PROFESSOR BLASTS HISTORY CRITICS
A PROMINENT historian deplored criticisms on the way history is being taught in schools, saying teachers have been made the punching bags for so long.
Prof. Xiao Chua said that he is tired of the belittling of history teachers who are even blamed for Filipinos’ lack of knowledge in history.
Chua made the remark in the light of celebrity and actress Ella Cruz’s controversial statement likening history to gossip, noting it is distorted and filtered by historians.
“Pagod na ako sa pangmamaliit sa gawain ng mga guro sa (Araling Panlipunan) at mananalaysay. Kaya minsan kailangan nang sumagot,” Chua posted on Twitter.
“Dekada-dekada na tayong punching bag at scapegoat. Laging sinisisi tayo sa kakulangan sa kaalaman na mas kagagawan ng mga pulitiko. Kailangan nang pumalag,” he added.
Netizens backed Chua’s statement and said fake news peddlers should be the first to be controlled to root out the cause of disinformation.