Actor JM de Guzman has finished his Philippine Air Force Special Basic Citizen Military Training, earning him a sergeant ranking.
De Guzman proudly shared to fans moments of his military training captured in photos via his Instagram page yesterday, Nov. 22. A video clip of de Guzman’s graduation was also shown.
“Finally after [eight] months, I finished my Philippine Air Force Special Basic Citizen Military Training CL-2020 (lectures, drills, and rigorous simulations and trainings) of Air Force Reserve Command conducted by 1st Air Reserve Center. Special thanks to Lt. Col Hermie Calubiran Jr. PAF,” the actor said.
The military training turned out to be a learning experience for the actor.
“I learned a lot about myself, character, and gained a lot of wisdom in this training. My respect [grew] higher [for] our soldiers,” he said.
Now that he’s become a reservist, the actor is “ready to serve his country, help those in need of help, or in the dark (as cliche as it may sound) because I was in need of help before and was also in the dark, too”.
“Blessed and graced to stand up again and make things right and now it’s time for me to give back,” de Guzman added. “It will be easier for me to do this with the guidance and support of our astig regular soldiers.”
De Guzman began training for the Air Force in March. Last June, he posted a clip on his Instagram account showing him in a marksmanship course. In the same month, the actor, together with his fellow trainees in the PAF, helped in the distribution of relief goods to 150 persons with disability in Navotas. JB