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.