Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Former defense secretary Angelo Reyes died Tuesday morning, February 8, in an apparent suicide. Here are key events in his life:
March 17, 1945 – Born in Manila
1966 – Earned his bachelor’s degree from the Philippine Military Academy
September 21, 1969 - Married Teresita Pernia Reyes
1986 – As colonel, defected from Marcos government and joined People Power 1
1999 – Appointed Armed Forces chief of staff
2000 – Presided over takeover of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Camp Abubakar by government troops
January 2001 – Led the withdrawal of support from Joseph Estrada and helped install Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as president.
March 2001 – Appointed secretary of National Defense
July 2003 – Mutineers, mostly young officers, sought his ouster, citing corruption and his alleged involvement in the Davao bombings
August 2003 – Resigned as defense chief
September 2003 – Appointed Ambassador-at-large for Counter Terrorism
October 2003 – Appointed chief of National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force
March 10, 2004 – Appointed Anti-Smuggling Presidential Adviser
July 2004 – Appointed secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government and concurrent chairman of the National Police Commission.
2006 – Appointed environment secretary
2007 – Appointed energy secretary
May 2010 – Ran as nominee of partylist 1-United Transport Koalisyon (1-Utak) but was subsequently replaced shortly after the elections.
Reyes and his wife Teresita have 5 kids: Pablo, Angelito, Marc, Carlo and Judd. His parents are Pablo Reyes and Purificacion Tomas Reyes, both professors.