MANILA – Former Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali died of cardiac arrest on Thursday at the age of 63.
In a radio interview over DZBB, incumbent Oriental Mindoro Rep. Alfonso Umali said his brother was diagnosed with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) last December 2020.
Umali was also diagnosed with Stage 3 liver cancer that further aggravated to Stage 4 during the same month.
“Kahapon nakakita ng bacteria sa kanyang liver. Ngayong umaga, bumaba na ang dugo niya tapos nag-cardiac arrest kaninang umaga (Yesterday, bacteria was detected in his liver. This morning, his blood [pressure] dropped then he suffered cardiac arrest),” he said.
The former congressman served as chairman of the House justice committee that conducted the impeachment proceedings against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Umali served as congressman of the second district of Oriental Mindoro for three terms.
The second district is composed of the municipalities of Bansud, Bongabong, Bulalacao, Gloria, Mansalay, Pinamalayan, and Roxas. (PNA)