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A serious killing, greed for power and wealth

Engineer's Outlook

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…

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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 late 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 evil 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 the heads of agencies and 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, accountants) to bend knees, bow down and implore to them just to ask favor from them for employment, begging for projects or infra (I knew for a fact that they are powerful being a politicians it’s clear as SUN SHINES at the East and as fresh water running at the Spring! I know fully well!). In Philippine history they were described as ilustrados elite!” but these elite people I described as ilustrados elite!”, in earlier time their status were the same as we are in the “middle class!” It’s only their feelings that they are elite! My Auntie Ligaya in Catarman N. Samar, said those people who claimed that they are wealthy, are not actually wealthy class people before, she compared to my/our society status she said! I quote! “Boy your father has vast landholdings compared to them, they have only fighting spirit (their capitalization is COURAGE “TAPANG”) without giving consideration to other people and without principles and conscience.”

Also some unscrupulous contractors have deceived their works by reducing the cement factors, quantity of materials, used substandard materials to show that they are more clever and have knacks compared to other contractors and engineers. While they are using their influence (on the part of contractors), powers (on the part of politicians) 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. 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 multi-million 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, Basilan, Cotabato, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Leyte; 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 “For the wages of sin is death.”  However, punishment and/or judgment do not come only after death as being said and claim 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″

In my fervent prayer to my God almighty for almost 2 decades (1993 – 2012), from the time I resigned from my work in 1995 until now, I perceived that God has answered most of my prayers to punish those arrogant people who maligned, besmirched and trampled my reputations, dignity, being a simple person, most of them had died already, if DEATH has not come to those persons, his/her husband or wife died and received punishment from God almighty.

I will not name names, only God almighty knows who are these people?

Top Ten (10) news in 2010 in Northern Samar, Phil.

Here are the ten (10) news in 2010 of the Province of Northern Samar:

No. 1 Ambush in Brgy Imelda, Catarman

On the 23rd of August 2010 ambushed perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels operating in the province, eight (8) policemen were killed on the spot while on their way to Brgy. Imelda, Catarman five (5) kilometers away from Catarman proper to respond a complaint involving a barangay official who was allegedly killed by the NPA.

No. 2 Ambush in Sta. Fe, Catubig at the boundary of Las Navas

The No. 2 spot was the recent ambush made by the NPA that killed ten (10) Philippine Army soldiers belonging to the 63rd Infantry Battalion and a nine (9) year old boy who was also killed in the cross fires, and two were miraculously survived the ambush. Reports reaching the 803rd Brigade based in Camp Sumoroy, Catarman town revealed that around 3:00 pm on December 14, 2010 while the soldiers were on foot patrol along Brgy. Sta. Fe, Catubig and Brgy. Perez, Las Navas, N. Samar area.

No. 3 SK and Barangay Elections marred with massive vote buying and “kidnapping”

Based on the reports gathered by the Catarman Weekly Tribune a local newspaper, the barangay and SK elections vote buying reaches as high as P5,000.00 per voter while parents of SK candidates spent around P100,000.00 to ensure their sons and daughters victory. In an interview, a SK voter who requested anonymity said she was offered as high as P10,000.00 and was instructed to stay in a beach resort here in Catarman for quite a number of days free food and accommodation.

The Two (2) million peso highway robbery landed the number 4 spot.

Domingo Dianito, municipal treasurer of Las Navas was on his way to Las Navas town on board of a passenger’s jeepney. With him was the P2 million pesos cash which he had withdrawn on that day intended for the salaries and wages of LGU officials and employees of the said town. Upon reaching Barangay Dona Lucia, Mondragon town near the St. Paul Seminary the two unidentified men that boarded the jeepney at Petron gas station in Brgy. Bangkerohan, Catarman stopped the jeeney. There, men who were on board of a car parked just few steps away where the jeepney had stopped and parked, alighted from the said car immediately boarded the passenger jeepney and announced that they were looking for a man who was in possession of a cocaine, suddenly, one of the men that boarded at Petron gas grabbed the bag that contain the P2 million cash from the municipal treasurer while the other man draw his pistol and pointed the gun on the head of the victim.

