We, responsible citizens of the Philippines, whose signatures appear in this petition, want the Senate, through its Committee on Ethics and Privilege to sanction Senator Vicente Sotto III for plagiarizing works of several bloggers on his turno en contra speech delivered Aug 13 and 15.
The Senate's integrity should always be safe-guarded as the body represents the popular opinion of the public. As such, any member who tarnishes the Senate's integrity should be penalized based on the gravity of the act done. We firmly believe that such act raises a question on the Senator's integrity, and to the Senate's integrity as a whole.
We believe that plagiarism is an unpardonable act of dishonesty especially if the act is being done by a public official.
We believe that Senator Sotto should not get away with these acts. The Senate should investigate on this serious matter before the integrity of the entire body crumbles.
The views expressed in this petition are solely those of the petition's sponsor and do not in any way reflect the views of iPetitions. iPetitions is solely a provider of technical services to the petition sponsor and cannot be held liable for any damages or injury or other harm arising from this petition. In the event no adequate sponsor is named, iPetitions will consider the individual account holder with which the petition was created as the lawful sponsor.