DepEd recalls learning materials offensive to Igorots

The Department of Education (DepEd) has recalled the distribution of a locally-developed learning material that “wrongly depicted” Igorots.

In a statement Tuesday, the department said its internal investigation showed that the learning material’s draft document was still undergoing quality assurance procedures but was “mistakenly reproduced in good faith by some school personnel”.

Last week, Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog Jr. wrote to Education Secretary Leonor Briones about the “offensive portrayal of Igorots” in books and modules used by learners in Nueva Vizcaya.

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