Money problems drive man to kill self


Pressure to produce money for his family drove a 35-year-old electrician to hang himself inside his home in Manila Sunday morning.

Manila police investigators said that Renato Luna, a resident of 856 Area A, Gate 3 of the Parola Compound in Tondo, had tried twice to kill himself before, both times preceded by a fight with his wife over their lack of money.

SPO1 Jonathan Bautista of the Manila Police District homicide section said that Luna’s body was found at 8 a.m. by his 30-year-old wife, Catherine. The victim was hanging from the ceiling with a nylon cord tied around his neck. The case investigator told the Inquirer that several hours before the discovery, Luna and his wife had argued over his salary which she had been expecting him to give her so she could allocate it for the needs for their three children.

The victim, however, claimed that he had yet to get paid, leading to a more heated discussion which ended with Luna drinking beer and locking himself inside their room as his wife did the laundry.

When she went to their room several hours later, she found him dead.- Jeannette I. Andrade

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  • Ryan Yturriaga

    Nobody got the CBCP’s comment on this? Just wondering?

    • WeAry_Bat

       I imagine the comment would be…”Father of 3 children only?  It should be more.”

  • Garo Ungaro

    CBCP should come up with a support group counsel focus on this type social family issues…It maybe just tip of the iceberg. The church has the role to play by counseling this poor lost soul on how to survive and handle family daily existence…The society, helps the church in time of their needs, in return the church should help this poor souls find their ways by counseling and support. thats the main purpose of the church…Now, this poor dead soul family will pay the church for the services. Its really a tragedy..How many more are on this path…just waiting for the right time..?

  • Loggnat

    Is there no ‘Suicide Hotline’ in Metro-Manila? If not, the should established one and every organization ie. religious organizations, Red Cross, NGO and government DSWD should pool their resources and personnel to make this happen. Manning and/or expenses for personnel to man the hotline should be shared equally among member organizations.

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