Army received donations from APG International Aviation Academy

Army received donations from APG International Aviation Academy, Sylpauljoyce Furniture Lights & Decor

FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – the Philippine Army received groceries and pillows from APG International Aviation Academy and Sylpauljoyce Furniture Lights & Decor for Army frontliners and medical professionals yesterday, March 28, 2020.

Through the initiative of 2Lt. Ronnie Liang (Reserve) in partnership with APG International Aviation Academy and Sylpauljoyce Furniture Lights & Decor, the Army frontliners from Security Escort Battalion and medical professionals from Army General Hospital received assorted groceries worth Php 70,000 and 100 rolls of pillows.

The Sylpauljoyce Furniture Lights & Decor, a one-stop furniture shop located at Lipa Batangas, and APG International Aviation Academy, one of the leading aviation schools based at Subic, Zambales extended their support to the frontliners and aimed to bring comfort to their everyday battle against the threats of COVID-19. On the other hand, 2Lt. Liang has been active in the previous weeks, facilitating the transportation assistance for the medical doctors, nurses, and medical crew of Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City and joined Bela Padilla relief goods distribution in Manila area on March 19, 2020.

“I want to help, contribute, and be a part of the solution in fighting against COVID-19 virus, while preserving our force by serving those who served,” 2Lt. Liang said.

“In behalf of our frontliners, we thanked APG International Aviation Academy and Sylpauljoyce Furniture Lights & Decor for their generosity and support in providing relief to our frontline heroes” said Philippine Army Spokesperson Col. Ramon P. Zagala. #

On high note

By: Regina Mae Parungao

Updated November 27, 2019, 5:23 PM

‘You can pursue your dreams at any point in your life. You have to listen to yourself. Maraming mga magsasabi na hindi mo kaya, pero ikaw pa rin ang piloto ng buhay mo, ang magdadala sa sarili mo sa tamang direksyon.’

A childhood dream has come true for Ronnie Liang.

Ronnie Liang

Ronnie Liang

The singer is now certified solo pilot having completed 30-hour flying time as part of training. He marked the milestone in a pinning ceremony which took place at the APG International Aviation Academy Inc. in Subic last Nov. 26.

Present at the ceremony were Ronnie’s flight instructor Captain Christian Atanacio and APG International Aviation Academy Inc. School Administrator Captain John Corda.

“When I was a kid, palagi kong nakikita ‘yung eroplano na lumilipad sa ere. I told myself, sa tamang panahon, makakapaglipad din ako. Here I am now, fulfilling my greatest dream.

Ronnie poses with flight instructor Captain Christian Atanacio and APG International Aviation Academy Inc. School Administrator Captain John Corda

Ronnie poses with flight instructor Captain Christian Atanacio and APG International Aviation Academy Inc. School Administrator Captain John Corda

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Tuwing nagpapalipad ako, bilang parte ng pag-aaral ko as a pilot, minsan nagiging emotional ako, mixed feelings,” Ronnie told Bulletin Entertainment and select members of media.

After the ceremony, Ronnie took an airplane around the runway. He was “baptized” by getting doused with a bucketful of water.

Ronnie admitted being in show business while training to become a pilot was tough balancing act for him. He underscored that there is no deadline when it comes to fulfilling dreams.

“I believe that you can pursue your dreams at any point in your life. You have to listen to yourself. Maraming mga magsasabi na hindi mo kaya, pero ikaw pa rin ang piloto ng buhay mo, ang magdadala sa sarili mo sa tamang direksyon.”

To those eyeing to become a pilot, he cited certain requirements.

“One of the requirements, kailangan you are a degree holder,” said Ronnie who finished a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Major in Science at Holy Angel University in Pampanga.

“Number two, you have to pass the physical, mental, and psychological exam. Napakahalaga n’yan kasi dapat physically, mentally, and psychologically capable ka.

“Number three, ‘yung time mo. Kailangan mo ng time and budget. Ang pagpa-pilot is very expensive. You really have to prepare.”

