Twitterlandia is still buzzing with Angelo Reyes. So many questions still remain unanswered. What did former President Arroyo say to Reyes a few hours before his death? Was the pressure just too much to bear? Was it conscience tormenting him.
But the circumstances of his passing—in the early morning and before the tomb of his mother—not just add drama to a heart-breaking story but indicate his possible psychological state. Was he feeling that he could no longer hold his head high, with his former underling telling the world how he (Reyes) had left the military service with millions in people’s money? Did he realize that his decades of service in the Armed Forces, and many more years spent in public service, counted for nothing now that his name had been sullied by accusations of corruption? And was he wondering how his wife and sons could cope with the ramifications of the scandal?
Whatever reasons that pushed Angelo Reyes to his death, be it the honorable way out, the cowardice thing to do…I think about his family. If the cause of death is suicide, it makes it a complicated loss. The sad fact remains that there is so much stigma surrounding death by suicide which is very regrettable.
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 16 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 26 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.
She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.
Her personal blogs such as aboutmyrecovery.com (parenting) , pinoyfoodblog.com (recipes), techiegadgets.com (gadgets) and benguetarabica.coffee keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.
I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers' money.
I do not support or belong to any political party. I was part of accredited media covering the Office of the Vice President and Leni Robredo as she ran as a presidential aspirant in the 2022 National and local elections.
On August 5, 2021, YouTube announced that I was selected as one of 50 Program participants of its Creator Program for Independent Journalists
She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.
Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation
Updated June 6, 2022