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who is the idiot speech writer who wrote the plagiarized ateneo speech of manny pangilinan? : the manny pangilinan speechgate

this is also one of the most important questions regarding this speechgate – who is the idiot speech writer who wrote manny pangilinan’s plagiarized speech at the ateneo commencement exercise? please post in the comment section if you know who this speech writer is.

we are sure this speech writer has been fired by manny pangilinan but we like to know who this person is. (also hope to the heavens that this speech writer did not graduate from the ateneo! we hate ironies of this kind!)

what was this speech writer thinking? or perhaps the more apt question – why did this speech writer did not think at all?

the speech actually has two parts – the inspirational part and the tidbits about manny pangilinan’s life. obviously pangilinan read and wrote parts of the speech as it included personal anecdotes about his life.

pangilinan must have not known and he was probably not told parts of it were plagiarized where some were almost exact copies from other people’s speeches. we wonder if that was how it happened?

why did the speech writer not re-write them? he/she could have just picked up the thoughts but he could have made an effort to re-write them. was that lack of time? laziness?

the speech writer must have known this will be delivered at the ateneo. ateneo students are not exactly known for being naive.  most probably all the graduating class at the ateneo owned a laptop and has internet connection. for sure at least one of them must have read some of these speeches where they were plagiarized from.

we are also very amused that pangilinan found out about the plagiarized parts of his speech at facebook. it is a very modern way of finding out about it. this is the equivalent of your home sex video circulating in the internet (hello, katrina halili? hayden kho?)

it made us wonder – what? manny pangilinan has a facebook account????

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  1. Josephine Acosta Pasricha
    April 6, 2010 at 2:55 am

    When you cut and paste from many sources, it is called “research”; when you copy from only one source, it is called plagiarism. When you copy more than two hundred consecutive words, it is downright plagiarism. Nobody really owns ideas unless patented. So this is at most academic dishonesty, not plagiarism. To be fair and honest, however, the writer could simply quote and attributed them to Winfrey, Rowling, Obama and O’brien.

    • July 12, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Copying from different sources is still plagiarism. It is specifically called Mosaic plagiarism. :)) The writer could have quoted, but he did not. fail.

  2. April 6, 2010 at 7:28 am

    When someone has the wit to coin a useful phrase it ought to be acclaimed and broadcast or it will perish — Jack Smith

  3. JFT
    April 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    (also hope to the heavens that this speech writer did not graduate from the ateneo! we hate ironies of this kind! – not really ironic.

    • dangal asul
      April 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      i cannot believe that this has become a big controversy. really. if one puts this in a proper context – time, people, mentality, culture, quality of education, and all, it’s pretty damn normal, a prevalent trend,

      • dangal asul
        April 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

        …a rule of life, the world order, the ateneo way.

  4. dangal asul
    April 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    *prevailing trend

  5. Benjamin Santos
    April 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Hey while we are at it, does anyone have any speech of GMA or the FG that we can check for plagiarism too?
    That would be something for some last minute noise before the election.

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