Fred Perdon, 65
BAAO, Camarines Sur --- Alfredo I. Perdon, 65, who succumbed to heart attack while preparing for heart operation at the Philippine Heart Center last December 14, was laid to eternal rest by his family, relatives, friends, and town mates last Tuesday, December 19, a day after his 65th birthday at the Baao Catholic Cemetery here. At the time of his death, he was the Corporate Executive Officer of GNN TV Naga and outgoing director of the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI). A graduate of Ateneo de Naga High School and San Beda College in Manila (AB Economics), Fred, to his friends, started working as a researcher in the Office of the President in 1975. As Development Management Officer of the Presidential Management Staff for 11 years, Fred provided technical assistance to the Office of the President and conducted researches on issues and concerns for the information of the President. Soft-spoken but highly articulate, the favorite Baao son was later appointed as Executive Director of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas -- a government agency in charge of all Filipinos overseas. He also organized the Bicol Cable TV Owners Association in 1995. He was appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Rinconada-based CASURECO 3. Mr. Perdon was also elected as member of the board of trustees of the Central Bicol State University for Agriculture from January 2012 to March 2014. He was COO of Turtle Cable Network, a local cable TV operator he founded in 1990. Previously, he was Development Affairs Consultant at the Bicol River Basin Development Program Office for 7 years, from January 1995 to December 2001. As an active member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, his fellow officers recognized him with pride and honor for his initiatives and sacrifices in establishing partnership and collaboration with the Tennessee (USA) Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) and other overseas companies in the promotion of renewable energy and economic development programs where eventually series of activities and platforms were undertaken in Naga City for wider understanding of the promises and potentials of renewable energy in the local setting. An only child, Fred is survived by his wife Lotta, son Alfred Carl and daughter Mae Carl.