4 C
Alba Iulia
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Aquino extends his condolences to the family of former Sec Angelo Reyes

Must Read

Victorian Refugee Awards nominations close April 24

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is calling for nominations to the Victorian Refugee Awards (VRA). This initiative recognises people,...

Melbourne and Regional Victoria Filipino community leaders call on ConGen Salcedo and Deputy ConGen Mandap

By Fred Jover Several Filipino community leaders based in Metropolitan Melbourne and country Victoria formally called on the new Consul...

Pinoy Grocery ‘Suki Kart’ Now Open in Hornsby Kuring-gai Area

Online Filipino Grocery Suki Kart has officially opened its physical store in Sydney's Upper North Shore. Its opening in the Hornsby...

President Benigno S. Aquino III extended his condolences to the family of former Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes, saying he was shocked by reports of the latter’s apparent suicide.

“Nagulat tayo sa pangyayari at nakikiramay tayo sa pamilya ni Secretary Reyes,” the President said in an ambush interview when he visited the medical and dental missions organized by the Office of the President’s attached agencies in honor of his 51st birthday celebration at the Mendiola parking area on Tuesday.

“I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family of former Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes,” the President said.

Earlier, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, likewise expressing his condolences to the family of retired General Reyes, asked the public to “allow his loved ones their grief and privacy.”
Reyes was 65.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona, in a press conference at the Quirino Memorial Hospital, confirmed Reyes died from a gunshot wound to the heart. Reyes was proclaimed dead on arrival at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City.

Ona said Reyes was brought to the hospital at 7:30 a.m. from the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City where he visited the grave of his parents.

Reyes, a graduate of Philippine Military Academy Class ’66, was the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under President Joseph Estrada, and Secretary of Defense, Interior and Local Government, and Energy during the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2001 to 2003.

He graduated as class valedictorian in high school and was among the top ten graduates of the PMA.

Reyes obtained two masteral degrees, namely, Masters in Business Administration from Asian Institute of Management in 1973 and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1991. He also took up International Defense Management Course in Monterey, California in 1983.

In 1987, he graduated No. 1 in Trust Operations Management Course conducted by the Trust Institutes Foundation of the Philippines at the Ateneo Business School which eventually earned him a scholarship to the Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.


Get more stories like this in your inbox!

Sign up for our newsletter and receive regular updates.

- Advertisement -

1 COMMENT

  1. The death of a loved one is, of course, devastating. We tend to withdraw from others, compounding our grief with isolation. Now, however, thanks to the new web community at Life-book.com , you can forge stronger connections with your family and friends, sharing memories of the departed and the ongoing life lessons and values that come from that distinctive bond your network shares.
    Life-book.com lets you design and administer a memorial network that is just for you and your relatives and friends.
    On Life-book.com, you can
    -easily set up and run a custom memorial network
    -select and invite relatives and friends
    -share memories, documents, songs, photos and videos
    -serve as administrator, and determine what posted content the network features
    -create enduring bonds among your friends and family
    Life-Book
    -makes communication simple: Each time a network member posts new content, the other members are automatically notified
    -offers a range of bucolic and serene backgrounds to create just the right atmosphere for your memory
    ——————
    Visit Life-book.com today for examples of what you can do. Then get started building a worthy tribute to your departed, and forging new links with those who remain.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

We value your privacy. Your personal details will not be shared to third parties.

Latest News

Victorian Refugee Awards nominations close April 24

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is calling for nominations to the Victorian Refugee Awards (VRA). This initiative recognises people,...

Random Posts

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -