko co-star in the ABS-CBN primetime series Pamilya Ko.
OTHER CELEBRITY MILITARY RESERVISTS
On February 18, Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Winwyn Marquez announced in an Instagram post that she recently signed up for Philippine Navy's basic citizen’s military training.
Kapamilya actors Gerald Anderson, Nash Aguas, Jerome Ponce, Elmo Magalona, and Yves Flores also completed a three-day military training course in 2019, in preparation for their roles as soldiers in the ongoing ABS-CBN primetime series A Soldier’s Heart.
Celebrity politicians who are also military reservists include Batangas Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto (Air Force), Leyte Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez (Marines), and husband Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez (Navy).