Cause of Carjacking In The Philippines
Carjacking or carnapping is already established customary theft cases in the Philippines since the emergence of luxury cars in the Philippine market or on Philippine automotive industry which has gone very worse nowadays which includes now gruesome killings because the prices of cars (not only luxury cars) nowadays has gone high thus it tempts and seduces those who aspire for instant big money where handling of such carjack cases already gone out of hand though the Philippine National Police reportedly announced against the prevailing carjack cases, that carnapping or carjacking cases has been down or low.
Of course, the basic reason why one does theft is because one wants to have the object one rob either to own it for an exchange to something one covet, using it. Just like carjacking incidents in the Philippines wherein the main reason for stealing cars is to transmute the stolen car into the desire cash equivalent or more. In terms of killing the car owner in a brutal and gruesome way just like what happened to Emerson Lozano and Venzon Evangelista is to silence them without a trace so that these owners could not pest their car-thief activities by reporting them to the authorities, in order for their illegal activities to run smooth and in harmony.
Therefore, we can see that it is financial necessities that drives a Filipino to steal cars from his or her fellow Filipino car owners due to cars have higher or million cash value. It starts with financial poverty that turns into financial greediness and that turns into a criminal character-like killing people in a horrible gruesome way.
Therefore, financial insecurities or should I say poverty drives Filipinos to steal and to kill, aside from outburst of anger ad wrath brought by some arbitrary factors and reasons.
So now, what does the present Philippine administration or very new Philippine government is doing to uproot the cause which is poverty (financial and spiritual) or they just satisfied with “pesticide effects”( control, fight and subdue the pest mechanism) system which do not really solve the problem because the mechanism or treatment do not really uproot the cause.
Another reason I guess is the materialistic culture that prevails in the modern culture of Filipinos, that is one have lots of money and wealth one is well respected by his own family, friends ,relatives and the community one resides; but if one do not have any money, one is being despise and hated and considered “none-sense” person. Moreover, if one has large of money, one can do everything what he or she wanted to do aside from being respected and honored by everyone.