“Bakit ko naman iku-quote ang blogger? Blogger lang ‘yon.”
~ Sen. Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III on allegations he plagiarized portions of his anti-Reproductive Health Bill speech from a foreign blogger
Reports say Sen. Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III plagiarized portions of his anti-RH Bill speech from a foreign blogger. The comedian/politician denied the allegation and challenged his detractors to prove the existence of the blogger by showing her birth certificate.
Several portions of Tito Sotto’s speech were the exact copy of a post written by foreign blogger Sarah Pope. Yup, kopyang-kopya. Very “Eat Bulaga Indonesia.”
Sarah Pope, a foreign blogger confirmed that portions of Sen. Tito Sotto’s speech were plagiarized from her work. This just in: Sotto confirmed that his speechwriters used to work for Manny V. Pangilinan.
Sen. Tito Sotto reportedly plagiarized portions of his speech from a blogger. Sotto is now in the running for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
On national television, anti-RH lawmaker Tito Sotto denied plagiarizing the work of a foreign blogger. Sotto’s speechwriters declined to be interviewed saying they’re busy updating their resumés.
Sarah Pope of the blog The Healthy Home Economist” confirmed that Senator Tito Sotto plagiarized her blog. Rumors say Sotto is drafting a letter of apology soon. He’s just looking for a template online.
Yet latest online reports reveal Tito Sotto plagiarized the work of not just one BUT four bloggers to be exact… prompting actress Cherie Gil to quip, “You’re nothing but a second-rate trying hard copy-paste!”
A bill that seeks to expel members of Congress and their staff who will plagiarize the work of bloggers and online writers was filed earlier today in the Lower House. The Anti-Copy/Paste Act of 2012 was authored by Shariff Kabuktutan 2nd District Representative Loreto Dasig. Senator Sotto was quick to dismiss the bill as a form of harassment and vowed to block its passage.
Sen. Tito Sotto is being criticized for plagiarizing not just one but four bloggers. And Kiko Pangilinan was like, “Awesome!”
Top 5 Movie Remakes Starring Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III and His Critics
No. 5: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Copya
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And the No. 1 movie remake starring Tito Sotto and his critics…
Update: After Sotto’s vehement denial that portions of his speech were plagiarized, his chief of staff ADMITTED that they indeed COPIED portions of Pope’s blog. Lawyer Hector Villacorta explained it was them not Sotto who copied it.
Worse, Villacorta was arrogant in his “apology” to the blogger.
After reading the “apology,” Sara Pope was like, “Hiyang-hiya naman ako sa inyo. Ako na ang kinopyahan, kayo pa ang galit?”
In Other News…
Last Wednesday, convicted killer Rolito Go was reportedly “abducted” inside the New Bilibid Prisons. Yes, “abducted” in prison. In other news, Elvis Presley is still alive.
Road rage shooting convict Rolito Go said, “I was abducted.” Bureau of Corrections Chief director Gaudencio Pangilinan insisted “You escaped!” Abducted, escaped, whatever, Pangilinan, you’re fired!
Road Rage 2
MMDA traffic enforcer Saturnino Fabros filed charges against Robert Blair Carabuena who assaulted him Tuesday. If convicted, the Philip Morris HR manager could face up to six years in jail. Or less – if an abduction would be successful.
PDP-Laban president and senatorial aspirant Koko Pimentel has accepted President Aquino’s invitation to become a guest candidate of the Liberal Party. Pimentel is really excited; he can’t wait to
campaign distribute relief goods with the President.
“One is what one is, and the dishonesty of hiding behind a degree, or a title, or any manner and collection of words, is still exactly that: dishonest.”
~ Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Have a safe and happy weekend!
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(Sarah’s photo from her blog)