Breaking Post: [Update] Brigada Siete Associate Prod defends Davila on ‘plagiarism’ issue

kdavilaKaren Davila’s credibility is ‘on the line’?

MARIA CORAZON S. Dacong, former colleague of Karen Davila, Associate Producer of the now-defunct GMA-7 program ‘Brigada Siete’ and now an Executive Producer at ABS-CBN, defends Davila on the ‘plagiarism’ issue raised by book author Angela Stuart-Santiago thru her blog post entitled: “plagiarism and, uh, karen davila? is that you?!”.

Dacong cited her source from ABS-CBN, that the documentary special ‘Laban ni Cory’ was produced by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs department with hosts Karen Davila, Korina Sanchez, and Julius Babao. It should be clarified that it was the Segment Writer that should be held responsible with this matter, not Davila, and “wala siyang kasalanan dito, nagbasa lang siya.”

Through her comment on the blog post, Dacong stressed that she has worked with Davila and she knows very well her work ethics. She described Davila as “hardworking, padded ng information ang report, at siya mismo ang sumusulat at nag-co-cover.”

“Please be fair with Karen, hindi naman niya ilalagay sa alanganin ang kredibilidad niya bilang broadcaster, bilang TOYM awardee at bilang isang tao. Marami na rin siyang pinuhunan para maging Karen Davila. She’s a God-fearing woman, magaling na broadcaster, patas, a great mother, and a wife. Hindi naman siguro tama na binabato siya ng MALING ISSUE,” said Dacong in her post.

She added, “Unfair kay Karen dahil hindi naman siya ang sumulat ng segment niya, not unlike sa Correspondent [na] siya talaga ang sumusulat, interview and shoot… Sana bago natin husgahan ang isang tao, alamin muna natin at SANA MAGLABAS NG STATEMENT ANG ABS-CBN PARA NAMAN MALINIS ANG PANGALAN NI KAREN DAVILA. Unfair, sana tinigilan na natin ang mga taong NAGTA-TRABAHO LANG AT WALANG PINEPERSONAL.”

Santiago, in her latest comment as of this writing, stated: Pusang gala 😉 interesting nga. If Davila will stick to that excuse, na wala siyang kinalaman sa pagsulat ng script na iyon, e di tagabasa nga lang siya. So yung pagka-‘broadcast journalist’ niya ay hindi pala all the time. Kung minsan lang. Porma lang. I suppose this is true, too of her fellow ‘broadcast journalists’? So parang guessing game, we never know what we’re listening to, a reader or a journalist. So now when I listen to any of them, I’ll be wondering, do they really know what they’re saying? How credible is that?”

ABS-CBN is yet to release an official statement on this matter.

Santiago, on a comment posted on her blog nearly three hours before this update, stated that Maria Ressa, Head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, has already read the former’s blog post and ‘the spirited debate’ and said, via an email message, that: “We don’t condone plagiarism in any way,” and she has started an investigation [on this matter].

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Karen Davila image is broken from here.

Maria Corazon S. Dacong statement from Stuart-Santiago blog is broken from here.

plagiarism and, uh, karen davila? is that you?!

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4 thoughts on “Breaking Post: [Update] Brigada Siete Associate Prod defends Davila on ‘plagiarism’ issue

  1. xy, may i know the origin of this news? i am kinda out of synch… thanks!

    BUT i believe in karen’s credibility i was one of the fan who prayed that she make a good journalist when she was still struggling. i believe she wont ruin it just for kicks. yung pagiging journalist naman minsan pagnakagiling ka at nasa harap ng kamera, nawawala din sa isip kasi ang malaking chunk sa utak mo at that time is to delivery the news, and worry about criticism later, which is part of the job description.

    Di lahat ng oras dapat nakadefense mode ka. At times you slip, human as u are di ba? ang tanong ito ba ay pattern of behavior? kasi if so, then let the condemnation begin…at ang walang kasalanan sya unang bumato!

    nagkamali lang once e, di pa sya ang nagsulat. journalist or not, this girl is good and i mean good. kakalimutan na lang ba natin mga nagawa niyang magaganda kasi nagkamali sya ng di sinasadya? i guess even God is not like that…

  2. Hi mam ruby,

    Here’s the link: http://www.stuartsantiago.com/plagiarism-and-uh-karen-davila-is-that-you/

    blogger din po kasi si Mam Angela Santiago and dun sa blog niya unang nailathala yung tungkol dun. yup, sana nga po maging malinaw.

    nagsabi na rin si Karen ng side niya sa radio program niya, and supported by people from ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Department, na taga-basa lang siya for the special documentary… 🙂

    thanks for breaking by mam! yeah… balik ka 🙂

  3. hmmm… attribution is journ 101. i’m disappointed in karen if this is true.

    if her defense is that she was just reading it, then she’s not the plagiarist, the writer is. but it would mean she’s not a good journalist. either way is not good for her. i hope ABS-CBN comes out with an official statement on this soon. :S

    hi xy so! *kaway*

  4. deejay, naks! seryosohan ah… heheh, nag-iimbestiga pa daw sila maria ressa (parang close kami hehehe)… 😉

    kaway-kaway din sa iyo, master deejay

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