LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…” (2 Timothy 3:1-4, the Holy Bible).
BULACAN KILLINGS DUE TO DRUGS, BOOZE, AND LACK OF FEAR OF GOD: It was a potent and deadly mix of illegal drugs and booze, and evident lack of fear and love of God, that truly caused the massacre of five family members in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan this week, where the 58 year old mother visiting her daughter and the latter’s family, and that daughter, were raped and then killed, together with the daughter’s three young children.
In a confession given to police and media, Carmelino Ibanez admitted having committed the killings. He said he was under the heavy influence of drugs and of liquor when he went to the house of the victims at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
He disclosed that the victims were in fact even kind and generous towards him, allowing him on many occasions to draw water from their own water supply for his use. Asked what his motive was in carrying out the killings of people who even helped him several times in the past, Ibanez said it was simply a spur of the moment decision, fueled by abuse of illegal drugs and liquor hours before the massacre.
58 YEAR OLD WOMAN RAPED AFTER SHE DIED OF 42 STAB WOUNDS: That assertion of his notwithstanding, I am of the view that it was clearly a crime precipitated by lack of fear and love of God, for only someone who has no God in his heart and mind can commit crimes as heinous as multiple rapes and multiple murders.
Indeed, if Ibanez had fear and love of God, he would not have been abusing illegal substances and indulging in intoxicating drinks. That Ibanez did not have fear and love of God was further shown by the depravity of what he did—after having stabbed the 58 year old woman repeatedly, and apparently after she already died, it was at that point that he proceeded to sexually abuse her.
Imagine raping someone already dead, and full of stab wounds yet? But what is even more incomprehensible and also reprehensible here was the fact that Ibanez was supposed to be of insufficient financial means to splurge on these evil vices on account of his being a mere construction worker.
BULACAN CRIMES SHOW FILIPINOS HAVE BECOME ANIMALS: Yet, he nevertheless found the resources to satisfy his cravings. If this is not evil in itself, I don’t know what is. Indeed, how could anyone who is living on a hand-to-mouth existence with starvation wages as a mere construction worker even think of devoting his hard earned-income to buying drugs and liquor?
This is what I have been harping on, for quite some time, in this column and in the other media outlets that have been opened for me. Filipinos have already descended to the level of animals, and all because they have turned their backs on God, spurning His Word, and no longer obeying His commands.
I can see more of these heinous crimes being committed in the days to come, by drug- and liquor-crazed criminals, unless an honest-to-goodness moral revival, anchored on spiritual faith, is launched and pursued in earnest by right thinking Filipinos. The only problem here is that, this, I can see, is even an impossible dream. May God have mercy on the Philippines and on Filipinos.
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