Constantino C. Tejero was born on 1957. He won a Palanca 2nd prize for Enemigo Mortal, 1987. He has also won the Palanca award for the essay and the Jaime V. Ongpin Award for Investigative Journalism for his series of articles on the national language and on censorship. He worked as staff writer of The Sunday Inquirer Magazine and edited its poetry section. He has one book of poems, The Book of Martyrs/Selected Poems 1982-1992 (Anvil, 1994).