The senator recently said The Pill killed his son
A Plaza Miranda exclusive by Raïssa Robles
UPDATE as of 6:55 p.m., August 30, 2012
Internationally known Filipino writer Miguel Syjuco wrote an opinion piece today in the New York Times entitled A Plagiarist’s Rant Against Birth Control.
I’d like to thank Miguel for putting a link-back to my site in this piece. The link is in the paragraph that begins with this sentence –
“Two days later, news that Mr. Sotto had plagiarized his speech spilled across blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Careful readers proved that he’d copied and pasted, without citation, large portions from as many as at least five online sources.”
I would also to thank the Cyber Plaza Miranda, the growing community of people worldwide who congregate in this site to share their ideas, unique finds and humor.
Dear Senator Sotto,
Despite the fact that your first son died on August 13, 1975, allegedly because your wife took contraceptives, here you are some two years after that not only singing praises of contraceptives but also wholehearetedly endorsing their use in family planning in a hit record album you recorded together with your brother and friend.
Thank you @Bayonic for finding this and explaining your gem-of-a-find in this manner:
Tito Vic and Joey actually have a song called Family Planning Department. This was from their Tough Hits album which came out in 1977 or 2 years after the claimed death of his son from alleged complications from contraceptives.
And as can be expected , the song parodies Feelings originally by Morris Albert.
Another commenter, Johnny Lin, wrote:
This song is another proof that Tito Sotto lied about the devastation of his family on the death of son from contraceptive side effect.
He claimed in his speech that for 37 years they were depressed on the outcome of the use of pills causing deep mental anguish.
Yet just 2 years after his son’s death. Tito Sotto made fun of contraceptive pills. This is living documentary proof that his mental pain was fake along with his melodramatic tears during his speech. this song belied all his claims on the ill effects of pills on his son.
His fellow senators must denounce his incredulous act abusing his senate privileges by using the senate hall his platform in telling deception and lies.
Tito “Bugiardo” Sotto!
For the meaning of “Bugiardo”, please click on this link.
A third commenter, Andrew Lim wrote @Bayonic that he had transcribed Senator Sotto’s old songs on Family Planning:
I transcribed the songs:
Pills (sung to the tune of Feelings by Morris Albert)
Si Misis nag pi-pills
Trying to control it
Products of love
Ngunit (but, subalit)
Kahit sya nag-pi-pills
Wala ring nangyayari
Pagkat si Mister
There’s another song, dont know the title:
Ang anak mo ay anong dami
Magplano kayo ng family
Si Aling Tinay na mapagbigay
Lagi na syang nanganganay
Sa sampung taon
Ang anak ay panay
Nakabuo sya ng isang barangay
Johnny’s right. How can you make fun songs about family planning and contraceptives when your son just died 2 years before this, and you’re blaming contraceptives for the death of your son?
Below is a portion of Senator Sotto’s recent speech disclosing the death of his son and saying in part:
Noong taon na yon, 1975—- tinanong ko po ang — panginoong diyos, bat nagyari sa akin yan. Bakit kinuha niya sa akin. Gustong gusto kong magkaroon ng anak na lalalki Tinanong ko siya. Wala akong nakuhang sagot. Thirty seven years after binigay sa akin ng Panginoong Diyos ang sagot – kasi pala magigiging misyon ko pala ito, ito pala para ipaglaban ko karapatan na mabuhay ang maraming inosenteng bata na kikitilin ang buhay nitong bill na ito.
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Back to the RH Bill:
RH Bill co-author Janette Garin told reporters yesterday that an “informal Technical Working Group (TWG)” consisting of 5 groups – Executive, Senate, House of Representatives, the Catholic Church, and RH bill authors – will now be created to discuss the amendments. Garin says the TWG will serve as a venue for the critics and supporters of the Bill to settle their issues without wasting the time of the House Plenary.
Golez, an opponent of the RH Bill says that the proponents of the bill should not participate in the TWG, only the moderates should be part of the group. He, however supports the participation of the CBCP.
