ROGELIO L. Ordonez, a militant nationalist author, died on Thursday at age 75.
Known as Roger O. in local literary circles, Ordoñez was serving as professor in the Polythecnic University of the Philippines, where he started teaching during the tenure PUP President Dr. Nemencio Prudente, at the time of his death.
A poet, essayist and short story writer, Ordoñez served under National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin in the Philippine Free Press and later at the Philippine Leader Magazine, until its closure during martial law.
Born in Alapan, Imus, Cavite, Ordoñez was a multi-awarded author whose stories have been translated and anthologized abroad. His writings can be accessed at: plumaatpapel.wordpress.com.
His remains lie at the Holy Trinity Chapel in Sucat, Parañaque. He will be cremated on Sunday.