Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Serious killing, greed for power and wealth.

In my standpoint, killings done by ruthless and reprobate people are the works of evil, EVIL who entices people to do beyond the limits of their sanity and senses and the freewill, freedom to choose given by God to us. To do what is bad in the eyes of God, because the worldly desires are severe, the desire for power, for fame, and greed for money even to the extent of killing people, being a false witness.  To name God’s commandments, viz: 
  1. Thou shall not kill;
  2. Thou shall not steal;
  3. Thou shall not make false witness against your fellowman;
Here are signs of greed for power, selfishness, enviousness, political killings and transgressions of the law of God:

People in power are not satisfied with their honor and fame; victorious political party have used their powers for political persecution against the people who supported their political rival and other political party (I am a victim of political persecution, bickering and jeering). In some instant implementation of infrastructures (the method of design and construction); instead of listening to the suggestion and complaints of their subordinates, employees they said “don’t interfere.!” The worst is the insidious evil attitude of few individuals, who are selfish flatterer of the politicians (false witness). 

The killing of former Mayor of Catubig Ceasar Vicencio son of late congressman Romy Vicencio, Father Cecelio Lucero the brother of former Congressman Wilmar Lucero, Manolo Daza brother of Congressman Raul Daza, and killing of 10 policemen in Catarman, ambushed of 10 soldiers in Las Navas town, Northern Samar, Philippines.

The difference between good acts and bad acts: 

The good acts are; people in power and few politicians have powers to choose and appoint for appointive positions in government, and have influence to recommend for employment and promotions; while the bad acts are; they may block and oppose employment and promotions by calling and influencing the heads of agencies and by visiting the office of the head of offices in the government; with due respect to good and clean politicians, "I salute them..!"

In my standpoint, people in power want professional people (like teachers, architects, doctors and even lawyers) to bend knees, bow down and implore to them just to ask favor from them for employment and for contracts of projects in government, "this is my personal opinion only!" Sorry to cause offence to them! (I knew for a fact that they are influential people as politicians! In Philippine history they were described as "Ilustrados elite" but elite people I described as "ilustrados elite" in earlier time their status in society were the same as we are in the "middle class"), it's only their feelings that they are elite." My Auntie Ligaya in Catarman said these people who claimed that they are wealthy people are actually not wealthy class people before, she compared to my status in society, she said I quote! "Your father has vast landholdings compared to them, what they have is fighting spirit without giving consideration to other people and without principles and conscience." While they are using their influence, powers to amass wealth or fortune through kickbacks from supply of goods, infrastructure projects, obviously, these are abuse of power and/or authority and corruptions in government; and also some incompetent and unscrupulous contractors are deceiving the works by reducing the cement factors, quantity of materials, substandard materials to show that they are agile and have knacks compared to other contractors and engineers. Lying, deceptions, and corruptions are just normal to them.    

Government appointed officials used their positions to get money by demanding percentage as kickbacks, ranging from 1.5% to 10% of the total cost; if papers pass through their hands being one of signatories for the supply of goods and infrastructure projects, this is an obvious red tapes; although Anti-Red tape law (RA 9485) had been enacted into law by congress of the Republic of the Philippines. Law is not deterrence instead law is being used as an instrument in asking many documents before they sign the contracts and documents papers.  

During the time, when I was working in a millions projects owned by the government I observed that all signatories personnel assigned in the project had asked percentage from the savings in all item of works that were not put in the project. 

In our town, the engineer embedded in the detailed estimate of the program of works the assistance to the engineer a five (5%) per cent of the project cost.  In my 20 years’ experience as practicing engineer, and having worked with government projects, this assistance to the engineers in general item requirements of the detailed estimates is only applicable to a foreign assisted projects and/or foreign funded projects, e.g. Philippine Japan Highway Loan (PJHL), Philippine Australian Development Assistance Project- Samar Integrated Rural Development Project (PADAP-SIRDP), Help for Catubig Agricultural Advancement Program (HCAAP) to name a few.  Wherein, the consultants for the foreign assisted and/or foreign funded projects should come from the countries (Government of Japan) who grant loans to developing countries like the Philippines and it is being stipulated in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The HCAAP program is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to alleviate poverty in the Philippines in my knowledge because I worked in this program, the construction of diversion DAM and Irrigation canals, drainage canals, so I can attest to the fact that there is no assistance to the engineer included in the detailed estimates and program of works..   



