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Robin Padilla’s ‘solid’ Duterte support turns ‘mournful’ with Filipino subject’s removal from college

/ 01:39 PM November 14, 2018

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While Robin Padilla strongly supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, the action star is not happy with the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to exclude Filipino and Panitikan (Philippine Literature) from the core subjects in college.

The SC upheld the constitutionality of the K-12 program on Saturday, Nov. 10. It also declared valid the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHEd) memorandum which reduces the general education curriculum to a minimum of 36 units and removes Filipino and Panitikan from the list of the core subjects.

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Meanwhile, the agreement signed last year between the Department of Education and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to teach Korean language to public high school students is still in place.

Padilla took to Instagram today, Nov. 14 to express his disappointment over the news. Sharing a photo of a man holding the Philippine flag while being pierced in the back by American, Japanese and Korean flags, he said that the fulfillment of the ruling may divide the country.

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Kung ito ay magaganap dito na magkakawatak watak ang mga Anak ng Inangbayan! Noong panahon ni Nanay Cory ang naging biktima ng kanyang Rebolusyon ay ang wikang espańol natin ng 300 daan na taon at pinalitan ng wikang inglis! Ngayon sa panahon ng Rebolusyon ni Tatay Digong ay sarili na nating wika. Iniisip ko tuloy ang mga nabasa kong mga liham at mga sulat ng mga ilustrado at katipunero patungkol sa mga ganitong pamamaraan ng mga dayuhang mananakop. Hinuhubog tayo para intindihin ang mga dayuhan pupunta sa ating Bansa para mas lalo natin silang maintindihan sa kanilang magiging pamamaraan lalo sa kanilang mga iuutos sa atin. Ito ay matanda ng istilo ng mga Tyrants! Ipagkait ang kultura, tradisyon at wika ng mga lokal upang makalimutan nila kung sino sila para mas madaling maimpluwensiyahan ng kanilang ibig na isaksak sa ating mga utak at pag uugali pati ang itsura nila at kulay ng kanilang balat! Gawain ito ng mga bansang mananakop hanggang sa kasalukuyan kaya silay patuloy na naghahari. Ako ay solid sa Duterte Adminsitration pero sa araw na ito ang Katipunan ay NAGLULUKSA! Ako ay Mula sa lahi ng mga Lakan ng Tondo, Ako ay Hubog kay Lapu Lapu at ang aking hinihinga ay hangin mula sa kalayaang inihandog sa akin ng katipunan. Kailanman hindi ako magiging alipin ng kahit na sinong dayuhan sa sarili kong Bayan….. hinding hindi mangyayari na tutulugan ito. Ang PILIPINAS ay para sa PILIPINO! Wika ko! Kultura ko! Tradisyon ko! Hindi ako pabrika ng mga alipin na inihahanda para iexport sa mayayaman na bansa! at ang mga lokal sa Inangbayan ay maging mangmang kung sino sya. Ang ating watawat ay nasa kalahati lamang ng kanyang pagwagayway sapagkat ang namatay sa oras na ito ay ang ating sariling wika. Ang sariling atin. @ricardopenson @omengq

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Recounting the letters and works by the Ilustrados and Katipuneros, he alleged that removing Filipino is a way for foreign invaders to assume control of Filipinos.

“Ito ay matanda ng istilo ng mga tyrants! (This is an old style [of invasion] by tyrants!)” he stated. He noted that in order to control the citizens of the country they are invading, tyrants deny them their local culture, tradition and language.

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Padilla asserted that while he supports the current administration, the news is unacceptable.

“Ako ay solid sa Duterte [administration] pero sa araw na ito ang Katipunan ay nagluluksa!” he said.  (I am a solid supporter of the Duterte administration, but on this day the Katipunan is mourning!)

Filipino professors from the University of the Philippines (UP), De La Salle University (DLSU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) decried the SC’s ruling on Monday, Nov. 12. The educators noted that the decision will lead to at least 10,000 Filipino teachers may be either be laid off or have reduced teaching load. JB

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