the continuing saga of Sarah Pope, the blogger senator tito sotto plagiarized
we will be aggregating posts on the blogs of sarah, (the healthy home economist) on the alleged plagiarism charge on senator tito sotto. these posts are available on these sites :
this will make it easier for everyone to appreciate the posts made so far on her sites.
notice : these are actual screen caps from her blogs, nothing added, nothing removed. and senator sotto – everything here is properly referenced and acknowledged. (ahem)
sarah posted these comments on her facebook page:
sarah was referring to this post by a certain atty. hector villacorta who claims to be the chief of staff of senator sotto.
caution : we have no way of confirming if the person who posted that on her site is really from atty. villacorta nor do we know if the atty is senator sotto’s chief of staff.
here is the latest:
Sotto’s office admits copying US blogby Jojo Malig, ABS-CBNNews.comPosted at 08/16/2012 9:45 PM | Updated as of 08/16/2012 11:04 PMMANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Tito Sotto’s chief of staff on Thursday night admitted that they copied the work of an American blogger in the lawmaker’s turno en contra speech on the reproductive health (RH) bill.
Atty. Hector Villacorta, in a message posted on the Facebook page of Sarah Pope, said it was the senator’s staff who lifted the content of the blogger’s work without attributing it to her.
“I understand you felt slighted that your blog was not attributed to you which became part of the speech of the senator. Let me say that after asking my staff, indeed, your blog was used but only in quoting also from the same book of Dr. Campbell-Mcbride,” he said.
Villacorta confirmed to ABS-CBN News and ANC that he indeed sent the message to Pope.
“We are both indebted to the book’s author but if you wish that you also be credited with the contents of the book, let this be your affirmation. I can do it and by this message, I am doing it. Hope it satisfies you. But if it does not, what would you want us to do?” he said.
“What have we done to deserve your incriminating words. The senator did not lift it himself, we did. Did you want us to tell him to admit what he did not do? Who would you like to crucify for this oversight?” he asked after Pope lashed out at Sotto and directly accused him of plagiarizing her work.
“Forgive us our single trespass. We had no malice, we thought you would be happy about it. There was no injury. Hope this makes you feel better,” Villacorta said.