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US blogger accuses Sotto: ‘Lying thief’

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An American woman has called Sen. Vicente Sotto III a “lying thief” and accused the Senate majority leader of plagiarizing her blog during an acrimonious debate on the reproductive health (RH) bill that pitted supporters of the bill against the Catholic Church and other sectors that consider artificial contraception as abortion.

Sotto initially denied using part of Sarah Pope’s blog when he argued against the bill to distribute contraceptives in government-run health clinics, but after the salty label came out in her blog on Thursday, the senator’s chief of staff, Hector Villacorta, acknowledged that they had used Pope’s blog without any attribution.

The senator continued to deny the plagiarism allegation, saying that both he and Pope had cited the same source, Russian-born physician Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride who claims that contraceptives cause an imbalance between good and bad bacteria in the intestines that breaks down the defense against infection.

He also took exception to the blogger’s charge that he is “a lying thief.”

‘Umbrella attribution’

“They must be mistaken. What I delivered in the plenary is different from the one that was written,” Sotto said in a telephone interview.

“I have an umbrella attribution [in my speech],” he added, referring to his disclaimer that what he said on the floor was based on research and not his own.

Sotto also referred to Article 6 Section 11 of the Philippine Constitution which says in part: “No member [of Congress] shall be questioned nor be held liable in any other place for any speech or debate in the Congress or in any committee thereof.”

“Why would I quote from a blogger? She is just a blogger,” Sotto said.

Villacorta said he saw nothing wrong with using Pope’s blog without any attribution because it is “public domain” and “blogs are not covered by copyright.”   He added, “It is a new media and there is no jurisprudence yet.”

 

‘Dilatory filibustering’

In the House of Representatives, supporters of the RH bill are bracing themselves for the possibility that the measure would not survive what the RH bill’s principal author,  Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, has described as “the malevolent and dilatory filibustering” of lawmakers opposed to House Bill No.  4244.

Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin, a coauthor of the bill, said there was an “understanding” among proponents that the measure would no longer be filed in the next Congress should it fail in the current one.

“If it loses, (the bill) will not be tackled in the next Congresses anymore,” Garin said in a phone interview, recalling discussions among her colleagues prior to the Aug. 6 vote that terminated plenary debate on HB 4244. “If (the bill) is tackled at all, perhaps it would only come after a few years, perhaps after 10 years,” she said, adding that she and other proponents remained “committed” to passing the RH bill into law.

 

Not yet mature

Garin said that if the RH bill were defeated in the 15th Congress, it would be “a proof that our country is not yet mature for that law.”

But whatever the House vote is on HB 4244, the Iloilo representative said legislative work on the measure should be completed.

“Our point is, if you don’t want to pass it, then vote against it,” Garin said. “To be fair to everybody, including the real Filipino people who really want this bill, let’s decide on this. If we have the numbers, then okay.  To be honest, we’re also not sure (if we have the numbers),” she said.

“If we don’t have the numbers, at least, the people would know that (the bill can’t be passed) so we can probably proceed with existing programs, depending on the political will of local chief executives,”  Garin said.

In June this year, Health Secretary Enrique Ona announced that his department would distribute around P500 million in condoms and other contraceptives to help address the problem of rising maternal mortality in the country.

In Davao province, the Tagum city government has been implementing its own reproductive health program, spending at least P1.5 million annually, according to a previous Inquirer report. Since 2006, at least 4,390 women have reportedly availed themselves of the city’s free tubal ligation program.

Stalemate

House members are in a stalemate on HB 4244 after they an adjourned the plenary session on Wednesday without settling Rep. Roilo Golez’s motion to suspend further deliberations on the measure.

Golez wanted the chamber to focus on the devastation caused by the heavy monsoon rains in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces last week, a move dismissed as a dilatory tactic by proponents of the RH bill.

“The scheme of the oppositors to take undue advantage of House Rules on questions of personal or collective privilege to delay and derail the start of the period of amendments, violates the mandate of the plenary to move forward the RH bill,” Lagman said in a statement.

“Why terminate the long-winding and repetitive interpellations only to temporize and hold hostage the legislation?” he added.

 

No middle ground

But Golez accused the RH bill proponents of delaying the bill themselves when they moved for adjournment on the two session days when the House opened the period of amendments on HB 4244. The decision, according to Golez’s camp, meant that the other side did not have enough numbers on the floor.

Rep. Florencio Noel, who is openly against the bill, said he was not optimistic that both sides could reach a “middle ground” on the measure.

“While there are compromises that can be made, I see that there are more disagreements,” he told the Inquirer on the sidelines of the plenary deliberations. With a report from Norman Bordadora


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  • txtman

    SO WHAT KUNG AMERIKANA SIYA?

    EXCUSE ME, THEY ARE ONE OF THE WORST LIARS IN THE WHOLE WORLD

    BAKIT TAMA BA SILA LAGI?

    EXCUSE!

    PWE!

    FEELING NIYA SIYA LANG ANG MATALINO?

    EXCUSE ME

    HELLO!

    YOU WATCH ALL THE TV NEWS/MEDIA IN THE USA
        AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THEY LIE LOOKING INTO YOUR EYES
    CNN, CBS, MBNC YOU NAME IT FOX NEWS LANG ANG HINDI

    THEY DO NOT EVEN BLINK FOR ALL THEIR LIES

    AMERICANA NA BLOGGER DAW?

    SO?

    PWE!

    PITIFUL

    • hustlergalore

      SO WHAT KUNG AMERIKANA SIYA?

      EXCUSE ME, THEY ARE ONE OF THE WORST LIARS IN THE WHOLE WORLD

      BAKIT TAMA BA SILA LAGI?

      EXCUSE!

      PWE!

      FEELING NIYA SIYA LANG ANG MATALINO?

      EXCUSE ME

      HELLO!

      YOU WATCH ALL THE TV NEWS/MEDIA IN THE USA
          AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THEY LIE LOOKING INTO YOUR EYES
      CNN, CBS, MBNC YOU NAME IT FOX NEWS LANG ANG HINDI

      THEY DO NOT EVEN BLINK FOR ALL THEIR LIES

      AMERICANA NA BLOGGER DAW?

      SO?

      PWE!

      PITIFUL

      • 我恨中国人

        Haha. Kamping kampi ka sa Fox news ah. Fox news is populated by ultra-conservatives na sobrang binabatikos ang mga makabago gaya ni Obama.  I puke at their news.

      • txtman

        You puke with Fox news?
        Ahahahahahahahahaha!

        Well, you can PUKE a lot more with CNN, CBS
           Imagine doing an interview with democrats only?

        Well, you can eat all your pukes creature that is lower than a dog!

        Coz, you are a lapdog!

        Neway, going back to that american blogger wannabe?
        She is insane to think that she is the only one
            who can qoute other authors.

        PITIFUL

      • hustlergalore

        please! i was just plagiarizing. LOL

    • bakitkailangan

       PKSMAN! Umarya ka na naman na walang katuturan!

      PESTEFUL!

      • txtman

        PILLS CAN CAUSE BREAST CANCER

             ENDOMETRIAL CANCER
             OVARIAN CANCER
             CERVICAL CANCER
             LIVER CANCER
             STROKE

        DAPAT YAN ANG ILAGAY DIN SA PAKETE NG MGA PILLS JUST LIKE
             SA CIGARETTE

        BAKIT KAYA TAKOT MGA PRO-RH MALAMAN NG TAONG BAYAN YAN?

        AKALA KO BA PRO-HEALTH KAYO PARA SA MGA KABABAIHAN?

        PRO-PERA LANG PALA KAYO EH FROM THE INCOME
            OF SELLING CONDOMS AND PILLS.

        MGA TAONG BAYAN, YAN BA ANG MGA KLASE NG MGA TAONG PAGKAKATIWALAAN NINYO?

        BIBIGYAN KAYO NG MGA GAMOT NA NAKAKACANCER?

        PITIFUL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    SOTTO  LYING THIEF

  • quirinomayer

    “If it loses, (the bill) will not be tackled in the next Congresses anymore,” Garin said in a phone interview, recalling discussions among her colleagues prior to the Aug. 6 vote that terminated plenary debate on HB 4244. “If (the bill) is tackled at all, perhaps it would only come after a few years, perhaps after 10 years,” she said, adding that she
    and other proponents remained “committed” to passing the RH bill into law.

    Congressman Garin, even if the bill is defeated again this Congress, that should not be the reason it will not be refiled in the next Congress. The reason is that we may never have a president who  has the guts to defy the Roman Catholic Church for the sake of the establishment of a rational population policy for the country. That means, the next Congress is still our best chance to get the RH Bill passed as Pnoy would still be our president until 2016.

    Congressman Garin, you have already given so much for this bill so you should not let up until it is finally passed into law. Take heart because 70 percent of the Filipino people are behind you and the one’s you are saying are immature are just the CBCP and their blind followers who consist a minority. Shall we allow ourselves to be held hostage farther by these remnants of the Crusades and the persecution of those who dared question the tenet of Rome that the earth was the center of the solar system?

    PLEASE, CONGRESSMAN.

    • spearheads

      An expecting winning pro RH bill author would never entertain doubts that the bill will be defeated. With more reason, predicting that “the RH bill would only be resurrected after 10 years” is a clear signed that the RH bill is hopeless. The truth is coming from the mouth of the main proponent of the bill. Stop dreaming, move on.

      • quirinomayer

        Not too fast, fundamentalist. Two words of Pnoy will suffice to put your camp on its knees: “Withhold pork.” And there goes all the congressmen under the thumb of Padre Damaso. And Pnoy will go to that extreme yet. If not this Congress, in the next because he knows that will be the last chance for the bill to become a law.   So your celebration is premature and your confidence that Padre Damaso will continue to hold this country hostage indefinitely is misplaced.

        Have a good day, zealot and Padre Damaso puppet.

  • Tonypogi

     

    Garin said that if the RH bill were defeated in the 15th Congress, it
    would be “a proof that our country is not yet mature for that law.”

    With majority of Filipinos in favor of the Bill, I believe it is the politicking Congressmen who are still IMMATURE for not fully representing the needs and sentiments of their constituents.
     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5XZ7DG3V4IM5BX3ZX5GTPDTU4 cane-juice

       It is most likely, that if the Bill gets defeated in Congress…, it will be in the Senate…,
      NOT in the House of Representative.

    • txtman

      KAPAL MUKS NITONG US CITIZEN NA ITO?

      WHO IS IMMATURE, TOY?

      HAVE YOU WATCHED THE POLITICS IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY RIGHT NOW?

      EXCUSE ME?

      YUNG CONGRESS NINYO NGA EH KAPAL MUKS NILANG NAGRECESS
            DAMI PA NILANG GAGAWIN AT HALOS WALANG GINAWA!

      ANO SATISFACTION RATING NILA NGAYON?
      10%

      OH, ANO SABI NI SEN. REID?
      A VERSION OF THE LITTLE LADY?
      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      HOW ABOUT YOUR VICE PRES. BIDEN?
      THEY WILL PUT YOU BACK IN CHAIN?
      HUH?

      EXCUSE ME RED NECK
      BEFORE YOU COMMENT INTO THE AFFAIRS OF THE PH

      DO YOUR DUTIES MUNA SA US OF A
      WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND TELL THEM THEY NEED TO DO
           THEIR JOBS FIRST AND BE MATURE.

      GETS MO?

      PITIFUL

      • ROVEN DINO

        IKAW TXTMAN ANG IMMATURE… YOU NEED TO CHILL MAN… TRY TO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE’S OPINION.
        PITIFUL

  • Rae_E

    Tito Sotto:  Comedian, Religious zealot, Plagiarizer & now “Lying thief” = Senate Majority Leader

    Only in the Philippines!

    Shame on you Tito Sotto –be man enough & apologize, you did not only steal but arrogantly lie about it. You are a national embarrassment.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5XZ7DG3V4IM5BX3ZX5GTPDTU4 cane-juice

       @”RE680″… Na kalimutan nyo ang “Kunsintidor nang RAPE at Protektor nang RAPIST”

      • isidro c. valencia

        The pro RH camp are gloating over the plagiarism issue involving Sen. Sotto and his speeches. This is nothing but an empty victory, for they have yet to respond to his serious accusations: receiving thousands of dollars from foreign lobbyists, pro RH groups that are also pro abortion, and the adverse effects of contraceptives. 
        Let us not be sidetracked with this present setback and press the RH camp to provide us with answers. We invite all pro lifers to offer prayers and sacrifices this weekend for Senator Sotto and our pro life cause. Rosaries, masses, angelus, personal prayers are very much needed. 

        We support you all the way, Senator Sotto! 

        And for you cane-juice, why not file a suit against Sen. Sotto and prove it court. Don’t hide your true person in the guise of cane-juice.

    • reddfrog

      He also said that it is not stealing since it is in the public domain. So add intellevctual midget into your list of adjectives.

    • isidro c. valencia

      From: Pinoy Templars

      “Blogger” who launched smear attack vs Sotto is on abortion campaigner’s payroll

      Alfredo R. Melgar, the “blogger” credited for exposing Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III’s supposed plagiarism1 on the smear website of the neo-atheist Filipino Freethinkers, is no ordinary blogger after all.

      Documents now show Alfredo earns his living from Likhaan2, one of the groups exposed by Sotto as having received thousands of dollars last year from the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the world’s largest provider of abortion services3.

      This only goes to show that Alfredo’s “exposé” was nothing but a malicious Likhaan plot to get back at Sotto for exposing the fake numbers Likhaan and other pro-RH lobbyists are using regarding maternal deaths, as well as for divulging their connections to abortionists4. This blatant conflict of interest has escaped the uncritical, manifestly pro-RH news media, who think Alfredo was just a crusading “freethinker.”
      Alfredo’s official titles include research coordinator, online editor, and finance officer. He sits in meetings of the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network as panel member. He’s the go-to-guy for inflated maternal death figures. In 2010, he and Junice D. Melgar wrote the respected journal The Lancet to dispute5 – feebly and in vain6 – a study that found that maternal deaths in the Philippines plunged by 81% between 1990 and 20107. Worried they were, perhaps, that they’d go out of business if funds from abroad dried up once donors found out the Philippines was vastly improving on maternal health even without an RH law. 

      He’s also part of a team that worked on a pregnancy manual that included how-to instructions for abortion8, a Filipino version of which was launched on the Likhaan site two years ago. This is despite the clear prohibition against abortion in the Philippines; it’s no surprise they can say with a straight face that the RH bill won’t encourage abortion. They know they don’t need to legalize abortion, they can go around the law. Ask Junice , who boasts of her “underground connections.” 

      On a regular basis, Alfredo, or ARM, authors the regular church-hating stuff on the Likhaan site. More recently, he has been writing anti-church screeds on the Freethinkers’ site.

      In one of his posts on the Freethinkers’ online forum, Alfredo, who is not even a doctor, said his group wants to “indict the whole moralist system (religion, culture, law) that transforms health practitioners into judges and torturers,” himself moralizing despite not having documented anyone dying. 

      Bereft of responses to the serious allegations made by Sotto, the Melgar & Melgar Enterprise and other pro-RH lobbyists are desperately trying to stretch whatever media mileage they can get out of what ultimately amounts to triviality as far as the larger and more important fight to block the sinister abortion agenda behind RH is concerned. The ideological and financial links to the global abortion network are undeniable. No amount of propaganda will hide the fact.

      1″Sotto’s Reckless Method of Legislation Is Inexcusable | Filipino Freethinkers.” Sotto’s Reckless Method of Legislation Is Inexcusable. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Aug. 2012. . 
      2 Darroch, Jacqueline E., Susheela Singh, Haley Ball, and Josefina Cabigon. “Meeting Women’s Contraceptive Needs in the Philippines.” Guttmacher, n.d. Web. .
      3″Press Release – Press Release of Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III.” Press Release – Press Release of Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Aug. 2012. .
      4Mitsukono11. “Philippines – City of Guilt (Part 2 0f 2).” YouTube. YouTube, 27 Feb. 2011. Web. 17 Aug. 2012. . 
      5 New modelled estimates of maternal mortality. Junice Demeterio Melgar,Alfredo R Melgar
      The Lancet – 5 June 2010 ( Vol. 375, Issue 9730, Pages 1963-1964 ). 
      6 New modelled estimates of maternal mortality – Authors’ reply.  Chris Murray.  The Lancet – 5 June 2010 ( Vol. 375, Issue 9730, Page 1968).
      7 Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980–2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5.  Margaret C Hogan MSc,Kyle J Foreman AB,Mohsen Naghavi MD,Stephanie Y Ahn BA,Mengru Wang BA,Susanna M Makela BS,Prof Alan D Lopez PhD,Prof Rafael Lozano MD,Prof Christopher JL Murray MD.  The Lancet – 8 May 2010 ( Vol. 375, Issue 9726, Pages 1609-1623 )
      8 “Hesperian Health Guides.” Thanks. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Aug. 2012. .

