Action star Robin Padilla earned criticisms from netizens after he declared that the Dela Salle University in Manila is a Spanish school.
“Are you from Ateneo? de la salle? UST? All Spanish established schools for insulares, peninsulares and mestizos. You don’t need to be a doctor of anything to accept reality. No Reconquista will accept a defeat from a moor/Moro. Historians from this Reconquista schools will definitely say I am liar and a fool,” read a portion of his post on Facebook last May 2.
Robin, 51, was reacting in defense of Sen. Bong Go who earlier said that Lapu-Lapu was a Tausug, a claim that was also slammed by some netizens.
A netizen claimed Robin’s remark was inaccurate, thus the actor questioned the educational background of his critic.
“Isn’t he married to someone who studied in DLSU for a while?”
“You are mistaken Senor Padilla”
“Turuan natin ng history ang mga eksperto sa history, yan ang role natin!”
A group of historians known as the High School Philippine History Movement has also called out Padilla for his confusing remark on DLSU.
“Ang De La Salle University (DLSU-Manila) ay itinatag noong June 16, 1911 noong panahon ng mga Amerikano,” the group wrote on Facebook. (DLSU-Manila was established on June 16, 1911 during the American Occupation).
“Itinatag ito sa tulong ng mga Amerikanong brothers, ang ‘Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools’ (FSC) o mas kilala bilang Lasallian Brothers. Hindi po ito itinatag noong panahon ng Espanyol o ng mga Kastilang prayle. These are irrefutable historical facts. Walang personalan,” the group also said. (It was established by the American brothers known as Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC) or popularly known as Lasallian Brothers. The school was not established during the Spanish Period. Nothing personal).