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Key Events in the Life of Angelo Reyes

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.

Source: Newsbreak


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