I was doing mommy chores today when I overheard from Bombo Radyo that Former Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Angelo Reyes has gunned down himself at a cemetery this morning. I had been stalking this AFP ‘Pabaon-pasalubong’ issue being investigated at both Houses since it broke out of media sometime ago. Just like any other ordinary Juana, I’m packed with eagerness too to know what really happened to those millions of dough that were believed to be pocketed by only few and significant people on the top brass of this organization.
But with Reyes’ death some things, some stories about this controversy may possibly be left unanswered. I just thought this issue really is more than what it seemed to be as it has taken its toll even the toughest man, if I may say such, in this country.
Whatever happens to this nation state, to the investigation, I wish his death would serve as a loud message to everyone as to what precise it may be relevant, that this corruption culture whether you’ve participated or not had ruined, not only this person’s life, but the entirety of this nation.
God bless the Philippines.