Poet, playwright, director, Diosdado Alferez started writing in 1930, producing stories, poems, articles, and stage and radio plays. He worked as director of LUDABI, Cebu Dramatic Guild (1964), and the Cebu Radio-TV Association (1970-72). He was Councilor of Punta Princesa (1968) and vice-chairman of the Community Development Council in Cebu. Alferez won LUDABI prizes in 1965 and 1971 for his poems. He worked as assistant director in the local movie industry. He also worked on a translation of the Philippine National Anthem.