  • edongski

    Ay buking!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DCRXGIC23K4SU7AWVIGDCDAN7M AK2

    “Villacorta said he saw nothing wrong with using Pope’s blog without any attribution because it is ‘public domain’ and ‘blogs are not covered by copyright.'”

    SAY WHAT? Atty. Villacorta, what a really ignorant statement!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5XZ7DG3V4IM5BX3ZX5GTPDTU4 cane-juice

       by implication…, the good attorney appears to confirm that his client, Tito Sotto,
      indeed copied the work(s) of another, without giving due recognition to the original writer

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D7D7XNSNF4WDYX6OGRZT3USRXY Garix

    Tama si Rep. Garin, we are not yet mature or still  UNCIVILIZED.  

    • txtman

      WOW, KAHANGA-HANGA KA INENG!

      CIVILIZED NA PALA SA INYO ANG TAWAG SA PAGPATAY SA MGA BATA?

      SIGE NGA, MAUNA KA HA

      UNAHIN MO MGA ANAK AT MGA APO MO

      WAG KANG MAG-ALALA INENG

      SASABITAN KA NG MEDALYA NINA GARIN AT LAGMAN

      PITIFUL

      • ROVEN DINO

        CHILL…..UNCIVILIZED YANG GINAGAWA MO…..
        PITIFUL

      • Hunyor

        Kanino mo napulot ang katuruan na ang RH bill ay pagpatay sa mga bata?  Sa mga obispo?   Dapat bang magsisigaw ka kung may saysay ang iyong nalalaman?  Ibig mong palabasin na sino mang nagsalsal o nakipagtalik gamit ang condom at nilabasan ay pumatay na ng mga libo-libong bata?  Ganitong klaseng kaalaman ang ginagamit ng mga Pharisees sa kasalukuyan upang mapanatiling akay nila sa ilong ang mga mangmang at panatiko sa simbahan.  Bigyan kita ng isang eksena hango sa banal na kasulatan kung paano magturo ang mga religious leaders sa kapanahunan ni Hesus na siya ring asta ng mga modern day Pharisees:
         
        22Then was brought unto him one possessed with a
        devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and
        dumb both spake and saw.

        23And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

        24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. (Matthew 12).

  • arthur1401

    THe US blogger called Sotto-“LYING THIEF”
    The Filipinos in general, called Sotto a comedian and a clown, not a senator, who earned his degree from wanbol university and whose major included gimmicks, mangopya sa exam, and manglamang sa kapwa. 
    No wonder, copying works of others without acknowledging the original author is as natural as eating 3 times a day and not feeling guilty about it.
    Aside from stealing the works of sarah, he even insulted her by saying she is a mere blogger. This sotto showed how low-class he is and does not deserve to sit as a senator but as a mere clown in Eat bulaga where he excels.
    Sotto, mag-resign ka na lang kaya. You are now a world-class SHAME AND PLAGIALIZER!!!

  • johnllander

    sotto Resign Now!
    Just concentrate in Eat Bulaga.

    Ibagsak ang mga artista sa senado at mga artistang kumakandidato!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5XZ7DG3V4IM5BX3ZX5GTPDTU4 cane-juice

       Even in “Eat Bulaga”
      masyadong pilit ang mga patawa nya.
      “OVER-ACTING”…!.!.!

  • farmerpo

    How can contraception be abortion? Di ko ma gets and I am not a blogger or a senator. Contraception is preventing conception while abortion is taking out what is conceived. You cannot reap what you have not sown. Doing so is thievery or hypocrisy of the highest order. Maybe a redefinition of the words’ meaning is in order or I just cannot grasp the modern words  contraception and abortion. Pwede ring bopol ako no?   

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5XZ7DG3V4IM5BX3ZX5GTPDTU4 cane-juice

       “A drowning man…, grasping at straws”
      That’s the scope of the anti-RH logic.
      Kaya, they come up with such absurd & rediculous arguments.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      “How can contraception be abortion?” You search the words “CONCEPTION” using your favorite search engine, example bing or google.. then from there, you read and understand the meaning….. 

      • Hunyor

        Why go against the dictate of common sense when you can look up the meaning of the word itself: contraception means “deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation”?

    • Hunyor

      No, you are not.  You are just being transported using Padre Damaso’s time machine to the Middle Ages when the earth was flat and the sun revolved around it.

  • arthur1401

    Si sotto talaga, ubod estupi dong ob-ob. Hindi na nga marunong sa trabaho as a senator, hindi pa marunong mag-hire ng staff. Ang na-hire niyang Chief of Staff na si atty hector ay graduate yata ng wanbol university na pinangalingan din nina TVJ, definition lang ng intellectual property, plagiarism at public domain, hindi pa alam. Ang masama pa nito, hindi nila alam kung ano angessence ng kinopya nila. Imbes na makatulong nakasama pa dahil nabago ang intent ng blog ni Sarah. Mababaon nga si sotto sa kahhihiyan, kumuha ba naman siya ng lawyer na wanbol university graduate, eh.

  • Noel

    If Sotto has delicadeza which I think he does not have, he should quit as Senate Majority Floor Leader.  That’s the least he could do.

    • reddfrog

      I bet he is loving all the media attention. It makes him feel important.

      • Noel

        He can only go as high as Senator and like Kiko Pangilinan who got elected because of Sharon, Sotto got elected because of wife Helen.

      • tamumd

        How in the world did he become majority floor leader? It’s beyond me.

      • Hunyor

        onli in da pilipins.  it’s more fun really.

      • IanAlera

        tamud,

        You are not even capable of becoming a Baranggay councilman, and you have the gall to criticize a Senator of the Republic? Masyado kang magpag-mataas..

      • Noel

        First question is how did he get elected as Senator when he spends more time in showbiz like the popular noon time show “Eat Bulaga”.  How he became Majority Floor Leader?  Courtesy of his godfather Enrile.

  • NYPinoy

    Hahaha!  “Lying thief” daw, tapos sabi pa sa kabilang news ay si Sotto raw “has his tail under his legs.” Bugbog sarado ang macho kuno na senador.

    He needs to man up, while preserving the dignity of the Senate.  He can either apologize properly to the blogger and to the Filipino people.  Or he should sue the blogger for calling him “lying thief”. A Senate Majority Leader of our dear Republic should not allow himself to be called as a “lying thief” unless he deserves so.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5XZ7DG3V4IM5BX3ZX5GTPDTU4 cane-juice

      If there is a choice…,
      “…he deserves so”…!

  • brunogiordano

    “If we don’t have the numbers, at least, the people would know that (the bill can’t be passed)..”

    TAMA!!!!

    magkaalaman na!!!

    subokan nila kung hindi namin kaya mga PILIPINO (80%) ISAGAWA ANG aming banta na ang mga CONGRESSMAN kasama ang kanilang mga KAMAGANAK na KONTRA sa RH ay pupulutin sa KANGKONGAN sa darating na ELECTION.

  • brunogiordano

    si SOTTO ay isang FANATICO na ‘UNHINGED’ na.

    dahil nabisto ang mga kasinugalingan niya, siya ay pikon at nangagalaiti na sa galit ngayon at maaring bumigay ano man oras at magwala.

    IWAS SA PAGLAPIT KAY SOTTO at baka makagat kayo.

  • txtman

    ANO SABI NI ONA?

    500 millions just to buy condoms to prevent maternal deaths?

    HAAAAAAAAAA?

    MEDICAL DOCTOR BA YAN TALAGA?

    KABOBO NAMAN!

    DR. ONA, YOU SHOULD BUY IV FLUIDS PARA HINDI MAMATAY MGA NANAY

    DR. ONA, YOU SHOULD USE THAT MONEY TO IMPROVE THE BLOOD BANK OF
        EACH GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL PARA HINDI MAMATAY ANG MGA NANAY

    GUSSSSSSS!

    YAN ANG PROBLEMA GALING KASI SI ONA SA KIDNEY INSTITUTE

    UP GRADUATE KA BA TALAGA DR. ONA?

    NAKAKAHIYA KA NAMAN!

    IMAGINE TO BUY CONDOMS TO PREVENT MATERNAL DEATHS?

    WHAT AN IDIOTIC MIND YOU HAVE DR. ONA!

    GUSSSSS!

    GANYAN NA BA ANG MGA TAGA-UP?

    PITIFUL

    • 我恨中国人

       dami dyan free IQ test na website, txtman. try mo. I’m sure babagsak ka. Ang weird ng logic mo.

      • txtman

        Excuse me?

        Ask Dr. Ona’s logic

        It seems he DOES NOT KNOW THE CAUSES OF MATERNAL DEATHS

        NEVER IN ANY MEDICAL LITERATURE YOU CAN FIND
             THAT, NOT USING CONDOM WILL LEAD TO MATERNAL DEATHS

        GUSSSSSSSS!

        I AM SHOCK to hear from the DOH secretary to say that in order
             to prevent maternal deaths, he will spend 500 million for condoms?

        WHAT AN IDIOTIC MIND!

        OH, MGA TAGA-UP COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

        TAMA BA SI DR. ONA DYAN?

        GUSSSSSSSSS!

        WHAT A DISGRACE TO THE MEDICAL SOCIETY AND TO THE
             UP COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

        GUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

        DR. ONA YOU MADE THE UP GRADUATES LOOK STUP*D

        GUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

        PAREHONG-PAREHO KAYO NI CABRAL!!!

        PITIFUL!

      • ROVEN DINO

        TSK TSK TSK TSK….PITIFUL…

    • ROVEN DINO

      GUSSSSS…… PITIFUL !!!

      • tamumd

        Just ignore him! He will eventually go away!

      • IanAlera

        tamud,

        Yes just ignore tamud’s nonsense.

    • IanAlera

      Replying to txtman

      Si Doctor Ona, graduate iyan sa UP School of Veterinary Medicine.  Kaya hindi niya alam ang function ng condom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/romulus.maximus.7 Romulus Maximus

     Villacorta would rather lose face ignominiously than leave his eejit employer in the lurch. Now we have two eejits [yes, they multiplied]. One fiercely loyal lackey who apparently doesn’t understand the meaning of professional courtesy and mistake jerkiness for prudence, and the proto-eejit lawmaker whose attempt at sprucing up his speech with well-researched/argued facts exploded in his shameless face. Freakin’ unbelievable.

  • tadasolo

    I like what they are doing in Davao, if it fails we should let local government do their own family planning and help their people. This is much more direct than the national government. It will provide a measure to those localities who want to practice family planning and those who do not want it and we can see the difference

    • sked482

      That’s actually what’s going on for years, GMA decentralized and passed on to LGUs the responsibility of maternal health and family planning services. The problem as we’ve seen so far is that this depends on the whims of the local politicians and even programs at the local level are opposed bu the RCC. Some politicians ignore these services, some take the RCC’s line, while very few stand up and actually deliver. This is why we need a national bill, to make the delivery of these services a national policy that should be followed by every LGU, and not depend on the whims of the mayor or congressman or governor.

  • spearheads

    Even if the staff of Sen. Sotto admitted that they copied the comments of the US blogger named Sarah Pope, I submit that plagiarism does not exist. Plagiarism necessitates copying an “original work or idea” and passed as one’s own. The blogger herself admitted that she translated the works of Dr. Campbell-Mcbride. There is no such thing as “plagiarism by copying the translated work of the translator” who is using a fictitious username, where the original author of the source was incidentally mentioned by Sen. Sotto in his two speeches. Would it not be more despicable if Sen. Sotto credited the blogger Sarah Pope instead of Dr. Campbell-McBride? Magisip nga kayo mga pro RH supporters-critics-of-Sotto?

    Be that as it may, I want to add a very important point which even Sotto failed to raise and this is: By ridiculing and criticizing Sen. Sotto as regards plagiarism, his critics inadvertently and indirectly admitted that Sotto’s expose’ constitutes the facts and the truth. For how can you plagiarize a lie? It is incredibly revolting that Sotto’s critics went to the extent of nitpicking on trivial matters yet the glaring truth is that no one from the pro RH bill supporters debunked his expose’ in seriatim. which should be more important in this whole brouhaha. As far as I am concerned, I don’t care if Sotto plagiarized the whole encyclopedia or all the volumes of medical dictionaries for as long as the truth is revealed for the protection of our people – this is the bottom line.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

      Even if the staff of Sen. Sotto admitted that they copied the comments of the US blogger named Sarah Pope, I submit that it’s bad, unethical but necessary.  

      I want to add a very important point which even Sotto failed to raise and this is: By ridiculing and criticizing Sen. Sotto as regards plagiarism, his critics inadvertently and indirectly admitted that Sotto’s expose’ constitutes the facts and the truth. For how can you plagiarize a lie? It is incredibly revolting that Sotto’s critics went to the extent of nitpicking on trivial matters yet the glaring truth is that no one from the pro RH bill supporters debunked his expose’ in seriatim. which should be more important in this whole brouhaha. As far as I am concerned, So if Sotto plagiarized the whole encyclopedia or all the volumes of medical dictionaries for as long as the truth is revealed for the protection of our people, then I’m okay with that.    

      • tamumd

        We don’t have to debunked anything since that author he supposedly quoted is a quack. She could not even name the medical school she graduated from in Russia and even the year she was stuttering when asked. She believes and peddles the idea that the cause of autism is gut ” dysbiosis”! NO reputable physician or scientist worldwide subscribe to that preposterous idea! So basically Sotto was using garbage evidence for his arguments! It’s hilarious! It’s an insult to our people.

      • IanAlera

        tamud,

        And you are using nothing but ‘garbage’ in your rh bill propaganda.

    • http://www.facebook.com/romulus.maximus.7 Romulus Maximus

      The expression of an idea [not an idea itself] can be copyrighted. When Pope articulated and published her thoughts and arguments on Campbell-McBride’s take on “facts”, the she [Pope] birthed a copyrighted work independent of Campbell-Mcbride’s. You can’t plagiarize a lie? Yes, you definitely can. You can stuff an essay or article with FACTOIDS and rest assured copyright will be on your side. More to the point, I dare anyone to plagiarize a work of FICTION and publish the same under their own names, like Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, in toto [or even substantially, paraphrasing the rest] and verbatim. Whatever truth you are talking about is an entirely different matter. Plagiarism can’t simply be brushed aside because of some “truth”. One can present the truth WITHOUT RESORTING to brazen dishonesty.

  • pening

    May be tama ang iba, we are immature politically. Imagine our SENATOR called a “lying  thief” by a US citizen,what do you think how we look to an AmericaN? oUR GOVT. IS TRYING VERY HARD to create a better image for our country but with Sotto’s action,I do not know how our country or specifically our SENATE looks globally. Image is impt. for investment to come in, no investor, no jobs, more OFW,poorer. Congrats! SEn. Sotto with your action, 2 years of works by our govt. to erase our country as thieves you add LIARS.

    • txtman

      FOR YOUR INFO:

      MORE THAN 50% OF THE AMERICANS TODAY ARE PRO-LIFE

      THERE IS AN UNDERGOING BATTLE BETWEEN THE PRO-LIFE AND
           PRO-ABORTION GROUPS RIGHT NOW

      KAYA NAGMAMADALI NGA MGA PRO-RH KASI PAGNATALO SI OBAMA
            “BYE, BYE NA YANG RH MO!”

      DON’T YOU WORRY ABOUT THE IMAGE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT

      JUST WATCH US TV NEWS AND YOU CAN SEE THAT
           THE POLITICIANS IN THE US ARE WORST LIARS THAN ANYBODY ELSE

      MIND YOU, SEN. SOTTO IS NOT LYING

      ANONG AKALA MO SA US CITIZEN, HINDI MARUNONG MAGSINUNGALING?

