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Tito Sotto the Iskul Bukol Senator takes the Clueless Gwendolyn Garcia defense

Unlike the very effective right to privacy invoked by the late self-confessed Jose Pidal in thwarting the pesky congressional investigators from opening his fictitious bank account, Iskul Bukol comedian turned senator and now poster boy of blogger plagiarist errrr anti-RH Bill advocate takes on a clueless Gwendolyn Garcia defense.

The clueless Gwendolyn defense is the excuse used by the Cebu Governor in desperately trying to weasel her way out of the graft charges. The criminal case was due to their purchase of a land intended for the city housing where 3/4 of the property is submerged in water.

Why the clueless Gwendolyn Garcia defense when he could have just took the 5th, as in shut his trap and let it pass? The Blogger Sarah Pope has no intention of suing him anyway but of course being clueless combined with arrogance tends to transform the brouhaha into a Tito Sotto toilet humor B movie..

The problem with the Palusot Republic is that there is no such thing as accountability or will they hold themselves responsible and they invoke command responsibility only if they did a good job so they can pat themselves at the back, LOL.

Anyway the conversation Sarah Pope had with Sotto's thief of staff errr I meant chief of staff Atty. Hector A. Villacorta is truly amusing but as the story unfolds the more they seem to self-destruct. Here is Manuel Buencamino's account at Unnifors on the exchange:
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Sen. Sotto’s chief of staff posted the following comment, using the account name Lezel:
August 16, 2012 at 8:18 am

i am atty hector a. villacorta. i am the chief of staff of senator tito sotto. i understand you felt slighted that your blog was not attributed to you which became part of the speech of the senator. let me say that after asking my staff, indeed, your blog was used but only in quoting also from the same book of dr. campbell- mcbride. we are both indebted to the book’s author but if you wish that you also be credited with the contents of the book, let this be your affirmation. i can do it and by this message, i am doing it. hope it satisfies you. but if it does not, what would you want us to do? what have we done to deserve your incriminating words. the senator did not lift it himself, we did. did you want us to tell him to admit what he did not do? who would you like to crucify for this oversight? all the unborn wants very much the right to be born and they need everybody’s help, including yours. remember, rizal was the seventh child of 11 children of teodora alonso and francisco mercado. be on our side. please, and don’t deflect the debate to this matter of plagiarism. it is so out of sync in this great debate. join us in the side of life and truth. forgive us our single trespass. we had no malice, we thought you would be happy about it. there was no injury. hope this makes you feel better. warm regards.

Atty. Hector A. Villacorta

Chief of Staff
Office of Senator Sotto
Sarah replied 29 minutes later:
Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist
August 16, 2012 at 8:38 am

I don’t like the fact that my blog was used without my permission against the education of the women of the Philippines and their reproductive rights. That is the issue and it was indeed plagiarism. If his staff did it, he condoned it. He is responsible for your actions. My BLOG was quoted, not Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. I put her work in my own words and you copied my words.

A woman needs to know that the Pill can indeed harm her but this is NO REASON to take away this choice from her in the first place.

I do not agree with Senator Sotto’s position on this issue and he twisted the message of my blog to suit his own purposes against the women of the Philippines.

No, your lame comment does not make me “feel” any better.
And Lezel replied, an hour later, this time without Atty. Villacorta’s name at the bottom:
August 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

dear sarah;
a blog is meant to be shared and we shared it.
The arrogance of Villacorta who's supposed to know better being a lawyer truly makes one cringe but on the other hand his response has the makings of a circus freak side show. Now why will they think that what they found on the net is for the taking? Is it because theft is the SOP in Sotto's office as we see on how his side kicked errr staff conduct their research? Does Villacorta think he is recruiting the blogger to his network marketing scam errr scheme thus the tone because they thought they were on the same side?

Why Lezel? Are they not content at plagiarizing the bloggers work because they feel so entitled that they also troll the blog? Why does he have to ask who is using the Lezel nic among the staff, is that what they do, act like kids trolling bloggers imposing their twisted logic when no one really cares to hear about their sick views?

As if it is not bad enough it appears that they have plagiarized even more as much as five sources they fed to the senator that he in turn mouthed as if whatever they found on the net is up for the taking, LOL.

Then they have the brother of the drama queen errrr king Vic Sotto who publicly proclaim that they are behind his brother. Of course we expect that since blood is thicker than water but some wagging tongue says its just Vic's way of showing his gratitude. Grateful for the help, assistance and influence Tito exerted in the rape case that was eventually settled out of court with the late Pepsi Paloma?

Supporters of the anti-RH poster boy and just like Villacorta stress that we should not deflect the issue which is to answer the merits of the "noble cause" that the Eat Bulaga actor put forward. Well, for one what was his fixation with Diane that never existed yet but blames her anyway for the death of his first born son? How can people answer or respond to his dramatic tear jerker presentation when the culprit he blames came out the market 3 years after his son died.

Perhaps this is the attention Tito Sotto is desperately seeking but those who read this in the US will not be able to vote for him even though there are Tea Baggers who may cheer for him. The problem is how can we tell Tito Sotto shame on you when he is shameless in the first place, LOL.........
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