Bongbong’s Plead to Revise Martial Law in School Textbooks Criticized by UP Professors
UP professors from the Department of History criticized Bongbong Marcos’ plead to revise the Martial Law in school textbooks.
Previously, former senator Bongbong Marcos called for the revision of Philippine textbooks featuring Martial Law and his late father Ferdinand Marcos Sr. Bongbong stated that his family was a victim of historical revisionism.
The politician said that Martial Law has been described in school textbooks negatively. He said that the textbooks claim that the Marcoses allegedly stole some of the country’s riches and did gruesome crimes during the military ruling.
“Who is doing revisionism? Nilagay nila sa libro, sa textbook ng mga bata na ang mga Marcos ganito ang ninakaw, ganito ang ginawa,” Marcos said.
Recently, the University of the Philippines Diliman Department of History faculty lambasted Bongbong Marcos’ call to revise the textbooks used in schools. The UP history professors said that Marcos’ statement might be his step to further his family’s political dynasty.
“Isa itong malinaw na pagkutya at pagbabaluktot sa katotohanan. Wala itong ibang layunin kundi ang tuluy-tuloy na pagtakpan ang ‘di mabilang na mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao at katiwalian sa ilalim ng diktadurang Marcos mula 1972 hanggang 1986,” the department said.
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