Comparing one Manny and the other
Posted by akosistella on April 7, 2010
By Greg Macabenta
Manny Pangilinan delivered a graduation speech at the Ateneo. It was subsequently revealed that substantial portions of the speech had been lifted from speeches of President Barack Obama, JK Rowling of Harry Potter fame, and Oprah Winfrey. It was a case of plagiarism.Learning of the embarrassing situation which he had unwittingly fallen into, Pangilinan did the honorable thing. He took full responsibility for the incident, apologized, and announced his resignation as chairman of the university’s board of trustees.What were his other options?He could have blamed his speech writers we understand that two young people had ghosted for Pangilinan, rather than his usual writers and he could have exploded with righteous indignation over the unwarranted stain on his honor and dignity.
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