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Studying history allows us to gain valuable perspectives on the problems of our

modern society. Many problems, features, and characteristics of modern Philippine


society can be traced back to historical questions on our colonial past, as well as
our pre-colonial culture. Our export-oriented economy, for example, can be traced
back to the ending of the galleon trade and the subsequent liberalization and tying
of the country to the world market, coupled with the lack of industrial advancement
in the islands. This and other lessons can be uncovered by digging deep into the
country’s past.

History as a discipline allows us to see beyond textbooks and see the past through
new lenses.

The study of history allows us to see beyond the standard textbook and to the
primary source itself, interpreted into new and alternative viewpoints.

Philippine history is in and of itself very interesting. Philippine history is a


unique narrative of colonialism, reaction, and revolution. It is also a culturally
diverse country from precolonial times. There’s an emerging trend to study the
social history of the country (i.e. more on the day-to-day experience of the
Filipinos during certain periods) and uncover more stories beyond the usual stories
taught in schools across the country. The country’s experience of colonialism, the
rise of nationalistic feelings, and the people’s subsequent reaction may allow us
to gain more perspectives on nationalism and revolutions.

Studying the history of such a country gives a person more insight not only into
the civic and daily life of the Filipino, but also into their own civic lives.

Learning history is not exactly a "need" but a very very strong tool which one can
choose to acquire. By learning the history of any place, one can have an ability to
somewhat graph of patterns of behavior. From such one can learn what are the
aspects of that location, nation or country which are value able to keep, repeat
and pursue and which are useless, worthless and even harmful to avoid.

Because history is the key to a nations past, present and future. History always
repeats itself. This does not only apply to Philippine History but History in
general. Whatever mistakes we are making right now, humanity already did it
centuries ago and if we won’t learn from those mistakes, our race will repeat it
again in the future

It will give you some sort of nationlism for the country

The purpose of studying history is to avoid the mistake of the past

You can predict the future base on the past

Because history will always repeat itself

No matter the age no matter the time

The deeds of people will remain the same

Knowing the history gives us a sense of identity and helps us understand how our
nation came to be. History is important in imparting nationalism, culture
especially to the young ones.

In reading its history, one is taught of what a Filipino is, what the Filipino
identity signifies, what the Filipino culture is.

In not knowing its history, a citizen will not know his identity and will not be
closely related to his own race and society.

Phil history teaches a citizen to love his country - because it has a history to be
proud of. Our history is replete with rebellions, conflicts, struggles,
heroes/heroines, etc. vs the Spanish and American colonialists, from 1521–1946