It is with deep sorrow that we inform the untimely demise of our beloved PMMA Superintendent, VICE ADMIRAL RICHARD U RITUAL, on January 11, 2019. His remains lie in state at Hall A, Arlington Memorial Chapel, Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. He will be transferred to the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy in San Narciso, Zambales on Wednesday morning, January 16. Viewing at PMMA will start on Wednesday evening until Friday night.

Departure honors will be held on Saturday, January 19 at 0600H, to be followed by a mass at the San Sebastián Parish in San Narciso at 0700H. Right after the mass, he will be brought to his final resting place at the Holy Cross Memorial Park in Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Let us all pray for the eternal repose of his soul, for the bereaved family to cope with these trying times and for the PMMA Family to be united over the loss of a great leader.