Celebrity reservist Ronnie Liang graduates from adjutant general service course at the Philippine Army

Singer and reservist Ronnie Liang successfully completed his Adjutant General Service Officer Advance Course (AGSOAC) at the Training and Doctrine Command of the Philippine Army on August 25th, held at Camp O’Donnell in Tarlac.

The event was graced by the presence of Lieutenant General Roy M. Galido and Major General Luis Rex D. Bergante, marking Liang as the first celebrity reservist to accomplish this advanced course.

In his own words, Liang expressed, “It is a ceremony na kung saan binibigyan ng recognition kaming mga nakatapos ng Adjutant General Service Officer Advance Course. Hindi madali ang course na ito. All army officers taking this course has to be prepared dahil hindi biro ang training.”

The “Ngiti” singer meticulously described the arduous process and also shared his future endeavors.

“I dedicated my body and spirit sa loob ng 3 months and 7 days to complete this advance course. Pang-advance course na siya sa Philippine Army and usually entitled for a promotion na rin para sa regular forces and ganun ding kaming mga reservist.”

He further elaborated, “My rank is 1st Lieutenant ng Philippine Army. But more than the rank, ang pinaka importante ay ‘yung learnings and experience. I was expose in a new language in the military and my knowledge about it has been expanded.”

“Mas lalong lumawak ‘yung kaalaman ko when it comes to military science and doctrine which is a new language. Nakipagsabayan ako sa mga regular na sundalo sa academic and non-academic—Physical Fitness Tests, 1 Philippine Army Warrior Fitness test, examinations, report presentation, exercises, and research,” Liang shared. His research for his staff study was on the Readiness and the Employment of the Reservists in Times of War.

Liang disclosed his forthcoming plans and his commitment to serving the country. He said, “One of our duties and responsibilities as reservists ay ‘yung patuloy na mag-aral at hasaan ang skills para mas marami pa kaming magawa at maitulong para sa bayan.”

The proud volunteer finds comfort in his and fellow reservists’ readiness to defend the country in the event of a war.

Liang clarified that he still has time for his showbiz projects. He detailed, “Ang reservist usually ay volunteer and while we serve our country as a reservist, mayroon pa rin at allowed kaming mag-work. Tuluy-tuloy pa rin ‘yung show or concert ko, pag-release ng albums, taping sa movies and ilang guestings sa TV shows. Being a pilot naman, looking forward to be eligible to have a commercial pilot license soon.”

Balancing his roles as a singer, reservist, and pilot, the Viva artist underscored the significance of effective time management.

“Time management is key. I love and enjoy what I do. I give my best. I am committed. What fulfills my heart ay ‘yung nakakatulong at nakakapag-serve ako sa bayan through my military service and songs. I’m very grateful to the Philippine Army, Boss Vic, Mam Veronique, and Boss Vincent for all the opportunities. I feel like this is truly my mission—to serve the country and serenade our kababayans.”

On top of his busy schedule, Liang recently released his new song, “Ngayon at Kailanman,” a classic revival. He continues to champion his advocacy through his foundation, “Project Ngiti,” and is currently preparing for an upcoming concert on November 10th at the Grand Hyatt Manila.

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