Tuesday, February 8, 2011
WHY SUICIDE? ANGELO REYES
Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of a human being intentionally causing his or her 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. Financial difficulties, troubles with interpersonal relationships and other undesirable situations play a significant role.wikipedia
February 8, 2011 at 8:32 in the morning, Former Defense Secretary, number one from his class, scholar. energy secretary Angelo Reyes was confirmed dead by killing himself with a 45 revolver infront of his mother's grave at Loyola Memorial Cementary. A surprised to everyone and the whole day news on the radio are all about him. Still, the hearing in the congress is continue simultaneusly with the hearing about the Reproductive Health Bill or Responsible Parenthood Bill which declared by the President of the Philippines a night ago, not a priority bill.
Secretary Reyes is not perfect, everybody is. Nobody is perfect. Almost everyone is mourning but some are blaming abiut his reputation, the accused greed and plunder. There are lot's of questions why he did that. Shame, humiliation, conscience, fleeing from the problem, deppresion, stressed or just wanted to be quiet. Some said he is still a hero, the action is like accepting the truth. But life is supposed to have problems and needs to solve, for his stature, smartness, leader and could be the witness for the rotten organization, why it happened. Escaping? from the truth and justice.
In respect to his death, the flag is in halfmask at Camp Aguinaldo, the department was surprised about what happened. Still, at the end, Secretary Angelo Reyes didn't mention any names. From some, he was courageous, low profile, a private citizen that doesn't want his name to be tarnished or humiliated. During the investigation about plunder for the whole AFP officers in the congress, people who attended the investigation even offered a prayer for the former general. The next hearing for the Blue Ribbon commitee will be on February 18, 2011.
Senator Gregorio Honasan said that because of the heavy issue pertaining to the plunder in the military where the former Secretary of Energy Angelo Reyes name is mentioned which he thought could be the reason why Reyes commited suicide. Angelo Reyes was the former chief-of-staff of the former President president Erap Ejercito who turned his back to support the then incoming president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Inspite of everything, erap told the press he wanted to remember Reyes as a good leader for the country.
While President Noynoy Aquino, who is celebrating his birthday that day offered his condolence to the family left behind by Reyes, Senator Trillianes who got a heated dscussion with Reyes is not sorry for what he did. So why suicide? People cannot help but compare the suicide from the japanese using samurai to kill themself, thats when they thought everything is finished and that they are already lost the war or the like. If loosing hope is the reason why somebody will commit suicide, there must be a lot of poor people who thinks about suicide? Just ironic that both poor and reyes reason are both about money. So does money is the source of all evil? So what is evil? from wikipedia, Evil is the intention of causing harm or destruction specifically from the perception of deliberately violating some moral code without guilt, without torment, without consequences. Evil is usually seen as the opposite of good. The philosophical question of whether morality is absolute or relative leads to questions about the nature of evil, with views falling into one of four opposed camps: moral absolutism, amoralism, moral relativism, and moral universalism.
From one Psychiatrist, Because the former Secretary of energy was a statesman, public figure, respected general, topnotcher and intellectual, the humiliation and accusation from the media and different individuals are too much for him. It concludes that money is not the issue with Reyes but his good reputation and money is just the cause of the issue. Does it mean that money is not evil but the person itself who became greedy, selfish and the action is against the moral views of different authorities. Reyes wanted a quiet retirement, loved to sing and to take care of his grandchildrens, but instead, because of the humiliation and accusations...as smart he was, a decorated general, he killed himself.
Posted by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas at 7:44 PM