Lieutenant Colonel George Rabusa, the one who accused former General Angelo Reyes of misusing the AFP fund, cried when he heard Reyes has just committed suicide.
At 8:32 in the morning, Reyes was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors at the Quirino Memorial Hospital. Reyes suffered a gunshot wound in the chest. He was with his two sons and two aides when he got his 45 caliber pistol and shot himself before the tomb of his mother at the Loyola Memorial Park. He was already without vital signs when he arrived at the hospital.
Rabusa said that he was shocked to hear the death of Reyes. Rabusa could not believe the incident.
Rabusa is a godfather of two of Reyes' kids. Rabusa was the budget officer of Reyes when he was still the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Sources say Reyes conferred with some of his close associates the night before he decided to visit the tomb of his mother. A debate reportedly happened.
Meanwhile, Rabusa is quite disturbed by the news of Reyes' death. He claims to be very close to Reyes. He now fears that relatives of the former defense secretary will blame him for his death.