- An illustration of farmers in one of DepEd's modules became controversial on social media after it depicted a family of farmers wearing tattered clothes
- Suzette Doctolero, a GMA writer took to Twitter and expressed her opinion on the said illustration
- She agreed with the illustration of DepEd and said that the life of the farmers is miserable as they only get to have new shirts if they are given shirts from the hardware or during election
- She also asked if people think that farmers and their families wear branded items
Suzette Doctolero aired her opinion on the controversial DepEd illustration of farmers, which showed a farmer and his family dressed in tattered clothing.
Her comment came after the agency went viral on social media because of the said illustration.
The GMA-writer, on her part, took to Twitter and said that the illustration is correct because farmers' lives are miserable as they only get to have new shirts if it is a giveaway during an election or when hardware stores would hand out free shirts.
"Ah e ano ba akala sa damit ng mga magsasaka at pamilya? Branded? Tama ang drawing. Miserable ang buhay ng mga magsasaka natin. Nagkakabagong damit lang ang magsasaka ‘pag may libreng tshirt sa hardware (tuwing pasko) o give away sa election.'"
Philstar reported some of the comments made by netizens on the said illustration.
Ang mali po at ang nakakabahala ay ang unang larawan. Walang problema sa kwento, ang mali ay ang unang illustration at ang nag-approve niyan.
Sobrang makaluma, mapang-api at napag-iwanan na ng panahon ang mga konsepto na tinuturo sa mga bata.
My Grandfather was a farmer and so are my cousins and uncles/aunts. I rarely see them dressed in rags. All of them made professional kids, us included. DepEd has a really big cut in each year's budget but can't hire a decent editor or proofreader.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the learning system. The Department of Education had to make lots of adjustments. They addressed the problem of a lack of laptops for online learning and said that those who do not have laptops need not buy.
Aside from the learning issues, health issues also abound. A teacher who was preparing for the opening of classes contracted COVID-19.
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