(Photo from Reyson Lee)

The Department of Education (DepEd) will file charges against the producer of the learning module that went viral on social media for using names with double meanings.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones said DepEd had concluded its investigation and found that the modules were produced by a review center in Zambales, not by the government.

“We are going to file under all possible laws against this malicious attempt. It’s really sabotage of our programs. It put us in a bad light,” Briones said in a Senate budget hearing.

“Sometimes private schools produce their own materials so we’re wondering why it is attributed to DepEd at all,” Briones added.

The module was posted on Facebook by user Reyson Lee.

In it, names with dirty innuendoes such as Abdul Salsalani and Tina Moran were used in a multiple-choice question.

Lee said her sister who noticed the names, a minor, was enrolled in a private Catholic school.

[The names] are dirty which is not appropriate at all,” Briones said.

“I’m curious why would someone in Zambales put up a review center and attribute it to DepEd. There is clearly malice involved,” Briones added. John Ezekiel J. Hirro