10 August – Bas Umali in the anarchist scene, has been consistently active since the mid 1990s. He is involved in diverse activities, actions and projects in local, regional and international networks.
His latest involvement was to be a speaking engagement in Hiroshima, Fukushima and Tokyo in relation to annual atomic bombing commemoration activities co-organized by anarchists in Japan (August 6th to 11th).
He was all set: plane ticket procured two months earlier (thanks to his Japanese comrades) and visa approved a month ahead of schedule. Unfortunately, he felt discomfort from his right scrotum a week before his flight to Tokyo. Discomfort escalated into pain in his lower right abdomen. From Cebu he traveled to Manila and consulted two medical doctors to find he has an Inguinal hernia. Both doctors advised him to take plenty of rest and to have immediate surgery. He consistently explores and supports alternative medicine but this particular case where part of his small intestines is trapped into his scrotal cavity can only be removed manually and needs to be tied to the nearest bone to avoid recurrence.
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