September 29, 1637, Lorenzo Ruiz, the First Filipino Saint, was Hung Upside Down to Death in Nagasaki, Japan
Today in Philippine History. September 29, 2020 is Saint Lorenzo Ruiz’s 383rd death anniversary. The first Filipino saint, also known as San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, died as a martyr on September 29, 1637 at the age of 34. He was hung upside down in a pit by his tormentors until he suffocated to death in Nagasaki, Japan.