If you were following the recent plagiarism case involving a Philippine Senator, you may want to read this really good piece written by Miguel Syjuco in the New York times, here. And note the last few lines where he poses a question about “how one could have taken a pill that hadn’t even been introduced to the market” towards the end of his piece. It’s reminiscent of a recent Supreme Court Justice who started amassing dollars while he was in college and when it actually wasn’t easy or legal to buy foreign currency then… Anyone with enough brains to read that piece should be embarrassed at how pathetic it makes some Filipinos sound. In other countries, senior government officials resign over these types of things; here, they bluster their way as though nothing is wrong and that they’re just being ganged up on. Pathetic. Thankfully, at the other end of the spectrum is a pinoy who can write so eloquently about the issue… A very good read.