Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones has issued a statement with regard to the learning module containing “dirty names”.
A photo making the rounds on social media featured a question with multiple choice answers, among them the names “Pining Garcia”, “Abdul Salsalani”, “Malou Wang”, and “Tina Moran”.
Briones clarified that the printed module did not come from DepEd. Based on its investigation, it was produced by a private Catholic school in Zambales.
“I just want to emphasize again that [that] post is not used in schools,” said Briones. “In the first place, schools have not yet opened. It’s a review center located in a very remote place in Zambales. There is clearly malice involved.”
Briones added that the education bureau would file the necessary legal action against the review center, as it creates a bad image for DepEd.
“So while we are all very upset about it, especially me, we are going to file, under all possible laws, action against this malicious attempt,” she said. “It’s really sabotaging our programs, putting us in a bad light and it is deliberate.”
An official statement on DepEd’s Facebook page also read, “With the Republic Act 11476 or the GMRC and Values Education Act enacted, we will continuously promote good manners and right conduct among basic education institutions to provide a good example to our learners.”
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