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About the Author
Elmer A. Ordonez is a retired professor of English with the University of the Philippines, where he earned M.A. and A.B. degrees in English. He graduated with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin and enrolled in post-doctoral courses at Oxford University in England. Published here and abroad, Dr. Ordoñez has written over 20 books spanning essays, literary critiques, creative nonfiction, biography, and fiction. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Ani ng Dangal (National Commission on Culture and the Arts), Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas (Writers Union of the Philippines), Southeast Asian Write Award (Thai Royalty in Bangkok), and the Distinguished Lifetime Award (U.P. Alumni Association). Dr. Ordoñez lives in a family compound in Imus, Cavite, the town which young Emilio Aguinaldo sought to free from Spanish colonial rule. The author’s late wife, Elenita S. Sayoc, is a great-granddaughter of Licerio Topacio, a general in the Magdalo army led by Aguinaldo. It was she who inspired the author to write this book.
- Format: Paperback, 32 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 9786214220281