Last week I wrote about the indicative plagiarism that happened in Philippine Star. Afterwhich, I sent an email to the editor and provided the link to the original article in New York Times, for them to compare the obvious ‘copying’ made by one of their writers, Mayenne Carmona. Till date, the editor never responded through an email. However, as I was checking the online version of the related article since then, I am relieved that it was already taken out/deleted since last week.
I don’t mind not being responded by the editor. But the mere fact that they deleted the article was more than an acknowledgment of their shortcomings (rather than saying a big fault by the editor, the writers are presumably writing in good faith) and irresponsible writing.
Until yesterday, I got a comment from Bette, one of the readers of this blog. She wrote,
because of this post, inabangan ko tuloy if she will say something. aba! last sunday, she wrote a very short apology in her column. you might want to check it out.
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