MARIING itinanggi ni Education Secretary Leonor Briones na tinanggal na sa curriculum ng K to 12 and Philippine history.
Ito ang naging tugon ni Briones matapos kumalat ang mga fake news na hindi na itinuturo ngayon sa elementarya hanggang senior high school ang history ng bansa.
“The current version of the Araling Panlipunan (AP) for K to 12 Curriculum was issued in May 2013, following the enactment of Republic Act No. 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 of the last administration. This was before the assumption to office of the present Secretary of Education in July 2016,” ayon sa kalatas na inisyu ng kagawaran.
“The current AP curriculum covers various Philippine history topics across grade levels. These topics also serve as take-off points in all discussions relative to Asian Studies, World History, Economics, and Contemporary Issues in Junior High School and Understanding Culture, Society and Politics, and Philippine Politics and Governance in Senior High School,” dagdag pa nito.
Giit ng kalihim, imposibleng matalakay ang mga topic na ito na hindi mababanggit ang history ng bansa.
“In addition, Philippine history competencies found in the curriculum are covered by textbooks and other learning resources distributed to learners. Philippine history and identity are also analyzed and explored through the lens of Philippine Literature both in English and Filipino. Contemporary topics, meanwhile, are being discussed in the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) subject,” paliwanag pa ng DepEd.