Gerald Anderson Bashed For Wearing Scout Ranger’s Badge
GERALD ANDERSON – In the past months the actor has seen his fair share of controversies, however, as one issue died down, a new one arises.
Gerald Anderson, along with Nash Aguas, Yves Flores, Jerome Ponce and Elmo Magalona are starring in the ABS-CBN series “A Soldier’s Heart”. The actors had a three day scout range course to prepare for their roles.
Anderson then revealed that their scout ranger training was supposed to be two weeks. However, it was just compressed into three days.
After the training, the actors became reservist for the Philippine Army. Anderson even praised his co-stars for their determination to push through the training.
Skip ahead to the ABS-CBN Ball, Gerald arrived solo at the event. But this isn’t what the controversy is about.
Gerald went into the venue wearing a Green Barong Tagalog with a beautiful vine like embroidery. And if we look closely, the actor was also wearing a “Tabak” badge.
According to an article by Inquirer, a certain Jon posted a rant about the actor who wore the badge. He wrote “Mr. Anderson, are you authorized to wear that tabak?”
The netizen then continued by asking if the actor knew what it took to be worthy of wearing that badge. “Nag-SROC (Scout Ranger Orientation Training) ka lang, akala mo scout ranger ka na?“, he added.
Before they could earn the badge, aspiring scout rangers must go through a hellish two-month test mission. According to an article by Manila Bulletin the “Tabak” is the elite unit’s qualification badge.
The netizen then asked if Gerald knew what a full Scout Ranger Course entailed. Afterwards, he said that wearing the “Tabak” is an honor exclusive to those who went through the hellish SR training.
He then finished by saying that the badge isn’t for those who just went through orientation training. “Huwag kang assuming“, he added.
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