Milan, Italy – With the aim of educating young Filipinos who grew up in Italy on the basics of Philippine history, POLO Milan came up with a webinar entitled, “Balik Eskwela para sa Kabataang Pinoy sa Italia.” This was conducted on 26 September 2021 and uploaded to the POLO Facebook page with Ms. Mercedita De Jesus of Filipino Women’s League of Bologna as the resource person. 

Among the topics discussed include the geographic features of the country; Filipino products, symbols, and heroes; the early settlers of the Philippine islands; Spanish, Japanese, and American colonization; Filipino nationalism; and modern Philippine history.

Filipino children as well as Filipino workers were also quizzed on their knowledge of Philippine history during the webinar. This allowed them to refresh their memory as well as expand their knowledge on our very own country.

Before ending the webinar, Ms. De Jesus enjoined Filipino parents in Italy and in other parts of the world to do their best in educating their children about their Filipino roots. She also noted the importance of knowing our history as a people, as it will serve as a guide for our steps to be taken in the future.