After passing his solo test, Ronnie is now preparing for a private license that requires him to complete 40 hours.

After that, he can apply for commercial license.

“I feel, like, ito ang calling ko. I am 100% fully myself kapag nagpapalipad ako.”
He will continue singing and acting. His collaboration song with Sarah Geronimo titled “Liwanag” was released recently. Ronnie will soon put out “Sa Paskong Darating,” a Christmas song.

Ronnie Liang receives pin as solo pilot

ByThe Manila TimesDecember 3, 2019

Pop balladeer Ronnie Liang is one celebrity who puts a premium on education. From being a fastfood server, he broke into showbiz with his singing voice but never let go of his lofty dream, which happily he just achieved.

“When I was a kid, palagi kong nakikita yung eroplano na lumilipad sa ere. I told myself, sa tamang panahon, makakapaglipad din ako. Here I am now, fulfilling my greatest dream. Tuwing nagpapalipad ako, bilang parte ng pag-aaral ko as a pilot, minsan nagiging emotional ako, mixed feelings. What a moment like that,” the singer-actor-pilot expressed.

Rejected multiple times, the Viva artist did not lose his drive to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot. After his sold out “Love x Romance” concert with Sarah Geronimo at the Music Museum on November 8, he finally got his pin from APG International Aviation Academy in Subic as a solo pilot on November 26.

Dream unlocked. From a fastfood server, Ronnie Liang broke into showbiz with his singing voice but never let go of his lofty dream of becoming a pilot.

He was joined by Capt. Christian Atanacio, Capt. John Corda, and school owner Capt. Arnel Miguel during the ceremony.

Formally starting his pilot course in October 2018, he finished the required hours for skills training in July. He is thankful that his mentors have been supportive of his endeavor as he was able to manage his time as an artist and aviation student.

Three of the main requirements before taken into the academy were good eyesight, attentiveness and a bachelor’s degree. Good that Liang has a Bachelor of Education Major in Science degree from the Holy Angel University in Angeles City, Pampanga.

“You have to pass the physical, mental and psychological exam. Napakahalaga ng mga ito kasi dapat physically, mentally and psychologically capable ka. Then yung time mo. Kailangan mo ng time and budget. Ang pagpa-pilot is very expensive. You really have to prepare,” he shared.

Liang believes there really is no deadline when it comes to achieving one’s dreams.

“I believe that you can pursue your dreams at any point in your life. You have to listen to yourself. Maraming mga magsasabi na hindi mo kaya, pero ikaw pa rin ang piloto ng buhay mo, ang magdadala sa sarili mo sa tamang direksyon. Of course with the help of prayers and family and friends who are always there to support you.”

After passing solo test, he’s preparing now for a private license that requires him to complete 40 hours of flying, he can apply for commercial license.

“I’m now preparing myself para mag-private and siyempre going to commercial na rin. I feel na ito ang calling ko. I am 100 percent fully myself kapag nagpapalipad ako,” he said.

He clarified that he’s not leaving showbiz. He will continue singing and acting. His collab song with Sarah G called “Liwanag” is available on Spotify and other digital music platforms.

In time for the holidays, another new song Ronnie did is “Sa Paskong Darating,” a touching Christmas ditty destined to be a future Yuletide favorite.

“Nakakatuwa na people are calling me The Singing Pilot. I hope marami pa akong ma-inspire na kabataan,” he ended.

Ronnie Liang now licensed to fly solo

by Rommel GonzalesNOV 27, 2019

Ronnie Liang is now licensed to fly solo. His pinning ceremony took place on November 26 at APG International Aviation Academy Inc. in Subic. PHOTO/S: ROMMEL GONZALES   

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Ronnie Liang is now licensed to fly solo.

The achievement comes after finishing 30 hours of flying time as part of his flight training to become a certified pilot.

Ronnie marked the milestone in a pinning ceremony that took place at 10:00 a.m. today, November 26, at the APG International Aviation Academy, Inc. in Subic.