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      INENG, MGA IYAN BIHASA SA PAGSISINUNGALING

      ASK ANY RELATIVE OF YOURS FROM THE USA!

      US CITIZEN DAW?

      EXCUSE ME?

      SO WHAT?

      ANG TAWAG SA NARARAMDAMAN MO INENG IS
            “COLONIAL MENTALITY!”

      PITIFUL

      • pening

        This not about RH bill, my comment about Sotto’s action to the image of the country. Stckto the point. His atty. admiited to plagiarism. Thank you.

      • ROVEN DINO

        ANG TAWAG SA NARARAMDAMAN MO NAMAN IHA AY SUPERIORITY COMPLEX…..PITIFUL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      What do you think others look at Filipinos? Not necessary the whole country?

  • txtman

    WARNING:

    PILLS CAN CAUSE BREAST CANCERS
        ENDOMETRIAL CANCERS
        OVARIAN CANCERS
        LIVER CANCERS
        CERVICAL CANCER
        STROKE

    If you don’t believe it
    Then “TAKE IT! TAKE IT!”

    JUST CROSS YOUR FINGERS AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL NOT BE ONE
           OF THOSE WHO WILL HAVE CANCER LATER ON.

    GOODLUCK TO YOUR LOVE ONES!!

    ENJOY!

    • 我恨中国人

       hay ka-IQ mo talaga si Tito Sotto.

      Please THINK before you comment. Tapos ka na mag search ng free IQ test sa web? Ano result mo? 60?

      • txtman

        Wanna bet kung sino masmataas ng IQ sa atin?
         
        Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
         
        BAKIT?
         
        TOTOO NAMAN ANG SINASABI KO AH!
         
        DR. ONA’S LOGIC IN SPENDING 500 million for condoms just to
           prevent maternal moratlity?
         
        HOY, AMOEBA MASKI IGOOGLE MO PA YAN
             WALA KA MAKIKITA NA ANG ISANG CAUSES NG
             MATERNAL MORTALITY IS FOR NOT USING CONDOMS.
         
        THAT IS AN IDIOTIC MIND.
         
        PITIFUL

      • 我恨中国人

         hay tinatamad ako mag explain sayo. la kang kwentang kausap. may bayad pag nagtuturo ako txtman. kelangan mong turuan kasi parang prep ka pa lang.

      • txtman

        Oh my Gusssssss!
        This is a new discovery in science!
        A new specie of amoeba

        We will gonna name it
         _WO HEN__ZHONGGUOREN__y embecile.

        Pero parang it sounds like TSONGGO RIN eh

        PAPAANO KA MAG-EEXPLAIN TSONGGO EH
            100% NAMAN TALAGA NA TAMA ANG SINASABI KO

        PITIFUL NA TSONGGO

        Ahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      • ROVEN DINO

        YOURS IS AN MORONIC MIND….PITIFUL

    • Bob

      For argument sake maybe those above are true. Theyre harmful to the human body. Ang sagot dyan bawasan ang LIBOG. Bawasan ang pagiging manyakis, isama na ren dyan ang mga kaparian. Matutong rumespeto sa kababaihan. Matakot sa Diyos di tulad ngayon pati lalaki sa lalaki nagtatalik. Mas masahol pa sa hayop.

  • tra6Gpeche

    Mr Sotto, just admit that you are a thief and a liar. I am just not sure whether this is the first time in your life to be such! I hope that this is the last time that you will be both!

  • 我恨中国人

    Hindi na issue dito kung makukulong ka sa plagiarism mo, Tito Sotto. Ang issue eh:

    1. nangopya ka ng speech ng walang paalam!
    2. dineny mo pa!
    3. sinisi mo pa sa staff mo, eh ikaw na nga nagdrama sa floor db?!
    4. senador ka pa naman ng republika. nakakahiya ka sa lahing Pilipino!
    5. Resign! nakakahiya ka sa dugo namin.

    • txtman

      This is what is idoitic Mr. Amoeba y Imbecile

      1. using inaccurate figures like 11 maternal deaths per day in th PH just like
               in africa
      2. using condoms as an excuse for maternal deaths
      3. believing whatever the pro-Rh were saying
      4. killing the unborn
      5. ignoring that pills and IUD can qualified as abortifacient agents
      6. PILLS CAN CAUSE BREAST CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS
      7. not using your brain – AY, WALA KA PALA BRAIN KASI AMOEBA KA PALA!

      EXCUSE ME MR. AMOEBA Y IMBECILE
      HINDI KA NAMIN KADUGO KASI
          RED SA AMIN, SA IYO BERDE!

      Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      PITIFUL

      • ROVEN DINO

        Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        PITIFUL

  • txtman

    ahahahahahahahahaha!

    image ng ating bansa?

    talaga lang ha?

    papaano naman nakakasama yung sinabi ni Sen. Sotto?

    sinabi lang ng isang unknown wannabe blogger
      matatakot na mga investors?

    ahahahahahahahahahah!

    now, that is an idiotic mind

    pitiful

    • Bob

      Theres a word that sotto needs to understand, R E S P E C T. Kung gusto mong respetohin ka matuto ka ren rumespeto sa iba. Matutong umamin sa pagkakamali at himingi ng paumanhin.

      On another note dapat na talagang ipasa yang rh bill na yan, para mabawasan na ang mga pinoy na magnanakaw at mayayabang.

  • bgcorg

    How can Sen. Sotto plagiarize an idea that is already there and attributed to Dr. Campbell-McBride, the original author of the data that had become the property of the world already?  The good Senator had said that the ideas he expressed were taken from research which he only reproduced to inform.  Attribution is made to the original author, not to somebody whose real name is oftentimes hidden by bloggers themselves.  Thus attribution is made difficult in blogs since you would not really know the real author of what was translated and posted in a blog: this was, in fact, not the point.  The current laws on copyrighted material do not yet cover blogs, a disclaimer was made about ideas not being one’s own, authorship is attributed to the original source, and senators when delivering their pieces while in legislative session are immune from incurring faults, if any. 

    Enemies of pro-life and anti-rh advocates, though, are just quick to shoot from the hips and they don’t find it reprehensible.  Calling someone a liar and a thief ought to have more solid basis if the original authorship is duly acknowledged already.  NO to the rh bill. 

    • Bart

      Problema pati mali nung blogger sa blog nya kinopya nya. Granted na hindi pa copyrighted material ang blogs. But for a majority leader of the senate to copy-paste someones work without giving even a measly credit? That’s Absurd. 

    • Sam

      “The current laws on copyrighted material do not yet cover blogs”

      This is a lie. Copyright laws do not discriminate between publishing mediums in any way. Blogs do not have to be ‘covered’ – all original written content that is published is automatically covered with copyright protection.

      A copyscape evaluation of all three documents reveals the words were stolen from the blog, including the punctuation errors. The same words were nowhere to be found in the original book.

      The issue is not whether the Senator is immune from prosecution – it goes right to the heart of whether this lying thief has any moral credibility, and challenges the material itself, which did not come from even one world-renowned medical expert.

      As for the pill that supposedly killed his baby in 1975, it was not even available until 1978!

    • tamumd

      It’s true that bloggers’ complete name is hidden sometimes but an intellectual honest, reliable blogger cites references. People like Sotto and his staff should have  either named the blog..by saying “according to Dr. Campbell-McBride as cited by Sarah – The Healthy Home Economist”.Or they could have gone straight to the references and paraphrased the original document themselves while still citing the author. The obvious problem  why they didn’t do the first it’s coz it will sound ridiculous and embarassing to the whole nation to argue against an important bill while basing your evidence from a blog – and that’s exactly what Sotto said ” why would I quote from a blog?” hehehehehe. Then the other pitful is the original author (Campbell-McBride) the blogger and Sotto is quoting is a quack. lol. So Sotto’s contra en turno speech is basically mostly garbage! lol

      • bgcorg

        That is exactly why reference to the blogger is not made. Why should an important speech be quoting a blog?  At best, it could indicate the original source and referencing the original source is what precisely was done.  The trending happened because of too many other bloggers that prompted Sarah Pope to claim Campbell-McBride’s ideas to be her own.  The quote does not indicate the original authort, the blogger and Sen. Sotto are quacks because that’s how strongly you feel, being a fanatical campaigner for the passage of the rh bill.  The bill, for your information is largely now discredited because of new data debunking the view of 30 economists from UP.  The UP College of Economics had a disclaimer on the opinion of the economists and one of the 30 who is now NEDA Chief (Balisacan) affirms the data that debunks the views of these people by his report to the that put the country’s growth rate to be only 1.8, not even reaching the acceptable 2.1 growth rate that would account for a healthy  replacement rate.  So, the position of pro rh bill campaigners would be quack and archaic and following it would further lead us into an “irreversible trend against human births” (P.F. Drucker, “Management Challenges in the 21st Century”).  Put, differently, why would you at this time, advocate for birth control by artificial birth control when the population growth rate does not even reach the safe and unversally accepted standard of 2.1 percent?  The position is suspicious!

        Just the statement of the problem by pro-rh is already wrong.  It sees overpopulation as the problem when it is not there; only perhaps an over-concentration of people in rubanized and urbanizing areas.  The very poor flock there in hope for a better life, faced by hunger and extinction where they were; unfortunately they are still condemned to a life in slums, esteros, waterways and under bridges though slightly better with some food to eat, but with no end in sight to be freed from poverty.

        Poverty should receive more effort holistically by government!  It is not the poor’s fault that they are very poor.  This is the real problem and if the very poor in slums have more children they cannot send to school, it is the government’s job to give them their freedom from want, fear, speech and assembly and religion! Only if the problem is recognized for what it is, i.e., not wrongly directed to a non-existent problem, but to poverty, taking care of what human capital it has, that the state can be true to its ends as a civil, temporal society.  With hope for a better life given more and proper attention so that opportunities for the poor become available, all, including the housewives becoming more economically productive, jobs and livelihood opportunities maximized, education becoming available with government support at the start, in short when the government recognizes and applies the proper remedies to the real problem now correctly stated and identified, social justice follows and peace and happiness, though it would take maybe longer, may be enjoyed by most if not all of the citizenry.

        The poor should not be blamed for being poor; it is up to us to overcome it, so that the poor could be responsible, have a new hope and obtain more in law, more roof over their heads, more food on the table, more shirt over their backs, more education for the children, more jobs and livelihood available, etc. to regain their independence, have more information and plan responsibly their own families.  IT IS NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. The very poor have only sex as recreation and release from the hopelessless experienced in extreme poverty, unlike their more fortunate co-citizens.  The state should recognize the blunder of miscalculation of the problem, because of vested interests that have made it appear to be.  The rh bill should be broken down into specific bills that would adequately answer specific problems of the nation without endorsing artificial contraception which is a useless appendage.  NO TO THE RH BILL!

         

      • tamumd

        Hahahaha are you trying to make excuses for Sotto and trying your best to weasel out of this embarrassing miscalculation on the part of his staff? Hector Villlacorta – Sotto’s Chief of Staff already acknowledged that they indeed lifted those paragraphs from Ms Pope’s blog. lol… It’s wrong referencing by the way coz they did not get the information from the primary source, they got it from Ms. Pope’s blog therefore she also need to be cited. Now she’s calling him a THIEF..a LYING THIEF!!! lol They’re caught with their pants down. How embarrassing! If you don’t believe me that McBride is not a quack check out her videos and her site. She claims that she is a medical doctor who graduated from Russia yet cannot provide the name of that school. She has no MD or MBBS title after her name. She has no published research in major peer-reviewed scientific journals in the ares of her purported expertise which is gut “dysbiosis’. She peddles this idea that autism is caused by abnormal bacterial overgrowth in the gut – which no reputable pediatric neurologist or any neuroscientist for that matter subscribes to!

        Why would the bill be discredited it’s because of the word of one person? I would believe our Dept of Health, the WHO, UN World Bank over what Campbell-McBride peddles. I would believe those 30 UP Economics professors anyday who I’m sure are well published and have authentic proof they indeed all got their PhDs than Campbell-McBride! She is a quack who is an opportunists taking advantage of the dire emotions of parents of children with autism who are disperate for a cure. Therefore Sotto’s so called “researched” evidence are all garbage! Garbage in, garbage out!!!!

      • IanAlera

        tamud,

        You are arguing based on suppositions. You have no credibility whatsoever.

        All you do is make too much nonsense. yak yak yak byak yak yak yak yaaaaaaakk.

      • IanAlera

        tamud,

        tamud,

        yak yak yak yak yak yaaakk yaaaaaaaaaaak.
        Nothing but yak.

  • Vane13

    O ayan nag backfire ang Filibustering mo. Nakakahiya ang senador nato. May paiyak iyak pa. Drama Queen.

    • spearheads

      Paano nagbackfire? May nagpatunay na ba na di totoo ang sinabi ni Sotto. Ano ngayon kung kinopya? Kaya nga kinopya dahil totoo. Nililigaw lang ninyo ang taumbayan. Ang usapan dito ay nakasira ang RH bill imbes na nakakatulong at iyan ay pinatunayan ni Sen. Sotto. Hanggang ngayon walang pro RH bill congressman ang nagsabing kasinungalingan yong pinagsasabi ni Sotto sa expose niya. Yon ang importante, huwag ninyong iligaw ang mga tao. Walang plagiarism dyan dahil hindi “original idea” ni Sarah Pope yong pinagbablog niya dahil hiniram din niya sa libro ni Dr. Campbell-McBride maliban sa public domain ang mga blog sites, naintindihan mo?

      • Vane13

         “I put her work in my own words and you copied my words,” Sarah Pope. 
        “Women of the Philippines: I am terribly sorry my blog was used and twisted against you. You deserve the choice to use The Pill if you want or need to based on your particular circumstances. While I want you to know that this choice has health consequences, I in no way would ever condone taking this choice away from you!  Mabuhay!” – Sarah Pope
        Maybe you should stop patronizing  this mediocre comedian. Such desperate act.

      • Sam

         Actually it has been proven there was plagiarism and that the passages were indeed copy/pasted from Sarah’s blog, including the punctuation errors. They were not words found in the book by Dr. Campbell-McBride. A copyscape evaluation of all three documents proves this absolutely.

        You are defending a lying thief. Good luck with that!

      • Michael Paras

        Sarah Pope cited her source, as well as making up her own article based from the Dr.’s book. Sotto on the other hand, read a speech that contained 8 full sentences lifted verbatim from Pope’s blog WITHOUT citing his source. If that is not plagiarism, I don’t know what is. Stop defending the indefensible please.

  • Elio Madama

    I am very confuse about all these things.
    People want no birth control?
    Means people want women to have 20 or 30 babies in their whole life?
    A baby every year?
    Then ……make babies is ok, but please, don’t go to the government offices asking for help, like free clothes food, medicines, education, etc, etc.
    Go to the church, they are the ones who must help you.

    • ROVEN DINO

      Totally Agree…!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      With or without RH Bill, people can do birth control… 

      Also, do you think married couples wants to bear 20 0r 30 kids? An average Filipino couples can hardly raise 4 to 5 kids, or even just 3 kids. How much more with 20 or 30? Maybe can, provided that those couples are rich or they have steady source of income to feed them, no need to send all to school, the couples should at least teach them good values….those kids who didn’t go schooling when they grow up, they can be fisherman or farmer…..

      • reddfrog

        Or when they grow up they can be hobos, beggars, kidnappers, murderers, rapists, or politicians.

      • Michael Paras

        Natural and abstinence isn’t working. Otherwise there will be no need for an RH bill. Artificial methods are costly. So what are the options for the poor couples? Any suggestions? Don’t tell me education or lecturing them about responsibility etc. That will not stop them from having sex.

        A study made by the PopCom back in 2010 stated that the average Filipino married couple wants 2 children at the most. More than 2 would be fine if you’re able to provide a better life for all of them. What about the poor over sized families?

        Do you think a farmer/fisherman/minimum wage laborer with 6 or more children can provide a good life for all of his/her kids? How many of these 6 can get a college degree?

    • KenjiHimura

      I concur 100%!!!

  • Bart

    Hahaha… Sbi ni Eskalera bago daw sya mg speech nag mi meeting daw muna cla ng staff nya para mapagplanohan ang speech nya. Galing ng plano nla kokopya lang pala. 

  • tootsie_roll

    Atty. Villacorta, your professor in Intellectual Property Law must take back your grade and flunk you! Written works are copyrightable and isn’t a blog entry copyrightable? DUH! Only ideas are non-copyrightable or have you forgotten that?

