Crimes drive people away-A A +A
By Ben Emata
Friday, February 24, 2012
ONE of the dreadful problems confronting the Philippines is the incidence on crimes. It is so scary to read the newspapers as well as watch and hear news reports on radio and television every day. What you get are all sorts of murders, shootings, stabbings, robbery and nearly all kinds of crimes. One will feel a murder could be committed right in his back at any moment. One has to be ready in case one will really take place. This is just terrible.
Crimes, as we know, are horrible. In a city like Manila, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo and others, it is normal for such thing to happen without warning. This is so because there are a lot of people who have nothing in their minds but to commit such things. To the bad people, committing crimes is a matter of occupation. One had to get involved to make money for the day. The robbers are armed as they join society in everyday life and the victims who knew nothing about them are just sorry.
This problem should be undertaken by the National Government. Crimes take place nationwide and it is for the higher authorities to do something to stop this or at least reduce the incidence of such evils. Because of crimes, businessmen from other countries are afraid to come. They are apprehensive they will not succeed if they put up their investments here. They can be victims and, therefore, lose sight of their money. And investors from Manila would not dare to put up new business firms in the Visayas and Mindanao for the same reasons.
President Noynoy Aquino should do something to stop crimes. Crimes are part of society and the national government may not be able to stop it in its entirety but surely, it can reduce tremendously, if we can reach to a point where foreign investors would not be rattled by big crimes thus allowing them to put up their businesses here.
I supposed we have to increase the number of police officers who should make rounds of every place especially those with more crimes. We need new system of guarding the innocent people, the business and professional sectors and everyone in a society. We must do something before our country becomes the world capital of crimes. Only the President of the country can put up investments to combat such things.
Crimes exist mostly in countries where there is an unemployment problem. I think our government could not tell exactly how many millions of our people are without jobs. We see these people walking in streets, going places in search of food and anything for the family. They are hungry and many of them just think bad. A lot of them end up committing crimes.
The President can still proceed with his political vendetta against his enemies while fighting crimes. He can still send to jail his political enemies and go on with solving the big problem of peace and order in the country. We must know that crimes multiply very rapidly because criminals are plenty anywhere in the country. Many of our unemployed people go on committing crimes. To their minds, there is something to do that can give them income or financial resources.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on February 25, 2012.