Present at the ceremony were Ronnie’s flight instructor Captain Christian Atanacio and APG International Aviation Academy Inc. School Administrator Captain John Corda.

Ronnie Liang
PHOTO/S: ROMMEL GONZALES  

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After the pinning ceremony, Ronnie took an airplane around the runway, but did not fly it into the air because of the ongoing no-flight zone policy in place for the upcoming SEA Games.

Upon alighting from the airplane, Ronnie was “baptized,” with Captains Atanacio and Corda dousing him with a bucketful of water. The “baptism” was part of the ceremony celebrating this milestone in Ronnie’s journey to becoming a licensed pilot.

Ronnie is likely to complete the 200 hours required to become a commercial pilot by early next year.

He needs ten hours more to become a private pilot.

Aside from Capt. Atanacio and Capt. Corda, Ronnie is also grateful to Capt. Arnel Miguel, owner of APG International Aviation Academy, Inc., for giving him the chance to fulfill his childhood dream.

Ronnie can now be called the singing pilot behind the phenomenal hit song “Ngiti.”

LOOK: Ronnie Liang is officially a pilot!

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  • NOVEMBER 26, 2019
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Ronnie Liang finally graduates pilot course, sets his eyes to a new goal which is earning a commercial pilot license.

PHOTOS: @rommel_gonzales on IG

Ronnie Liang finally graduates pilot course, sets his eyes to a new goal which is earning a commercial pilot license.

After his successful solo concert LovexRomance last November 8 at the Music Museum, Viva Records balladeer Ronnie Liang adds another feather in his cap.

He has finally fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a pilot as he graduates from his aviaton course earlier today, November 26, in a ceremony held at the APG International Aviation Academy in Subic.

Today, Ronnie received his pin, which marks him as a solo pilot. And in order to become a solo pilot, one has to complete 20 hours of flying time. 

And now, he has his eyes set on a new goal: earning a Private Pilot license, which requires 30 hours of flying time and eventually Commercial Pilot license—his ultimate pilot dream.  

But before qualifying to be an official commercial pilot, Ronnie needs to finish 200 hours of flying time. 

“During the graduation, doon na ako lalagyan ng epaulettes, yung sa shoulder tapos sasaksakan ng pakpak sa dibdib…luluhod sa propeller, bubuhusan ng tubig and all. Hopefully ang graduation ko po is this month (October) or next month (November).” says Ronnie on his past interview with pikapika. 

According to Ronnie, even if he becomes a pilot, he will still continue his singing career. He even joked, in the same interview, that flying a plane can also be another platform for him to promote his future singles as he can sing for his passengers.

In the photos uploaded on Instagram by movie reporter Rommel Gonzales, the singing pilot can be seen smiling from ear to ear despite being drenched in water while kneeling under an aircraft propeller.

Present at the pinning ceremony were the singer-actor’s flight instructor Capt. Christian Atanacio and APG’s school administrator Capt. John Corda. 

Ronnie ended his graduation with a bang by riding the aircraft and simply drove around the runway because of the no-flight zone rule to give way to the on-going SEA Games in the country. 

Congratulations, Captain Ronnie Liang!

Singer Ronnie Liang now a pilot

Published November 27, 2019 7:48am

Ronnie Liang is now a pilot!

The singer-actor had his Solo Pilot Ceremony on Tuesday after undergoing training at the APG International Aviation Academy.advertisement

In an Instagram post, Liang said it was a childhood dream come true.

Ronnie Liang fulfills childhood dream of becoming a pilot

INQUIRER.net / 12:06 PM November 27, 2019

Ronnie Liang

Image: Instagram/@ronnieliang

Ronnie Liang has achieved his childhood dream of becoming a pilot as he finished his first solo flight yesterday, Nov. 26, at the APG International Aviation Academy in Subic, Zambales.

