Justin Umali

Justin is left-handed, left-leaning, and best left in a cool, damp place. He listens to Vampire Weekend when he's down and Car Seat Headrest when he's not. He usually writes about Philippine history and politics, and believes that you cannot change the world without understanding it first.
 
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In 1582, the Japanese invaded the Philippines. It’s not what you think.
 
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Writer, researcher, father, socialist, politician, Isabelo de los Reyes lived a most charming life.
 
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One hundred twenty-one years after the flag was first raised in Kawit, it’s time to ask what is freedom?
 
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When they needed a home, the Filipino people opened up theirs.
 
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There are a thousand ways to skin a cat, and a thousand ways to regain independence.
 
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Religion and revolution go hand-in-hand, but just how much?
 
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Far from being simple messages on a wall, protest art is a reflection and a subversion.
 
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Tomas Cloma was a navigator, a dreamer, and a lawyer. Most of all, he was a patriot.
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