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Political Prisoners press for freedom for their ailing comrade after Araw ng Kalayaan
On Political Prisoners
Monday, 13 June 2011 19:16

PRESS RELEASE
June 13, 2011

Political Prisoners press for freedom for their ailing comrade after Araw ng Kalayaan

Political prisoners in New Bilibid Prison (NBP) pressed government to release their ailing comrade Mariano Umbrero in line with Independence Day.

Juanito Itaas, the longest held political prisoner, convicted for the killing of Col. James Rowe, through the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a human rights group, is calling the attention of President Aquino and DOJ Secretary De Lima to urgently act on the release of Mariano Umbrero, a political prisoner at the New Bilibid Prison suffering stage 4 cancer.

“Nanawagan kami kay Pangulong Aquino at DOJ Secretary De Lima, na magkaroon ng puso at ibigay ang inaasam na kalayaan ng aming kasamahang si Tatay Umbrero, na malubha na ang kalagayan dahil sa cancer” (We are appealing to President Aquino and DOJ Secretary De Lima, to have a heart and grant the long awaited freedom of our comrade Tatay Umbrero, whose condition is critical due to cancer.) Juanito Itaas said.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2011 19:21
 
TFDP launches “4 O’clock Habit” in Facebook to appeal for the release of an ailing political prisoner
On Political Prisoners
Thursday, 09 June 2011 13:40
PRESS RELEASE
June 9, 2011

TFDP launches “4 O’clock Habit” in Facebook to appeal for the release of an ailing political prisoner

Amidst the issue of VIP treatment for former Governor Leviste that resulted to the resignation of the New Bilibid Prison Director Ernesto Diokno, rights group Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) urged President Aquino to release an ailing prisoner.

The group used the social networking site Facebook to solicit support by asking their friends to post an online prayer every 4PM for Mariano Umbrero, a political prisoner diagnosed with cancer. “We pray for Umbrero’s health and that God may touch P-Noy’s heart and convince him to exercise his power to grant executive clemency to Tatay Umbrero whose health is deteriorating rapidly,” Emmanuel Amistad, Executive Director of TFDP said.     

According to TFDP, the campaign is part of the S.O.S. Appeal Campaign for the release of Tatay Umbrero that started last month with sending of letters to President Aquino and concerned government agencies.  
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 June 2011 13:44
 
4 o’clock habit campaign: prayer/appeal for Umbrero’s release
On Political Prisoners
Thursday, 02 June 2011 12:22

Dear Friends,

The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines’ (TFDP) S.O.S. appeal campaign for the release of Mariano Umbrero, a political prisoner who has cancer, now in the fourth stage, started few months ago with the sending of an urgent appeal (letter of appeal) to various partners.  It was followed by an online barrage of appeals posted on Facebook.  This was done to call the attention of P-Noy and other concerned government agencies and for them to act on the case of Umbrero.  TFDP also directly sent a letter to the Office of the President, while the Medical Action Group (MAG) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 June 2011 12:29
 
Rights Group Urges P-Noy to Immediately Release an Ailing Political Prisoner
On Political Prisoners
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:32

PRESS RELEASE

Free_UmbreoA human rights group Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) appeals to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for the immediate release of an ailing 63-year old political prisoner. “We strongly appeal to President Aquino to immediately release Tatay Umbrero on humanitarian grounds for his illness to be promptly and properly addressed,” TFDP said in a statement.

Mariano Umbrero is a political prisoner at the national penitentiary New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and was also a victim of human rights violations during the Marcos regime.  He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

Based on his clinical abstract dated January 31, 2011issued after his check-up at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Umbrero has Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage II B. A few weeks ago, Umbrero complained of difficulty in breathing. He also had a sudden episode of intense epigastric pain which was severe enough to warrant his admission at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the NBP hospital. Aside from the said medical findings, Umbrero is also suffering from multiple organ problems that include his heart and liver.

TFDP added that due to imposed perpetual confinement, lack of proper medical care and without timely medical attention and essential needs inside the NBP, Umbrero’s physical and mental health has worsened and is in critical condition.  Since Umbrero was diagnosed, his cancer has already progressed to Stage IV.  

According to TFDP, Umbrero, a suspected member of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) was convicted and incarcerated for the crime of murder, kidnapping with serious illegal detention. He was sentenced and made to suffer the penalty of “reclusion perpetua” or life imprisonment. Umbrero was detained during the 80s in Cagayan province before he was transferred to the NBP. Despite his conviction, Umbrero consistently stressed that he had never participated in any of the activities of the said armed rebel group including the crime that he was accused and convicted of. He asserted that he was arrested and jailed not because of being suspected to be an NPA member but because of his principles and stance on issues affecting the lives of marginalized people.

Under the International Humanitarian Law, specifically in the provision on the Protection of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked, it is stated that, “All wounded, sick and shipwrecked, to whichever Party he/she belongs, shall be respected and protected. In all circumstances, they shall be treated humanely and shall receive, to the fullest possible extent and with the least possible delay, the medical care and attention required by their condition. There shall be no distinction between them on any other grounds.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:44
 
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