Category: angelo reyes

catharsis, cleansing, purge

i’ve been reading, hearing, the word “catharsis” since the general’s suicide and the prospect of continued senate investigations into corruption in the armed forces of the philippines. The Garcia-Rabusa scandal … “should be a catharsis for  the entire society, not … Continue reading

Political Suicide

Ben Kritz … Far from sending any sort of message, a suicide leaves layers upon layers of questions, particularly so when the “victim” is a public figure whose action is intimately related in one way or another to the business … Continue reading

Posted in angelo reyes, suicide

spinning suicide

Until the end, he was an officer, a gentleman. He did not betray anyone, he did not squeal. libingan ng mga bayani?   full military honors?   what message are we sending here?   what disgraceful pattern are we setting? there is nothing … Continue reading


napakalungkot para sa kanyang asawa at mga anak.   pero di ko makuhang malungkot para sa militar at administrasyon na pinagtakpan niya by taking his own life.   sana naglahad na muna siya, let the chips fall where they may.   then it … Continue reading

angelo reyes: selective memory

THE POVERTY OF WORDS Theodore Te Listening to the public hearing called by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to investigate the toxic deal entered into by the Ombudsman and the Special Prosecutor with former AFP Comptroller Carlos F. Garcia, I realized … Continue reading


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