Saint Lorenzo Ruiz
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (Tagalog: San Lorenzo Ruiz ng Maynila; Spanish: San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila; Latin: Laurentius Ruiz Manilensis; ca. 1600 – 29 September 1637) is a Filipino saint venerated in the Roman Catholic Church. A Chinese-Filipino, he became the country's protomartyr after his execution in Japan by the Tokugawa Shogunate during its persecution of Japanese Christians in the 17th century.
Saint Lorenzo is patron saint of, among others, the Philippines and the Filipino people.