Mariano Umbrero, 63, a political prisoner at New Bilibid Prison (NBP) has passed away today at NBP hospital due to cancer.
Tatay Umbrero, as he was fondly called inside NBP, had a big heart. Those who knew him said he had helped those in need and stood up for the weak. He was a farmer in Lallo, Cagayan.
There are many lessons to be learned from the story of Tatay Umbrero. His story was so infused with inspiration and tells us a fundamental truth that would unrestrained by prison walls, that is when you help others, you are never alone.
Tatay Umbrero has been dying to taste freedom through executive clemency. He was in detention at NBP since 2004.
Lord, we come together to pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Tatay Umbrero,
May the soul of Tatay Umbrero and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God,
Rest in Peace.