Canada-based Filipino novelist Miguel Syjuco (not in photo) found three blogs which he claimed were also plagiarized by Senator Tito Sotto (in photo) for the second part of the latter's Senate speech against the RH Bill earlier this week.

Photo: Nerisa Almo

Katatapos lang magbigay ng paliwanag ni Atty. Hector Villacorta, chief of staff ni Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III, sa U.S.-based blogger na nagsasabing kinopya ng senador ang isa niyang blog post.

Hindi pa humuhupa ang gulat at dismaya ng mga netizens sa ganitong balita, ngayon naman ay tatlo pang blogs ang lumalabas na kinopya rin umano ng senador para sa speech nito laban sa Reproductive Health Bill na pinagde-debatehan ngayon sa Senado. 

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Ayon sa ulat ng Interaksyon, na lumabas ngayong Biyernes, Agosto 17, sinabi ng award-winning novelist na si Miguel Syjuco na guilty si Senator Sotto sa pangongopya ng tatlo pang blogs.

Sa personal account niya sa Facebook, binanggit ng Canada-based Filipino novelist ang tatlong blogs na umano’y pinagkopyahan ni Senator Sotto ng ilang parte ng kanyang ikalawang speech sa Senado.

“I've gone just through Tito Sotto's second speech and discovered he lifted, verbatim, from three sources easily found online,” sabi ni Syjuco.

Sa kanyang sumunod na post, nagpasalamat siya sa kapwa blogger na si Raissa Robles, isang Filipina journalist, at sa online community na tumulong sa kanya sa pag-check.

Sinabi rin ni Syjuco: “I found three instances of verbatim plagiarism. And all I had to do was plug in the English chunks of his speech into Google.”

Narito ang paghahambing sa ikalawang talumpati ni Senator Sotto sa tatlo pang blog na nahanap ni Syjuco.

1. Senator Sotto’s speech:


“Sanger was so intent on reducing family size that she seemed to not stop even at abortion. Many believe that under the right circumstances, Sanger would have condoned infanticide. Indeed she wrote in her book Woman and the New Race: ‘The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.’

“This comes from the woman who formed the philosophical base for IPPF.

“But there was even a darker side to Margaret Sanger: a side that IPPF people try to cover up or explain away. That was her belief in ‘eugenics.’ Eugenics is defined as ‘the application of the laws of hereditary to physical and mental improvement, especially of the human race.’”

“Re-imaging Life and Family: The Global Scandal” by Marlon Ramirez on talkingsense.multiply.com, September 2008:

“…Sanger was so intent on reducing family size that she seemed to not stop even at abortion. Many believe that, under the right circumstances, Sanger would have condoned infanticide. Indeed, she wrote in her book Woman And the New Race: ‘The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.’ This comes from the woman who formed the philosophical base for Planned Parenthood. You can also see that her interest in birth control was not just due to some humane concern for health of women (which birth control doesn’t help anyway), but was driven in part by her desire to encourage women to engage in sex without having children.

“But there was another side of Margaret Sanger; a side that Planned Parenthood people try to cover up or explain away. That was her belief in eugenics. Eugenics is defined as ‘the application of the laws of heredity to physical and mental improvement, especially of the human race.’ To Sanger this meant the systematic elimination (through birth control, including abortion) of all those people she and her cohorts considered to be of ‘dysgenic stock’ in order to create a race of superior intellectuals.”