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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 28, 2020




MATTEO GUIDICELLI and Sarah Geronimo were married in a civil wedding last February 20 and since then, folks have been hounding as to when Sarah would get pregnant. 

They’ve already declared that they’re not in a hurry as they are still in the process of getting to know more of each other better. But each time Matteo faces the press, it’s still the first question asked of him: “Kailan kayo magbe-baby?”

He was asked this again when he had a live chat to help promote the documentary film he has made about his military training as a Scout Ranger, “Ranger G: The Making of a Philippine Scout”, which is now showing on iWant via streaming.

“We don’t have any plans yet about having a baby anytime soon,” says Matteo. “We’re still enjoying our being together now that we’re husband and wife. We call it our lockdown honeymoon and every single day we spend together is a big blessing.

"We enjoy being quarantined together kasi kaming dalawa lang talaga ang laging magkasama in the condo where we live. I’m enjoying being a married man and I’m telling my single friends nga, mag-asawa na rin sila kasi masarap pala.”

He’s very proud of his documentary “Ranger G”.

“I’m really excited to show ‘Ranger G’ to everyone as it’s something I did for myself in the beginning. Sabi ko sa mga parents ko at sa girlfriend ko pa lang noon at sa manager kong si Boss Vic del Rosario, ‘Gusto ko maging sundalo. Gusto kong pumasok sa Army,’” he says.

Boss Vic gave his permission for him to undergo military training. “But he has one condition. Dapat daw, I should shoot on film the whole thing. I told him naman, ‘’Okay Boss Vic. i-shoot man or hindi ito i-shoot, basta gagawin ko pa rinn ito para sa sarili ko.’ I’m very fortunate na pumayag ang Philippine Army for me to shoot everything.

"They were reluctant at first as there are many things in the training not allowed to be seen by civilians in the outside world but eventually, they realized it can be a good opportunity for people to know more about the Philippine Army.

"It’s really an amazing experience and doing the training is one of the best things I’ve done in my life, aside from marrying my wife.”

He adds that this is the first Filipino production that captures what really happens in the training of a Scout Ranger. “Ang condition ko lang sa documentary team, sabi ko sa kanila, I don’t want this to be shot like a typical reality show, as I’ve done reality shows before.

"I want it to be in your face, in the moment. 'Yung focus ko 'yung training, hindi 'yung pag-shoot.

"And I think we achieved that. I learned a lot from the men and women who sacrifice their lives serving in the military. They stay away from their respective families while assigned somewhere. They are there in the jungles and serve as the umbrella of safety for us here in the cities.

"Every day, we in the city live great lives. Of course, we have issues and all, but these soldiers live in the mountains fighting for our freedom, protecting us who are down here.”