Edward Jake Lasap Falcon in real life, popularly known as Ejay Falcon is a 29-year-old Kapamilya actor.
After being the Pinoy Big Brother’s teen edition plus grand winner last in 2008, Ejay became one of the most promising actors of his generation.
He already appeared on several teleserye and films already. From a probinsyano teenager to a matinee idol type of actor, Ejay is absolutely the next Richard Gomez in the making.
Thus, he seemed not contented on just being an actor. Recently, Ejay announced that he is already a member of the Philippine Air Force reserve unit.
Ejay shared that his interest in joining the military started when he shot an episode for Maalaala Mo Kaya with Coco Martin as per n an interview with Pep.ph.
The Kapamilya actor joined the basic citizen military training of the 1st Air Reserve Center (1st ARCEN) under the AFRC of the Philippine Airforce. Ejay is among the celebrities who are willing to serve the nation. Actors Matteo Guidicelli and Gerald Anderson are part of the Army’s reserve force.
Several photos of Ejay Falcon undergoing basic training to become one of the Air Force Reserve circulated online. The actor seems to be very committed to being part of the military.
For Ejay, this is what he wanted since 2015 when he did an MMK about the SAF’44 with Coco Martin.
“Nung na-experience ko ‘yung buhay nila, sabi ko, gusto ko talagang maging sundalo, gusto kong maging pulis. Pero that time, wala pang mga ganyan, wala pang mga reservist, pinost ko lang siya,” he said.
However, some netizens gushed over his decision on joining the military saying that he only does this just to ride with the trend.
@Teoderick Pena Raras: “Nang panahon namin Hindi kailangan maging artista ka para maging reservist ,mandatory ito noon.”
@MeanMule Crisologo: “meta ata ngayon tong mga artista na sumasali sa military reserve training…..hmm”
@Adrian Nantin: “Dumadami artistang pumapasok sa service nice, sana hindi lang for show”
“Hindi naman po, matagal na po ako nakaplano, kasi po may close friend po ako na Air Force reservist na matagal na po akong hinihikayat. Early this year po, nilatag na po namin ang training sessions dahil busy din po sa trabaho. Awa ng Diyos, natapos naman po ang training.”
Ejay Falcon undergone a 30-day training and now he graduated with the title Sgt. Ejay Falcon.
There are also some prominent celebrities who became an Airforce reservist such as Ltc Vilma Santos, Senators Ralf Recto, Loren Legarda, Secretary Mark Villar, Isabel Granada, and Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
What can you say?