Friday, August 17, 2012

Senator Tito Sotto - A Thief?

I was browsing blogs on the internet when I bumped into Sarah Pope's blog "On Plagiarism, The Pill, and Presumptuousness". Blogger Sarah confirmed that Senator Tito Sotto totally copied her ideas word for word when he delivered the speech on the Senate floor Monday about how contraceptives affects unborn babies. The Senator even mentioned his own son 37 years ago as his example.
Copy from Blogger Bong Mendoza
Yes, it was a real teary-jerky speech, and I am almost convince with the sincere tone, but enough, he stole the idea from Sarah and did not recognize the blogger. The Senator's word during his interview with ABS-CBN, a news network in the Philippines goes like "Why would I quote the blogger? I was quoting Natasha McBride". Gosh! How did he have the guts to say that when he was really stealing Sarah's ideas word for word. Sarah used her own ideas on the blog and not from the book by a Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
Blogger Sarah Pope whom words copied by Philippine Senator Tito Sotto
Just this afternoon, I've read news that Atty. Hector A. Villacorta, he's lawyer, admitted that Senator's staff did copy from from a US-based blog, but he denied committing plagiarism. NO plagiarism, because blogs are not copyrighted. Well, that is correct, but being a man of honor - a Senator - we have to be careful not to practice the act of stealing!

Just me, 
Phioxee

7 comments:

  1. Wow..This is really shocking, I haven't been listening to the news lately.. Thank you for the comment on my blog, I'm following you blog now :)

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com

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    1. hello steph. i wasn't listening to the news either. i was just browsing blogs then. i also read about license you could get to protect your blog. this incident somehow alarms blogging community of how important it is to protect intellectual property on our every post.

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  2. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
    http://www.5minutiearrivo.com/

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  3. I can show you that Saraph Pope is the first plagiarist; visit my blog at http://creattitudesonline.blogspot.com/

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    1. yes, ive read your post, Mr. Hilario. but I am a "SENSITIVE" blogger, so I am not persuade with what you've said. I just hate the thought that senator admitted the copying yet still failed to recognize the blogger as her source. It was clear that the staff was copying it from sarah's blog and not from mcbride.

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  4. ito yung copy paste na article nya???
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  5. So sad that Sen. Tito Sotto is accused of plagiarism. It's been a big news to the Filipino for what he did.


    Read more: Tito Sotto news

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Wild ideas? Outspoken minds? feel free. i won't delete them. as long as you leave you marks, i'd be glad to respond it right away