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Palace backs teaching of martial law at UP: Every student should learn any subject that concerns governance

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang on Monday welcomed the move of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman to teach the proclamation of martial law under former presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and President Rodrigo Duterte.

“That’s good. If it’s a subject matter, every student should know and learn any subject that concerns governance,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Onenews.ph reported that next semester, UP Diliman students may enroll in a general education subject that will tackle the language, literature, and culture under the martial law in the Philippines.

Philippine Studies 21 (Wika, Kultura, at Panitikan sa Ilalim ng Batas Militar sa Pilipinas), a subject of three units, will be offered by the Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas and will be available as an option for students to fulfill their general education requirements.

The development of the new subject came after the University Student Council of the UP Diliman passed a resolution for additional general education subjects and electives on Martial Law education.

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