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Wednesday, August 29, 2012


"Plagiarism is not a crime in the Philippines" - Sen. Tito Sotto III

First off, FU-- ok, will not curse too harshly.This comment, for me, is by far one of the stupidest, most ignoramus, most bat fuck insane comments that I've seen in recent days from the Honorable (oh really?) Senator Vicente (why do I share this name with you) Sotto III. 

How can plagiarism NOT be a crime in the Philippines? OK, so maybe we don't have a bill for that. But come on, where is your INTELLECTUAL HONESTY, Mr. Senator? Or maybe that, you do not have? Pucha, students who plagiarize their term papers and thesis get suspended or even expelled. What difference does that make for a senator, a high-ranking official in the government? Should you not be an example for your fellow Filipinos?

It is very disappointing that Sen. Tito Sotto did not even think of apologizing and shuffling his staff members or even stepping down (though, that is kind of overboard, but hey, given the situation, nakakahiya yung expose against him). I personally think that would have saved his face.

Personally, I also don't think that an act has to be decreed as a crime in order to be "illegal" or deemed or branded as "wrong-doing". We all have a conscience within us, why not listen to it, Mr. Senator? For sure alam mo naman siguro na pangogopya ay frowned upon, especially those in the academics.

I think I understand Tito Sotto though. He thinks he is being viewed now as a criminal just because he plagiarized his speech, thus his statement. Well, to be fair, I don't think he is a criminal (though the possibility of "corruption" looms...), but rather I  think he is dishonest and not credible with his statements. Malay natin kung yun mga pinagsasasabi niya kinopya lang pala niya, diba? It was his fault anyway, all this brouhaha. But in reality, it is a crime, especially in scientific communities and if I am not mistaken, in government and politics. We don't need a law stating that plagiarism is a crime; from our younger days we were all taught not to copy and to be honest, and to learn to do something on our own. Sobrang simpleng concept niyan, HONESTY. We don't need a fucking law against plagiarism to say that it is a crime or that it is wrong and unacceptable. Common sense po, Mr. Senator.

With that, Mr. Senator, I do think you understand quite well how people look at you now. May I suggest, that you just shut up and apologize? Yes, you have the right to free speech, but then sometimes not thinking before speaking could rain shit down upon you.. happened to me lots of times, and to other people as well, so you're not invulnerable from that. 

It's up to you, Sen. Tito Sotto III, if you still want to keep on babbling and looking like an idiot on TV, or to just simply apologize, accept your mistake, grow and learn from it to be a better person. The latter option, I strongly suggest for it can save what's left of your dignity and you may regain the respect of the people.

Just my 2 cents!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Long time no write!

So it has been quite some time since my last post. Hehe. Been busy with Med School, and it's just the start! I feel that pretty soon I won't be able to go online anymore. Most of the time spent online nowadays is mostly doing research, discussing cases and uploading notes & stuff that could help other classmates (and myself of course). Tulong-tulungan, as they say. That's how we survive Med School!

Before I start my usual political ranting, I'd like to add in a little med rant: I'm hoping to get some good news for several subjects in our first shifting exam :D Pray, have faith, as they say!

Alright, several issues rocked the country after the impeachment of CJ Corona (I think this was my last post). I don't exactly remember everything in detail and I might miss some of these issues. Nevertheless, here we go:

There was the never-ending rain from the Habagat that made typhoon rains look relatively harmless. Obviously, our ever-loving president and his DPWH team have not yet done anything in terms of alleviating the flood prone areas in Metro Manila and around the country. I wonder why they even halted several projects aimed to divert the water pathway and ease the flooding? I smell MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. Ehem, Tuwid na daan pala ah.

And then the death of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo. It was so untimely, and so sad, given that a humble official had to perish in that plane crash. Humble, because I never really heard anything bad about Sec. Robredo coming from the mouths of observers. Every column in the Philippine Star, especially Mr. Satur Ocampo and Mr. Ernie Maceda's columns always praised him for being one of the top-performing cabinet members of PNoy's administration. Those who bad-mouthed him (well, not really bad mouth per se) were mainly PNoy and his cronies. 

Hehe, now check this out: PNoy is offering the late Secretary a grand funeral whereas in reality Sec. Robredo is a simple man. Alam niyo ba, he visited UP Manila during the DSS Week and I never even noticed that. There wasn't any banner saying "WELCOME SECRETARY" or something. Basta, as far as I recall it was so simple. Scumbag PNoy is feeling guilty, I guess, for NOT PASSING SEC. ROBREDO'S NAME TO THE CA ON TIME & WITH THE CA NOT CONFIRMING HIS POST AS DILG SECRETARY. Too bad, Mr. President, you and your friends in government are bigtime scumbags who are now ass-kissing the humble late DILG Secretary. A big middle finger to you, Mr. President, and to Paquito Ochoa. I read that he is currently sitting as a temporary secretary (not sure) and I also read that he was sharing the post of DILG Secretary with Mr. Robredo before the latter's demise (unconfirmed).

Rest in Peace, Secretary Robredo. You'll always be remembered as someone who worked behind the scenes quietly. Indeed, the quiet one is someone who is much more respected than one who boasts his achievements and whatnot. I'll apply this in life, Mr. Secretary. Nangyari na rin po saken iyan nung Med School interview. I learned about humility again. :) God bless you!

Now, another issue is the plagiarism done by Senator Sotto. Wow lang, I have to admit that before this I actually respected him a lot, with his filing rape charges against the Panamanian ambassador who raped a Filipina, and some of his statements against several issues in our country. But the bumaba tingin ko sayo, Senator, NOT when I learned about your plagiarism, but when your IDIOT Chief of Staff and your Staff members proclaimed that plagiarism is normal and common. Why do you have stupid assholes working for you? Especially that Hector Villacorta. What kind of lawyer is he? Invoking God's name saying we are all copies of God, therefore we are all plagiarizers. So Fucking Stupid! 

Hector Villacorta, you deserve a huge middle finger in up your nose and ass. Ang bobo mo lang, promise. I wonder what kind of lawyer you are. You are a shame to your profession, you nincompoop.

One last issue: The new chief justice Sereno. This lady is pro-Cojuangco in terms of the Hacienda Luisita issue. I can only shake my head when I found that out. Damn you PNoy, Damn you. What kind of Tuwid na Daan is this? You should go back to Elementary and learn about straight and curved lines, so that you can finally lead us to the right Tuwid na Daan instead of the current Baluktot na Daan that we are all still traversing.

Well, there we go. Now back to Anatomy, Neuroanatomy and Physiology. :)

Just my 2 cents.