SOLON WANTS PH HISTORY A DEDICATED SUBJECT
ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro urged Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio who will be the next Education Secretary to restore a dedicated Philippine history subject in high school.
Under the K to 12 system, Philippine history was integrated with different subjects.
In 2014, the Department of Education amended Araling Panlipunan curriculum and replaced Philippine History in Grade 7 with Asian studies.
Castro said that students only learn Philippine History at the age of 11 and 12 and nothing else is taught thereafter until they enter college.
“This leaves students with very minimal understanding of basic historical concepts and the significance of these events to our daily lives which further limits the capability of many Filipinos to make their own research about our own culture, appreciate and emulate our national heroes and criticize the sins of the past the have great effects on how our society is today,” she said.