Senator Leila De Lima’s Statement On Maria Ressa Being Named TIME Person Of The Year

BA926A60-13CA-46F0-87D7-596FDDB7EC23CAMP CRAME, Quezon City (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Incarcerated Senator Leila De Lima has been the poster child for political persecution and  the fight against dictatorship but has just been relegated to first runner-up by TIME Magazine.

TIME named Rappler CEO Maria Ressa one of this year’s “Persons of the Year,” all but snubbing De Lima.

A bitter De Lima issued this statement from her jail cell:

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Senator Leila De Lima Slams Selection Of Maria Ressa As TIME Person Of The Year

BA926A60-13CA-46F0-87D7-596FDDB7EC23.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Incarcerated Senator Leila De Lima has slammed the choice of Maria Ressa as TIME magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year.

“Unlike myself, Ressa is free to roam around.  I have been incarcerated for my political views, while the Rappler CEO is being charged for tax evasion. It just makes sense for TIME to honor me instead of Ressa,” De Lima said.

Neither TIME nor Ressa have responded to The Adobo Chronicles request for comment on De Lima’s statement.

 

Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio Sued For Plagiarism By The Estate Of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It was a quote worth all the publicity: Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio claiming that she eats death threats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even for midnight snacks. It could have easily won public sympathy.  Well, maybe.

But one thing went wrong. It was not original.  It was a quote first attributed to the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

So now, Santiago’s  Estate is suing Laurio for plagiarism.

While plagiarism in itself is not a crime, plagiarism that also amounts to copyright infringement is. Such plagiarism carries a penalty of 3-6 years imprisonment and a fine of P50,000 – P150,000 if prosecuted under the law.

Laurio has reached out to former Solicitor General and now Senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay, hoping that he would be her defense attorney on a pro-bono basis.  After all, she and Hilbay share the same Yellow color.

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