    Why is it so hard for you to admit your mistakes and take responsibility for your actions? Why not do what MVP did during the Ateneo speech fiasco? Ang hirap sa inyo, nahuli na nga, magkakaila pa. Ang kapal talaga!

  • Bob

    Hay nako huling huli na ayaw pang umain, pano mo irerespeto ang mga taong ganyan. Kung sa ibang bansa yan, nag resign na yan agad. Mga pinoy talaga mga kapal muks kaya di umuunlad.

    Dati rati ang kaban ng bayan ang pinag nanakawan ng mga kawatan sa gobyerno ngayon pati speeches ninanakaw na ren. Wala na talagang sinasanto ngayon. Isang bansa ng mga mangnanakaw na tayo.  Higit pa a nakakahiya ang nangyari sa atin.

  • Bob

    People or congress should enact a bill that requires people who wants to have children to get a certificate that they are able to provide decent housing, food, education for every child they want. They should also prove that they are responsible enough to care for the child and give proper guidance until the child reaches adulthood. Otherwise di sila dapat nag aanak. Tulad ng nangyayari ngayon ang middle class isa or dalawa lang ang anak pero ang mga iskwater sang katerba parang mga daga kung magbuntis. Pabigat lang sa bayan. Kawawa ang mga taong nagbabayad ng buwis, napupunta lang sa mga iskwater. Di ata patas yan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KNYAS4HJQKNHD7MPWMMPBAIQUI Francesca

    i am not pro or anti RH bill. i don’t care.  what i care about is the audacity and the nerve of sotto to deny his wrongful act.  shame on you, you lying thief! and to belittle the blogger you quoted from? ugh… kakasuka ka :P

    • Vane13

      Maybe the senator is just trying to amuse us. Komedyante siya di ba?

  • Vane13

    Tito Sotto. The senator who wanted to ban Eraserheads “Alapaap”
    All these years he is still an idiot.

  • mnlmad

    RH Bill will NOT force you to take contraceptives! If you want to have 20 children go ahead but please do not deprive people who want to use contraceptives. Let there be options and choices. That is what democracy is all about. Hay naku masyadong makikitid ang ulo ng mga anti-RH bill.

  • reydomingo

    bagsak grado ni tito sotto… nawalan ng saysay ang lahat ng sinabi niya kasi kopya lang pala…  hindi ko tuloy masisi si cabral sa pagdududa niya sa pag kwento ng kanyang kamalasan sa paggamit ng contraceptive…

    sobrang haba, sobrang tagal nagsalita, kopya lang pala..tsk tsk tsk..

    • sanjuan683

      nasanay siya sa iskul bukol na nangongopia pagdating sa exam. hehehehehehehehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

    Garin said. “To be fair to everybody, including the real Filipino people who really want this bill, let’s decide on this….”– so ibig sabihin matatawag na real Filipino lang kung gusto mo talaga yong bill… eh he he, eh ako ipinanganak ako sa Pinas, mga magulang ko, ipinanganak sa Pinas, hindi pala ako ‘real Filipino’, eh ano ako Ms. Garin? Alien?????

    • Michael Paras

      Real Filipino who doesn’t want the bill. :)

  • KenjiHimura

    I suggest that congressmen conduct massive information campaign in their respective districts about this RH Bill and then conduct a survey or have a plebiscite or referendum in their own turf to get and to know the consensus and views of their constituents para hindi na sila mag-debate pa. Malalaman na agad nila kung papabor o hindi ba sila sa RH Bill pag nagkabotohan na sa kongreso. They can use their pork barrel allocation to this endeavor tutal will naman ng constituents ang sinusunod dapat ng mga representatives natin. Papayag naman siguro ang DBM na mag-release ng pondo sa ganitong gawain tutal information campaign naman ito.

    Since election naman next year ay baka pwedeng isama sa pagbobotohan kung pabor o hindi ang majority ng mga Pilipino sa usaping ito para menos gastos. Dapat lang siguro na maayos ng mabuti ng ating mga mambabatas ang mga provisions sa RH Bill. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    Why is there no mention of Sotto’s chief of staff admitting that they did indeed commit plagiarism in this article?

  • Vane13

    Sotto should emulate Lapid Lapid… just shut your hole. Mga artistang politiko nga naman!

  • I_kabod

    what can we expect from an alumnus of wanbol university? now, start thinking people if you’re going to vote celebrities in the coming elections. sayang lang buwis na binabayad dito.

  • JJF724

    Lots of filipinos still hook on TV programs and can’t be bothered… Next election will see how many still vote for Tito.  Philippines will be better off without him in the Senate.

  • usaf9

    First an associate justice of the supreme court { del Castillo ] and automatically exonerated by the Corona Club.
    Now a senator of the republic. Can his peers discipline him? I doubt because Sotto, the majority floor leader is a stooge of senate president Enrile.  
    And can we hear from senator Santiago? the ” brightest’ an the most arrogant Filipino of all times?
    It would be good because Enrile cannot rein her, during the impeachment trial.
    Who’s next? The Philippines is always the laughingstock of the world.
    My dear Filipinos, I exhort you, lets put this into an end!!! 

  • LAMBFORGOVERNOR

    Well, any surprises here?   I think not.  Soto.  Spanish. Catholic. What more need be said. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

    Simply lang, aminin na ni Sotto na ginamit nya ito in his speech, wala namang masama dito huwag lang sabihing sya ang may gawa nito. Be honest and admit you mistakes and that’s all it takes to clear the problem created.

  • LabkoPinas

    The excuse given by Congress on the RH bill postponement is a very lame excuse. There will always be catstrophes in the Philippines so long as government postpones a definitive position on the numerous causes. One of which is over population. That is why we need the RH bill desperately.

  • watot

    ang problema deny nang deny hanngang lumabas na naman ang source.

  • duviz7533

    little knowledge is dangerous…ask congresman pacman for better opinion

  • duviz7533

    you can also ask kris

  • wakats

    Sen. tito sotto, the “lying thief” according to U.S. blogger Sarah Pope.  Pope further said that “sotto’s behavior behind his government immunity shows he’s backed into a corner and have no more cards to play.  You know you’re wrong and you’re just trying to run away with your tail between your legs.”

    Initially, sotto denied the alleged plagiarism in a tv interview by saying “Why would I quote from a blogger.?  “She is just a blogger.”

    Later on, sotto’s chief of staff, Atty. Hector Villacorta,  acknowledged that they had used  Pope’s blog in his speech without any attribution.

    Tito sotto is in deep quagmire for his mental dishonesty and had shown his empty head to the public. Anybody using somebody’s work on a speech should cite the source’s name, otherwise the credit would go the “lying thief” instead of the real source – that’s plagiarism.

     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LFQCCGSJWSMP4I7AY4RBYSDDQI Isko

    No amount of explanation is adequate for Senator Sotto and Atty. Villacorta to accept the fact that the former committed plagiarism in his speech both oral and as published in the Senate of the Philippines Press Release dated 14th August 2012. Senate President Enrile should advise Senator Sotto to resign immediately in order to avoid impeachment.

  • Rigoberto_Doronila

    plagiarism is light compared to the killing of unborn children.

  • Rigoberto_Doronila

     plagiarism is light compared to the killing of unborn children.

    • liquiduser

      a thief is a thief. it is a sin no matter what.

    • Vane13

       Good gracious you people. Enough of that lame argument. You know very well that no single baby is killed here. Kikitid talaga!

    • Sam

       No unborn children are killed. The moon is not made of cheese and that old man in the Vatican is not always right.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Sam,

         Unborn children are killed by some contraceptives/devices

      • Michael Paras

        Unborn children are killed by irresponsible use of drugs/medications/vaccines. Does that mean we should ban all drugs since even OTC ones when taken improperly MAY have serious side effects on the unborn child?

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        We should take into proper context the arguments against the rh bill regarding the abortifacient contraceptives.

        — The rh bill proponents advocate the use of contraceptives/ devices that have been proven to induce abortion of the unborn, on the guise that it is ‘already in the market’, ‘approved as safe by the FDA’, ‘approved by the WHO as necessary to reach the goals set in the Millennium Development Goals program of the UN’.

        — The point of the Anti- Rh is that these contraceptives/ devices that causes abortion will continue to be promoted / supported/ and funded by the tax payers, and more so if the rh bill is passed into law.  It is wrong to support a bill that mandates the funding of  contraceptives that causes abortion.

        — It is the responsibility of the proponents to make an acceptable rh bill proposition so that the public will agree to it.

    • tori_q

      Slow clap. Magandang hirit yan kung lahat ng tao dito bobo.

  • joerizal

    Yan kasi ang natutunan ni Tito sa Iskul Bukol. Isa sa mga Iskalera brothers kasi yan.

    • sanjuan683

      nakakahiya nangopia lang pala. hehehehehehe yan ang napala niya dahil anti-RH, paiyak-iyak pa siya. hehehehehehehehe natatawa lang sa iyo si Corona. hehehehehe isang ka malaking bugok 

  • $20733759

    O ayan, lumabas na yan ha… “lying”( sinungaling), “thief”(magnanakaw), so….aminin na.

  • liquiduser

    Walang kwentang senator ito. wag nyo na iboboto yan. nakakahiya! kapal ng mukha, huli na lumulusot pa.
    sayang lang ang tax money ko sa pasahod sa iyo!

  • Sam

    Is Sotto a  ‘Lying thief’? He absolutely is. Not only did he steal by plagiarizing text from no less than 5 bloggers, but he then denied it all, only for it to be proven conclusively he lied.

    As for his speech, he failed to quote from a single world-renowned medical expert to defend his assertions that contraceptives harm unborn children. The reason? There are none.

    Even his tearful blame-giving for the death of his son was false. A child cannot get heart defects from the contraceptive pill (there are NO documented cases anywhere in the world that confirms a link between contraceptives and birth defects).

    Furthermore it has now been revealed the contraceptive pill he blamed for the death in 1975 was not even available before 1978!

    Does this matter? Of course it does. If we are going to debate the RH bill we need to do it with facts, not fiction.
     
     Does Sotto have any credibility or moral high ground left? You decide.

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehehehe He was a student of Iskul Bukol graduated from Wannabol University. hehehehehe What do you expect?

    • Vane13

      pepsi paloma

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T4UWEQIDXLS7RQXY2DDQTV6MNE carol

    Senator Sotto is such a friendly, helpful, approachable man. We met him in a cemetery, he was alone visiting his mother in Paranaque, we approached him and he was so nice and accomodating. He gave us his business card if we needed help. We were so impressed and happy, he knew we are not voters but still he accomodated us. God Bless Senator Tito Sotto.

    • Noel

       Did you tell him you’re his fan and that you watch his TV shows and movies?

    • tamumd

      Hahahahahaha..someone is so starstruck she was so blinded by the business card and his fascade!!! LMAO That is why these kind of pathetic politicians end up being voted to office because of people like you!!! So freaking shallow!

      • IanAlera

        tamud,

        The politician you are referring to has been elected by millions of people who undoubtedly have higher IQ than you.

    • tori_q

      Cheap mo. Pero at least, mukhang friendly, helpful at approachable ka rin naman.

    • tra6Gpeche

      Ito ang kinamumuhian kong kultura sa Pilipinas. Kapag nilapitan ka, binigyan ng konting pabor at kinamayan ng isang kilalang tao, gaya ng Senador, Artista, Mayor at iba pa, malaking-malaki na ang utang na loob, paghanga at paggalang. Ang kailangan ni Mr. Sotto ay paglingkuran at maging tunay ang pagsisilbi sa buong bayan at huwag magpapayaman habang nasa gobyerno. Huwag siyang tutulong sa isa, dalwa o tatlong tao lamang. Buong bayan ang kanyang pagsilbihan at para buong bayan din ang makinabang!

  • akimaxx

    The judgment of Pacquiao-Bradley fight was found by WBO wrong.
    The trial of Corona showing his bad attitude towards the senate-court
    Images from CCTV cameras showing road accidents and robberies
    Internet where faceless bloggers interact with each other.  

    We now experience Information Technology. Sen. Sotto, your speeches and interviews
    are recorded on camera. Plagiarizing can easily be detected because comments are posted 
    and can be read by visitors. No amount of reason and shielding can satisfy any viewer.
    Information are available without leaving your house or going to a library.  

    Sen. Sotto, everytime you talk, you’re ON CAM. But the essence of your brain counts much.

  • Jim

    Iisa lang naman ang gustOng palabasin ni Sarah and Sen. Sotto ee. Na maging aware tayo sa pag gamit ng mga contraceptives nde lang sa sarilinatin. Syempre hindi rin para satin kundi kung ano ang magiging epekto nito sa mga anak natin at sa mga magiging anak pa natin.

  • Noel

    Tito Sotto’s notorious character goes way back when he was a member of then combo group “Tilt Down Men”.  He was always into fights, brawls, drugs (marijuana was popular then) and womanizing.  Tumino na lang siya kay Helen nang tinanan niya.  

  • MonMayuga

    Attorney Villacorta, bakit naman po kayo pumapayag na pagamit kay Senador Sotto? LOsing battle po ang ipinaglalaban niya, tulad noong ipinaglaban ng Bureau of Broadcasts para kay Marcos noong martial law.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6CZEHJRQFFKDFLGYCVCEAWCKUM Melchor

    Yes! I heard when Sen. Sotto said that all information he cited do not come from him. we’ll never know if he really knows that Sarah blogger or not and if the speech and the blog are just accidentally the same because they have the same source. pls don’t judge agad.

    • Michael Paras

      It cannot be accidental as parts of Sotto’s speech are lifted verbatim from the blogger’s article. The odds of that happening are between 0 to negative 1.

    • tori_q

      Oo naman! I heard when Sen. Sotto said that all information he cited do not
      come from him. we’ll never know if he really knows that Sarah blogger or
      not and if the speech and the blog are just accidentally the same
      because they have the same source. pls don’t judge agad.

      Hindi nga, hindi nga plagiarism.

  • UrHONOR

    >>>US blogger accuses Sotto: ‘Lying thief’<<<

    I DISAGREE….mali nga namang tawagin si Sotting ng LYING THIEF.  He is not a LYING THIEF…. he's a STANDING THIEF! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KR5PMXJVOZUPM5RWBBMY3EWWB4 DocDodi

    “just a blogger” , Mr. Sotto? Be very, very, careful of such dismissive utterances! A lot of bloggers are more intelligent than you; and those who aren’t, may “just bludgeon” you on their blogs! Think before you speak, Mr. Senator, or better still, do not lift words from “just bloggers”.

    • IanAlera

      Replying to DocDodi,

      Sensitive ka ha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMLHIS4FPRM4DHCZV2FA4YILEM Precious

    Hindi ba kayo nagbabasa ng mga interviews ni Sen. Sotto? hindi nya inangkin ang parehong qoute ni Sarah Pope! pareho lang sila ng kinuhaan na source. ang problema kasi imbes na mag away e, magtulungan nalang tayo para di maipasa yan RH Bill kasi dagdag pondo lang yan sa Gobyerno e!

    • Michael Paras

      Naniwala ka naman kay Sotto. Plagiarism na eh. Verbatim ni lift niya yung words nung blogger at ginamit na hindi niya binigyan credit either yung blogger o yung source nito. Word for word kinuha niya. Bawal yun.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        Pareho lang ng thought sa ilang points, maraming sinabi si Sotto hindi lang yung nasa blog nung blogger.. May attribution din.

        Hindi nangangahulugan na plagiarism.

      • Michael Paras

         8 sentences ni lift niya parehong pareho. Di niya ni cite source niya. Ano tawag dun? Stop defending the indefensible.

      • IanAlera

        Michael,

        Read the transcript of Sen Sotto’s speech, it referred to another person as the author of the information he cited. Sen Sotto did not claim to be the originator of the information and besides, the speech was much longer than 8 sentences.

        My opinion about this issue is that similarities of a few sentences do not define plagiarism. Thoughts may be the same, words may coincide with somebody else’s but unless the entire work has been closely copied without any attribution it is not plagiarism.

        If you just analyze the posts in these inquirer sites, you will see many posts have essentially the same meaning as well as the same lines/ sentences as somebody else’s work. — Sometimes having the same idea brings about the same set of words that is used to describe it.

        And finally, if by any chance the bloggers post have really been copied in parts, then that is not as important an issue in the Rh bill as the truth or falsity of the information contained therein, as well as the truth or the falsity of the entire speech of Sen. Sotto. Is it?

      • Michael Paras

        Do you know the definition of plagiarism? I have read the part of the speech that was lifted verbatim from the blog of Pope. Try using copyscape. The hits just keep popping like crazy. I’ve studied basic journalism, and have written for an online SEO company. This is basic stuff, plagiarism. 8 whole sentences copy pasted from another source will earn you nothing but the ire of your editor.

        You keep saying it only contains the same meaning, that the thoughts were the same, and words may have coincided with Pope’s work. That’s just utter BS. 8 whole sentences is no coincidence. They are EXACTLY the same. The wording, the structure, everything. Like I said, verbatim. Read it again please, it seems you may have read something else. Then try searching for the definition of plagiarism.

        “And finally, if by any chance the bloggers post have really been copied
        in parts, then that is not as important an issue in the Rh bill as the
        truth or falsity of the information contained therein, as well as the
        truth or the falsity of the entire speech of Sen. Sotto. Is it?” – The RH bill is relegated as a side issue in this article. Simply looking at the title of the article will tell you what it’s really about. The main issue here is plagiarism. Plain and simple.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        Yes you are right, ‘the RH bill is relegated as a side issue… ‘.

        That is how the RH bill propagandists want to approach the rh bill debates.  By bashing Sen. Sotto for his ‘plagiarism’.  (and also by by bashing the Catholic Church for being a Church). Very intelligent these pro rh propagandists. hahaha

      • Michael Paras

        Read the title of the article. What’s it about? I also still don’t think you know what plagiarism is about. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have placed quotation marks when you used the word.

        It’s simple, really. Don’t swerve from the main issue regarding this article. That’s all I ask. Was it plagiarism? Let’s not talk about the bill here. Not everything in PDI is about the bill.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        The quotation marks was placed there to point out that the issue of plagiarism, is still an allegation despite all the hoopla.

        If you want people to not swerve from the main issue of this article, then tell that to all the pro rh propagandists who jumped on the bandwagon to promote the rh bill as well as to criticize the anti-rh, because of the issue of plagiarism. 

        As the saying go ” The sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander”)

      • Michael Paras

        If you look closely at those who are staunchly defending Sotto and his team, you can see they’re all logged in using Yahoo, with just their “proper first names” being used. Greg, Gretchen, Harold, Nick, Frank, Sabina, Brian, I can go on and on. Most of them if not all, being one or two liners recycling the same tired argument that we should all support Sotto because he is pro life, this wasn’t plagiarism etc etc.

        Not one of them bothered to reply to the rebuttals they received. I implore you to observe these posters. They just post and then they’re gone. That’s not the work of a sincere individual who really wants to help his/her cause out.

        Come on Ian, you seem to have snapped out of your previous state (name calling, irrationality). We can all agree that this was a simple case of plagiarism that could have been erased easily had Sotto been humble enough or knowledgeable enough to admit defeat. Lots of politicians have done it before, so why can’t he? Was it because he really wasn’t aware it was plagiarized material that he read? Then just the same, apologize for the error that his staff made and for his inflated ego belittling every blogger in town.

        I am aware that some proRH posters here are using this issue as an excuse to push the RH bill through by discrediting Sotto. Plagiarism charges are also now being thrown against Pia Cayetano, and if she is indeed guilty of such charges, then I will condemn her as strongly as I am condemning Sotto. The issue here is plagiarism. That’s it. If you look closely at all my posts in this article, the main issue I’ve been raving about is Sotto’s mistaken belief that he did not commit the mistake, and more importantly, that he is not willing to accept the mistake made.

        By the way, kudos for being civil with your replies.

        Edit: Not really staunch defenders of Sotto. Just PR groups doing their usual damage control work to try to rally some gullible antiRH individual into believing that there was no plagiarism involved.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        If Cayetano was guilty of plagiarism, you will do what? It will be hard to imagine that you will be hard on her as you are with Sen. Sotto. — You have been attacking Sotto before any case has been filed.

        Anyway, you said snapping out of what? — You are clearly selective  in what you see.  Pro rh idiots who attack the Church as a way of promoting their contraception rh bill are the ones whom you should concern yourself with. They give the pro rh organization a real bad image.

    • tori_q

      Mas go na go pa ako lalo sa RH bill, kung sana pinasa yan ng mas maaga, di ka na ipinanganak at obvious pagkakamali ka.

  • kilabot

    plagiarism or not it doesn’t change the fact:
    the rh bill is like xpres clinton declaring that a bl0wj0b is not $sex.
    “i did not have $sex with that woman, lewinsky” – xpres clinton.

    as for me and my tribe, no to rh bill.

    • tori_q

      Nawala ako. Mag-isa ka lang ata nakakaintindi ng pinagsasabi mo.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to tori_q,

        Ibig sabihin bata ka pa kaya di mo naintindihan ang pinatutungkolan niya. hahaha

        EX- President clinton said “I did not have sex with that woman”, referring to Monica Lewinsky.  But she did a blow job on him.

        The rh bill is like that denial.. the  pro rh denies that the rh bill is what it is.

    • Michael Paras

      Can you be more ridiculously random with your analogy? What you posted, other than the last line, made no sense, AT ALL.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras

        Ibig sabihin bata ka pa kaya di mo naintindihan ang pinatutungkolan niya. hahaha

        EX- President clinton said “I did not have sex with that woman”, referring to Monica Lewinsky.  But she did a blow job on him.

        The rh bill is like that denial.. the  pro rh denies that the rh bill is what it is.

      • Michael Paras

         Care to explain to me what it really is?

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        The rh bill is an idiotic attempt by its proponents to impose their values onto the Filipino people.  The proponents, both foreign and their  local idiot counterpart are doing everything (fair and foul and vile) to develop the market for contraceptives and other contraception related services. 

        For now, I think that is a fairly accurate description of what the rh bill is.

      • Michael Paras

        The only people/group who are imposing anything is the antiRH people, for their own selfish reasons. Why are you denying the benefits that the proRH can derive from the bill once it’s passed? It’s not just about contraceptives. How about surgical procedures like vasectomy/tubal ligation? It’s been proven world wide. The only reason I can see why you personally don’t like it because your tax money will be used for the bill, thereby denying those (especially the poor) who wants to avail of the services the bill entails. Why? Are you that stingy to even realize that the 3 billion used for contraceptives per year won’t even make a dent in your income tax?

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        Your first sentence is an excellent example of twisted logic. (Even though I can deduce that you are consciously making that kind of statements repeatedly in this inquirer sites to pursue your propaganda for the rh bill, I will try to be non-judgmental.)

        How can you say that the Anti-Rh are imposing anything, by rejecting a proposed law that will impose mandatory and penal provisions on them?
        ———

        In my opinion, the negative effects of the bad provisions in the rh bill outweighs the benefits.

        1.  Freedom of informed choice vs ‘mandatory and penal provisions’ dictating contraception mentality on the people by means of manipulation, deception, and enforcement.

        If people want their contraceptives, let them get it – nobody’s stopping them. 

        The goal of the rh bill is not only to provide information, but to to inculcate the use of contraceptives using manipulative and coercive techniques. These techniques are very apparent in the ‘mandatory sex education program’ as well as in the entire rh bill. — This is definitely anti-freedom of choice.

        2.  Benefits of providing free contraceptives in the hope that this will reduce unwanted pregnancy; special facilities for post abortion and reproductive health  vs putting funds for the welfare of the general population.

        As it is, the funds for public hospitals are lacking.  Budgets have been cut — you cannot even go to a public hospital without having to pay for something.  Why should population control and contraception get priority when there are more people that need health services?

        3. Tubal ligation/ Vasectomy —  Why should the public/ taxpayers be made to support the intentional mutilation of the human body?  Is it any different from the mutilation of the female clitoris? This type of mutilation serves only to prevent the human body from functioning normally.

        If anybody still wants to have their reproductive systems mutilated, they should go for it, nobody’s stopping them. But why ask the public to pay for it?

        4. The urge to copulate is not the domain of the poor. Contraceptives are not the only available means of preventing pregnancies.  If many among the middle class or the rich or even many among the poor can control themselves and not have too many children without resorting to contraceptives why do you think the poor cannot?

        It is the government’s fault why the Family planning program isn’t working as much as we want to despite the humongous budget for it during the past years.  — Family planning should be pursued vigorously. The rh bill is not necessary for this. 

        5. Thirteen (13) BILLION pesos to start the rh bill program ; many billions more will still be needed to keep the program going year after year. That is a great amount of money that should go to health services of everybody and not just to a segment of the population.
        ———-

        I am not stingy.  In fact I have gone on record, offering to pay for the surgery of ten people who would like to  undergo ligation or vasectomy. (Essentially to ask the pro rh to actually prove that these surgical procedures are necessary for a human being to go through.)

        Only one has taken the challenge, but sad to say – she has not actually gone through the motion of  getting herself ligated. (All talk for that pro rh)

        Now Michael Paras, would you like to take the challenge to undergo vasectomy and prove to the world that this procedure is necessary and beneficial? — I WILL GLADLY PAY FOR YOUR SURGERY.

      • Michael Paras

         Choice. That’s all there is to it. No one is forcing anyone to undergo/use these methods. Simple really. Stop saying that the bill will penalize anyone who doesn’t use contraceptives, undergo surgical procedures (that’s what you call them right? mutilations? try searching the definition of both these procedures and they’re well qualified as surgical ones).

        Why would I undergo vasectomy? This is the single most ridiculous point you guys are trying to wave to each and everyone. “Hey once the RH bill is passed, everyone goes under the laser/knife”. It’s your choice. Is that so hard to understand? I won’t go through it because I have yet to produce a child since I’m still single. But I am using contraceptives to remain childless by choice. And that is the same with my partner. We CHOOSE this lifestyle. Once we get married and have 2/3 children, then we will seriously consider going under the knife. Or maybe not, since we have the cash to spend on contraceptives.

        So yeah.. myth debunked. If you are proRH, you should get a vasectomy/ligation? Really? Is that the best you can do? So, people who are for the death sentence should off themselves since they are advocating for the death of others? Jesus man.. This is probably the reason why you guys are so adamant about stopping the bill no matter what its form is.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        Why do you have this nasty habit of putting words into other people’s thoughts.  It’s worse than plagiarism really.

        Pro rh propagandists — all talk, talk talk talk, talk — When you put a challenge on the table for them to prove the things they are selling, they back off with more talk.

        You are equating ‘death penalty’ with ligation and vasectomy —   more silly talk.  hahaha.

        Anyway see you in other articles.

      • Michael Paras

        Ian, you haven’t lived the life of a slum residing poor couple who’s got 6 or more children to feed – relying on a below minimum wage income. I haven’t, but I’ve seen couples such as these who wanted access to the same artificial methods that we (people who can afford them) have.

        Seriously, if I am a poor low income earner with 3 children I would definitely think about undergoing vasectomy if the procedure is free. I will be educated about the side and positive effects that the said procedure would entail. I would receive post surgical meds. So what’s not to lose?

        I’m sure you won’t even consider or even think about yourself undergoing such a procedure. But that’s the mentality of someone who can afford condoms or pills. That’s the same mentality I have. But when you’re poor, and you got more mouths to feed, if you’re given a choice, you take it. You still have an active sex life, anyway.

        As for the budget: this is a long term solution. If we can stymie the growth of poor people in our country (their choice mind you, the PopCom already made a study among poor households that showed most of them would rather have 2 children than more), then that goes a long way to solve our budget deficits. The poor don’t pay taxes. We shoulder the free government services they get. The government in its part, cannot simply keep up with the growth rate of our country. They cannot subsidize everything. We cannot subsidize everything. That’s why we cut down or lessen the problem, which is the poor families producing more children that they can support.

        Ian, the budget for the bill would amount to mere centavos or maybe even no more than you pay for in your current tax pay year expenses. Just next year, our country will be paying for 11 billion for 2 decommissioned warships which will have no bearing in our economy. Why not protest against this “waste of tax money”?

        Edit: Which penal provision are you complaining about? Or mandatory provision? I really am curious. Also, how can you be sure that many of these middle class aren’t resorting to artificial means? Can you cite your source. Can we be sure that Sotto’s daughter Ciara is restricting to natural/abstinence? I would really love to be enlightened as to what method they’re using.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        You do not know of what you are talking about.

        I have lived a good part of my life with poor people in the mountains. In places where most everybody live in shanties, where there is no electricity and no clean water to drink. — I have also served with the urban poor in the cities. – Contraceptives are not their priority.

        What the poor crave for is to have employment opportunities. — not condoms or pills.

        If you want to “… stymie the growth of poor people in our country” — MAKE THEM PRODUCTIVE. Give them skills training and opportunity for work.
        — Then there will be less poor people.
        ———-

        About your other questions.  Let’s talk about it in another article.  The space here is quite cramped. Rest assured, that you will see me again.  Thanks for now.

      • Michael Paras

        Of course that’s not their priority. When you barely make enough money to feed your half a dozen or children 3 times a day, which will be on top of your priority list?

        Again with the employment opportunities. Why is it so hard for you to understand that the current number of jobs our government is able to generate is unable to keep up with our growth rate. So we take that equation out. Which variable should we go for next? Oh right, how about lowering our growth rate by passing a bill that would make this a possibility?

        Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts about the matter. It really was a good debate. See you on another article, Ian.

      • Michael Paras

        Hey, if you are really offering to pay for the surgery of ten people who would like to undergo ligation or vasectomy, why not contact the mayor of Tagum or his staff. I’m sure they would love to accept donations for their project. I’ll even do some research for you. See if we can locate some other local/fund raising projects that would provide these services for free. Hope that some day, it’ll be as common as the “libreng tuli, libreng dental/optical procedures” that we have in our country.

        I’m not really sure you’ll find some “volunteers” here, as I’m sure a lot of the proRH poster are capable of paying for the said procedures themselves, without the risk of being ridiculed unnecessarily by some antiRH poster.

        Edit: “This type of mutilation serves only to prevent the human body from functioning normally.” – That’s the point of vasectomy/ligation. You don’t want to produce babies, you use these procedures. It’s their choice. Who are you to stop them from doing so, if their intention is to give a better future for their current offspring?

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras

        Why do you advocate a procedure that you will not do to yourself?

        Pro rh propagandists — all talk, talk talk talk, talk — When you
        put a challenge on the table for them to prove the things they are
        selling, they back off with more talk.
        ———

        You said — ” Hope that some day, it’ll be as common as the “libreng tuli, libreng dental/optical procedures…”

        I say — You are not serious, are you?  How about cutting off of the female clitoris?  

        Tule,dental and optical procedures  help make the human body healthy — LIGATION and VASECTOMY makes people abnormal. It destroys the healthy function of a human organ.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    We must excuse the Senator; he is used to reading from scripts.

    If a Supreme Court Justice can be impeached for plagiarism, what is the government going do with a senator that plagiarized and denied the fact before the entire world.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4GAGU3D2OUBWCKFB3WUWTALDXU Brahman

    Bobo kasi, he graduated from Wanbol University with a degree in BS (bullshit) in Communication majoring in Plagiarism and in Theater major in Senate Comedy

  • Dennis

    Yan ganyan lang alam ng mga taong hindi busy di muna nag iisip bago gumawa ng usapin!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMXGYEQZRDYWPTHDKQI7NNJJEE Froilan

    He already explain his part, bakitt ang dami bang hindi makuntento? mas magaan ba talaga sa buhay ung manira ng pagkatao?

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      we don’t want to put down your old man down.  he is doing this to himself.  people have been offended with his actions and yet he continues to play deaf and blind.

      your old man does not care whether we were hurt by his irresponsible comments. 

      what we all want is an apology.  yes, an apology, which does not seem likely to come.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to hopelovefaith

        Apology for what?

  • Sam

    I personally support your advocacy against RH Bill. Please continue defending life!

    • Hunyor

      How can thievery be given even a semblance of being a virtue? Another blind led by blind religious leaders using deception to label supporters of RH Bill as anti life.  The spirit of the Pharisees of Jesus’ day lives on especially here in the Philippines where, due to fanaticism, the friars have firm grip on the lives of Roman Catholics.  How long will this flat-earth mentality reign before Filipino Roman Catholics wake up to learn that being a Christian is not the same as a biological “Churchian”?

