SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE

4 04 2010

IT’S EASTER SUNDAY! Every Filipino Catholic is in a joyful mood… with the exception perhaps of PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan!

It spread like wildfire on the Internet. According to reports, sections of PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan’s commencement address to the sesquicentennial graduates of his alma mater, Ateneo De Manila University last March 26 and 27 were copied from speeches of celebrities like media mogul Oprah Winfrey, late-night host Conan O’Brien, ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling and even US President Barack Obama. Members of the graduating class now understand why MVP, towards the latter part of his speech last week thanked AdMU president Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, the Class of 2010, their parents, the Ateneo community, and Google.

Ironically, in his commencement address, Manuel V. Pangilinan or MVP revealed that he cheated in fourth year high school at San Beda College. Well, old habits never die.

Manny Pangilinan admitted that portions of his graduation speech were “borrowed” from speeches of other celebrities. Of course, he would have bought them if they were up for sale.

A section of MVP’s commencement address to Ateneo graduates was copied from the speech of US President Barack Obama. Members of AdMU’s graduating class realized this when Pangilinan announced his plans of withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Reports say a portion of MVP’s commencement address to Ateneo graduates last month was copied from the speech of talk show host Oprah Winfrey. Members of AdMU’s graduating class realized this when Pangilinan started jumping up and down on the stage, shouting: “Each graduate gets a car! Each graduate gets a car!

A portion of Manny Pangilinan’s commencement address to Ateneo graduates last month was copied from a speech of ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling. Members of the graduating class realized this when MVP promised to raise funds for the Ateneo Blue Eagles Quidditch team.

One of the country’s most influential and powerful businessmen, PLDT and Smart Communications Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan has apologized for copying sections of his graduation address from speeches of celebrities. Heaping praises on the businessman’s gesture, fellow Ateneans say it takes a lot of courage for someone like MVP to do such thing. You know, just as tough as what Ricky Martin did last week.

Manny Pangilinan admitted that portions of his graduation address in Ateneo last week were copied from speeches of celebrities. MVP subsequently apologized … as members of the Ateneo Board of Trustees held hands and sang “If We Hold On (Together).”

Immediately after graduation, members of the AdMU Class of 2010 have reportedly found jobs. Meanwhile, MVP’s speechwriter lost his.

Top 5 Messages Left on Manny V. Pangilinan’s Answering Machine

No. 5: “Hello Mr. Pangilinan! We are the La Salle Green Archers! Rektikano, Rektikano, Rektikano! Rah! Wala lang.”

No. 4: “Boss, si ***** ulit ito. Patawarin n’yo na ko ma’am, este sir. Parang awa n’yo na! Pangako, ‘di na ulit ako mangongopya! Sige na sir, please. Give me a second chance!”

No. 3: “Hi MVP, Krissy here. Gosh, that’s so obvious huh! I mean, paano nakalusot sa ‘yo ‘yun? Oprah, Obama, Conan, JK Rowling? Grabehhh, that was so kakahiya and kakaloka! Kung kami na lang ni Boy ang pinasulat mo, eh ‘di sana may props ka pang torch habang nagi-speech. Mas bongga ‘yun ‘di ba?”

No. 2: “Manny, kumusta! Si Senator Villar ‘to! Nakaranas ka na bang matulog sa maikling bangkô sa palengke o mamatayan ng kapatid dahil wala kang perang pampagamot, wala ka nang magawa? Naranasan ko na lahat ‘yan. Teka lang, sandali… parang mali ang na-dial ko ah. Cynthia, paki-check mo nga kung phone number ni Manny Pacquiao ‘tong tinatawagan ko.”

And the No. 1 message left on Manny V. Pangilinan’s answering machine…

“Hi sir, Danton Remoto here, your fellow proud Atenean. Kahit maraming intriga, ‘wag maimbyerna! Look ka na lang sa sky, and deadma! Chura lang nila! Babushka!”

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“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.”
~John Milton

Elsewhere…
Here’s the copy of MVP’s speech.

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43 responses

4 04 2010
eniluap

one word

NAKAKAHIYA!..

4 04 2010
thepiaya

ooooppppps!

4 04 2010
thepiaya

. . . . somebody’s getting fired!

6 04 2010
gabriela.silang

Watch your words!

4 04 2010
jannah

OMG!!! ngayon nasa cavalry pa din ang speech writer ni MP trying to look for another job.

6 04 2010
gabriela.silang

I don’t think so!

4 04 2010
timpaul

first?

5 04 2010
phreddox

nope :D

4 04 2010
eufems

no comment about adam carolla and his dissing of the Philippines. we all know you’re a better humorist than he is!

5 04 2010
timpaul

Pacman maybe illiterate but he has more breeding than adam corolla.

Oops! wag nyo nalang dagdagan ng iba pang meaning ang breeding.

4 04 2010
fred

mannny, si fr. ben nebres to. don’t despair. if you did not challenge danding for control of meralco, your plagerism would not have been exposed.

