Tough History in the Philippines: Should history teachers favor to rewrite the past?

Tough History in the Philippines: Should history teachers favor to rewrite the past?

History teachers studied different situations in the past; some were brutal, and others were good. They carefully researched the books to teach their students about their subject. Teachers can only rely on the sources of what journalists, the media, and others have written. Perhaps history is twisted or skewed at times, or something fishy happens. Influential people have been known to manipulate history. How can people tell if history isn’t telling them the truth? Is it capable of deception?


Research is crucial for history teachers or any teachers who can do research. According to Clarita Carlos, only scholars or experts can conduct additional historical research. Marites mean gossipers, and gossip is the same thing. Rumors abound. People who have not investigated or referred to a credible source are unaware of the facts or fake news. There is a lot of fake news on social media, but viewers will choose credible sources, blogs, and postings that convey the truth. What is the tale behind the story of Martial Law? This is a contentious subject that irritates the ears. Is this a matter of opinion, or is it a fact?

An opinion states a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. A point is based on a thing that is known or proven to be true. One instance is martial law. There are various doubts about martial law’s legality. Many individuals claim that people were slain during Martial Law but killed most because they were communists, activists, or NPA. Therefore, the history in the book is twisted or exaggerated. In any case, because the Philippines is a democratic country, the government opposes illegal movements of people.

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On the other hand, some people, particularly Catholic bishops and priests, respond to the issue by claiming that what has been written about the past is true because journalists, the media, and others would not have written it if it were not true. So the history teachers have the right to tell their side based on their perspectives that just twisted some histories to destroy somebody’s reputation.

When individuals inquire about martial law, their forefathers say it was good if they were friendly people but horrible if they weren’t. This might be the forebears’ story because they knew what was going on previously. If this history is accurate, perhaps there is a scheme afoot among journalists, the media, and others to smear the morale and reputation of those who imposed Martial Law. There is much speculation that journalists, the media, and others created words and presented lies for their gain during this period. If this occurs, history books must be rewritten and shared with history teachers to correct their teaching.

With the help of scholarly researchers, they disclosed the truth and answered the Filipino questions once they uncovered the historical facts. I also believe that proof should be available to support the integrity of the issue. All evidence will all exposed if history is changed. Otherwise, the evidence is poor and insufficient, and students must continue to be taught history in school. To solve the problem, people require facts. Remember that seeking the truth is good to set all Filipinos free from confusion. The points will win out with the support of experts and academics.

Experts and academics would help to uncover the truth. There are many perceptions, but there is no evidence to show them. As a result, gossip will continue to be hearsay until researchers attempt to gather proof to back up people’s arguments that history is full of lies and should be corrected or rewritten. When history is discovered to be full of lies, many involved persons are to blame. People should not believe lies easily, but be cautious in reading. Be resourceful by conducting research with a reliable source; this allows people to obtain more accurate information.

Now, history teachers should be equal because I know that politics is hot, and other politicians used black propaganda to convince the people to believe them. Other politicians are also showing cleanliness to the people despite the stench of their personalities. Do you think the Philippines’ history has been distorted and written totally with lies? Is it conjecture on the part of others? This is a common misunderstanding or ambiguity among teachers, students, and others interested in learning more. If this history is full of lies, I believe all Filipinos have considered all of the lies for many years.Doki | Helpline PH