Rhoel Gallardo

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Rhoel Gallardo
Born (1965-11-29)29 November 1965
Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines Philippines
Died 3 May 2000(2000-05-03) (aged 34)
Basilan, Philippines Philippines
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 3 May

Servant of God Rhoel Gallardo, C.M.F., (29 November 1965 – 3 May 2000) was a Roman Catholic Claretian missionary martyred in Basilan, the Philippines.


He became a modern-day martyr on 3 May 2000[1] when he was murdered by Islamic separatists in Mindanao. Gallardo suffered three gunshot wounds at close range to his head, shoulder and back; the nails of his index finger and toes had been pulled out two or three days before he was shot.


The cause for his beatification is already in the preliminary stages of the diocesan investigation but has not yet received the decree "nihil obstat" from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

This is the Canonization Process of Servant of God Rhoel Gallardo.


  1. ^ New Catholic Encyclopedia. Detroit: Thomson Gale in association with the Catholic University of America. 2003. p. 261. ISBN 978-0-7876-4005-7.