Tattoos: The art that exhibits Philippine culture and history

MANILA, Philippines — Instead of teaching about the historical importance of marking one’s skin with indelible patterns or designs, a self-learning module — supposedly approved bythe Department of Education (DepEd) — recently raised a disturbance on social media when it unconscionably associated tattoos with criminals.

In the module, the question, “Ang tattoo ay simbolo ng…” (A tattoo symbolizes…), was posed and users are given a multiple set of possible answers to choose from. Notably, however, no less than Broadway star Lea Salonga called out the module’s “key answer” to the question: “A. pagiging kriminal (being a criminal).”

She wasn’t having any of it and slammed t…

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