DAVID JOHN STEVENS, 59 years old, US military retiree, killed himself by ingesting large doses of valium and morphine on Thursday evening 6 October in his apartment in the Malabanias district of Angeles City. He left a suicide note, which in part stated: "I have deceided to take my life because I have no friends and have been in constant pain for the last 6 years. The VA refuses to help and espcially Social Security. I can not live on $1,000 a month. No family and friends....". According to newspaper reports, he had been undergoing treatment for cancer for the last six years. He had gone to the VA clinic in Pasay City earlier in the day, on Thursday, 6 Oct.