Geneva Cruz now a sergeant under Philippine Air Force Reserve Command
Geneva Cruz earned the rank of sergeant under the Philippine Air Force Reserve Command after she graduated from its four-month military training.
Cruz treated fans to glimpses of her graduation ceremony through her Instagram page yesterday, March 9. She also spoke about how she admired the lives of soldiers, describing it as something that has been “appealing and engaging” for her.
“On the outside, it’s easy to romanticize the trimmings — the snappy uniform, the clockwork precision, the gut-busting physical training, and discipline — while at the same time trying to grasp the abstract concepts of heroism, patriotism, and courage on the one hand, and the gore and sheer horror of war and bloodshed on the other,” she said.
The actress-singer was able to understand their situation more when she had her first-hand experience on the training that soldiers have also gone through.
“Today, I step in my boots and flaunt my badge as a proud member of the Philippine Air Force’s reserve command. It’s been said that the unexamined life is not worth living, and I agree,” she stated. “But today, as I grow bolder, wiser, and take up the cudgels for women’s empowerment, I say that a meaningful life is worth dying for.”
Cruz urged those who are doubting the title she earned to enlist themselves and go through the same training instead of “belittling and frowning upon another person’s passions and truth.”
“Thank you, Flight Charlie, for the true meaning of brotherhood; I will never forget all of you,” she added. “Sergeant Cruz, ready to serve and protect.”
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Cruz also showed moments from her training on her Instagram Stories, also yesterday. In the said training, Cruz cooked rice in an open field, passed through hanging steps without safety gears, crawled through a concrete hole and walked with a rifle and a backpack on. Cruz also laid on a muddy puddle where she happened to drink water with carabao poop, which made her feel “extra-powerful.”
Cruz dedicated her achievement to her children and late mother, Marilyn Cruz, who passed away last year due to COVID-19. JB
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