What's your take on Angelo Reyes Suicide?
Many of our fellows have already spoken in the comment box of my first post about this breaking news regarding former defense secretary Angelo Reyes's suicide.
The suicide ended Reyes life today when the administration celebrates the 51st Birthday of Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. Some say Reyes's death is a "hero's act" for the other corrupt officials of the Armed Focers of the Philippines who have been in the hot seats since the anomalies or misused of AFP funds were exposed.
This includes a report saying Angelo Reyes received P50 million as "pabaon" or “send-off” moneywhen he retired. It is part of a military tradition going on for years already.
Reyes died from a gunshot wound on his chest early morning today, February 8, 2011 at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, after visiting his mother's tomb. His children were with him. He was rushed to the Quirino Memorial Hospital in Katipunan, Quezon City by his aide who were with him. Doctors tried to revive him but they said he's dead on arrival at 8:32am.
Budget officer Lt. Colonel Rabusa told the media and the senate last week that Reyes is getting at least 350 million pesos from the AFP funds. This controversy confronting Reyes and the armed forces was believed to be the reason of his suicide.
Now, the question is... what could we benefit from his death? Is it really beneficial for the Filipino people or as what our fellows say, it would only benefit those other corrupt officials in the military.