5 04 2010
eufems

Manny, si Fr. Nebres ito. Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. …

4 04 2010
jhona

at least he’s man enough to take full responsibility of it all. yun nga lang, ‘wala na talaga syang mukhang ihaharap’ .. on the other hand, parang ok lang naman yun, what’s important is the wisdom he had imparted to the graduates. (wisdom pa din daw yun kahit plagiarized :D)

4 04 2010
greenflag

Researcher/writer ba ni Karen Davila nagsulat niyan? Echos.

4 04 2010
vince

may props pang torch. ahahahahaha LOL :D

5 04 2010
blueyellowred

you, heckler, you!

Ricky Martin, Danton Remoto, Manny Pangilinan.

Manny has the ‘balls’ to admit the deed.

Kung sino man speech writer nya, he surely will not be able to get a job anytime soon.

Happy Easter!

5 04 2010
senior60

sa ngayon, hindi pa tinanggap ang kayang resignation

bilang chairman ng board of trustees, kasi ba naman,

sayang din, he is a very powerful mvp….

5 04 2010
Suskupo

Animo La Salle!

5 04 2010
Fr Nebres

Manny, Please don’t resign (Please continue giving us money)

5 04 2010
timpaul

Baka si Juan Mercado speech writer nya?

Tingin ko, madali lang makahanap ng trabaho ang speech writer nya sa THE ILOCOS TIMES.

5 04 2010
professionalheckler

:)

5 04 2010
homer singson

O di kaya researcher ni Karen Davila… :-)

5 04 2010
TOMADOR

WOW MVP! damn! now I understand how you got yourself on top of the food chain! YOUR MY IDOL!!!

5 04 2010
GUACHINANGO

MVP wouldn’t have gone up and succeeded had he been careless. He must have stressed out and under terrible pressure after Ricky Martin showed the way.

5 04 2010
Joey in Dubai

MVP was man enough to own up to his (or, perhaps, his speechwriter’s) mistake. And to show he’s realy sincere, he should insist on his resignation kahit di pa tanggapin ng mga Jesuits.

5 04 2010
Danton Remoto

Thank you, PH. O ayan ha, yung mga naninira sa akin sa Internat na I am “controversially courting media and blog attenion” take note. Hindi ko binayaran ang Channel 2 para i quote ako about Sister Ricky Martin. At shempre, di ko rin kayang bayaran si PH to quote me here, no. Hay. As Mother Oscar Wilde said: “The worst thing is for someone to be ignored.” Yan ang message ko sa mga kalaban naming party lists na wala nang ginawa kundi sabihing mga bakla daw ang taga-Ladlad. Eh ano pa nga ba? Heller.

5 04 2010
professionalheckler

hahaha! mabuhay ka Propesor!

5 04 2010
Broking

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! (Gasp…..)

5 04 2010
AngonoBoy

Naku we expect that TV5 will be a copy cat too of the two networks….. Dapat pala hindi Kapatid ang tag sa channel 5…. Kakopya pala hehehehe

5 04 2010
brunix

ibalita kaya ito mamaya sa show ni Paolo B sa TV5? wahahaha

5 04 2010
AngonoBoy

Nothing to do with his gender? Peace……

5 04 2010
BLUE BLOOD

embarassing! but the jesuits do like to kiss his ass! go ateneo!

besides at least half of the people who graduated also did “cut and paste”

6 04 2010
don

lol i dont know if u watched the rundown kanina sa anc..
ricky carandang “plagiarize” your thoughts.

hahahahhaha :)

oh that was quoting by the way hahaha

6 04 2010
professionalheckler

ricky carandang tweeted me on that. akala ko he was joking. ayun, napanood ko nga sa youtube. thanks.

7 04 2010
The Lady in Green Ruffles

hmmnm…close pala kayo…hehe..wala lang..

6 04 2010
Anonymous

its a psychic desease.its dishonesty.the same thing is happening in his business dealings .tingnan mo lang ang huge profit nang smart. nawawala ang load ko. ateneo education is not an antidote. embaced nang jisuits ang capitalism which is evil according to the vatican.

6 04 2010
juanaganda

…nagkataon lang na maraming followers sila Oprah, et al. dito kaya di nakalusot……kahanga-hanga ang nakatuklas maging si MVP dahil nagpaka-baba siya at inako ang responsibilidad…di gaya ng marami d’yan di ba…?

6 04 2010
topdog

pa-autograph naman Mr. Heckler!

6 04 2010
topdog

pwede ba pataasin mo naman rating ni Gibo! Yoong matinding heckling! Para mapansin naman, hehe!

7 04 2010
The Lady in Green Ruffles

hi mr. super heckler..
to the highest level talaga ang mga messages na naiiwan sa answering machine nila…

17 02 2011
dennis camanag

Good day!!just want to know how to ask for financial assistance for our school to Sir Manny V Pangilinan. We really need his help. We don’t want to lose our school. Please send our message to him. tnx Godbless you all.

17 02 2011
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