Friends, relatives grieve on Reyes' demise

February 8, 2011 11:49 am 

MANILA, Feb. 8 – A horde of grieving relatives and friends rushed to the Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) on Tuesday morning as they heard the news of the alleged suicide of former Cabinet Secretary Angelo Reyes.

Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was one of those who rushed to the QMMC.

Mrs. Arroyo condoled with Reyes’ wife, Teresita P. Reyes, and his five children, Pablo, Angelito, Marc, Carlo and Judd.

The former President was accompanied by former Presidential Management Staff chief Mike Defensor.

Reyes died in an apparent suicide after visiting the tomb of his mother early Tuesday morning at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City. He was a key figure in the "EDSA 2" bloodless revolt that ousted President Joseph Estrada and installed Mrs. Arroyo as the new President in January 2001.

Reyes served in various capacities as Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Department of Energy (PNA). DCT/JCA/mec

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