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For Constantino’s A Past Revisited: Who was Renato Constantino, and why is his work and life relevant today as we see what may be the final demise of the neo-liberal globalization project? Constantino challenged the idea that we are doomed to live in a region or world that is dominated and defined solely by hegemons which have forced their economic, military, cultural, political and diplomatic power upon us. Renato Constantino was the Filipino historian and scholar who taught us to reexamine our colonial history, to rectify it and to learn from the past. He wanted Filipinos to have a useful memory of a past to advance the Filipino’s quest for genuine nationhood. Advantage: Constantino’s interpretation of history is eye-opening. He said Rizal could be considered as a hero because he saw the problems brought by violence. He loved our country in his own ‘ilustrado’ way. He pointed out a need for our society to create a new historical event from which an active society is involved. On the other hand, he was

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