Gadget envy: Why Tito Sotto’s plagiarism fails the ‘So What? Test’

Not to put too fine a point to it but Philippine Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III is now the laughingstock of the country. His consistent failure to recognise the errors in the way he allegedly lifted material verbatim from several bloggers’ works to use in a speech he delivered to defend his position against the […]

Sotto’s plagiarism begets a blogging bill

Picture yourself as an average kid catching your younger sibling being a douche. You see him doing the typical mischief kids do in their worse days; throwing massive tantrums, stealing toys from other children, hitting people for no apparent reason, stuff like that. Being the good kid that you are, you beckon to your brother […]

Tito Sotto’s plagiarism: Is it really that important in the scheme of things?

With regard to this whole circus over plagiarism allegedly perpetrated by Philippine Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, I have to ask the obvious question: Was anyone harmed? I frame that question with the level of unrelenting ferocity I observe with which people have been attacking Senator Sotto. Even as this issue is “debated” ad nauseum, […]

Senate plagiarism – a template to follow?

Since the news of Sotto’s plagiarism broke out, I knew someone in his office will get it, for it is rare for these politicians and even business leaders to be writing their own speeches. I was waiting for the celebrity senator and his office to own up but Hey! They haven’t and looks like they […]

Senator Tito Sotto’s act of plagiarism merely reflects the character of the people who voted for him

So Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III allegedly committed plagiarism when he supposedly lifted some words from the work of several bloggers and used them in his anti-Reproductive Health (RH) Bill speech. Big deal. According to “investigative journalist” Raissa Robles, by doing so, Sotto had committed an affront to “intellectual honesty”. As we are to be […]