Angelica Panganiban defended her fellow actress, Angel Locsin, over a viral module of the Department of Education (DepEd).
Last week, photos of the music, arts, physical education, and health (MAPEH) module from the Department of Education (DepEd) Occidental Mindoro went viral on all social media sites. It seemed that the agency used Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin in describing an “obese person.”
“Angel Locsin is an obese person. She, together with Coco Martin eats fatty and sweet food in Mang Inasal fast food restaurant most of the time. In her house, she always watching television (sic) and does not have any physical activities,” the learning module read.
The example goes on to ask what would happen to Angel if she “continues her lifestyle.”
In defense of Angel, Angelica called out the said DepEd module.
“I don’t think nakaupo lang si Angel sa bahay niya at nanonood ng TV,” Angelica commented on the Rappler report about the said learning module.
“Busyng busy po siya tumulong sa mga nasalanta. Bakit hindi kayo dun mag focus? Sa kabutihan ng isang tao, lalo na ng kalooban niya,” she added.
Fans and supporters of Angel Locsin also couldn’t help but react to the issue.
Angel is one of the celebrities who are usually visible in relief efforts whenever there is a typhoon. Based on the report, Tatler Asia named the actress as one of the Leaders of Tomorrow and she was also included in the “Heroes of Philanthropy” by Forbes Asia.
The DepEd division in Occidental Mindoro already issued a statement regarding the matter and apologized to Angel. The DepEd division clarified that the learning module was not made by the Central Office of DepEd but rather was a “teacher-made assessment.”
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