Sen. Tito Sotto claims he’s the first public official to be a "cyberbullying victim," insists plagiarism isn’t a crime

David Dizon of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Wednesday, August 29, Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III slammed the netizens who have been criticizing him for plagiarizing parts of his anti-RH Bill speech.

David Dizon of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Wednesday, August 29, Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III slammed the netizens who have been criticizing him for plagiarizing parts of his anti-RH Bill speech. The report quoted Sotto, who said, "Ako na po yata ang kauna-unahang opisyal na naging biktima ng cyberbullying. Buti na lang mayroon na tayong batas na tinatalakay diyan (I think I’m the first public official to be a victim of cyberbullying. It’s a good thing there’s a proposed law that will deal with that)."

 

The report noted that Sotto went on to point out: "There is no crime of plagiarism in the Philippines. Kahit na hanapin niyo sa Revised Penal Code, Intellectual Property Code. o sa Special Penal Laws, wala kayong makikitang krimen na plagiarism (You can go through the Revised Penal Code, the Intellectual Property Code, or the Special Penal Laws and you won’t find anything that classifies plagiarism as a crime)."

 

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