The three-sided thing.

Bakit ko iko-quote ang blogger? Blogger lang ‘yun. - Sen. Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III on allegations he plagiarized portions of his anti-Reproductive Health Bill speech from a foreign blogger

Karamihan sa atin, madalas kapag hindi naman natin naa-appreciate ang trabaho ng iba, nila-lang lang natin. Driver lang. Janitor lang.

In this case, blogger lang daw. At dahil ‘yun nga, he even challenged foreign blogger Sarah Pope to prove her existence by showing her birth certificate para raw mai-attribute niya nang maayos kay Pope.

Dear Senator Sotto. Kung alam n’yo lang po, hindi lang po product of passion, kundi isang marangal na trabaho na rin ang blogging (besides, marami nang kumikita dito). And the best thing about this is that salita, utak at strong sense of persuasion ang puhunan namin dito. Come on, simpleng attribution na lang po gagawin mo, hindi pa nagawa. GAH. Your arrogance degraded the blogging world. Oh God, have mercy on this distinguished Senator.

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Bukod sa problemang ito, dalawa pa ang nakita kong problema.

Una. As mentioned, hindi na-quote si Pope sa speech ni Sotto. Or as others understood the issue, he (or his speechwriters) actually plagiarized her work. Simpleng pag-quote lang naman sa kanya, hindi pa nagawa. Ang galing ng tactika ng pag-please sa amin ah, umiyak ka pa. Kung alam mo lang, ang plagiarism ay parang gawa ng bampira. Hindi lang dugo, kundi laman din ng utak ang isinipsip mula kay Pope. Sobrang sakit n’un.

In addition, this is the problem in relation to the prevailing ‘copy-paste’ culture of most Filipinos. Ang napaka-classic na pag-copy-paste kapag may homework and sa deadline na mismo gagawin; worst is ‘yung nag-copy-paste pa ang may highest grade.

Isa pa. Last night, Atty. Hector Villacorta, chief-of-staff of Senator Tito Sotto, confirmed the Senator’s speechwriters indeed copied portions of Pope’s blog, which quoted from a study on how oral contraceptives can harm the child still on the mother’s womb.

Koyaaaa. APOLOGY LETTER BA ‘TO? Bakit ikaw pa ‘yung may ganang magalit, eh kayo na nga ‘yung may ginawang mali? Seems like you’re even trying t get away from an issue YOU made. To quote Mr. Assimo, “Hiyang-hiya naman ako sa ‘yo, no?!” Bakit tayo gan’un? Marami pa tayong if’s, but’s at pasakalyes kapag magso-sorry na lang tayo? Let’s just admit we did wrong, say “sorry” (ugh, sincerely?), TAPOS.

‘Yun lang. Credits to The Professional Heckler for the photograbs, haha.

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