By James A. Loyola
ABS-CBN Corporation reported the passing of its Group Chief Financial Officer Rolando P. Valdueza on March 30.
“We lost a good leader whose passion for service and love for people will always be remembered,” the firm said in a statement adding that, “he dedicated many years of his life in helping the people we serve in ABS-CBN.”
Valdueza began his career in the network as budget officer in 1988 before being assigned as Sky Cable regional director for Visayas and Mindanao, eventually becoming the managing director of Pilipino Cable Company.
When he was entrusted with leading the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group (RNG) in 2001, he turned it into a big contributor to the network’s national leadership by improving operation efficiencies, strengthening local programming, and bringing ABS-CBN closer to local communities.
He later served as ABS-CBN’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and oversaw the network’s treasury, controllership, systems and methods, budget and planning, traffic and finance operations before being appointed as Group CFO in 2012 to manage the finances not only of ABS-CBN, but also of its subsidiaries, and headed ABS-CBN’s Corporate Services Group 2.
“Serving ABS-CBN in different capacities for over three decades, Ron definitely played an integral role in the company’s expansion and development. We thank him for generously sharing his brilliance and dedication so that ABS-CBN can fulfill its mission to serve the Filipino through the years,” the firm said.
It added that, “The whole ABS-CBN family mourns his passing and extends our deepest condolences to his family, whose privacy we request everyone to respect at this time.”