TAYAG, Carlos N.

From Bantayog ng mga Bayani (http://www.bantayog.org/node/206)

Carlos Tayag was a deacon of the Order of St. Benedict who in the 1970s embraced the then emerging Theology of Liberation, became a leader of the Kilusang Kristiyano ng Kabataang Pilipino (KKKP) and was one of the organizers of the Christians for National Liberation (CNL).

He edited the KKKP newsletter Breakthrough.

In 1972 when martial law was installed and all activist organizations banned, KKKP and CNL simply continued to operate underground. Caloy pursued his work with these organizations despite the threat to his safety and security. He organized Catholic priests and nuns and lay people. He also worked with others from the Protestant churches, helping create an ecumenical front against martial law. He visited convents, convincing those from the religious sector to help in the anti-martial law resistance. He argued for a Christianity that worked to change structures which perpetuate social injustice.

Caloy disappeared in August 1976. His family has searched for him for years. His family believes it was the military who abducted him.

August 24, 1942
August 17, 1976