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Hunyor

        STOP MAKING YOUR ANTI-CATHOLIC STAND A BASIS FOR PROMOTING THE RH BILL.

        Can’t the rh bill stand on its own merit?

      • Hunyor

        And you have to shout hoping to be heard because your one liners are devoid of any wisdom to give light in this forum?  Of course the RH bill can stand on its own merit, but the bishops of the Philippines are using diabolical means to kill it.  Surveys indicate majority of the people including progressive Roman Catholics are in favor of the bill, thus their lobbying in Congress using religious tools typical during Jesus’ time (leading to his crucifixion) and throughout the dark ages of the Roman church must be exposed.   Read the bible, read church history and learn from it. My beef is not anti-Catholicism but by the religious establishment’s putting her dirty fingers on the badly needed programs of government, the fanatics will surely be offended when the specks and logs on people’s eyes are brought to the open.

        At bilang sagot sa tanong mo patungkol sa thievery na pinagsasabi ko, basahin mo na lang ang mga posts ng mga maraming nakakaunawa sa ginawa ni Sotto.  Kung wala kang pang-unawa, kung ang puso mo ay tumigas na, kung ang konsensya mo ay mapurol na, hindi mo mawari ang kasamaan kahit lantad, hubo’t hubad sa harapan mo.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Hunyor

        You are just another anti-Catholic ewan.  A lot of yak yak yak yaaaaaak about everything else, but not about the merits of the rh bill.

  • Steven Zahl

    Sotto claims that the contraceptive Diane killed his son in 1975, but it was released to the market in 1978.SOTTO LYING THIEF

    • IanAlera

      Steven Zahl  –LYING

  • barrymtn

    Sotto is another one who should be in Prison, not in political office.  The most important issue facing the Philippines is its high birth rate and over population.  All the other problems can directly relate to that.  Politicians pandering to the Church are the worst, while their own personal lives are certainly not up to Christian ideals.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q2EFFJUNBLYFKXTUS6CZEA6GVA Waldy

    ay naku SOTTO nabuko ka na nga… why can’t you act like a man. Noon si Manny Pangilinan ang naakusahan ng plagiarism sa commencement speech nya sa  ATENEO, he immediately admitted his mistake and asked for apology to the public, after that he fired all his speechwriters… kay TITO SOTTO na senador pa kuno… WHY CAN’T YOU ACT LIKE MVP

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q2EFFJUNBLYFKXTUS6CZEA6GVA Waldy

      SOTTO SOTTO BOBO BOBO

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OOJTXMXSRBD3F3DJUL3UQIX3OU Joy

    You may become unpopular to many because of your fight! Our fights but remember we, who are behind you, are more than just many! Fight for Life Tito Sen.

    • tamumd

      Keep dreaming!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q2EFFJUNBLYFKXTUS6CZEA6GVA Waldy

        AY NAKU TITO SEN  D KA NA NAKAKATAWA

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      the issue here is not the RH bill.  the issue here is sotto’s unethical behavior of claiming as his own the words that of another person.

      your old man has just corrupted the minds of our young people.  he showed our young people an easy way to put together a speech by copying and pasting materials from the internet.  and also to use as evidence, facts that are unverified and unreliable.

      your old man has just lost a quality money cannot buy–credibility!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

      I don’t understand your English. Are you also from iskul bukooool?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q2EFFJUNBLYFKXTUS6CZEA6GVA Waldy

     AY NAKU TITO SEN PAIYAK IYAK KA PA…. DEHINS MU BAGAY, PANG COMEDY KA HINDI PANGDRAMA…

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Senador nang mga Mangongopya, Kahit Talino ay ninanakaw mo!!..Dadaanin sa komedya at papatawa ang palusotto ni Tito!…Senator Tito Xerox o Tito Xenrox!…RESIGN!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3ZJRMG5UT3RDG7SXZIJHKCF7QE Camila

    PLAGIARISM happens when one does not recognize the author of a literary work one uses for his own.. Senator Sotto clearly stated his when he spoke in the senate… Why don’t we all just drop this issue and move on to the more important ones—say, the importance of the RH bill?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q2EFFJUNBLYFKXTUS6CZEA6GVA Waldy

    HINDI ITO PLAGIARISM, BASAHIN NYO ANG DAMING PINAG-IBA…
     Sotto’s speech:

    “According, to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, the use of the pill also
    causes severe gut dysbiosis. What is worse, drug induced gut imbalance
    is especially intractable and resistant to treatment either with
    probiotics or diet change.”

    Sarah’s blog:

    “According, to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, use of other drugs such
    as the Pill also cause severe gut dybiosis. What’s worse, drug induced
    gut imbalance is especially intractable and resistant to treatment
    either with probiotics or diet change.”

    Sotto’s speech:

    “Gut imbalance brought on through use of the pill negatively impacts the
    ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. As a result, even if a
    woman eats spectacularly well during pregnancy, if she has been taking
    oral contraceptives for a period of time beforehand, it is highly likely
    that she and her baby are not reaping the full benefits of all this
    healthy food as the lack of beneficial flora in her gut preclude this
    from occurring.”

    Sarah’s blog:

    “…gut imbalance brought on through use of The Pill negatively impacts
    the ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. As a result, even if a
    women eats spectacularly well during pregnancy, if she has been taking
    oral contraceptives for a period of time beforehand, it is highly likely
    that she and her baby are not reaping the full benefits of all this
    healthy food as the lack of beneficial flora in her gut preclude this
    from occurring.”

    Sotto’s speech:

    “Pathogenic, opportunistic flora that take hold in the gut when the pill
    is used constantly produce toxic substances which are the by-products
    of their metabolism. These toxins leak into the woman’s bloodstream and
    they have the potential to cross the placenta. Therefore, gut dysbiosis
    exposes the fetus to toxin.”

    Sarah’s blog:

    “Pathogenic, opportunistic flora that take hold in the gut when The Pill
    is used constantly produce toxic substances which are the by-products
    of their metabolism. These toxins leak into the woman’s bloodstream and
    guess what, they have the potential to cross the placenta! Therefore,
    gut dysbiosis exposes the fetus to toxins.”

    Sotto’s speech:

    “Not well known is also the fact that use of the pill depletes zinc in
    the body. Zinc is called ‘the intelligence mineral’ as it is intimately
    involved in mental development.”

    Sarah’s blog:

    “Not well known is the fact that use of The Pill depletes zinc in the
    body. Zinc is called ‘the intelligence mineral’ as it is intimately
    involved in mental development.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q2EFFJUNBLYFKXTUS6CZEA6GVA Waldy

     Sotto’s speech:

    “According, to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, the use of the pill also
    causes severe gut dysbiosis. What is worse, drug induced gut imbalance
    is especially intractable and resistant to treatment either with
    probiotics or diet change.”

    Sarah’s blog:

    “According, to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, use of other drugs such
    as the Pill also cause severe gut dybiosis. What’s worse, drug induced
    gut imbalance is especially intractable and resistant to treatment
    either with probiotics or diet change.”

    Sotto’s speech:

    “Gut imbalance brought on through use of the pill negatively impacts the
    ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. As a result, even if a
    woman eats spectacularly well during pregnancy, if she has been taking
    oral contraceptives for a period of time beforehand, it is highly likely
    that she and her baby are not reaping the full benefits of all this
    healthy food as the lack of beneficial flora in her gut preclude this
    from occurring.”

    Sarah’s blog:

    “…gut imbalance brought on through use of The Pill negatively impacts
    the ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. As a result, even if a
    women eats spectacularly well during pregnancy, if she has been taking
    oral contraceptives for a period of time beforehand, it is highly likely
    that she and her baby are not reaping the full benefits of all this
    healthy food as the lack of beneficial flora in her gut preclude this
    from occurring.”

    Sotto’s speech:

    “Pathogenic, opportunistic flora that take hold in the gut when the pill
    is used constantly produce toxic substances which are the by-products
    of their metabolism. These toxins leak into the woman’s bloodstream and
    they have the potential to cross the placenta. Therefore, gut dysbiosis
    exposes the fetus to toxin.”

    Sarah’s blog:

    “Pathogenic, opportunistic flora that take hold in the gut when The Pill
    is used constantly produce toxic substances which are the by-products
    of their metabolism. These toxins leak into the woman’s bloodstream and
    guess what, they have the potential to cross the placenta! Therefore,
    gut dysbiosis exposes the fetus to toxins.”

    Sotto’s speech:

    “Not well known is also the fact that use of the pill depletes zinc in
    the body. Zinc is called ‘the intelligence mineral’ as it is intimately
    involved in mental development.”

    Sarah’s blog:

    “Not well known is the fact that use of The Pill depletes zinc in the
    body. Zinc is called ‘the intelligence mineral’ as it is intimately
    involved in mental development.

    • http://twitter.com/d3marketers SAMMY

       Ang sabi ng kampo ni Sen Sotto, di pangogopya yan, tama naman di ba? panahon pa ni Mampor ang “pangongopya”, in today’s social media age, its simply called “copy and paste” ;)))

    • totan

      sotto added the pharse “guess what”, so its not “copy and paste”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SGCYTFJP2A2KORCJCDP34ZXJUU Sabina

    May narinig ba kayo sa speech ni Tito Sen na galing sa kanya lahat ng mga cnasabe nya. Kino quote nya kung saan o kung cno ang nag sabe nun. Kaya nde dapat sya agad husgahan. Pakinggan nyo muna kc ng maigi bago kayo mang husga.

    • Michael Paras

      Sabina, hindi mo ata alam ang gravity ng situation pag na akusahan ka ng plagiarism. Madami nang napakulong jan, iha. Basahin mo ang transcript ng speech ni Sotto at ang nakasulat sa blog ni Ms. Pope ng makita mo na parehong pareho ang mga ito. Ang masaklap pa jan ay ginamit niya ito sa speech sa harap ng Senado, at hayagan niya pang minaliit ang lahat ng mga bloggers. Ayaw pa aminin kahit na huli na sa akto.

    • KapitanBagwis

      Hindi mo ba nakita sa news na ipinakita ang similarity ng blog ni Miss Hope at speech ni lying Sotto?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A4G6HCUTKODSQ3Q2GTIATXCU6E Mikaela Roberts

    Sa mga kritikal na isyu dapat magpakitang gilas ang mga artistang senador. Masusing pag-aaral at hindi emosyon ang dapat pairalin..

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    even if sotto acknowledged the result of mcbride’s scientific work, he plagiarized the sarah’s blog by quoting her verbatim.
     
    have him apologized to the filipinos and admit his unethical behavior and we will stop criticizing him.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I56ZHN6QE2QLEWKPD5HR7SOOC4 Frank

    Sige kayo na matalino! Alam nyo lahat e.. pinapalaki nyu lang ang issue!

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      hindi namin pinalaki ang issue rather we like to discuss the issue.

      the real issue here is that we were offended that sotto gave us a speech that we found offensive and questions our sense of honest communication.

      had your old man have the humility to apologize to us, this issue can be put to rest and then we can discuss the RH bill.

      think about how we feel.  we were lied to and betrayed by a man who we paid with our hard earned tax money.

    • Michael Paras

      Malaki naman talaga ang issue eh. Plagiarism yan. Ginamit pa niya sa speech na tungkol sa controversial na issue sa Senado. Buti ba kung yung speech niya eh ginawa lang sa harap ng mga pari at mga mangmang na tagasunod nila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4DASLVGY6G4DS7KFSDPAVAIYSI Henry

    Bakit ba kayo naka focus kung saan galing ang speech ni Sen. Sotto. Hindi ba pwedeng ifocus na lang ang mga sarili natin sa kontrobersyang RH BILL n yan. Ipinag lalaban n nga ni Sen. Sotto ang kapakanan ng bawat Pilipino wala naman kayong ginawa kundi alipustahin sya. Maawa naman kayo!

    • Michael Paras

      Pano niya pinaglalaban ang kapakanan ng bawat Pilipino? Sa pamamagitan ng pagdadamot sa mga mahihirap sa access sa libreng contraceptives at kaalaman para mapabuti nila ang buhay ng kanilang mga anak? Gusto niya mga may kaya lang ang makagamit nito?

      Hindi lahat ng Pilipino tulad mo. Pumunta ka sa slum areas. Marami sa kanila naghihirap dahil napakaraming mga anak.

    • tra6Gpeche

      Kanino maawa? Kay Mr. Sotto? Mayaman siya, makapangyarihang Senador, baka ang kokonting anak ay pawang nag-aaral hindi lang sa Pilipinas at baka pa sa Estados Unidos at Englateria, nakakapasyal sa labas ng Pilipinas kailan man niya gustohin, mamahalin pa siguro ang mga kotse niya at marami pang kaginhawahan sa buhay. Dapat ang kaawaan ay ang mga maraming Pilipinong mahihirap na napakarami ang anak na hindi man lang makatuntong ng unang baytang sa elementarya. Marami pang namamatay dahil sa gutom at kawalan ng gamot o betamina. Maglakad ka duon sa puok ng mahihirap at makikita mong naninilaw ang mga mata at nagiging butete ang tiyan dahil sa tinding kagutuman. Mali naman yata ang iyong pananaw, kabayan!

    • brunogiordano

      “.. ifocus na lang ang mga sarili natin sa kontrobersyang RH BILL n yan.”

      ang mahigit sa 80% ng mga PILIPINO ay nakapagpasiya na. sila ay sangayon na maging BATAS ang RH BILL.

      ang mga SPEECH ni SOTTO na inihahayaan i-deliver niya ay FORMALITY at pa-consuelo de bobo na lang para sa mga OBISPO at anti-RH (less than 20%).

      ngayon nabisto ang kabulastugan ni SOTTO, lalong nabuta ang lahat ng argumento ng mga anti-RH.

  • efriend

    Tito Sotto lost any little credibility left as a result of this fiasco.  I hope that he is the laughing stock of the international blog world and not the Filipinos who voted him into the Senate office.

    Integrity is very important especially for the Americans.  Just last week, CNN suspended Zakariah for plagiarizing too.

  • Steven Zahl

    SOTTO LYING THIEF RESIGN

    • IanAlera

      Replying to Steven Zahl,

      Idiot. anong resign ang sinasabi mo diyan.. Tama lang yung ginawa ni Sotto.

      • KapitanBagwis

        Opinion mo lang yun

      • IanAlera

        kapitanBagwis,

        Opinion mo lang din yan.

      • KapitanBagwis

        hehehe :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7F5UAMMMI4DOWAX6CYL7VO5CIM Joseph

    Hay naku! Bakit ganun? Pag walang gingawa ang mga Senador sa2bhin ntin na “wala namang ginawa yan sa bayan natin” kung kelan naman may gingawa clang ikakabuti nating mamamayan tayo p ung mang aalipusta sa mga gngwa nilang kabutihan satin. Parang ung gngwa ni Tito Sen. Tsk! Kayo n nga inaalala kayo pa chusi ha….

    • Michael Paras

      May ginawa nga siya, mali naman. Mas mabuti kasi, nanahimik na lang siya.

      Joseph, Henry, Frank, Jane, Sabina magkakapatid ba kayo?

      Inaalala lang niya ang mga mayayaman na may kakayahang bumili ng sariling contraceptives/mag undergo sa vasectomy o ligation. Pano na ang mga mahihirap na walang kakayahan para makabayad sa mga ganung serbisyo? Pagdadamot ang gagawin niyong mga antiRH kung gusto niyo ibasura ito.

      Hindi lahat sang ayon na masama ang pag gamit ng artificial methods. Wag po tayo mag bulagbulagan. Hayaan natin makapamili ang mga mahihirap na mag asawa ng kung anong method ang gagamitin nila, ng sa ganun ay mabigyan naman sila ng chance ma control ang dami ng anak nila. Hindi naman sapilitan ang RH bill eh. The choice will ultimately rest with the couple.

      • PaengSaAmerika

        Amen, bro. You said it right.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUOKDNCSWFM5FWSVX4B23JN3BM Jane

    PRO-RH means PRO-DEATH. kaawa awa kayo!

    • Michael Paras

      Care to explain further? Lahat ng tao na gumagamit ng contraceptives pro death na? Di ba napakakitid naman na pag iisip pag ganun?

