Known as Alvin Tan to most, Nick Vera
Perez (NVP) was coined to create a character suited to
entertainment. NVP began singing at the age of three where
he performed at a local restaurant called Ngo Hiong House
and Native Foods, in Jolo, Sulu, Philippines. Born fourth
out of five siblings, NVP was raised by Pastor Philip Tan,
Sr., a father who serviced Christianity as a Pastor despite
his Moslem and Chinese blood combination, and by Visitacion
Tan, a loving mother whose ancestry stems back from Madrid,
Spain and Amoy, China combined.
NVP has three other brothers
namely, Norman Tan, BSN, with two lovely kids, Nyles and
Jacob; Nelson Tan, MD, married to Marie Fe Corpuz Tan, with
four kids, Shannen Kirstie, Kenneth Philson, Sean Kyle, and
Kamylle Paula; and the new US immigrant Engineer Philip Tan,
Jr., married to Michele Marie Burgos Tan, with two kids;
Nadine Ysabelle and Alyssa Gillian.
An excelling student, he
maintained a FULL scholarship in elementary school, he
graduated salutatorian and valedictorian respectively from
Notre Dame High School for Boys. NVP represented Notre Dame
for Math Olympiad 1989, where he competed for Geometry all
over the Philippines. He finished bachelorís degree in
Nursing at the University of Santo Tomas in 1994.