Diosdado G. Alesna

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Diosdado G. Alesna (born May 18, 1909) is a Cebuano Visayan writer. His recognized pen-names include Diody Mangloy, Rigor Tancredo, Reynaldo Lap, Buntia, La Roca, Melendres, and Flordeliz Makaluluoy.

Alesna was an educator and a civil servant. He created the Cebuano verse form "siniloy" and has frequently won prizes, including the 1966 award for "Most Outstanding Poet for the Last 10 Years" from Lubas sa Dagang Bisaya (LUDABI) - an organisation which is the self-declared 'official' source for Cebuano Visayan.


  • Ang Gahom sa Awit (The Power of Song)
  • Kalimti ug Biyai (Forget and Leave)
  • Si Kristo sa Balabag (Christ on the Cross)