Another report by the Inquirer.net included a short account of Trillanes's attack on Reyes...
During the Senate hearing last week, emotions ran high when Reyes tried to respond to accusations that he skimmed off military funds when he was AFP chief of staff and received P50 million on his retirement, charges he indirectly denied.
“I’m just trying to protect my reputation here,” Reyes then said. “I have served this government for 48 years.”
“No, no, no, you don’t have any reputation to protect,” Trillanes said. “I believe this is the time of reckoning. ... You better find very good lawyers.”
[My boldface for emphasis.]
Trillanes who is just out of a seven-year prison stint is a beneficiary of an amnesty grant -- one given despite his own case still pending legal closure before due process was supplanted by the politics of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.
As a Navy lieutenant, Trillanes led a short-lived mutiny in 2003, seizing the posh Oakwood apartment hotel in Makati City, calling on then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to step aside for corruption before surrendering. He was jailed for over seven years but was provisionally freed in December last year. He later applied for amnesty.
This is something worth highlighting when one considers the viciousness in the way he pounced upon Reyes in the Senate hearing. Perhaps it could be a case of professional jealousy. Whereas Trillanes's flaccid uprising fizzled out, Reyes's move was well-timed and executed...
As AFP chief of staff, Reyes in a crucial moment in the move to oust then President Joseph Estrada in 2001, also on corruption allegations, withdrew support from his Commander in Chief in what he later said was an attempt to preserve the divided military.
The four stars on the shoulder pads of Reyes shine even brighter in his death, leaving a legacy of honor and courage that may be difficult for men and women in uniform to emulate, [Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Maligalig, a former superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA)] said.
Indeed, seen from this light, between Trillanes and Reyes it becomes quite obvious who the disgraced soldier really is.