The Department of Education has clarified that it did not distribute the module that asked students to interview a person who experienced Spanish rule in the Philippines, a seemingly impossible task as the Spanish era ended in 1898—123 years ago.

In an advisory, the DepEd said that the erroneous material was not developed nor quality-assured by any of its offices.

“We are now investigating the matter and are continuously coordinating with all concerned offices to find the source of the said module,” the department said.

The Philippines was under Spanish rule for 330 years. It declared independence after the Philippine Revolution in 1898.

The DepEd also urged the public to report other erroneous modules through its “error watch” initiative. John Ezekiel J. Hirro

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