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Catholic Schools Group Says Sorry for Sexually Suggestive Content in Modules

The names Pining Garcia, Tina Moran, Malou Wang, and Abdul Salsalani caused an uproar.
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Pining Garcia, Malou Wang, Abdul Salsalani, and Tina Moran are the names used in a test item in a module for blended learning. Reyson Lee, who posted the photo of the module, described them as “dirty names.”

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“My sister (who is a minor) sent me some situational questions from her module and I saw this. Seriously? Dirty names in the choices?” said Lee. “My sister is just 16 and she's enrolled in a Private Catholic School.”

The learning material is meant for a Philosophy class for senior high school students under the distance learning program. 

In response, an association of Catholic schools in Zambales, where the module was distributed, apologized, according to the Inquirer. It promised to “rectify the unintended error and prevent similar oversights from happening again.” According to the association, the module was created by one teacher. 

DepEd Response

The DepEd vowed to take action regarding the matter. Education Secretary Leonor Briones clarified during a Senate hearing that the module did not come from the department. 

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“It’s not DepEd, it’s material produced by a review center for teachers for particular subjects,” said Briones.

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