Philippine general in graft probe shot dead

The Associated Press

The Philippine health secretary says a former military chief implicated in a corruption scandal has died of a gunshot wound.

Health Secretary Enrique Ona says retired Gen. Angelo Reyes was pronounced dead on arrival in a Manila hospital Tuesday from a single gunshot wound in the chest.

Ona refused to immediately confirm that Reyes had committed suicide, saying he was awaiting autopsy results.

Reyes headed the military from 2001 to 2003 and was recently accused in a high-profile congressional hearing of pocketing money from the armed forces.