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sept01.2014House body defers approval of bill mandating Moro History, Culture and Identity Studies as an elective subject in tertiary education

sept01.2014House body defers approval of bill mandating Moro History, Culture and Identity Studies as an elective subject in tertiary education

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House body defers approval of bill mandating Moro History, Culture and Identity Studies as an elective subject in tertiary education
House body defers approval of bill mandating Moro History, Culture and Identity Studies as an elective subject in tertiary education

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House body defers approval of bill mandating Moro History, Culture andIdentity Studies as an elective subject in tertiary education
The inclusion of Moro history, culture and identity as an elective in the higher educationcurriculum as proposed in the House Bill 4832, will undergo further deliberation pendingsubmission of position papers of staeholders to the House !ommittee on Higher and Technical"ducation, chaired by #ep$ #oman T$ #omulo %&one 'istrict, (asig !ity)$House Bill 4832, also nown as Moro History, !ulture and *dentity +tudies ct authored by 'eputy +peaer (angalian M$ Balindong, mandates all tertiary educational institutions to offer Moro history, culture and identity as an elective sub-ect, highlighting the positive relations amongthe tri.peoples, especially between Muslims and !hristians, including shared origins and other  points of commonality$Balindong, %2
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 'istrict, &anao del +ur), said history deals with the issues of ethnicity andrespect that are brought to the fore in those situations of minority and ma-ority relationships$/The mandatory study should include an understanding of what is called the Moro problem, which is the historical and systematic marginali0ation and minoriti0ation of the*slami0ed ethno.linguistic groups, arguably constituting a Moro nation which is the Bangsamoro,in their own homeland in the Mindanao islands, first by colonial powers +pain, then the 1nited+tates of merica, and more recently by successor (hilippine government, dominated by an elitehaving a !hristian.estern orientation, Balindong said$/This is the bacground of the recurrent Moro armed struggle which again manifesteditself in history in the late 567s and early 57s continuing up to this very day, Balindong said$/hile 9ilipino and Muslim cultures may have differences, it is a fact that they are bound by a common heritage, the land they call (hilippines, and they have a lot in common, on top of which, is the clamor for peace, Balindong e:plained during the hearing$/!ulture and identity of the self and the other have been part of tri.people, especiallyMuslim.!hristian relations in Mindanao, Balindong said$Balindong also said that the past relations and understandings of the other greatlyinfluence the relations of today$ /The values and differences in various cultures call out for recognition and a positive acceptance, although history shows that this has not always been thecase$*n general, all invited resource persons of the House !ommittee on Higher and Technical"ducation, the !ommission on Higher "ducation %!H"'), (hilippine ssociation of !ollegesand 1niversities %(!1), !oordinating !ouncil of (rivate "ducational ssociation%!;!;("), (hilippine ssociation of (rivate +chools, !olleges and 1niversities %((+!1),ssociation of &ocal !olleges and 1niversities %&!1), !atholic "ducational ssociation of the(hilippines %!"(), ssociation of !hristian +chools, !olleges and 1niversities %!+!1),
NR # 3576SEPT. 1, 2014

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