Evan­ge­lista as­sumes PMA post

Manila Times - - News - ROY D. R. NARRA

MAJ. Gen. Ron­nie Evan­ge­lista has of­fi­cially as­sumed his po­si­tion as su­per­in­ten­dent of the Philip­pine Mil­i­tary Academy ( PMA) af­ter turnover rites on Fri­day at Fort Gre­go­rio del Pi­lar in Baguio City.

Evan­ge­lista suc­ceeded Maj. Gen. Donato San Juan 2nd, who re­tired on Fri­day on his 56th birth­day.

“As both the man­ager and a leader, you have to look af­ter the wel­fare of your men, and most im­por­tantly, the ac­com­plish­ment of your mis­sion — no com­pro­mise,” Evan­ge­lista said in his speech.

Prior to his ap­point­ment, Evan­ge­lista was the com­man­der of the AFP Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Com­mand. He also headed the Philip­pine Army Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Com­mand.

San Juan served the Army for more than 38 years.

Un­der his lead­er­ship, the PMA Cadet Re­cruit­ment Pro­gram saw im­prove­ment, with an all- time high record of 28,336 qual­i­fied ap­pli­cants for the cadet ex­am­i­na­tion in 2018.

“I thank team PMA for their sup­port and ca­ma­raderie. I know you will give the same sup­port to my suc­ces­sor, Maj. Gen. Evan­ge­lista, whom I have known for two decades. PMA de­serves only the best,” San Juan said.

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