Carnapping is rampant in the Philippines
January 20, 2011 3:42am CST
I don't know if it's bad governance, poor economy, just the rampancy of different carnapping syndicates in the country, or a cry for help... But the incidence of carnapping cases in the country, particularly in Quezon City (QC) is steadily increasing. What is up with the universe? Seriously... In a span of 1 week, people have died because of this crime. Everyday the news would report new cases of cars getting stolen, not just from car dealers, but from regular citizens as well. This is crazy. It's so scary to go out nowadays. Can someone BIG be behind this just to anger the government leaders? Especially the president? Speculations have been circling that ALL of these crimes are a modus operandi to oust the present leader. To make him feel helpless and weak so he would just quit... I dont know what to believe anymore. I just want to chain our cars to our house so that no one will be able to steal them. It's bad publicity but I think everyone in the Philippines should be aware of what's happening to the country and be more careful.
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15 Apr 11
I saw in the news that there are already more than 20 reported cases, that's just for from January until March this year. And Ms. Pilar Pilapil had been a victim- she was even stabbed multiple times and her friend was abducted along with the car..It was just horrible. I do think that someone big is operating this thing, that's why even though some suspects are arrested, it still doesn't stop-they should catch the master mind.
22 Jan 11
I guess it is too much to speculate that the string of carnapping incidents here in our country is for toppling Noynoy Aquino. The government is strong enough to withstand criminals and syndicates that do these things. The president can easily summon the Armed Forces to wipe these carnappers. These criminals became too brazen because the police is inefficient in capturing the criminals. Another thing is that the justice system is problematic. Remember the Domingo Carnapping Group? They were captured by the police but they were released after posting bails. Because of these, carnappers are not afraid to be caught by police because they can easily get out of prison because of our justice system. What we could do is to be more vigilant, especially those who are car owners. May God help us all.
22 Jan 11
Carnapping is rampant but if I'm not mistaken, it slowed down during the time of Panfilo Lacson, could he be behind this? . It could be his way of getting the attention of the authorities for his manhunt. But i really believe that there's a syndicate behind this. The best way is to make sure that cars are locked up and more strict policies in subdivisions.
21 Jan 11
Carnapping is one of the most dangerous or most commited crimes here in the philippines because maybe its so easy for criminals to do and there is so much little ways on how to fight it. Basing on the technology or resources that we have we are very far behind from other countries in fighting crimes. That is why crimes are increasing nowadays.
20 Jan 11
This is just a case of mismanagement. You see, if funds that are public are being stolen, then the government would not have enough to spend for the things needed to fight crimes. Then, poverty is also the issue here. Even the cops can be bought. Helter skelter happens when there is no strong hand to put a halt into this. Top it all. The officials are all afraid to move against the public, fearing that they will lose the future votes. This is why the government officials all try to look good, spend more time and effort making people think that they are good, thus, they look good. But the country is left mismanaged. And now since, punishment is not so heavy as a result of this, and so it is always holiday for criminals.
20 Jan 11
Hello Kaycharmed, I am so blessed that my brother still has his old grumpy Nissan California. he's been dying to have it replaced but he has no money, i guess there is a reason for it. for him to be saved from those crimes. I feel for these businessmen. what ever transaction they had, it was illegal and it killed both of them. i don't want to believe in the speculations. but i do believe this, our ability to solve crimes have severely deteriorated. besides, Filipinos are smarter when it comes to doing bad things. Remember that there had been a lot of dismissed cops and soldiers from both military and PNP. chances are some of those are acting on the crime and knows how the cops would respond.