UP committee discovers Mark Joseph Solis submitted plagiarized photos to at least 7 contests
There could be more!
Janvic Mateo of The Philippine Star reports that a special committee formed by the University of the Philippines (UP) to investigate the case of graduate student Mark Joseph Solis discovered that he submitted plagiarized photos to at least seven different contests.
According to the report, Solis submitted plagiarized photos to several competitions dating back to 2010 until 2013. The graduate student, who came under fire in September after it was discovered that he stole the photo of a foreign photographer to win a contest sponsored by the Chilean embassy, was found to have submitted the same picture to "the Mulat Maninipat Photojournalism contest of the Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP and the photo contest organized by the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration." He, however, did not win in the two contests.
UP National College of Public Administration (NCPAG) dean Fe Mendoza said in a letter that it will be up to UP Diliman Chancellor Caesar Saloma to decide if Solis’ case should be forwarded to the student disciplinary tribunal, "which would hear the case and impose a penalty if the student is found guilty of violating university rules."
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