But lately, the Filipinos seems to break the previous reports that Filipinos are happy people that do not surrender to life’s challenging problems but face every problems and adversities with a cheerful happy heart. “Tinatawan lang ang problema” (Filipinos just laugh at the problems)
For Lately, the Philippine has been plague with suicide cases and what is more disturbing is some of these suicides were done on public places just what happened lately on two consecutive suicide incidents on SM Malls perpetrated by a couple who suppose to love each other but end up killing the beloved one on open public. Moreover, infidelity and depression seems to be the two reasons why one wanted to kill the beloved as well as oneself from the two consecutive incidents at SM Malls.
However, not only the depression brought by a wayward love-partner cause a Filipino to commit suicide and killing the beloved one but also depression brought by a loss of job and nagger mother[?].Reports said that a lay off policeman shoot his own mother before shooting himself on a public place just only because he loses his job and was scolded by his own mother. Then similar news followed after one another.
But most recently is the suicide incident, this time around at Robinson Mall last October 20,011 at Robinson Mall Imus Cavite branch. The report says that the suicide victim jumps from the 4th Floor of the mall at around 1 pm with no yet accurate reason why he commits suicide. The angle being seen is depression brought by love life again because the suicidal victim is said to be a gay man because he wears female clothing.
Actually, these suicidal incidents is not something new in the Philippines but only become a recent sensational issue because the place of suicidal death is on public places where everyone could see, for there are many suicidal cases out there perpetrated by very depressed Filipinos which were not reported on mainstream media. For the mainstream media are just bias and selective in their reports.
Truly, the survey reports that Filipinos are very happy people and problems in life could not bring them down is definitely not true but somehow deceitful in its essence just only to allure foreign tourist people to visit the Philippines and to project hypocritically to the world that Filipinos are one of the most beautiful races in the world.