plagiarism - updates

Rappler's latest stories on plagiarism


EXCLUSIVE: British School Manila faces possible closure – DepEd

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Acting on a complaint by Trixie Madamba, whose child at BSM committed suicide in 2015, DepEd gives the school until the end of academic year 2018-2019 to secure a permit to legally operate

SANCTIONS. DepEd decides on the administrative case filed against British School Manila by the mother of fallen student Liam Madamba. Screengrab of Lian from ABS-CBN, photo of BSM from Wikipedia

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte, McCann, Trump | Midday wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

McCann speaks up on termination of DOT partnership

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:26 AM

McCann says it respects the DOT decision and believes it is in the best interest of all parties to discuss a sensible resolution to this matter

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

Duterte, DOT and McCann, Curry | Evening wRap

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

DOT cuts ties with McCann after ad controversy

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM

After initially standing by its allegedly plagiarized ad the Department of Tourism now says it expects a public apology from McCann Worldgroup Philippines

Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism in Nobel Prize lecture

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The legendary American songwriter may have lifted phrases from SparkNotes Moby Dick study guide

Photographers say pro-Duterte site stole their images

Mar 04, 2017 - 5:38 PM

UPDATED Regardless of politics this is simply theft and bad writing photographer Francisco Guerrero says

'SIMPLY THEFT.' Photographer Francisco Guerrero says the website 'Collective' used his photo of Vice President Leni Robredo without permission. Screen shot of Esquire cover from

#PugadBaboy: Diss the Marcoses

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Mexican president plagiarized in thesis, university confirms

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:18 AM

The controversy arises as Peña Nieto s popularity is at an all time low

In this file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto makes a statement to the press during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Mexican president plagiarized parts of law thesis – report

Aug 24, 2016 - 9:51 AM

The controversy arises as Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto s popularity is at an all time low

In this file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto makes a statement to the press during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Lapuz explains plagiarism: Failure to cite source 'unallowable'

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:24 PM

Taking full responsibility for his acts Lapuz says My heart aches my heart feels agony and sorrow for these sins of commission and omission in my writings

WATCH: 'Melania Trump' responds to plagiarism accusation on 'Colbert'

Jul 21, 2016 - 9:53 PM

My fellow Americans this is truly the best of times it is the worst of times I did not plagiarize my speech last night says actress Laura Benanti spoofing Melania

MELANIA TRUMP? Laura Benanti spoofs Melania Trump's allegedly plagiarized Republican convention speech on 'The Late Show.' Screengrab from YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes: Online backlash over plagiarized speech

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Social media is unforgiving when it comes to plagiarism

Trump staffer apologizes for Melania plagiarism row

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:51 AM

Staffer Meredith McIver: This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused

This combination of file pictures created on July 19, 2016 shows Melania Trump (L) addressing delegates on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18, 2016 and Michelle Obama greeting the audience at the Democratic National Convention 2008 in Denver on August 25, 2008. Alex Wong and Paul J Richards / AFP

CHED head? Lapuz plagiarized parts of his UST book

Jul 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] Editors of an academic journal find that some parts of Jose David Lapuz s book were lifted without attribution or acknowledgment of the original sources

Plagiarism controversy, revolt plague Trump at convention opener

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED Donald Trump s wife Melania is accused of copying parts of her speech from US First Lady Michelle Obama

SPEECH COPIED? Melania Trump, wife of Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, waves to the crowd after delivering a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Led Zeppelin bassist rejects 'Stairway' plagiarism claim

Jun 19, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Bassist John Paul Jones appears before the court saying he had no recollection of even hearing the group Spirit who is suing the group

'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarized, court told

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:35 AM

The band Spirit claims that Led Zeppelin took the first few bars of Stairway from their song Taurus

LED ZEPPELIN. The band Spirit accuses Led Zeppelin of plagiarizing 'Stairway to Heaven.' A file photo dated September 2012 shows members of Led Zeppelin with (L-R) John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page arriving for a press conference in London. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Mother of fallen student files P100-M lawsuit vs British School Manila

Dec 05, 2015 - 8:30 AM

We cannot put a price tag on my son s life We re fighting for justice and we believe that justice will give us some measure of peace and closure

ANOTHER CASE. Trixie Madamba (R), mother of fallen British School Manila student Liam Madamba, files a P100-million damage suit (L) against the school. Photo of lawsuit from Trixie Madamba

British School Manila faces administrative complaint before DepEd

Oct 26, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Trixie Madamba says her son Liam Madamba s death is caused by [British School Manila s] gross and malicious mismanagement and administration

Metro Manila Film Festival accused of copying Tribeca Film Fest logo

Sep 28, 2015 - 7:24 PM

A film reviewer spots similarities in the design of the Metro Manila Film Festival logo and the New York based Tribeca Film Festival

Rajo Laurel accuses young designer of copying his design

Jul 08, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Rajo is threatening legal action over the allegedly plagiarized design

[Bodymind] More lessons from plagiarism and suicide

Jul 08, 2015 - 4:02 PM

I do not know why other people cannot also accept that suicide is complex and explanations that point to only one factor as the only cause are simplistic and untrue

[Bodymind] Lessons from plagiarism

Jul 05, 2015 - 1:33 AM

What is plagiarism and when does one truly commit it? Before being discovered or after the fact? Dr Margie Holmes tackles some important questions and more

Report: Fallen BSM student saw apology letter as punishment

Jun 12, 2015 - 2:37 PM

School officials of British School Manila say writing an apology letter is part of their reflection process but an independent review panel finds it excessive and non constructive

REST IN PEACE. A photo of British School Manila student Liam Madamba on display at his wake. Screengrab from ABS-CBN

Osmeña: 'Plagiarism happens' but how do teachers react?

