Tenaganita co-director Aegile Fernandez, who spent more than five decades working with vulnerable communities, died at 72 today.
Her family said she passed away peacefully at 1.26pm.
“Aegile has been a warm glow of comfort in so many lives and a bright and enduring light in the fight for justice and equality.
“We ask that if you are comfortable, please light a candle for her today. Importantly, she’d want you to keep up her mission for justice, her practice of kindness, her open heart to all who have the least,” they said in a statement.
Aegile was the younger sister of rights activist Irene Fernandez, who died of heart failure on March 31, 2014.