HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 64 no. 1 (2018)

Enhancing the Study/Teaching of Philippine History and Culture in Basic and Higher Education and Creating an Inclusive History – Martial Law (1972-1986), The History of Muslim and Indigenous Peoples (IPs)

Bernardita Reyes Churchill



There is a need to “revisit the teaching of Philippine history,” especially in view of the attempts at “historical revisionism” that has been engaged in recently by certain quarters to sanitize some important periods and personalities in our history (e.g., the martial law years, 1972-1986). There is also a need to finally include in our study and teaching of Philippine history and culture those Filipinos who have been marginalized in the national history. The plan is to “enhance” the study/teaching of Philippine history and culture and create an “inclusive history” that will present the multi-ethnic and multicultural diversity that characterizes Philippine society and culture, including the history of the Muslims and Indigenous Peoples.