      • PaengSaAmerika

        Yun ang tinatawag nating mga “bulag na tagasunod”.

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      before you even worry about us, worry about the exploding population of the philippines because that concerns you too.  

      our country is now comparable to bangladesh with people living and begging food on the streets.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to hopelovefaith,

        I think you should change your name to hopelessness,hate, fear. — That is what you seem to be unconsciously projecting in your post -

    • venfil29

      mas kaawa awa ka kasi you dont want to open your eyes,pumunta ka lang sa mga squatter area sa tingin mo ba kung ang mga anak ng mga nakatira dyan ay 1 o 2 ganyan ang kanilang buhay?kung ayaw mo gumamit ng contraceptives method karapatan mo yan pero yong mga gustong gumamit sana respetuhin din natin ang kanilang karapatan,hindi abortion ang rh bill,lagi ninyo sinasabi pro death pero ano ang solusyon sa mga batang namamatay dahil hindi mabigyan ng maayos na buhay ng kanilang mga magulang dahil sa dami ng kanilang anak,pag naipanganak na ang bata hindi dyan nagtatapos ang buhay kailangang pakainin,pag aralin at bigyan ng maayos na buhay.kung hindi kayang bigyan ng maayos na buhay di hwag na munang mag anak planuhin kung kelan maayos na ang sitwasyon saka mag anak pro death ba yon?

    • pinklace88

      how come? pls explain!

      • brunogiordano

        “how come? pls explain!”

        antay ka.

        naghahanap pa ng maika-cut.

        pag mayroon na ipi-paste na niya.

    • adam_d_ant

      he he he  .. mas kawawa ka jane  .. kaya “unggoy” ang naging anak n’yo ni tarzan kasi hindi kayo gumamit ng contraceptives  ..

      inggit ka lang  .. kaming gumagamit ng contraceptives ay pwede kahit saan, kahit anong oras  …
       eh kayo?  naku, huwag ngayon —- fertile ako.  kaya si tarzan kng saan saan napunta.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    First we had a plagiarizing justice of the SC, now a senator. What’s worse is that instead of accepting their mistakes, these people tend to make “palusot” pa.

    Sen. Sotto’s arguments against the RH bill is already a 3rd-hand information and not from some medical reports but from a blog.. Tsk

    • Michael Paras

      A blog that he himself had the gall to belittle. Just goes to show how ignorant he is of the stuff he talks about in senate.

    • dodong1

      NEVER!! will any politicians accused of doing something wrong will admit their guilts…A true Pinoy hardcore to the bone of lies and deceptions…gaya ng sabi nila..may nanalo at may nadadaya and the latter speaks for itself like sooooto…kaya he will NEVER ADMIT HIS GUILT ON THE PLAGIARISM…

  • samarutan

    kahiyahiya naman! lumulusot pa! iskul bukol kasi sa wanbol university!

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    Sotto is a terrible role model.  Our young people should understand that it is not acceptable to take the easy way by copying and pasting someone else’s words and claim it as one’s own.

    Training to be ethical should begin while our young people are still students. 

    This Sotto just blew it.  We have a lot of explaing to do to our children.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4GJKFBR5HLARVHJIKJPTNCQQO4 Borgz

    bulaga…….buking ang comedian turned senator hahahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Sen. Sotto lying? Absolutely!

    He has done it before (Pepsi Paloma’s case) and now copying from somebody’s blog and denying it to the whole world.

    • PaengSaAmerika

      It’s sad, but true.

  • oh_noh

    this is the problem when what you are good at is just to deliver a SCRIPT (with tears effect). axe your staff responsible to your plagiarized speech and admit that there is a mistake!

  • isidro c. valencia

    The pro RH camp are gloating over the plagiarism issue involving Sen. Sotto and his speeches. This is nothing but an empty victory, for they have yet to respond to his serious accusations: receiving thousands of dollars from foreign lobbyists, pro RH groups that are also pro abortion, and the adverse effects of contraceptives. 
    Let us not be sidetracked with this present setback and press the RH camp to provide us with answers. We invite all pro lifers to offer prayers and sacrifices this weekend for Senator Sotto and our pro life cause. Rosaries, masses, angelus, personal prayers are very much needed. 

    We support you all the way, Senator Sotto! 

    • Michael Paras

      What’s wrong with receiving aid from foreign organizations? Our country has been receiving aid from outside sources since time immemorial. This is the problem with Sotto’s speech. Just because we’re receiving aid from the a pro RH group that are also pro abortion, does that automatically mean we’ll also legalize abortion? Enough with these conspiracy theories.

      Hey, while we’re questioning the intentions of the UN/US, why don’t we also question the aid we received from China? They are definitely worse when it comes to the severity of their population control program. Maybe they also want to enforce a one child policy in our country.

      Did you see the ridiculousness of these theories? Lay off the paranoia meter folks.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

        Mr. Michael Paras, don’t mind Isidro Valencia, he is just another classmate from iskul-bukol they don’t even understand the issues we are discussing!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

      I suspect this rah-rah boy of comedian sotto is also another classmate at iskul-bukol judging from the way he praises clown par excellance!

  • jinx

    Kakahiya tong si sotto uto-uto. Pati sa labas kilala na rin siyang sinungaling, magnanakaw likha ng iba.

  • PaengSaAmerika

    Sabi ng mga anti-RH na “malaki” pa raw ang espasyo ng Pilipinas kaya okay lang na lumobo pa ang population. Sa mga barangay daw at kabundukan eh wala naman daw tao kundi sa mga highly urbanized cities. Diyos na mahabagin, hindi pa pala naaalarma ang mga ito sa nangyayaring kahirapan sa mundo. Experts from the UN had warned us before. Pero bakit hanggang ngayon, bulag, pipi at bingi pa rin ang simbahang Katoliko at mga panatikong taga-sunod nito?
    Senator Sotto is paying the price for being so supportive sa pagkontra sa RH issue. Malakas kasi ang loob because he will run for re-election in 2016 pa.

    • Michael Paras

      Yun ang problema sa mga antiRH. Pati ang UN tinutuligsa na nila. Out of control na ang irrationality ng iba sa kanila. Si Sotto naman lalo pa nag fear monger sa pagsama sa speech niya ng mga conspiracy theories na gusto kontrolin ng outside organizations/countries ang population ng mga third world countries.

      Praning na ang mga ibang anti RH. Meron pa nag sasabi na gusto daw i limit ng UN ang world population sa 100 million, ang pag control ng World Bank sa mga third world countries sa pamamagitan ng pag maninipula gamit ng loans, ang pag gamit ng USAID para ma control ng US ang population ng bansa natin para hindi maubos ng mga Pinoy ang resources sa bansa natin at mapunta sa mga Amerikano itong mga resources na ito. WTF! Itigil na ang kahibangan mga kabayan kong anti RH na naniniwala sa mga ganto.

      Simple lang ang dahilan kung bakit tayo tinutulungan ng mga organizations/bansa na ito. Dahil gusto nila makatulong. Yun lang. Wag niyo nang bigyang malisya o i twist pa para mag suit sa sarili niyong baluktot na pag iisip.

      • tamumd

        Hehehehehe..that’s what happens when you believe in some invisible bearded,old man hiding behind the clouds..everything is possible in your head!!!

      • Michael Paras

        I actually do believe in some invisible bearded old man hiding behind the clouds. Lol. But I do get your point, so I take no offense with what you said. It’s how I interpret my beliefs that differentiates me from the zealots/bible bashers that give Christianity a bad name. There’s nothing inherently wrong with my religion just as long as those who profess to it practice tolerance, open mindedness, rationality and not take everything in the bible literally. Plus, it also helps that I’ve pretty much given up hope in the middlemen of Christianity. Not all of them of course, some like Father Bernas I respect tremendously.

      • tamumd

        lol…oopss..No disrespect to your belief Mike! My apologies! I am refering to the fundamentalists and fanatics! May your open-minded, tolerant kind prosper and multiply!!!

      • IanAlera

        tamud,

        hahaha. ACTUALLY, YOU ALREADY DISRESPECTED HIM AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO HAVE THE SAME BELIEF.

        Urong-sulong ka talaga. — Itigil mo na kasi yang nonsense mo.

      • IanAlera

        Hahaha,

        Your comment is proof that you are an Anti-Church idiot.

      • PaengSaAmerika

        Ang masakit, mga UN population experts na ang nagsasabi eh parang bale wala lang sa kanila dahil pro-life daw sila. Do these people really care about the future of the next generation?

      • Michael Paras

        They care for their own children’s future, as far as I can tell. Why is
        it so hard for them to understand that if the bill is passed and they’re
        against it, that the government will not bother them?
        They will not be forced to undergo vasectomies/ligations, or mandatory
        handing out of pills to under age minors etc? They will be left alone,
        da mn it. Why can’t they let the poor be given a fighting chance to
        provide a better life for their children by being able to better control
        the number of offspring they make or the spacing out of births?
        Something tells me it’s either blind devotion, ignorance, selfishness,
        greed or a combination of these.

      • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

        sotto is not for RH because he is duped into thinking that side of the issue can give  him a political edge.  i suspect politicians  against RH bill regret their stand now after realizing it is not a popular stand to take. 

        sotto must have realized he was taken for a ride by enrile when he agreed with enrile to take the anti-RH stand.  well, it’s too late now to change sides.

      • gregory robinson

        Its greed…..both the government and the church can profit over this bill, rejected or accepted.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X5TS3UOIZ6COTUWQRBY5ONG5BE Vilma Amon

       Wala ngang tao sa kabundukan andon naman ang mga kailangan ng mga tao tulad ng mga kahoy para gawin nilang bahay furnitures  at kung ano pa, so pagdami ng tao pag dami ng demand sa kahoy, kakalbuhin ang gubat resulta ng malaking baha mass killing din ang resulta dahil unang malulunod ay mga mahihirap na walang disiplina anak ng anak.

  • brunogiordano

    “..for they have yet to respond to his serious accusations:”

    matagal ng naka-responde ang mga PILIPINO. mahigit sa 80% sa atin ay pabor maging batas ang RH BILL.

    kung may dadalo man sa prayer rally ninyo para kay SOTTO ito ang less than 20% na mga anti-RH.

    mga anti-BABAE, BABAE-HATERS at ang nais ipasunod sa mga BABAE ay NO-CHOICE.

    ANG TRATO NILA (anti-RH) SA MGA BABAE AY THIRD CLASS HUMANS.

  • brunogiordano

    “Pero bakit hanggang ngayon, bulag, pipi at bingi pa rin ang simbahang Katoliko at mga panatikong taga-sunod nito?”

    OBVIOUS.

    sila ay talagang bulag, pipi at bingi.

    ang kanila lang nakikita, naririnig, at binibigkas tulad ng PARROT ay ‘yon mga isinalaksak sa baga nila ng mga DAMASO.

  • Tnosce

    Science and Technology always have a room for error and to control people, cause it is handle by imperfect human beings who are bound to make mistakes. Why experiment the RH Bill in a Christian Country when the belief of the majority of the wealthy people do not support this bill and of the poor who can not afford to buy the high tech gadgets like ( cell phones, computers,and other high tech devices ) to communicate their opinions be over rule by the opinions of the few who are supporters of the bill ?

    • Hunyor

      Have you just woke up from hibernation, from the time that the earth was flat and the sun revolved around it? Just because the Philipines is populated with biological “Churchians”, is it a Christian country?  Where did you get your data that the rich and poor alike do not support the RH bill?

      • Tnosce

        yes                                                                                                                  yes                                                                                                                from you.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        Don’t you worry. There many, many more people that’d rather load their cellphones than buy a piece of condom.

    • ApoNiLolo

      Science is “self-correcting”. That means any “axiom” promulgated in the past are tested again and again until it becomes a “law”. And even “laws” are discarded or revised when new discoveries or physical observation does not agree with it. It is not comparable with religious doctrines which is rigid, can’t be proven and passe as time goes by.

      BTW, your absolute statement won’t hold water even if all the priests and bishops lend their hands to stop the leak. Anong akala mo sa mga tao dito, ngayon lang ipinanganak?You should be ashamed of yourself to even post your thoughtless comment here.

      • Tnosce

        When you said ” SELF  CORRECTING ” it means Science and Technology is not perfect, CORRECT. As long as you know that no one is perfect that is what count most. Your opinion only hold on books not on modern warfare in battlefields were science and technology is use for destruction of life and property RH Bill is a destruction of an incoming generation.

      • KapitanBagwis

        You are entitled to your wrong opinion, but not to your facts.

      • Tnosce

        Ignoramus.

      • KapitanBagwis

        You are welcome, sir :)

      • ApoNiLolo

        So, who is “perfect”? Your so called religion? Their self-serving doctrine? Because of technology, you’re now capable of flaunting your mindless rant in cyberspace for all the world to see. You got the “imperfect” science to thank for that! Nakabasa-basa ka lang ng pinagbalotan ng tinapa, akala mo kung sino ka ng dalubhasang mag tatatalak ng wala sa hulog mong pag-iisip.

      • Tnosce

        Sorry ka na lang kung hanggang push button ka lang ng high tech gadgets mo, you  are consumed with your science and technology you forgot to be human.

    • gregory robinson

      Its the will of the elite…………..imposing their immoral views on others less fortunate. They prefer multitudes of sex partners, and an epidemic of sexual diseases to kill off the poor.

      • Tnosce

        Yes, and these people can not fool everybody.

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    i hope this issue never dies until that poser Mr. Sotto reisgns. please, RESIGN! NAKAKAHIYA KA! FOR THAT REASON NLNG MG RESIGN KA NA!

  • Guest13th

    The senator starting to play dirty on the people. Are they that desperate to pull the RH Bill from being passed as a law. They can’t even feed the street kids from 1 city and they want more population? God help us.

  • juantamad9

    Mahilig man lang manghimasok ang simbahan sa takbo ng gobyerno at kung tutuusin ang implowensya nila ang malaking bahagi na namamayani kung sino ang nagiging leader ng bansa, di buwisan nalang sila at ng makumpleto na ang patas na labanan.

  • Hunyor

    What kind of an advocacy that regales in calling itself pro-life when it opposes a bill to help couples especially poor and less educated ones to become responsible parents?  What kind of a tribe that employs fanaticism and deception to label couples who want to plan their family to be fruitful using artificial methods of preventing conception as murderers of unborn children?  We are back in the Dark Ages when even true followers of the Lord Jesus Christ were persecuted if not burned at the stakes by the religious establishment.

  • akimaxx

    Sen. Sotto, Pako (nail) ka ba?   Bakit?
    Dahil tuwing nagpapalusot ka, unti-unti kang ibinabaon ng sarili mong Martilyo (hammer)

  • gregory robinson

    An american woman can get away with calling someone a “lying thief”, men around the world don’t have that privilege………if anyone is lying, its Ms. Pope……..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

      What a stupid remark about Ms. Pope! Shame on you Gregory Robinson!

    • KapitanBagwis

      Dimwit

    • belairskycrapper

      ….. your foul comment is the shadow of your mutilated ego, you are no better than
            sotto.. a compulsive liar is your trade-mark…  
             

    • NYPinoy

       It is a dare for Sotto to sue her for defamation.  Do you know what is the defense for defamation?  It is proving that the original claim is true.  That means the Pope will be given the opportunity to prove that Sotto is a thief. 

    • PikonNaKami

      1. Ms. Pope wrote HER OWN opinion based on research of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
      2. Villacorta, Sotto’s CoS, COPIED the opinion of Ms. Pope and handed it to Sotto.
      3. Sotto read the COPIED opinion of Ms Pope and CLAIMED it as HIS speech.4. Sotto was informed that his speech is WORD FOR WORD copied from a blog.5. Sotto DENIED he copied the blog and even belittled bloggers in general.He stole the opinion of another person and lied that he stole it.  He is a lying thief.When and how did Ms Pope lie?

  • ano ikaw

    Sotto is a thief a lying one . Plagiarist dumb wit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

    Mr. Iskul-bukol does not even understand the law that he is quoting – “Article 6 Section 11 of the Philippine Constitution.” It does not mention that plagiarism is allowed.

    How can a senator misinterpret a law?

