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Elite PMA Class 1983
« on: June 13, 2010, 04:14:24 AM »
PMA Class ’83 hails Dizon as new PSG chief        
by Paul Gutierrez    
Saturday, 12 June 2010 19:26  

       http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/national/11573-pma-class-83-hails-dizon-as-new-psg-chief.html

“A TRUE blooded soldier, responsible and ideal officer,” this is how Col. Ramon Mateo Dizon is described by his classmates at the Philippine Military Academy’s “Matikas” Class of 1983.

Dizon is the personal choice of president-elect Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino, to be the commander of the Presidential Security Group (PSG), which is tasked to protect the chief executive and his immediate family.

In a talk with People’s Tonight, Col. Dan Lucero, chief for civil military operations of the Philippine Army (G7) and president of Class ’83, said they take pride in the expected appointment of Dizon to his new post.

“He (Dizon) is a silent worker, very professional. Matikas talaga,” commented Lucero.

Another mistah, Col. Carlos Quita, current commander of the 203 Brigade in charge of internal security operation (ISO) for Mindoro, noted that Dizon’s current posting also made

him suited to deal with all possible and imaginable threat to the life of the new president-elect.
“He (Dizon) is in charge of JSOG (Joint Special Operations Group) of the AFP; that’s an elite unit, our strike force against any threats to national security including terrorist groups,” noted Quita.

“Hindi na yata talaga maalis sa akin na mapunta sa PSG,” Dizon quipped, when reached by phone by this reporter yesterday, noting it would be the third time in his career that he would be going back to the PSG. “I am just awaiting my (new) order.”

Known as “Chito” to his friends, Dizon first served for two years under Aquino’s mother, the late former President Corazon Aquino, when they were still captains, noted Quita.

Dizon said he spent another six years with the PSG under the Ramos administration and stayed on for another 10 months “during the transition” period of the Arroyo administration before he was transferred to the Security Escort Battalion.

“The president (Aquino) can sleep soundly at night, at ako naman ang hindi matutulog,” he joked, noting that his new position is a “24/7” job.


 
« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 03:28:42 AM by Radrick »
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Re: Elite PMA Class '83 starts to rise
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 04:19:27 AM »


The rise of Matikas

by : Ret. Col Romeo Y. Lim
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       http://www.malaya.com.ph/aug18/edromeo.htm


BEING the Scout Rangers chief of staff for eight years, I cannot but help but favor this unit above all other service units in the Armed Forces. While there are other elite units in the police and military like the Special Action Forces of the PNP and the Special Warfare Group of the Philippine Navy, the Scout Rangers of the Philippine Army are the best. But then of course as expected, I am extremely biased.

Having said that, I also have my pick for the best class in the Philippine Military Academy: "Matikas" Class 1983. What would be my yardstick for saying that? Well, since the birth of the Academy in 1905, no class has taken Scout Ranger training for all of its members except PMA Class 1983.

I also believe that it will be this class that will be the next leaders of the AFP and PNP in the near future. They now have two Commodores in the Coast Guard (n.b. the Coast Guard used to be with the AFP until it was transferred to the Department of Transportation and Communications several years back), almost all its members are senior colonels with a significant number belonging to the general staff or chiefs of staff of either Area Commands or Infantry Divisions. Others are already deputy brigade commanders. Some of them are also part of the principal staff of the Philippine Air Force while others are key personnel of the Flag-Officer-In Command (the Philippine Navy’s highest official). Those who joined the Philippine Constabulary (now the PNP) have become or are Police Provincial Directors all over the country.

Even those who resigned the service and joined the corporate world are doing well including the class baron, then 1LT Clemente Enriquez. Their youngest member, Allen Capuyan, retires in 2018 but even now I can see that he has the makings of a Chief of Staff (AFP).

The only sad episodes in the meteoric rise of this class are the deaths of 23 of its members. Its first casualty was Ray Anthony Alfabeto who died while still in training as a fresh graduate. His death was a blow to his father. BGen. Edgardo Alfabeto who was the Commander of the Regional Unified Command (composed of Philippine Army and then Philippine Constabulary soldiers) in the 80s.

I tell you, this is the class to watch.

Now, I am not a feng shui expert or numerologist but I noticed that a lot of PMA classes who end in odd numbers generally produce exemplary alumni. Class ’51 example, has the courageous Fortunato Abat who even in his 80s is still in the frontline of advocacies that younger PMA alumni would not even dare join. Class ’61 Senator Rodolfo Biazon is a prolific lawmaker and Class ’71 has two senators (Ping Lacson and Gregorio Honasan) and one or two mayors among its crop. Despite its perceived notoriety, Class ’95 already has a senator, Antonio Trillanes IV. Some members of the class are also, in fact, gearing up for the 2010 elections.

Some of you may wonder why I did not include former President Fidel V. Ramos. It was because he was sent by PMA to West Point and is considered a West Point alumnus.

On the other hand, Class ’52 only produced two generals and both of them died by accident. Moreover, it had the distribution of being the "most hated" class of then strongman President Ferdinand Marcos because one of them, Colonel Delfin Mendoza, served as the aide of former President Diosdado Macapagal.

Once the most popular class in the early days of the Arroyo administration, Class ’78 has lost a lot of its luster because of its strong connections to the now sorely unpopular President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who is an honorary member of the class.

Of course, it would be extremely naïve of me to generalize how lucky, how productive or how exemplary the members of a class are just by the year they graduated. They are just coincidences that I like to play around with.

But one thing I don’t play with is my fearless forecast of the future of PMA Class ’83. All things considered, it may be the class that will significantly reduce our insurgency problem. To them, I say Godspeed!

« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 05:33:31 AM by Radrick »
. . .“We of the military shall always do what we are told to do. But if this nation is to survive, we must trust the soldier once our statesmen fail to preserve the peace.”       - Gen. Douglas McArthur

"... In all crossroads of our history as a nation , the military was the factor to reckon with. If all militaries all over the world have had a swing role, it is primarily because of the distinct monopoly they enjoy as an institution - the monopoly on the use of FORCE. ..."   Speech of Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno


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Re: Elite PMA Class '83 starts to rise
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 07:50:44 AM »
diba c Captain Ruben Guinolbay PMA'94 eh Scout Ranger din?

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 since the birth of the Academy in 1905, no class has taken Scout Ranger training for all of its members except PMA Class 1983.
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Incoming PSG Commander a former SAF
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 03:33:30 AM »
Incoming PSG Commander is a former member of the SAF...

       http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20100611nat4.html

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“He is presently with the Joint Special Operations Group at Light Reaction Companies. (Member of) PMA Class 1983, formerly with the SAF (Special Action Force) because he used to be with the PC (Philippine Constabulary). He then transferred to the Army, one of the few who transferred to the Army when the PC became the PNP (Philippine National Police),” Aquino rattled off in detailing Dizon’s resumé.
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       http://www.asianjournal.com/dateline-philippines/headlines/5772-aquino-picks-chief-bodyguard-.html

:...Dizon, who has served three presidents, was a founding member of the Philippine Constabulary Special Action Force. He later transferred to the Army."
« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 03:53:27 AM by Radrick »
. . .“We of the military shall always do what we are told to do. But if this nation is to survive, we must trust the soldier once our statesmen fail to preserve the peace.”       - Gen. Douglas McArthur

"... In all crossroads of our history as a nation , the military was the factor to reckon with. If all militaries all over the world have had a swing role, it is primarily because of the distinct monopoly they enjoy as an institution - the monopoly on the use of FORCE. ..."   Speech of Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno


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Re: Elite PMA Class '83 starts to rise
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010, 05:12:23 AM »
diba c Captain Ruben Guinolbay PMA'94 eh Scout Ranger din?


I think it is saying that everybody from class '83 had scout ranger training or became a scout ranger
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Re: Elite PMA Class '83 starts to rise
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 06:51:13 AM »
diba c Captain Ruben Guinolbay PMA'94 eh Scout Ranger din?


Mangilan-ngilan lang naman sa PMA '94 ang nag-training ng SR unlike PMA '83 na buong class nila nag-training ng SR.

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Re: Elite PMA Class '83 starts to rise
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010, 08:51:33 AM »
I think it is saying that everybody from class '83 had scout ranger training or became a scout ranger

Mangilan-ngilan lang naman sa PMA '94 ang nag-training ng SR unlike PMA '83 na buong class nila nag-training ng SR.

We share the same insight, that everbody from the class took Scout Ranger training.




       Definitely a class to watch. The class is full of talented men from different Armed Services, Notably some members already occupy star positions at this early stage of their career were mostly still have 6 to 8 years in active service...

1. Commodore Luis Tuazon PCG in early 2007 is the youngest officer (in his time) at 46 years old to occupy a star position

2. Commodore William Melad PCG got his star late 2007

3. Col Carlos Quita PA current commander of the 203 Brigade PA

4. Col Romeo Tanalgo PN (M) Chief of Staff, Philippine Marine Corps


... on high gear to occupy key positions on higher echelons of Command even before President elect  P - Noy becomes chief executive and C-in-C of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. -> for the record



Assuming on July 1, 2010

5. Col Demosthenes Santillan PA incoming Senior Military Aide (Adviser?)

6. Col Ramon Dizon PA incoming PSG Commander, currently AFP JSOG Commander


...stars will fall on their shoulder boards within this year and years ahead!
« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 06:35:13 PM by Radrick »
. . .“We of the military shall always do what we are told to do. But if this nation is to survive, we must trust the soldier once our statesmen fail to preserve the peace.”       - Gen. Douglas McArthur

"... In all crossroads of our history as a nation , the military was the factor to reckon with. If all militaries all over the world have had a swing role, it is primarily because of the distinct monopoly they enjoy as an institution - the monopoly on the use of FORCE. ..."   Speech of Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno


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Re: Elite PMA Class 1983
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012, 03:47:43 PM »
BGEN  na ngayon si BGEN QUITA (who's son the late alexander quita+ was my classmate and friend), BGEN TANALGO, BGEN DIZON. about COL SANTILLAN (who's son is also a classmate in one subject) no info if BGEN na sya.. but for info lahat ng '83 naka pwesto na ng maganda..
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Re: Elite PMA Class 1983
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 04:56:28 PM »
BGEN  na ngayon si BGEN QUITA (who's son the late alexander quita+ was my classmate and friend), BGEN TANALGO, BGEN DIZON. about COL SANTILLAN (who's son is also a classmate in one subject) no info if BGEN na sya.. but for info lahat ng '83 naka pwesto na ng maganda..

BGEN Carlos Quita current Commandant of Cadets at PMA if i'm not mistaken, wait you got PM  :)

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Re: Elite PMA Class '83 starts to rise
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 11:57:44 PM »
We share the same insight, that everbody from the class took Scout Ranger training.

Yep could be. I remember then President Marcos ordered re-training for the military. Our CMT 43 Proby Class '83 wasn't able to undergo our SROC and PALAR training since we were told all camps were being used. PMA Class '83 could have been ordered to undergo the training regardless of branch of service.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 09:35:47 PM »
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Re: Elite PMA Class 1983
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 10:26:55 PM »
One of them is the Captain of the PAL A340 I rode to Cebu years ago.
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