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Online petition asks DepEd to recall all “sick” books in Ilokano MTB-MLE

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter LAOAG CITY—An online petition is currently making waves again over the internet expressing disappointment and disgust on the continuing circulation of some erroneous books intended for use in the Ilokano Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education of the Department of Education’s K-12 program. Since 2014, there had been talks and numerous criticisms about these error-ridden books which were already out in local and national bookstores including some schools in Ilokano-speaking provinces yet the DepEd apparently failed to catch errors in textbooks and teaching materials used in public schools. With a bigger alliance called as the Committee for the Protection of the Ilokano Language and the Ilokano MTB-MLE from various communities, organizations and individuals who are stakeholders of the Ilokano language, Joel Manuel, Bangui National High School principal and president of the Gunglo Dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano (GUMIL)-Ilocos Norte Chapter