1. Breakthrough ovulation may happen even after contraception, regardless if by natural or artificial means.
2. This will mean there is still a chance of having fertilization in BOTH natural or artificial contraception.
3. However, there is no inexpensive and readily available test to determine the presence of fertilization.
4. Therefore, there is no easy way to determine the presence of abortion. (We will not be able to know if abortion took place before implantation of the fertilized egg. It is because the commonly used pregnancy test will only be positive after implantation.)
5. The surest way to prevent fertilization (and, thus, abortion) is to abstain totally from having sexual intercourse even in “safe” days.
6. Artificially, this can be achieved by proper and consistent use of hormonal contraceptives before intercourse (females) and condom during intercourse (males).
7. It is of the nature of becoming either a celibate (No. 5) or sexually active (No. 6) in order to prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
8. I am pretty sure Sotto is a celibate if he intends to prevent unintended pregnancy in a reproductive age female (women capable of getting pregnant). TRUE or FALSE?
aces high says
Leloy Claudio and Miguel Syjuco are challenging tito sotto to a tag debate with the RH Bill and Plagiarism as the topic. Sotto can get from CBCP his tag partner or from any other anti-RH group. This is exciting because the debate will be aired thru live streaming in the internet. The challenge was posed through GMA News and as of this writing, there is no response from the camp of sotto. Dito magkakaaalam alam na kung hanggang saan itong sena-senadoran na ito. Pero baka di lang walang utak to baka pati bayag wala. LOL
WOW!! Looking forward to this…But I doubt it…He don’t have the 2 B’s….. Brain and Balls. And if he do accept the challenge, he is digging himself deeper in the hole.
Phil Cruz says
Who the heck put this idiotic idea into his Taliban-bearded head? That he should take up this anti RH stance and play the role of champion of the Catholic Church? Bad idea. Bad idea. He has botched it big time. Disaster.
Free Bird says
PRICE TAG!! It’s not about the teaching of God, It’s about the MONEY… Dios mio.. kaawaan sana.
In his talk show Bottomline, Boy Abunda conducted an interview with a CBCP spokesperson. The spokesperson admitted that a reduction in the population would lead to a reduction of their tithe. It was quite an admission that Boy Abunda had to restrain his reaction and repeat what he heard.
Thanks to a friend from facebook: from his wall….
Buhawi Bughao says
Ipokrito itong si Sotto. Tinanong pa nya ang diyos kung bakit kinuha sa kanila ang anak nila. Gustong-gusto nya raw magka-anak ng lalaki. Dapat itanong natin sa kanya, bakit ba sila nag-contraception in the first place, di ba dahil ayaw sana nilang mabuo ang bata? tapos ngayon sasabihin nya gusto nya sana ang bata. Siguro kaya kinuha sa kanila ang bata dahil yun ang batang ayaw nilang mabuo in the first place kaya nga sila nag-contraceptive eh. hypocrites!
john c. jacinto says
You hit the nail right on the head! Mag full-time ka na lang sa Eat Bulaga at dun ka na lang, Tito Sen! Spare the Senate and the nation with your hard nosed inanities.
santiago katumbal says
Dear Tito Sen:
di ka man lang kinakabahan sa mga pinagsasabi mo?!?
You don’t need to explain (magpalusot) ever… nobody believes on every word that comes out of your mouth. Even YOU, don’t believe on it…
Just… cut the CR*P…
what a great enlightenment to read all you people has to say about him: the facts ( supported by links) and the truth that came from his mouth through speech and interviews and the song to support the family planning. all lies…what a waste of the tax payers money for this kind of senator who brings nothing but shame…he should have the decency to resign. 2016 is too far away to allow him to do more embarrassment to our country. should we prolong our agony?
guillermo luna says
The taxpayers have just wasted their hard earned money and future on the less than useless performance of Sotto. If the senate is a privately run corporation, Sotto would have been fired before the end of his first day at work or worse, not even given the time of the day for an interview based on his academic background and work experience.
Martial Bonifacio says
Ma’am raissa post ko lang po itong news article since it clearly shows the contradiction of Sen. Sotto’s stand as a pro-life kuno.
