Activist priest Fr Joe Dizon dies
Fr Joe Dizon, a leading activist, died late Monday, November 4, due to complications from diabetes

ACTIVIST. Fr. Joe Dizon (center) with priests and workers during a Labor Day protest in Plaza Miranda May 1, 2013. File photo by Rappler/AC Dimatatac

MANILA, Philippines – Fr Joe Dizon, a leading activist for the rights of workers and the poor, died late Monday, November 4, due to complications from diabetes. He was 65.

“Fr Joe Dizon passed away at 11:15 pm at the [National Kidney and Transplant Institute] after admission last Tuesday due to complications (from) diabetes,” Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary-general Renato Reyes Jr said in a tweet.

Dizon’s activism can be traced to the Martial Law years, and he convened numerous organizations such as the Kontra Daya Movement.

He was most recently associated with the #AbolishPork movement.

His remains will be brought to the San Roque Cathedral in Caloocan City, then to his home diocese in Imus, Cavite.

“Fr. Joe Dizon dedicated 40 years to the church of the poor. He led the Workers Assistance Center and convened Kontra Daya, #abolishpork movement,” Reyes also tweeted. –

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