Corruptions in government; abuse of authority by those who are in power, abuses and injustices done by few law enforcement authorities and/or people with guns, land grabbing, preponderance of poverty; these are the reasons why many individuals had urged to act for themselves, and had goaded to join the rebel groups like e.g. New People’s Army (NPA), MILF, MNLF these are the groups with ideology. Others became thieves, robbers it’s because of poverty, starvation, lack of basic education. 

Hungry people are now 4.1 million people (20%) of the low income people and/or living below poverty level in the Philippines as per the latest survey by Social Weather Station (SWS). The national government of the Philippines are now very serious to eradicate corruptions in government, but corruptions are deeply rooted in the government because of the main reasons “to get back or recoup all their expenses…” what they have spent in the elections. Politicians (President, Senators, governors, congressmen, Mayors) are spending millions of pesos to buy votes to ensure their victory. 

Few of the government agencies, law enforcement authorities deliberately neglect to act. The reason why they do not act, and why they do not interfere and/or intrude the business of those corrupt officials, grabbers, evildoers, insidious evil, it’s because of the following;  

  1. Fear to people in power;
  2. Fear to get killed and lose their lives;
  3. Fear of losing their jobs;
  4. Fear that they might be charged and be sued for something;
  5. Fear of the threat that he would be transferred to another place of assignment, e.g. Jolo Sulu, Basilan, Cotabato, Maguindanao, Mindanao; obviously fear of being far from their family;
Hence, what are they going to do? What have they done? They done nothing; they better closed their eyes and become deaf and mute of what they have heard and seen.  

Let EVIL ACTS be stopped by witchcraft: 

A methodology being suggested by my friend; here it goes: One of the methods to avenge is to ask help from witchery (Mangkukulam…in local Filipino term for witches) to avoid law enforcement authorities and justice. Witch uses doll as a substitute of the person to be made powerless and crippled, instead of the real person. And the witch could do harm the subject person using needle and pierce the doll. In the island of Samar there is/are place having these witch particularly in Eastern Samar, Northern Samar.  I advice her/him, (If I were the witch), that he should pierce the needle in the eyes, in the brain, through the heart, lung and liver of the doll, so that the subject person would be paralyzed swiftly and promptly; or she/he must cut the throat and lower limb of the doll so that he would be (subject person) killed instantly.  

To wait for the divine intervention to give justice and punishment to these evildoers in our society: 

As Christian we do not wish for the death of the people we felt hatred, we felt dislike, but instead we let God bring punishment for them. When time comes, ailments have affected them we suddenly say “it’s karma because he is bad, greedy, selfish, and envious (AWAON…. in local waray-waray Filipino dialect)…”  Many of us especially those who have money, fortune and power do not believe in karma. Karma a (Buddhism and Hinduism word) belief for punishment after death, the sum total of the acts done in one stage of a person's existence.  The holy bible says, Roman 6:23.. “For the wages of sin is death.”  However, punishment and/or judgment do not come only after death as being said and claimed by many of us.  Believe me, my dearest friends out there, punishment would come and beset, even if these people are still alive.  Alive but suffering from sicknesses, ailments like CANCER, LIVER SEROSAES, DIABETES, KIDNEY MALFUNCTION which need DIALYSIS for lifetime and then death comes to them. 

Therefore, in my simple sense and discernment, happy are those having fear in God and has observed his commandments. The bible says “Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word coming forth through God’s mouth Matthew 4:4.” " Return evil for evil to no one... book of Romans 12:17"