May 26, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Senator Sergio Osmeña III says the issue on Liam Madamba s death is not on plagiarism but on the way his teacher handled the situation

'PLAGIARISM HAPPENS.' Senator Sergio Osmeña III presides the Senate hearing on the death of British School Manila student Liam Madamba. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

BSM: Connection between student's death, school reprimand

May 26, 2015 - 6:17 PM

I think it would be fair to say we accept that there was a connection between Liam being dealt with at school and the consequences that occurred says school head Simon Mann

'MORAL RESPONSIBILITY.' Top officials of the British School Manila before the Senate committee hearing on May 26. Photo by  Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Roxas drops, 'Emergency' powers, Pope to shoppers | The wRap

Dec 11, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Mar Roxas’ not so winnable as his numbers drop President Aquino gets emergency powers to address the power shortage Pope Francis says boycott products made by modern day slaves

Robin Thicke: I didn't write 'Blurred Lines'

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Court documents show that also he admitted being high on the painkiller Vicodin and alcohol when he recorded the song and that he was not sober during later media interviews

Singer Robin Thicke performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

DFA revokes ASEAN art prize for 'plagiarism'

May 21, 2014 - 6:13 PM

The suspected plagiarized work was copied from a Spanish digital artist

John Mayer tweets support for Shia LaBeouf

Feb 15, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The singer uses Twitter to express his support to Shia who has been no stranger to controversy these past few months

NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE. Shia LaBeouf makes a statement on the red carpet. Screengrab from YouTube (The Showbiz 411)

Shia LaBeouf's red carpet accessory: statement paper bag

Feb 11, 2014 - 1:43 PM

Actor Shia LaBeouf says he s not famous anymore walks out of a press con and dons a paper bag on his head on the red carpet

NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE. Shia LaBeouf makes a statement on the red carpet. Screengrab from YouTube (The Showbiz 411)

Russian court convicts anti-Kremlin magazine of slander

Dec 13, 2013 - 11:06 PM

The verdict could set a dangerous precedent and threaten other journalists who report on Russia s court system

Rappler values transparency and accountability

Oct 20, 2013 - 10:11 PM

Journalism is a public trust To remove any doubt of our intent we disclose the full context of our recent errors

UP fact-finding committee: Solis plagiarized 7 times

Oct 11, 2013 - 5:48 PM

The report of the fact finding committee reveals that Mark Solis submitted plagiarized photos to at least 7 competitions

#PugadBaboy: The Eight Commandment punchline 3

Sep 28, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Plagiarism stealing and other crimes

#PugadBaboy: The Eighth Commandment

Sep 28, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Punishing stealing and plagiarism

#PugadBaboy: The Eighth Commandment punchline 2

Sep 28, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Punishments for stealing and plagiarism

Solis returns reward to Chilean Embassy

Sep 27, 2013 - 1:45 PM

Mark Joseph Solis visited Chilean Ambassador Robert Mayorga on September 26 to personally extend his apologies and return his prize

Solis, scumbags, and sacrificial lambs

Sep 26, 2013 - 6:31 PM

It all boils down to basic ethics We can express our disgust over plagiarism but should we go to the extent of ad hominem attacks?

Institutions hit Solis' plagiarism

Sep 25, 2013 - 11:01 PM

Different institutions condemn the plagiary of photos by Mark Joseph Solis

UP President: 'I share the outrage' over Solis' plagiarism

Sep 25, 2013 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED UP is dismayed over a case of plagiarism committed by one of its students

UP to investigate photo plagiarism case

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:52 PM

UPDATED The UP National College of Public Administration and Governance NCPAG will investigate Mark Joseph Solis for violation of the student code

MORE EVIDENCE. Photos show that Mark Joseph Solis entered various competition with plagiarized photos. Graphic by Mara Mercado/Rappler

Chilean Embassy revokes prize of photo plagiarist

Sep 23, 2013 - 4:06 PM

The embassy is also considering taking legal action against UP student Mark Joseph Solis who won their contest using somebody else s work

UP student apologizes for plagiarism

Sep 22, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Mark Joseph Solis apologizes for stealing photos off the internet and claiming credit for them

UP student plagiarizes prize-winning photos

Sep 22, 2013 - 9:01 PM

A UP student is in hot water after apparently plagiarizing several prize winning photographs

Close Merkel ally resigns in plagiarism scandal

Feb 09, 2013 - 10:13 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a major political blow less than eight months before elections when her education minister a close ally resigned on Saturday over plagiarism allegations


Pia Cayetano faces plagiarism case

Nov 21, 2012 - 6:10 PM

Like Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III Senator Pia Cayetano faces an ethics complaint for alleged plagiarism