Joel Reyes: I’m not leaving PH yet

Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, joined by his son, clutches his rosary as he attends the Sandiganbayan’s hearing on the Ombudsman’s motion to have him rearrested for being a flight risk. Photo: Vince F. Nonato.

“I’m not leaving. I’m here. I believe in the rule of law.”

This was former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes’s guarantee, following the Ombudsman’s filing of a motion seeking to order his rearrest and cancel his bail out of fear that he would again escape like he did in 2012.