08 Feb '11, 3am

Angelo Reyes, an ex-Philippine military chief accused of corruption, has died from a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide

Angelo Reyes, an ex-Philippine military chief accused of corruption, has died from a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide

File photo taken on August 29, 2003 shows former Philippine Defence Secretary Angelo Reyes announcing his resignation at the defence department in Manila. -- PHOTO: AFP MANILA - A FORMER Philippine military chief and cabinet minister who was under the spotlight after being accused of massive corruption died from a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide on Tuesday, authorities said. Angelo Reyes, 65, died from a bullet through his chest, Health Secretary Enrique Ona told reporters. 'He was dead on arrival (at hospital). They were not able to revive him... as of now, our finding is only one gunshot wound,' Mr Ona told reporters. The head of Manila police's eastern district, Chief Superintendent Francisco Manalo, said they believed Reyes had committed suicide. 'Our initial report is that he shot himself,' Manalo told AFP. Reyes had in recent weeks made headlines after a former ...

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