What’s disturbing for me is when he said:
Here in US when a mother commits this act every hospital will still save the life of the mother since we have a law that will held ANY hospital liable if first aid treatment is not served and caused a persons death or if the hospital turns away a patient.
BUT after the mother who commits self-induced abortion regains her health she will be liable to the law and will face prison time.
Is Sen. Sotto insinuating that let the mother die and for the hospital not to let them do first aid? and he believes he is a pro-life?
This is a direct insult not only to medicine but to EVERY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS and OUR OATH!
Twisted thought….the satire musical piece ridicules family planning program and has nothing to do whether the comedy trio are pro RH or not…
..Did you post this because you saw the word ‘”family planning” without even considering time and circumstances and the real purpose of the song, which is just to make people laugh….endorsing?! ;-) ..Far Out!
The best thing would be for Sen. Sotto himself to explain.
And answer the question – Did he, around that time, receive any money whatsoever to endorse family planning?
.the word used is ‘plan your family’, not use condom and IUD, which would even sound more funny and hilarious. It was not even “mag family planning ka pare”, which is more direct and definitely a phrase of endorsement. If there was money involve, it would had been a direct phrases of endorsement (as we see, some pro RH politicians are so direct).
Every sensible person as everyone of us are planning for our family’s future, and both pro and anti RH are doing the same. But the difference is the way they plan and execute the plan. One of those differences is, for some people children are burdens; while others, ironically, mostly the poor, are convinced that children are God’s blessings and sources of happiness and power, belief and conviction that both parties do not or refuse to understand.
Part 1 of the song was about “pills”, you know.
Sen. Sotto is an alumni of Wanbol University in Iskul Bukul. So don’t expect him to deliver a speech that was NOT copied, stolen or plagiarized. He’s an actor for God Sake’s. He does not have the brains to be a Senator of the Republic. So just let him copy other people’s works, that’s all what he can do, NOTHING MORE.
I don’t post comments that merely contain links.
You’re merely using my site as a conduit to your blog.
So many people can’t ” see the forest for the trees.” We need to pay attention to what the senator brought out in his speaches: the pro-abortion lobbyists and groups behind the bill and the negative side effects of oral contraceptive pills.
You’re insinuating that Cayetano, Garin, et. al. are paid or influenced by groups with commercial interests or by pro-abortion entities which is ridiculous and totally false. You also forget that the Catholic Church is the biggest lobbyist in the issue of family planning in the country. Moreover, the pros and cons of the rh bill and contraceptives have been hashed and rehashed to death in congress. Sotto hasn’t presented anything new in his speeches.
vander anievas says
with all due respect, ang bill ay hindi lang para sa oral contraceptives.
marami rin akong napupuna pagdating sa mga contracts at procurements, hindi lang sa doh, maging sa dep ed, dpwh, customs etc. lahat iyan ay bahagi ng sistema, ng bago at lumang administrasyon. pero ang bago ngayon ay hindi katulad ng kay marcos noon o ng kay gloria nitong nagdaan. si gma ay ubod ng ganid, pati nakapaligid sa kanya. walang kapara ang kanyang idinulot na pagkakalubalob at kasiphayuan sa ating bansa.
kung may anomalya kang alam ngayon ukol sa rhbill na ito, ilabas mo rito. samahan mo na rin siguro matibay mong pruweba. makikita mo ang magiging violent reactions ng mga cpmers laban sa mga pinagdududahan mo. kung wala naman, join ka na lang…:)
And yet, it was proven that Tito Sotto’s named oral contraceptive (DIane-35) which he claimed caused the side effects on his son in 1975, was only produced in 1978 and distributed to the public in the 1980s. Also, another study he presented is outdated and has long since been clarified as false. If you see the forest you are looking for, you will see that TIto Sotto actually only presented false and/or outdated evidence. Look closer at the facts being presented.
His ego is so huge. All he has to do is say sorry and that’s it. I don’t think this will make him less of a person. Well, am sorry for him (and of course, his chief of staff). He still doesn’t get it.
vander anievas says
an immature and ignorant is not like a wise man who can easily admit his mistake. asa ka pa…:)