Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, “to kill oneself”) is the act of an organism intentionally causing its own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, or attributed to some underlying mental disorder which includes depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism and drug abuse. Pressures or misfortunes such as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships may play a significant role.
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Yesterday, a teenager boy in a community in Q.C. where I stay, was found dead hanging in a tree. Based from an ewan(A1) info, it was definite that there was no foul-play, the boy committed suicide.
The boy decided to end his life because of a supposed hiwalayan with his girlfriend.
Totoo palang nakamamatay talaga ang pag-ibig. A person is capable of giving it all for his/her beloved kahit buhay pa niya. At walang itinitira sa sarili. (Mokong drama)
Before this incident, last September 10, I noticed a large billboard erected in Quezon City Memorial Circle and several tarpaulin banners hanged in lamp posts around it. It was an announcement of the “World Suicide Prevention Day 2011”
The banners caught my attention but honestly, although I never suspected that it was just another gimmick of the City Government, it was my first time to encounter this event. I never thought of taking it seriously until today.
Based from a mokong expert on this subject matter, according to his mokong sense, there is an alarming manifestation of the growing suicidal tendencies among the many of our fellow Filipinos and it’s caused by some reasons we have to find out.
Examples daw ay ang paglaganap ng mga suicidal na drivers ng pampasaherong sasakyan along commonwealth. I realized, oo nga ano, if you will just observe kung papaano magpatakbo ng sasakyan ang mga drivers ay parang mga daredevil sa kalsada. This prompted the authorities to implement a 60kph speed limit.
Nandiyan din daw ang mga kababayan natin na nakikipagpatintero sa pagtawid sa napakalawak na Commonwealth ave. Putting their lives sa ala-tsambang maligtasan ang mga rumaragasang daredevil. Sila ang mga suicidal jaywalkers.
Just recently, in the news, are the hamog boys along Edsa. Sila ‘yun mga kabataang nagsasamantala sa trafick upang makapaglanse ng mga taxi drivers at makapagnakaw. These kids are just samples of suicidal juvenile delinquents.
These incidents with hamog boys turned Senator Chiz Escudero with his suicidal proposal na pababain ang edad ng mga maaring parusahan ng batas from 18 to 15. He proposed to amend the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act that exempts minors aged 15-18 from criminal liability.
Escudero said this is because the young are confident that they will not be sent to prison, and that if apprehended, they will eventually be released to their parents or turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
“Pabor ako ammendahan ang Juvenile Justice law,” Escudero said, qualifying that he had, in fact, tried to amend it during the last Congress. And while the proposal for amendment was not hindered outright, Escudero admitted that some senators gave him a hard time, possibly at the House of Representatives as well.
Sa ganang mokong po lamang, I personally am not comfortable with amending the law for reason na gusto nating suhituhin ang mga kids with criminal liability.
This for me will not justify why the system or law needs improvement. Hindi ang mga bata ang may kasalanan bakit pumapalpak ang batas.
May hindi tayo nasasapul.
Ang nagmamagaling na mokong opinion ko po lamang ay let’s start with the common thing among the samples that we cited.
Una, lahat sila ay gumagawa ng paglabag dahil sila ay tinutulak ng sitwasyon. Suicidal acts in a desperate situation.
Ikalawa, lahat sila ay may pagpapahalaga sa buhay o sa sarili at sa kapawa. The boy who committed suicide ended his life because he sees no more reasons to live after his girlfriend broke up with him. In 17, mag-isa na siyang nakikipagsapalaran sa buhay. He was a vendor and had no available relatives to rely on. He invested all his hope to build his own family to his girlfriend.
The irony is that he cherished his life very much kaya nilagay niya sa kanyang kamay ang pagdedesisyon kitlin man ito.
Ang mga daredevil drivers ay tumataya sa pagharurot dahil kung babagal-bagal ay talo at walang maiuuwi sa pamilya.
Ang mga tumatawid sa kabila ng mga signs na “Bawal tumawid, may namatay na” ay dito na lang tsatsamba kesa matsambahan naman ng mga hold-uper sa mga pedestrian overpass.
Ang mga batang hamog boys, at mga iba pang mga delingkwente ay tip of the iceberg lang. They themselves are victims of suicidal politicians and suicidal voters.
Parang slim ang difference dun sa Death Squad na pointblank kung pumatay ng mga delingkwente at pakiramdam nila ay sapul nila ang problema.
Baka naman the system failed to give the people a dignified life. Baka naman the system are feeding from the desperation of the suicidal society. Lahat ay palaging taking the risks. Not really suicidal in its complete sense but pag natsambahan e pasensiyahan. Suicidal yun di ba?
How can we prevent suicide in a suicidal republic? I am not an expert kasi Mokong lang po.