The “Pinoy Dream Academy” singer took to Instagram yesterday to post a moment from his pinning ceremony that showed him being drenched with water to mark his latest achievement.ADVERTISEMENT

The 25-year-old does not plan to stop reaching new heights in the field of aviation anytime soon. Liang plans to attain his commercial pilot license, which he described as his ultimate goal. He told Pikapika on Oct. 10 that he expected to be a licensed commercial pilot by early next year.ADVERTISING

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Liang’s most recent feat comes months after he first took aviation classes at the Strikeview Aviation Training Center last December. His time at the training center involved taking ground school subjects and flight simulator training.

Along with pursuing his aviation dreams, Liang continues his career as a singer. His latest concert, “Love X Romance,” was held at the Music Museum on Nov. 9. During the show, Liang brought Sarah Geronimo on stage as his special guest.  Ryan Arcadio /ra

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Ronnie: I Believe I can Fly!

FUNFARE – FUNFARE By Ricardo F Lo (The Philippine Star) – November 5, 2019 – 12:00am

Until he talked to The STAR, Ronnie Liang was mum about his dream to be a pilot, with even his friends clueless that he was enrolled at the APG International Aviation Academy (IAA) in Subic. Ronnie has just completed the required 20 flying hours for private pilots (and 400 for commercial pilots) after one semester of ground schooling.

“I’ve been dreaming of becoming a pilot since I was in Grade 4,” said Ronnie who is set for his Love X Romance concert at the Music Museum on Friday, Nov. 8. “I’m glad that my childhood dream is coming true.”

‘It’s a childhood dream,’ says Ronnie, ‘dating back to when I was in Grade 4.

Good thing Ronnie doesn’t have a fear of flying. After passing the ground course, he was put on simulation flying with an instructor on a single-engine, two-seater plane. Another requirement saw Ronnie on a similar small plane with the engine turned off while he was at an altitude of 700 feet. That was part of the course and Ronnie managed to land the plane, acquitting himself well.

“I believe I can fly,” Ronnie is sure. He hopes to further his studies and, why not, fly a commercial plane someday.

In the meantime, his mind is on ground level as his Music Museum concert fast approaches. Besides Ella Cruz and Janine Teñoso, Ronnie also has Sarah Geronimo as special guest. The repertoire consists of current love songs and those from the ’80s and ’90s.

“I’m happy that Sarah agreed to be my guest,” said Ronnie. “First, I asked the approval of the Viva bosses and they told me to ask Sarah. I wasn’t expecting anything so that if she said no, I wouldn’t be disappointed. I took the chance early this year when I guested in her concert in Iloilo.”

According to Ronnie, it’s an answered prayer.

“I’ve been wishing to appear in a concert with Sarah mula pa noong nasa Pinoy Dream Academy ako. I’m flattered every time she would introduce me as a ‘multi-platinum artist, maganda ang boses at magpapa-kilig sa atin.’ Wow, galing sa isang Sarah Geronimo ‘!”

Meanwhile, Ronnie is set for his Nov. 8 Love X Romance concert at the Music Museum.

Not only that. Ronnie also got to record a duet with Sarah on a song titled Liwanag composed by Marlon Barbueno, to be released during the Music Museum concert.

“Sarah likes the melody and the message of the folk ballad love song.”

That’s hitting two birds with one stone, so to speak — having Sarah as concert guest and recording a song with her, a nice way to cap a fruitful year. So far, in his 13 years in the business, Ronnie has released five albums and headlined more than 12 concerts. He has also a Christmas song titled Sa Paskong Darating now available on Spotify, composed by Joel Abad, a seaman, about an OFW longing for home.

No wonder Ronnie’s spirit is soaring.

(A production of Viva Live, Love X Romance is directed by Ryan Evangelista with Adonis Tabanda as musical director. Ticket prices are: P3,000 Gold; P2,500 Silver; P2,000 Bronze; and P1,500 Balcony. Call Ticketworld at 891-9999, Music Museum at 721-0635/721-6726 or Viva Live at 687-7236.)

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