Rhoel Gallardo

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Servant of God
Rhoel Gallardo, CMF
Missionary; Martyr
Born (1965-11-29)29 November 1965
Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines
Died 3 May 2000(2000-05-03) (aged 34)
Basilan, 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.


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