Fernando Ingeniero Baldomero, is a second eldest son out of seven siblings by Ramon Tabay Baldomero of Biga-a Malinao, Aklan and Silveria Ingeniero Baldomero of San Ramon also in Malinao. He was born on January 13, 1949 at Biga-a, Malinao, Aklan.
Fernando is fondly called Nanding by friends, Kaloy and Ine, Gene by comrades in the revolutionary and later legal mass movement which he belonged.
He studied during his elementary days at Lezo Elementary School, finished high school at Lezo Institute and his Bachelor of Science in Commerce in Aklan College (now Aklan Catholic College).
During his college days he was an officer of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and before his college graduation, he top the entrance examination for the Integrated National Police (INP) in Aklan but did not joined the force.
He among other students in Aklan who were influenced by revolutionary upheaval in the Philippines of the 60-70’s dubbed as First Quarter Storm joined the Samahang Demokratikong Kabataan, or SDK/SADEKA (Association of Democratic Youth), a leftist national democratic legal mass movement of youth in Aklan and joined protest movement against Marcos dictatorship.
After graduating from college, he was engaged in various kinds of business for years with his elder and younger brothers but was only stopped when Army officials confiscated all his earnings upon the declaration of Martial Law.
He was among the pioneers in organizing the revolt in Panay, after he joined the New People’s Army in 1973. He rose in rank until he became one of the few respected military cadre in Panay.
He married in NPA rites, Erlinda Terrano of Madalag and bore four sons. Erlinda later surrendered in 1985, and their divorced was later approved by the Communist Party of the Philippines.
He was captured by joint police and military elements in Jaro, Iloilo City in 1993. He experience various forms of torture, charged with numerous trumped up charges and jailed at Antique Rehabilitation Center in San Jose, Antique.
He was offered several times, by military to file for amnesty and even offered him a higher rank at the military. He was even visited by then Col. Victor Corpuz while he is on jail, to become a coordinator of then Green Panay project in the island, his life will be put in the movies and other financial offers which had flatly refused because he believed that what he had fought for over two decades is just.
Two years after, he was released after all cases against him were dismissed by the courts.
He went to his hometown in Lezo, Aklan in 1995, and married Christine Beatriz Borra in 1996. He engaged in lumber business. He ran and won as a Barangay Kagawad of Sta. Cruz Biga-a for three consecutive terms.
Later he joined Bayan Muna in 2001, a leftist political party and was later chosen as its provincial chairman. He also became a member of Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Amnestiya (SELDA), an association of former political prisoners.
He ran for a post of Lezo town council in 2004, but failed and he resumed his position as Barangay Kagawad of Barangay Sta. Cruz Biga-a.
He was again charged with arson and murder in Guimbal, Iloilo and Sibalom, Antique respectively. He was arrested in his rented house in Kalibo, and was jailed in Guimbal and Antique for six months. He was again released.
He joined the local Tibyog political Party and as a Liberal Party member in 2007 and this time won as town councilor of the Municipality of Lezo, Aklan. He was also chosen as Bayan Muna provincial chair.
He was again charged by the military of murder in 2007, but since his name was spelled wrong instead of Fernando Baldomero it was Francisco Baldomero he evaded arrest.
Besides being a local legislator, he has been at forefront of tackling various local and national issues confronting the people. He joined various demonstrations, forums and discussions that aim to protect the interest of the poor and oppressed.
He is being targeted in various military programs in Aklan and Capiz accusing of being an active member of the Communist Party of the Philippines and leader of the NPA-front in Aklan. With the public pronouncements over the radio by the military, it was also the time that he noticed that his movement is being monitored.
He had at many times, shared with families, friends and comrades that suspected military elements riding in motorcycle has been tailing him while he travel back and forth from his rented house in Kalibo to his parents house in Lezo.
On March 19, 2011 two months before the 2010 election, his parent’s house in Lezo was lobbed by grenades by two unidentified persons riding in motorcycle.
On July 5, 2010, while he was going to bring his youngest son, Car Philip to school in his rented house in Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan was shot to death by an armed man, riding tandem on a motorcycle.