ANC reported that former Defense and Environment Secretary Angelo Reyes shot himself in the chest and was taken to Quirino Memorial Medical Center in QC. He was brought to the hospital at 7:45 AM. Doctors were unable to revive the former Secretary of National Defense.
Angelo Reyes was rushed to the hospital, and declared dead on arrival. According to ANC’s interview with Health Secretary Ona, when Reyes arrived at the hospital, he didn’t have any blood pressure, cold and bloody with no vital signs.
“Noel Alamar (of ABS-CBN) quotes Manalo (PNP) as saying Reyes shot himself in the chest and was rushed to the hospital by his bodyguard.” The former defense chief reportedly visited his mother’s tomb, then shot himself.
Witnesses say, Mr. Reyes was with two of his children and two aides at the time of his suicide. He asked them to step away, then shot himself.
@nerveending tweeted, “I read once in a suicide profile that those who fall of fail from a high position most likely to commit suicide.”
Twitterverse was shocked by the death of Secretary Reyes. @yuriandre tweeted, “Angelo Reyes dead? OMG! I believe there’s bigger money involved in this AFP #plunder scandal.”
“The plot thickens,” @momblogger added.
Partylist Representative Teddy Casino remarked, “Reyes’ suicide will cast a shadow over today’s House hearing. Don’t know how this will affect those attending.”
Jiggy Cruz tweeted, “Oh wow… Just read about Angelo Reyes… Let’s pray for him and his family…”