Reynaldo Cruz Biography – Reynaldo Cruz Wiki
Reynaldo Cruz was a senior member of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan Fourth Division. He was appointed by former President Benigno Aquino III to the anti-graft court on Jan. 20, 2016 and was supposed to serve until July 8, 2025.
He previously served as an undersecretary at the Malacañang’s Office of the Executive Secretary during the term of former president Benigno Aquino III.
According to Philstar Global, Cruz was among the justices who convicted former Laguna governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito of graft over a supposed anomalous insurance deal for tourists and boatmen during his term as Pagsanjan mayor.
Cruz and the other members of the Fourth Division also pressed law enforcers to arrest the four co-accused of former president Joseph Estrada in a decade-old P4.1 billion plunder case.
Cruz also voted for the preventive suspension of Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. for a graft case over alleged anomalous acquisition of a thrift bank during his term as chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration.
Cruz, however, also concurred in the controversial 3-2 ruling granting bail to former senator Jinggoy Estrada in connection with the latter’s plunder case over the pork barrel scam.
Cruz also voted for the dismissal of graft and usurpation cases against Aquino, former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima and former PNP- Special Action Force director Getulio Napeñas Jr. in connection with the 2015 Mamasapano incident.
Reynaldo Cruz Age
Reynaldo Cruz was born on July 8, 1955. He died on February 21, 2020. He was 64 years old.
Reynaldo Cruz Death
Reynaldo Cruz died on Friday, February 21, 2020, at age 64. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang confirmed his death in a statement: “Yes, Justice Reynaldo Cruz died late this afternoon [February 21, 2020] of pneumonia.”
Reynaldo Cruz Cause of Death
Reynaldo Cruz’s cause of death was pneumonia.