Rogelio Lunasco Ordoñez was born on September 24, 1940 in Imus, Cavite. He obtained a BS in Civil Engineering from Manuel L. Quezon University, and an MA in Mass Communications from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. A member and former head of the Cavite Press Club, Philippine Writers Academy, Pambansang Unyon ng Manunulat (PANULAT), and the Pambansang Linangan at Ugnayan ng mga Manunulat (PLUMA), Ordoñez has worked as secretary-general of the PUP Creative Writing Center, lecturer, and columnist.

Writing fiction in Filipino, Ordoñez has published his stories in Readings in Bilingual Contemporary Philippine Literature (1978), Tenggara (1990), and the landmarkMga Agos sa Disyerto (1964). His novels include Apoy sa Madaling Araw (1964) and Limang Suwail (1963), co-authored with Efren Abueg, Rogelio Sicat, Edgardo Reyes and Eduardo Reyes.