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Former Philippine Defense Chief Reyes Kills Himself, Police Say

Former Philippine Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes, under congressional investigation for allegedly taking more than $1 million from the military for his personal use, shot himself to death in Manila, police said.

Reyes, 65, shot himself in the chest after visiting his mother’s grave this morning, Eastern Police District Director Francisco Manalo said by phone. Reyes died 45 minutes after he was rushed to a Manila hospital, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said in a televised press briefing.