the manny pangilinan speechgate – pangilinan gives a graduation rites speech at the ateneo plagiarized from jk rowling, oprah, barack obama, conan o’brien’s speeches
this is shocking. how can this happen to one of the country’s most successful business tycoons in one of the country’s most respected universities?
ateneo prides itself as principled and doing the right thing, The Ateneo Way. this one happening on a commencement exercise?
it is karma, irony or a message being sent that one of the most successful filipino tycoon delivers a speech at one of the most respected universities in the country during one of the most important period in the university’s history, the sesquicentennial (yes that is a word, means 150) and it is marked by one of the foulest intellectual sins – plagiarism!
The Ateneo Way?
click links below to read the speech transcript, the plagiarized parts and the letters sent by pangilinan and fr. nebres.
MVP admits mistake in speech, offers to retire from Ateneo
MANILA, Philippines – Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) has offered to “retire” from the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) after acknowledging that portions of his commencement address to the school’s sesquicentennial graduates last March 26 and 27 were copied from speeches of celebrities.
In a letter to AdMU President Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, S.J. posted Saturday on the AdMU website, Pangilinan apologized to the university and to the 2010 graduating class for giving a speech that “had been borrowed from certain other graduation speeches.”
“I had taken a look at the side-by-side comparison @ Facebook, and must admit to this mistake. For this, I wish to express my sincerest apology to you, the University and to the 2010 graduating class,” he said. “I have had some help in the drafting of my remarks, but I take full and sole responsibility for them.”
Several posts on Facebook said portions of Pangilinan’s speech were allegedly copied from celebrities such as JK Rowling, Oprah, and Conan O’Brien. (Read portions of the speech here: MVP: Money’s cool, but so is meaning)
Pangilinan said the incident “has been a source of deep personal embarrassment for me,” and he asked Nebres to allow him to “retire from his official duties at the Ateneo.”
- writers of manny pangilinan’s plagiarized speech are 2 ateneo students! OMG!
- fr. nebres gives pangilinan an excuse slip for the plagiarism
- manny pangilinan delivers commencement exercise speech at ateneo plagiarized from jk rowling, oprah and barack obama’s speeches
- manny pangilinan’s ateneo commencement address transcript and the plagiarized parts
- manny pangilinan speechgate: who is the speech writer who wrote the plagiarized commencement exercise speech at the ateneo?