  • pepengkabayo

    Paiyak iyak pa tong si Tito, yon pala mangogopya lang.
    Kasi graduate sa Iskul Bukol Wanbol University.
    Mahirap pag artista ang senador, sanay magbasa ng script.
    Walang sariling pag iisip. Basa lang.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HUBZQT7WKGEBIJNEV6VVWRCZ34 Mr

      Siguro mahina yong Law School ng Wan-bol University! Kulang yong turo ni Ms. Tapia. Jeje!

  • KapitanBagwis

    “Why would I quote from a blogger? She is just a blogger,” Sotto said ~ Insensitive, dishonorable member of Philippine Congress. Shameless, pathetic, idiot comedian. A cheating lying senator, who will do every trick in the book to deceive the citizenry.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HUBZQT7WKGEBIJNEV6VVWRCZ34 Mr

      Totally agree. This apparent plegiarism plus the theatrics are perfect illustration of the sad state of the quality of our Senators!

  • LabkoPinas

    This Senator Sotto really does not deserve to be called Senator. He is a “Joke” and a terrible one. He does not even realize when he has been caught lying and I guess his motto is lie, lie and lie until the common people doubts your accusers truth.

  • m1600

    Ginawang showbiz drama  ni Soto ang senado  Nakakahiya!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A7BBDAMMUD7VZ2FTY6RYRQE5FM Harold

      Hindi sya nagdrama! He was just sharing his experience!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FRWMAAI5R56KU6FSB4JERVSNX4 wascawy wabit

    lying thief…lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O4MDZR3SLTCYBA24RLMQO52H7U Avtar Singh

    Lahat ng Artisa/Politiko….RESIGN !!!! Movie Stars Used Politics as The Leaning Wall When Their Acting Careers Is Rapidly Diminishing….Using Their Popularity and Heroic Characters In The Movies To Win Us Idiotic Filipinos To Vote Them Come Election Year…Filipinos !!!! It Is Time For Us To Be Responsible and Smart..Let Us Vote Candidates Who Are Deserving….Vilma, Estrada, Sotto ???? They Make money twice…is called The Healing..(.” Ang hiling ko lang iboto ninyo ulit ako, sabi ng mga huwad” )…Mga Kababayan huwag na tayong magpakatanga ulit…I am hoping Kris won’t enter politics…she doesn’t need to…she is already very rich (through hardwork)…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

      I’m with you! Itigil na ang kalokohan sa pagboboto sa mga artista. Ngayon si Aga Mulach and Vic Sotto naman ang papasok. Another iskul bukol.

  • tabingbakod

    Sotto uses a blog for his speech but belittles a blogger for discovering that he plagiarized. Thats logic for people who think pro-RH is pro-death and that use of contraception is abortion.

    Every family who can afford modern contraceptives uses them. However, if the poor wants to but cannot afford modern contraceptives, the government should not help them.

    Hundreds of billions of pesos of the people’s money is being spent in the Conditional Transfer Program for the poor and in building thousand upon thousands of new classrooms. Still these will not be enough. If we are not getting the RH-bill might as well tax the church so we can increase these anti poverty programs.

  • gerryjoaquin

    ms pope, here in the philippines we have a saying ang magnanakaw ay kapatid ng sinungaling which is siblings are the thief and the lier. however senator sotto has displayed the worse of both worlds. he is both a thief and a lier.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001244412356 Galvin Pabon

    Mag salasal ka na lang, Mr. Senator

  • $18209031

    Thats the quality of Kayumanggi senator, ang alam lang nito ay mag bolero, tagaleg style. Diyos ko santisima de Imahe de Padua. Nakakahiyang Pinoy ka ! Senators should be very smart and top of their game. Ang kagalingan lang kasi mga ito ay papogi at mag bolero sa senate. Eat bulaga ang utak nito. Dios ko naman, parekoykoy.   Walang mangyayari sa Pinas, tandaan nyo. Ang mga pinili natin ay mga ganitong kalibre na tao, pabungot sa barbas parang Mehikanong Mafioso.

  • $18209031

    Pang bolero lang itong si Sen Sotto. Kasama sa mga iba dyan walang alam, senators sa Pampanga, Cavite, ano pa….

  • Platypus09

    You have to CITE stuff or statements PROPERLY when you have to use them as your references. 

    His writer(s) should know better. 

    This is the only way you can prevent issues of PLAGIARISM.

    We are NOT used to this kind of issue. 

    We tend to COPY other works, books, statements, etc. from other sources and claiming them as our own. 

    This is very serious in other countries, like the US and other countries. Otherwise, you have to use your own words or create your own speech/statements from the bottom of your heart.

    You will fail your class or KICKED out from the program once you are found guilty with plagiarism in school or university.

    What does Mr. Sotto know about these things? 

    That is why we need to go back to school, especially graduate schools and earn our Masters and Doctorate degrees, to know how to cite or reference other works when we have to use them.

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      yes, i totally agree that properly giving credit is learned in school.

      ano bang school ang pinag-aralan nitong mga writer ni sotto at napahamak tuloy si sotto.  taung bayan ang nagbabayad ng sweldo ng mga staff nitong si sotto only to do a lousy job.

  • Beguine

    Sotto should have just apologized, admitted that he’s very very  
    low IQ.

    But he instead showed more than ample evidence that he’s a doublenitwit and nincompoop.That’s what you get when you read from a prepared and paid-for speech, and don’t bother to speak what’s reallyin your heart and mind. Bogus and worthless Sotto, resign now. 

  • doublecross

    senator ka pa naman….nakakahiya!

  • PLDT customer

    Senate president: What is the pleasure of the majority floor leader?
    Majority Floor leader: Mr. president, I wish to be excused from the RH bill debate.

    Senate President: Granted.

  • Crysis_III

    Sayang akala ko sa kanya yun galing eh hindi pala. Pinirata pala. Hahayyy pati naman speech na pirata rin…. Pinoy talaga puro kasi pirata ang utak…

  • Crysis_III

    Nakakahiya ito idol ko pa naman yung VST, at ang mga songs nila ang ganda……pero si Senator nakakahiya.. Ang daming NEWS dito sa America about it….parang nalusaw ang pagka Pinoy ko….

  • vince_bugaboo

    kaya pala paiyak-iyak si vic sotto, kasi umiiyak si Ms. pope habang isinusulat nýa yung blog nýa tungkol dun sa niniakaw no Vic.

  • sasama

    ..ahhhahaha…ahitin mo…at lagyan ng polvo…ganyan gawin mo para malinis mukha mo Pamboy! LOL

  • vince_bugaboo

    kaya pala pa-iyak-iyak si vic sotto, kasi umiiyak si ms. pope habang sinusulat nýa yung blog nýng ni-nakaw ni vic. ibig sabihin pati iyak ninakaw.

  • DinngMae

    Sotto is not only a “lying thief” but a coward who hides behind the skirt of parliamentary immunity. He may be safe in it but he is already politically dead with his credibility and integrity tarnished beyond repair.

    Only a fool would believe a liar.

  • kishbuff

    Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo…….Isang libo’t isang tuwa, buong bansaaaaaa…..  THIEEEEEEEEF BULAGAAAAA!

    • PikonNaKami

      Nice one. :-)

  • boybakal

     “The senator continued to deny the PLAGIARISM  allegation.”

    Papaano maiintindihan ni Tito iton Plagiarism ay napakalalim na english.
    Ang training ni Tito magbasa ng script, memorize.
    Isa pa noong estudiante pa yan, panay pangongopya ang ginagawa. Kitang kita naman sa Iskul Bukol.
    Mabuti pa nga ata si Vic Ungasis graduate sa Wanbol University.

    Ms.Sarah Pope, in behalf of Sen.Tito Soto, I apologize for his plagiarism whatever that be.
    We don’t understand.
    We filipinos were trained in spelling, grammar, arithmetic and copy and paste.

  • Sarkasmos

    Only the lazy, the irresponsible and the plain stupid believe that there is such a thing as an umbrella attribution. Sotto-maya, gaya-gaya, nahuli ka na palusot ka pa. Blogger lang pala ha. Now this mere blogger has put in your place.  Ang hirap sa iyo, kala mo napakalinis mo ang kapal ng mukha mo trying to take the moral high ground sa kankgungan ka ngayon pupulutin.

  • PikonNaKami

    How dare you Senator Sotto hide behind the Constitution?

    Because of the laziness of your Chief of Staff, and your continued denial of plagiarism, you have put the country in a bad light.  And now you hide like a coward under the skirt of the Constitution?  You dare to declare parliamentary immunity for your theft and your lies?  How different are you from the Panamanian who hides under diplomatic immunity?  You can cite me for contempt because what you have done and continue to do is contemptible.

    And yes it has something to do with the RH debate.  If you truly believe in the issues you espouse, why do you have to lie?  The Filipinos are like the jury, listening to all arguments.  If one witness or lawyer was caught stealing and lying, then it has an impact on the arguments he is pushing.

    You could have just said sorry after finding out that your thief of staff copied the bloggers’ opinion based on the research of Dr. Campbell-McBride. Ms Pope did not quote the Russian doctor but instead wrote an opinion.  And your thief of staff copied this opinion.

    You and your staff have committed 2 of the 7 deadly sins: Sloth because your thief of staff was too lazy to come up with his own opinion and just copied and pasted Ms. Pope’s opinion; and Pride for your continued arrogance in the face of incontrovertible facts that you are a thief and a liar.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    SOTTO LYING THIEF RESIGN!!!!!!!

    • IanAlera

      Replying to Hein S

      You are kidding right?

      • Michael Paras

         Something I agree with you, Ian. The call for Sotto to resign. The best he can do is apologize. Resigning is not the solution to the quandary he’s got himself into.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras,

        You are trying to make too much of this plagiarism thing.  He already said, he did not claim ownership of the article he cited in his speech.  — Anyway this is old news.

      • Michael Paras

        If it’s not such a big issue, it wouldn’t have made it into the
        newspapers wouldn’t it? And half a dozen or so more articles and they
        still keep on coming. Sotto and his staff are digging themselves deeper
        with every ridiculous excuse they make. Villacorta even mentioned we are
        all plagiarists since our image is copied from God. ROFL! This is
        getting downright pathetic on their part. And he’s supposed to be a
        lawyer?

        It’s not enough to not claim ownership of the article he cited in his speech. Simply by not citing the original author of the article is grounds for plagiarism. Do they not realize they’re setting a dangerous precedent here for making it sound like plagiarism is a tolerable offense?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKKAP3ZYXRTVYJZVNSGBYXJSUU Greg

    Tito Sen did not copy the work of Sarah Pope. He based his speech in the book of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride as a reference.

    • Michael Paras

      8 whole sentences, even the punctuation errors, is from Ms. Pope. Not from McBride. Sotto’s damage control team (of which I’m sure both you and Harold are included) is only defending the indefensible, further destroying whatever credibility he has left.

      • IanAlera

        Replying to Michael Paras

        Criticizing and calling people as part of some damage control team, for expressing an opinion that is different from yours is a bit childish.

        It is not Sen Sotto’s fault that many people still find him credible. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXCRRMQYWJBWNIY6MCWJEUOXJQ Berna

        We, the people who supports Tito Sen just saw how Sen.Sotto in the senate and we are proud to defend him in the situations like this that we know he never did those accusation of all haters of Sen.Sotto.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YHWXFAW2WUZTGD3B5ELYDOTZMY Anita

      Kaya nga there is no point in calling him a plagiarist and a lying thief because he’s really not.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A7BBDAMMUD7VZ2FTY6RYRQE5FM Harold

    His speech was based on McBridge and all of it were facts.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y427NP4QEQ3BNLVOE4LXBSLWYY Gretchen

    He never claimed na sakanya yung speech. He said
    in his speech that it was from a research so wala siyang binabaleng batas dun.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y427NP4QEQ3BNLVOE4LXBSLWYY Gretchen

    Sen Sotto is just telling the truth behind the bad effects of contraceptives. Totoo lahat ng sinasabi niya. Masyado lang lumalaki ang issue na toh. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKKAP3ZYXRTVYJZVNSGBYXJSUU Greg

    Suportahan parin natin Sen.Sotto. Marami man ang bumabatikos sakanya, madami rin ang nasa panig padin niya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKKAP3ZYXRTVYJZVNSGBYXJSUU Greg

    For me, hindi drama yung ginawa ni Sen.Sotto. It was from his experience. Masakit mawalan ng anak.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXCRRMQYWJBWNIY6MCWJEUOXJQ Berna

      Si Tito Sen ay nag bahagi lamang ng nalalaman nya na pwedeng makasama sa publiko. Tama si Sen.Sotto na ang RH bill ay makakasira lang ng buhay.

  • alejandro

    RH Bill will just make our situation worse. Wag natin hayaang maaprubahan ito. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YHWXFAW2WUZTGD3B5ELYDOTZMY Anita

      Totoo yan. Magiging malala lang ang Pilipinas kapag ipinasa yang RH bill.

  • Rofolfo

    Paano ba kasing plagiarism e sinabi naman niya na what he said in his speech was from a research.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXCRRMQYWJBWNIY6MCWJEUOXJQ Berna

      Yes! I agree! Sen.Sotto mentioned his source and He never did plagiarism.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YHWXFAW2WUZTGD3B5ELYDOTZMY Anita

    Wala naman siyang sinasabing sakanya sakanya yun e? Hindi yun plagiarism. Tsaka tigilan na sana ang paninira kay Tito Sen. Wala naman ikakabuti yun.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DSMXU2XGHMT7KYC5NGQRBU27LQ Oliver

    Masyado ng maraming nandidiin kay Tito Sen palibhasa’y tama ang ipinaglalaban niya. Kung ano ano ng issue ang ibinabato sa kanya makitaan lang ng butas.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QFZ667RHX2MW75EDLN2ZDCOMWA Roberto

    Hindi naman dapat siraan pa si Sen.Sotto. Sana maging patas na. Wala naman siyang ginagawang masama. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QFZ667RHX2MW75EDLN2ZDCOMWA Roberto

    Iniiba lang kasi ang usapan ng mga gustong manira kay Sotto. Gusto nila na imbis ang RH bill ang mapagusapan e yung pagbabatikos sa senador ang ginagawa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CXLHVVIYRIWGIHVDBZIDP6F6UM Antonio

    Hindi populasyon ang problema natin kundi ang korupsyon. Wag nating ipagpilitan ang RH Bill dahil lang gustong kumita. Hindi kayo bagay sa mga pwesto ninyo puro pagpapayaman ang gusto.

  • aldo

    Suportahan natin si Tito Sen wag natin hayaan na maipasa ang RH Bill at kunsintihin ang irresponsible parenthood.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6PP326YRAGTCEJIQH3XYLDZVM Yolanda

    Makikinabang lang ang mga producers ng contraceptives kapag naipasa ang RH Bill. Kaya gustong gusto ni Cayetano na maipasa ito dahil sila lang ang makikinabang dito!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6PP326YRAGTCEJIQH3XYLDZVM Yolanda

    Dapat ay tigilan na ang mga maling akusasyon na ibinabato kay Sen.Sotto. Porket anti RH Bill siya puro paninira na lang ang ginagawa sakanya.

  • Jasmin

    Naturingan pa naman tayong Religious country tapos may mga opisyal na pinaglalaban ito just for their needs kahit madishonor na ang will ni God!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UFBMA7VDCNY2NXIBMTLFJBHTP4 Maria

    Dapat si Senator Pia ang binabatikos hindi si Tito Sen. Tama lang ang pinaglalaban ni Sotto. Hindi katulad ni Sen. Pia. Gusto lang kumita!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R57XVYOG7RTH2KEZW77CJCUB6Q Frances

    Nasaan ang moralidad ng mga opisyal na gusto maipasa ang RH Bill? Dapat ay hindi ito maipatupad. Tama si Sen.Sotto! Supportahan natin siya!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MWKNUPJNJKIL6SKJNT5MN62Y3A Harold

    Hindi lying thief si Sen.Sotto! Wag nyo na nga syang siraan pa dahil ang makakabuti sa lahat ang iniisip nya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A7BBDAMMUD7VZ2FTY6RYRQE5FM Harold

    Sen.Sotto mentioned his sources in his speech so why are accusing him of a lying thief! He never lie and never did plagiarism.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GLVRRP2BXORIAXLGLH6LXX2E3U Brando

    Hindi lyign thief si Sen.Sotto! In fact, sinasabi nya ang totoong pwedeng mangyari sa lahat pag naging batas ang RH bill.Wag na kasi syang siraan pa!



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