Two of the most prominent senators from the Phillippines, Senator Tito Sotto proposed a blogging bill to be p(–foul word(s) removed–)ed in the Senate to define and regulate blogging in the Philippines.
On August 29, 2012, Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III, delivered a privilege speech and defend himself for the past issues regarding the plagiarism accusations towards the Senator.
According to Senator Sotto, maybe he was the first Senator from the Philippines that became a victim of cyber-bullying. The RH Bill issue became a hot topics for the Filipino bloggers for the past few days and the Senator have been in constant attacked by bloggers.
During the privilege speech of the Senators, bloggers were expecting a simple apology but it doesn’t happened instead he retaliated against those who attacked him.
Senator Sotto stated that the RH Bill critic used the issue of plagiarism as a demolition job against him. He was even quoted as saying that “the crime of plagiarism is not defined in our laws.”
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on his defense for Senator Sotto also made a statement regarding blogging.
Here’s the video statement of Senator Sotto and Senator Enrile: Video Courtesy of Rappler.com