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Nadia Montenegro Proves You Can Be Of Service to Country at 52

Actress and mom Nadia Montenegro graduates from the Basic Citizen Military Course, making her a reservist for the Philippine Navy

Actress and mom Nadia Montenegro is the latest celebrity to become a reservist in the Philippine Navy. Last June 4, Nadia was one of 45 cadets who graduated from the Basic Citizen Military Course (BCMC) Class 10-2024.

Nadia, real name Nadia M. Pla, received her certification from the Philippine Navy officials with actor and senator Robin Padilla as guest of honor.

Source: orangemagtv and officialnadiam Instagram

Why Nadia took the course

In an interview with the press, Nadia, 52, shared that one of the inspirations for taking the course was no less than Robin, who she also serves as part of his Senate staff.

Nakaka-hawa ‘yung kaniyang patriotism and ‘yung kaniyang sobrang pagmamahal sa country, ‘yung kaniyang patriotic side niya and his love for the country talagang protection service and talagang sama-sama para sa protection ng ating bayan,”  she said of the senator.

According to Nadia, she never thought she could still push herself in the 30 days she took the training.

“I learned about patience, I learned about myself, my limits. I never thought na at 52 I never thought I can do all these things… lahat ng pinagdaan namin sa barko, mga training at siyempre ‘yung mga mapping, mga rifle combat and all others. It was just something I never thought I could do at this age and no regrets talaga. As in kahit pala 30 years ka na hindi nag-gym, pag sinabi ng commander mo na squat, kayang kaya pala. I just learned na there is no limit, when you want to serve and you have the heart to serve never give up, I didn’t give up talaga until andito na ako,” she said.

Nadia, who rose to fame in the 80s is the mom of actress and influencer Ynna Asistio.

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