With President Rodrigo Duterte's seal of approval, Matteo Guidicelli is now officially a second lieutenant of the Philippine Army.
MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN News announced the exciting news Tuesday, August 20, as he shared live updates from the actor's "donning of the ranks" ceremony at the Philippine Army headquarters in Taguig City.
LOOK: Matteo Guidicelli is now 2nd Lieutenant. The President has signed Guidicelli's papers. Matteo said he will be more active in visiting communities to bridge relationship with the Philippine Army. pic.twitter.com/9bPaBFKs9u— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) August 20, 2019
There to do the honors of donning the pin on Matteo was his long-time girlfriend, Sarah Geronimo.
Usually, family members are tasked to don the pins, but Matteo chose girlfriend to do the honors. Sarah wearing a glittering ARMY pin. pic.twitter.com/Q97wcQCJq2— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) August 20, 2019
PHOTOS: Sarah Geronimo attends 'donning of the ranks' ceremony of boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli at the Philippine Army HQ in Taguig. pic.twitter.com/EAv3oxZDYb— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) August 20, 2019
It was in June when the Filipino-Italian hunk courted headlines after graduating from his month-long training as an Army reservist.
Prior to joining the Philippine Army, he also entered the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary alongside fellow celebrities Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico.