Elementary Teacher Orders Students to Make Video Campaigning for Presidential Bets

An elementary teacher was under fire for ordering his students to make a video campaigning for presidential bets as part of their assignment

ELEMENTARY TEACHER – A grade school teacher allegedly ordered his students to make a video campaigning for presidential bets.

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Employees of the Department of Education (DepEd) are prohibited to participate in electioneering and partisan political activity as per the department order that took effect in 2018.

Aside from that, according to Article II of DepEd’s Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers, a teacher “shall not use his position or facial authority or influence to coerce any other person to follow any political course of action.”

However, a teacher from Majayjay Elementary School allegedly ordered his students to make video campaigning for presidential bets.

Based on the report of ABS-CBN News, the teacher instructed his Grade 5 students to make a video wherein they can be seen campaigning for presidential bets.

Among those who will run for president in the coming elections are; former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Vice President Leni Robredo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Senator Manny Pacquiao, and Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson.

The assignment was supposedly made for Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan or Home and Livelihood Education subjects.

Apparently, it wasn’t clear if the students were instructed to promote particularly Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos.

The original post has been deleted and the teacher has already apologized. However, he’s yet to make a comment regarding the incident.

On the other hand, Majayjay Elementary School said that the institution immediately acted upon the incident and stressed that it won’t happen again.

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