Rod Reyes, Filipino broadcast executive and journalist, Died at 80

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Rodolfo “Rod” T. Reyes, also known as RTR was born on July 23, 1935, and died on April 14, 2016.

He was a former newspaper and a broadcast executive.

Reyes was also the founding publisher and editor-of-chief of the Manila Standard, the first name of what is known today as The Standard from its inception in 1987 until 1990.

After relocating to the Chronicle’s sister company ABS-CBN, where he served as an executive vice president and news director in the 1960s.

That particular show was Reyes’ first foray in the broadcasting industry.

Later, he returned to the network as the senior vice president of the news and current affairs division in 1990, 4 years after the network’s reopening, months after the People Power Revolution.

Rod Reyes also served as the general manager and executive vice president of the GMA Radio Television ARTS (when the Gozon-Duavit-Jimenez triumvirate took over the operations of Channel 7 from the Stewart family) in 1974, and the Maharlika Broadcasting System (now known as People’s Television Network) in the 1980s.

Rod Reyes was also manned the Manila International Film Festival organizing committee from 1983 to 1984.

Rod Reyes was the counsellor of the Philippine embassy based in Washington D.C..

And, he was appointed as the Press Secretary from July 1992 until May 1993 under the Fidel V. Ramos administration.

Under his supervision, Reyes strengthened the presidential coverage by setting up the Presidential News Desk.

Then, later reappointed by then-president Joseph Estrada and served from June 1998 to April 2000.

Rod Reyes passed away at 80 yrs old.

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