Supreme Court Says Plagiarism is OK, Blames Microsoft Word

Plagiarism during medieval times

The Philippine Supreme Court has cleared their pal fellow judge Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo from plagiarising because, allegedly, he didn’t intend to plagiarise in the first place. Instead, it was Microsoft Word’s fault for not detecting the plagiarised material that he inserted into his document:

The court also said it was not Del Castillo’s or his researcher’s fault that Miscrosoft Word, the program used in writing the decision, cannot detect “copied” research material without the proper attributions.

“Microsoft Word program does not have a function that raises an alarm when original materials are cut up or pruned. The portions that remain simply blend in with the rest of the manuscript, adjusting the footnote number and removing any clue that what should stick together had just been severed,” the Supreme Court said.

The newest member of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, criticized her colleagues for the ruling, claiming it would set a bad precedent. Just like Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

/via Pinoychan

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unleashes Racist Hatorade On Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the American boxer currently in negotiations to be Pacquiao’s next punching bag, is caught on video in a racist rant against the Filipino boxing champion and congressman, who he calls a “little yellow chump”:

“As soon as we come off vacation, we’re going to cook that little yellow chump. We ain’t worried about that. So they ain’t gotta worry about me fighting the midget. Once I kick the midget ass, I don’t want you all to jump on my dick. So you all better get on the bandwagon now. … Once I stomp the midget, I’ll make that motherfucker make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice.”

To which Pacquiao’s only response should be: “Nigger, please”.

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(UPDATE: Mayweather has apologized for the rant. He says he was only joking around. Hold the sushi rolls.)

UST students finally notice their school is prone to flooding

Maybe the students at University of Santo Tomas in Espana are just really, really patient, or maybe they’ve been too busy studying, but they’ve finally started complaining about the ridiculous floods that turn the area into an ocean every rainy season.

They poured their outrage over the DPWH project that has pushed the floodwaters from Morayta to Lacson Streets to submerge the school premises.

“The flood has even gone worse at UST. There was flood inside the campus after a short downpour.”

Better late than later, I always say. Meanwhile, somewhere in the world, a Native American and Al Gore shed a single tear each.

Key witness in Maguindanao Massacre is murdered

Truly an epic fail:

“He was supposed to be one of our strongest witnesses,” prosecutor Harry Roque told Agence France-Presse. “He saw, and participated in, the killings and could have directly named in court those involved.”

And apparently this wasn’t the first case:

His death comes two months after an uncle of another witness was also shot and killed, in what authorities said was part of a plan to intimidate those speaking out against the Ampatuan clan.

A plan. The dastardly villains have a plan. In the meantime, is this case even progressing?