Author Rabuya condemns book-a-like seller who "failed to respect the work of others"

Recently, TV Patrol issued the following report: "Arestado ng National Bureau of Investigation ang isang lalaki dahil sa ilegal na pagpapa-photocopy niya sa mga libro at pagbenta sa mga estudyante. Kakapasa lang umano ng suspek sa Bar exams. Nagpa-Patrol, Niko Baua. TV Patrol, Lunes, 18 Disyembre 2017." Many have reacted with sympathy toward the suspect but even more have expressed outrage. This includes law experts and authors like Elmer Rabuya.

Famous civil law author and lecturer Elmer Rabuya, on Facebook, said, "A newly-minted lawyer who might just waste his title beacuse of failing to respect the work of others.... No excuses if done for profit!"

According to the news report, Mr. Dizon, who has recently passed the bar examination but has not yet taken the lawyer's oath, started by helping other law students in getting a hold of copies of reviewers. Eventually, he admitted, it turned into a money-making activity.

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