Eh Kasi, Pinoy! ni Nestor S. Barco
|Better PR for Philippine history|
Ever wonder why well-known Philippine historian Ambeth R. Ocampo’s “brand of history” is so popular with the Filipino public while his different approach to history remains a bane to the existence of many conservative Philippine academics, who basically had to struggle just to sell several copies of their books? While I would consider the traditional and often ‘dry’ academic historical approach to be as interesting as Ocampo’s more “revisionist” and often tongue-in- cheek approach to history, most Filipino readers would beg to differ.