Sanny Gie P. Calacar was born on December 14, 1985 in Kibawe, Bukidnon in the heart of the
island of Mindanao. He is the fourth of nine children born to Simeon and Virginia. His
grandmother was a convert from Islam.
Sanny Gie remembers learning from his parents what love for Jesus and holy fear of the Lord
meant. As a child, his parents would take the whole family to church on Sundays and each
member of the family had a role to play in the liturgy beginning with his father who was and
continues to this day as an extraordinary minister of communion. His mother, a lector, and
Sanny Gie and his brothers were altar servers. And not to be outdone, his sisters sang in the