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Angelo Reyes

Filipino general

Died when: 65 years 328 days (790 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Angelo Reyes

Angelo Tomas Reyes (March 17, 1945 – February 8, 2011) also known as General Reyes, was a Filipino retired general and politician who served as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff from 2000 to 2001 under President Joseph Estrada.

At the height of the 2001 EDSA Revolution, Reyes withdrew his support for Estrada, which led to the installation of Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as president, under whom he then served as Cabinet Secretary until 2010.

He also served under Arroyo as Secretary of the Departments of the Interior and Local Government, Environment and Natural Resources, Energy, and National Defense.

Reyes ran for a seat in Congress under the United Transport Coalition (1-UTAK), a party representing workers in the public transportation sector, in the 2010 party-list election but was dropped by the party without his consent.

It led to an investigation which had been ongoing at the time of his death.A week after being accused of corruption while being AFP chief of staff, Reyes died due to a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide.

Reyes was married to Teresita Pernia-Reyes with whom he has five sons, Pablo, Angelito (a former representative from Taguig), Marc, Carlo and Judd.

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