Someone e-mailed me requesting to blog the plagiarized portions of the speeches of Manny Pangilinan. It turned out that the commencement address last March was not the first the plagiaeism was committed.
On his keynote remarks during the inauguration of the new lbrary of Ateneo, the plagiarized part s were copied from a speech which was also about the library. What else? (Stupid me) You be the judge kahit hindi kayo libro.
The full text of the speech can be read here.
The plagiarized portions are in these following paragraphs.
Libraries are as old as civilization. From the 30,000 clay tablets found in the library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh, to the computers of a modern library – stretch more than five thousand years of man’s insatiable desire to establish written immortality, insure the continuity of culture and civilization, to share his wisdom, his dreams, his memory, and his story with the rest of mankind, and with future generations.
Libraries hold humanity’s collective memory – they are the diaries of the human race. They are a window to the future. They are a source of hope. They are the roots of self-renewal. They represent the link between the solitary individual and mankind. The library is the university of universities, for it contains the source and unity of knowledge.
These portions were copied from the keynote address delivered by Dr. Vartan Gregorian of the Carnegie Corporation during the White House Conference on School Libraries
Dr. Vartan wrote:
Libraries are as old as civilization-the object of pride, envy and sometimes senseless destruction. From the clay tablets of Babylon to the computers of a modern library stretch more than five thousand years of man's and woman's insatiable desire to establish written immortality and to insure the continuity of culture and civilization, to share their memory, their wisdom, their strivings, their fantasies, their longings, and their experiences with mankind and with future generations.
Libraries have always occupied a central role in our culture. They contain our nation's heritage, the heritage of humanity, the record of its triumphs and failures, the record of mankind's intellectual, scientific and artistic achievements. They are the diaries of the human race. They contain humanity's collective memory. They are not repositories of human endeavor alone. They are instruments of civilization. They provide tools for learning, understanding and progress. They are a source of information, a source of knowledge, a source of wisdom; hence they are a source of action. They are a laboratory of human endeavor. They are a window to the future. They are a source of hope. They are a course of self-renewal. They represent the link between the solitary individual and mankind, which is our community. The library is the university of universities, for it contains the source and the unity of knowledge. The library is the only true and free university. There are no entrance examinations, no subsequent examinations, no diplomas, no graduations, for no one can graduate-or ever needs to!-from a library.Pinaysaamerika