He was fondly called “Onggie”, “Doc. Onggie”. He took up his high school @ the Notre Dame of Libungan and graduated at the top of his class. He pursued and completed his medical studies @ UST, Manila and practiced his profession as medical doctor with specialization in Anesthesiology. He married a friend; also a medical doctor who specialized in OBGyne. They had three (3) wonderful kids; now all in the medical practice- a lady medical doctor, a male nurse now on his medical studies in Davao City and a lady pharmacist. All three are still single and in their prime ages.
He came back to a then laid-back Libungan municipality despite the great opportunities in big cities; and raised his family in his hometown. He came and served as municipal vice mayor in 1995 and left us as municipal vice mayor this October 7, 2020. He saw and stirred the transformation of his laid-back municipality to what it is now; vibrant and peaceful.
He may not hear now all the accolades, messages, thoughts of his townmates, colleagues in the medical field and political area, one thing we know is that he left an indelible mark in everyone; a MARK only the heart can fathom.
REST IN PEACE OUR DEAR FRIEND, BROTHER, MENTOR, DOCTOR, VICE MAYOR RONALDO “Onggie” BERTUMEN PADER.
Our deep condolences to the immediate family-Dra. Rosabel, Dra. Nikki, Niko and Patricia. Likewise, to the parents Dr. Jesus and Maam Rosita and siblings Jose “yeye” and Homer, our condolences.