AFP appoints new PMA Superintendent, Commandant

Published September 26, 2019, 9:44 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Aaron Recuenco

The military leadership has appointed a new superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) following the controversy brought by the death of a plebe cadet allegedly due to hazing.

(PMA Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)
(PMA Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)

Lt. Gen. Noel Clement, chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said Rear Admiral Allan Ferdinand Cusi will be assuming the leadership of the PMA next week.

Cusi, a member of the PMA Class 1986, will replace Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista who resigned after the death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio.

Dormitorio died reportedly due to hazing which was triggered by the missing combat boots of their squad leader.

On the other hand, Brig. Gen. Romeo Brawner was named as the PMA Commandant of Cadets, replacing his mistah Brig. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro.

Both Bacarro and Brawner are members of the PMA Class 1988.

Bacarro also resigned his post over the controversy. Brawner’s appointment took effect on Thursday.