No. 5 Killings within Catarman

Fifth on the list was the series of killing within Catarman. In a span of 15 days four people were killed, of the four two of which were police officers, while the two were civilians. Two of these killings were executed in broad day light while the two were done around 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

No. 6 Series of motorcycle incidents that claim more than 10 lives

Sixth was the series of motorcycle accidents that claim more than 10 lives, the latest of which was a 75-year-old retired public school teacher from Mondragon who was on board on his Honda wave motorcycle at the Catarman proper. And the other one was a certain Nonoy Villadolid a resident from Mondragon who was also on board on his Honda XRM motorcycle accidentally hit by a Pajero owned by a priest, Father Infante at the newly constructed Catarman Bridge, according to my cousin the victim was heading to Mondragon.

No. 7 was the ambush in Brgy. Makagtas, Catarman, one (1) killed, three wounded

Seventh was the ambush of Tan’s family along Brgy. Makagtas, Catarman three days after the Brgy. Imelda ambushed on August 23, 2010. The lone fatality was identified as Kimberly Trongcoso Tan while three of her brothers were seriously injured.

No. 8 ambush of Atty. Don Avalon and Dr. Myrna Avalon

Atty. Don Avalon was a former Board Member of the second district and  former Mayor of San Roque, Northern Samar, Philippines.

No. 9 was the NPA raid in Brgy. Polangi, Catarman

No. 10 was the massive vote buying during the May 10, 2010 elections

And the tenth spot was the news about the massive vote buying during the May 10, 2010 national and local polls. Candidates buy votes as high as Php10, 000.00 per voter. In Catarman candidates bought the votes Php1, 500.00 per voter, in Mondragon candidates bought the votes for Php750.00 per voter.

Aside from that, the politicians also doled out cash to every graduating student in the University of Eastern Philippines, in Mondragon High School graduating students and from Catarman National High School.

A visit to my home town

My home town is a non-progressive town, situated along the coastline fronting the pacific ocean at the northern part of Samar island, Mondragon, Northern Samar, link to google map about 13 kilometers from Catarman, the capital town of Northern Samar, Philippines. No water supply (mostly pitcher and jetmatic hand pumps), no public market yet for dry and wet goods merchandise. We have “talipapa only” a small market place along street/national road. Although, we have now cable televisions, Broadband Internet and Cellphones sites (Globe and Smart), people are still behind of the science and technology in terms of analysis(computations) design and constructions, they are using RULES of THUMBS being tolerated by politicians and engineering office of the local government,…!

Northern Samar is one of the poorest provinces of the entire Philippines based on the National Poverty Map of 2007 made digitally by Peace and Equity Foundation. In a province like Northern Samar wherein poverty is prevalent we could conclude that somehow political figures are not concerned about development, yet they are well seasoned and highly intellectual political leaders. Unemployment, internal revenue allotment (IRA) and the congressional development funds for the province would be the reasons why poverty is prevalent? Northern Samar has many natural resources and agricultural , namely; abaca fiber, coconut trees, and forest trees protected by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), unfortunately, many illegal loggers being allowed by people in power. I don’t agree that eradication of corruptions would be the best solution for poverty alleviations. Red tapes and kickbacks are being practiced anywhere in the world, hence, I don’t believe that the cause of poverty is corruptions in the government.

I have surmised that the root cause for poverty is the lack of knowledge in science and technology, and of course basic education, these are the absolute premise, namely; flickering electricity like fireflies on the trees being supplied by NORSAMELCO, water supply wherein most houses are using pitcher hand pumps, no investors for factories and business, projects are implemented by contractors with substandard materials, politicians borrowed contractors license and then implement projects by themselves, engineers are just being used as a display persons and scapegoats. These reasons I mentioned are only a part of those reasons that the inhabitants of the province are mentioning and spending their lifetime to await who would be the right leaders that will fulfill their dreams, like me, we are waiting for a change, progress; We have highly intellectual leaders like Governor Paul Daza whose education are incomparable to others, he acquired his education Bachelor of Science in Economics from the most powerful country in the world the United States of America.

I was born during the time of Congressman Eusebio Moore, the time of Congressman Raul Daza, the Del Valle’s clan. And time passed by when Moore and Del Valle’s have gone; and then old and new breed of leaders have come to power, and yet our province still included and put Northern Samar in the POVERTY MAP as published digitally.