Sen. Tito Sotto denies plagiarizing U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy’s 1966 speech

ABS-CBNNews.com, citing a Bandila report, reveals that Senator Tito Sotto has denied copying the 1966 speech of the late U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy. Sotto delivered the third and last part of his anti-RH Bill speech at the Senate on Wednesday, September 5, and was once again accused of plagiarism.

ABS-CBNNews.com, citing a Bandila report, reveals that Senator Tito Sotto has denied copying the 1966 speech of the late U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy. Sotto delivered the third and last part of his anti-RH Bill speech at the Senate on Wednesday, September 5, and was once again accused of plagiarism.

 

During his speech, Sotto adamantly said that he used Tagalog in his speech to make sure that he wouldn’t be accused of plagiarism again. However, in another ABS-CBNNews.com report, social media user Michel Eldiy pointed out that a huge chunk of Sotto’s speech was actually a word-for-word translation of Kennedy’s "Day of Affirmation" speech, which he delivered in post-colonial South Africa in June 6, 1966.

 

So, what’s Sotto excuse this time around? He told ABS-CBN News that the alleged plagiarized passage was sent to him by a friend who didn’t exactly tell him where it came from.

 

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