UPDATE: Senator Sotto lifted from 5 bloggers and 1 briefing paper

By Raïssa Robles

Posted at Aug 17 2012 09:12 AM | Updated as of Aug 17 2012 05:12 PM

Yesterday, I wrote that Senator Vicente Sotto had copied from FIVE bloggers.

Last night, I was sent information that he copied as well from a briefing paper. The information came once more from Vincent D. Bautista. Thank you, Vincent.

UPDATE as of 8:23 AM, August 17, 2012:

In 2002, Senator Vicente Sotto vowed to push for tougher measures against film and music piracy. He even delivered a privilege speech condemning the matter. Is what he just did a form of piracy too?

Senator Sotto and his staff’s predilection for lifting verbatim without attribution has elicited much comment and reaction on the Web.

One commenter named Kiko wrote the following reaction:

"Yikes, what an embarrassment for the Philippine Senate as an institution. How can you stand up in front of your peers and read off a paper whose sources you haven’t reviewed personally?"

Kiko also sent what he called Sotto the plagiarist meme:

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