The chief of staff of Senator Sotto from Manila, Philippines has finally admitted that he copied parts
of a bloggers blog for his speech. A Philippines blogger who runs a blog called “The Healthy Home
Economist” has had some of her content plagiarized by the chief of staff, “Tito” Sotto the Third.
He and his lawyer have semi-apologized to the blogger saying they were semi apologetic that they did
not give her credit in the speech. Semi-apologetic? How about apologizing or not doing it at all? They
are also saying that part of the blog was used because it was too hard to paraphrase! They say that parts
of the blog they had used were also from a book and if the blogger wants credit, the books author needs
to have credit also.
Although there was a semi-apology, the blogger replied to them saying she didn’t like that they used a
part of her blog and it was indeed plagiarism. She also stated that his lame comment did not make her
feel better or satisfy her and although she used a book as research for her blog, she wrote the blog in
her own words and Sotto copied her words from her blog.