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Robin Padilla called out for his false claims on DLSU’s history

They also reminded people to trust the experts and refrain from believing “pseudohistorians” and random claims about history.

Actor Robin Padilla once again found himself on the hot seat after a history group called him out for claiming that the De La Salle University was established by the Spaniards.

His declaration was made from his statement defending Senator Bong Go who was earlier criticized for saying that Lapu-Lapu was from Mindanao. He said that there’s nothing wrong with Go’s version of the Battle of Mactan story.

Facebook user Tricia Lexi criticized Padilla saying that it’s an example of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

He is a prime example of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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Padilla attempted to slam back a Netizen who called him out for his defense.

On his facebook page, he mentioned Lexi and he asked if she’s from either Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and the University of Santo Tomas

He then claimed that all three schools were established by the Spanish for the “isulares, peninsulares, and mestizos.”

Wow Tricia Lexii you got to be kidding.
Are you from Ateneo? de la salle? UST? All Spanish established schools for…

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A group of historians called the High School Philippine History Movement corrected the actor’s statement and said that DLSU is not established by Spaniards and was founded by Americans from the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

“Ang De La Salle University (DLSU-Manila) ay itinatag noong June 16, 1911 noong panahon ng mga Amerikano. Una itong nagtanggap ng mga 125 mag-aaral. Itinatag ito sa tulong ng mga katolikong brothers, ang ‘Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools’ (FSC) o mas kilala bilang Lasallian Brothers,” the organization wrote.

“Hindi po ito itinatag noong panahon ng Espanyol o ng mga Kastilang prayle. These are irrefutable historical facts. Walang personalan. Katotohanan lang po.”

They also reminded people to trust the experts and refrain from believing “pseudohistorians” and random claims about history.

[HISTORICAL FACTS]

Ang De La Salle University (DLSU-Manila) ay itinatag noong June 16, 1911 noong panahon ng mga…

Posted by High School Philippine History Movement on Monday, May 3, 2021

Padilla was previously criticized after he backed out of his dare toward the opposition after a high-ranking official accepted his challenge.


He immediately apologized to the Colonel and went on to praise him instead.

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