Ronnie Liang has achieved another milestone in his life outside entertainment.
The former Pinoy Dream Academy finalist has recently been promoted to first lieutenant of the Philippine Army Reserve.
Ronnie shared the news on Instagram on Thursday, March 10, 2022, with photos from his promotion ceremony.
In his caption, the singer-actor expressed his gratitude to the citizen army for this gesture of recognition for his service as a reservist.
He wrote, "Thank you [emoji] From 2LT to 1LT (Philippine Army, Reservist) #KapayapaanParaSaLahat [eoji] #army125 #ParaSaBayan"
FROM 2ND LT. TO 1ST LT.
In his exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) with the help of publicist Josh Mercado, Ronnie reiterated his thanks to the Philippine army.
He told PEP.ph, "Happy and overwhelmed. Isang malaking karangalan ang ma-promote ang rank, lalo na sa Philippine Army.
"Thank you sa Philippine Army family for this honor for me and for my family. To God be the Glory."
Asked how an Army Reservist gets promoted, Ronnie said, "Nag be-base sila sa educational attainment ng isang reservist din and length of service.
"Like on my part, degree holder po ako. I graduated Education Major in Science plus Pilot (private pilot license holder) and ongoing yung commercial pilot course ko rin sa Pilipinas Space Aviation Academy Inc.
"I am currently taking master's degree in management major in national security & administration in Philippine Christian University (PCU)."
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On Monday, March 21, 2022, Ronnie also posted a photo of him in his new army uniform, which he uploaded in time for the Philippine Army's 125th anniversary.
in his caption, he wrote, "Happy 125th Anniversary to the Philippine Army! #KapayapaanParaSaLahat [emoji] #125thPhilippineArmyAnniversary #ServingthePeopleSecuringtheLand"
Ronnie vowed he will continue to do volunteer work as an Army Reservist, and although it will depend on his "availability" as an actor, he will be there when duty calls.
He said, "Yes, base pa rin sa availability ko rin. Ang reservist kasi ay volunteerism and priority ko rin ‘yung work ko as an actor and singer.
"Pero usually nagre-response ako sa call of duty tuwing may emergency situations sa atin like bagyo, pandemic, pag putok ng bulkan, more on disaster response."
About his work, he will soon be doing the second season of the TV5 singing competition Sing Galing as one of the judges called "JukeBosses."
Ronnie said, "Mas matinding kantahan at tawanan. Mas maraming Jukebosses and TikTokers.
"‘Yung mga singtestants namin dati more on galing sa Luzon due to pandemic, but now madali na makakapag-audition ang mga taga Visayas at Mindanao dahil less restrictions na rin particularly sa biyahe.
"I’ve heard there will be auditions na rin soon sa mga malls."