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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Tomas Cloma was a navigator, a dreamer, and a lawyer. Most of all, he was a patriot.
 
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What drives voters to choose the people they want?
 
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From opportunistic generals to kangaroo courts, some things don’t seem to change.
 
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From fighting for the eight-hour work day to ending exploitation, workers around the world unite on May 1 to lose the chains that bind.
 
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Were they simply religious brigands or something else?
 
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Going against the administration isn’t anti-government.
 
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They might not be Filipino, but they believed in the country.
 
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Described as skilled warriors and also beautiful women, the female Huks broke barriers.
 
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For the residents of Lupang Ramos in Dasmariñas, Cavite, 372 hectares of agricultural land hold 30 years of struggle for agrarian reform.
 
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The lifelong advocate of gender equality was also a National Scientist and an eminent historian.
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