A prominent Filipino businessman named Manuel V. Pangilinan is wrapped up in a hilariously hideous speech plagiarism scandal. Read the sordid story here, but let’s behold togetether the shamelessness of this typical Panglinan-ian word-grab:
Last August on the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Obama said,
From the streets of New Orleans to the Mississippi coast, folks are beginning the next chapter in their American stories. And together, we can ensure that the legacy of a terrible storm is a country that is safer and more prepared for the challenges that may come.
Three months later, Pangilinan gave the keynote address at the 8th Asian forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, and discussed recent typhoons:
From the streets of Marikina to the flooded plains of Pangasinan, Filipinos should write the next chapter in their stories. Together, we should ensure that the legacy of a terrible storm is a country that is safer and better prepared for the tragedies that may come.