Get to Know the Blessed Pedro Calungsod, the Soon-To-Be Filipino Saint in 'Patrol ng Pilipino!'

The Blessed Pedro Calungsod is set to become the second Filipino saint on his canonization in October this year. While this is perceived as a feat for the Philippines, little is known about the young catechist and martyr who remained true to his Catholic faith until his death.

Tonight (Mar 6) in “Patrol ng Pilipino,” join Apples Jalandoni as she travels to Cebu City to visit the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Pedro Calungsod and trace the soon-to-be saint’s much-disputed origin and identity, his missionary work and death, and the miracles that qualified him for sainthood.

Former Cebu Archbishop Cardinal Vidal, who lobbied for Calungsod’s beatification, said that the martyr’s approaching canonization serves as an inspiration and a testimony to young people that holiness can be achieved at a young age. Calungsod was killed at 17 while on a missionary work in 1672.

Meanwhile, Niko Baua will heed the latest bar exam topnotchers’ take on the issues that currently taint the law profession, including hazing in fraternities and the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Know the stories behind the news in “Patrol ng Pilipino” tonight (Mar 6) in “Patrol ng Pilipino” after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN, or watch it earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 9:15 p.m. (

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