Of all the decisions of the Supreme Court, perhaps In the Matter of the Charges of Plagiarism, etc. Against Associate Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo has the most impact on ICT. It explains how ICT has changed the writing of legal decisions. And thanks to Microsoft Word not giving alarm when an inadvertent deletion of a work’s attribution is done, intent can now be argued to be an essential element of plagiarism under Philippine law. This is the dream case of someone writing his SLR paper.
Speaking of SLR, my SLR adviser just tendered his resignation as Dean of the UP
The Dean’s stance puts more pressure on me not just because I am a student in the College, but because I am his student in a legal writing subject. I would have to re-check my paper later if I properly cited the sources I used.
My SLR paper aside, I hope that Chancellor Cao rejects the Dean’s tender of resignation, not because my Adviser will have time to check my paper in case his resignation is accepted, but because my Dean did nothing wrong. Dean, please don’t resign.
Kate Lomoljo (Entry #4)
 A.M. No. 10-7-17-SC, October 12, 2010.