LOOK: Matteo Guidicelli is guest of honor at Davao City Bonifacio Day celebration

MANILA, Philippines – Matteo Guidicelli attended the 156th Bonifacio Day celebration at the newly-restored Bonifacio monument in Davao City on November 30.

As the event's guest of honor, the actor and Philippine Army Reserve 2nd Lieutenant was seated alongside Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte.

Aside from speaking at the event, he also received a gift from the City of Davao, for his recent engagement to pop star Sarah Geronimo.

ENGAGEMENT GIFT. Matteo Guidicelli receives a gift from the City of Davao for his recent engagement to Sarah Geronimo. Rappler Photo

ENGAGEMENT GIFT. Matteo Guidicelli receives a gift from the City of Davao for his recent engagement to Sarah Geronimo.

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Matteo posted photos of the event on his own Instagram account, placing a quote from Andres Bonifacio in the caption.

He went on to say: "As we all know, Andres Bonifacio is considered as the father of the Philippine Revolution. He was the founder of and leader of the KKK or the Katipunan, as part of the independence movement against our colonizer – Spain."

"Today we honor him as a symbol of our fight for freedom," he said.

View this post on Instagram Started this special day this morning in Davao, remembering and honoring the 156th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio with members of the youth, Veterans, AFP and PNP. “Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya sa pagkadalisay at pagka-dakila gaya ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa? Alin pag-ibig pa? Wala na nga, wala." - Andres Bonifacio. As we all know, Andres Bonifacio is considered as the father of the Philippine Revolution. He was the founder of and leader of the KKK or the Katipunan, as part of the independence movement against our colonizer-- Spain. Today we honor him as a symbol of our fight for freedom. #ThePhilippines A post shared by Matteo Guidicelli (@matteog) on Nov 29, 2019 at 9:14pm PST

On his Instagram stories, he also thanked the City of Davao for the engagement gift.

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Screenshot from Instagram.

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Matteo became part of the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) in April, and graduated from a Scout Ranger Orientation and Leadership Development Course in June. He moved up to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in August.

He and Sarah, his girlfriend for over 6 years, subtly announced their engagement on November 7. – Rappler.com