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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Separating fact from misinformation about one of the most important figures who shaped Philippine history.
 
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Labor leader and worker's champion Crisanto Evangelista left an indelible mark in Philippine history.
 
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Though not as famous, they were just as heroic.
 
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The 30-year-old mayor toppled a political stranglehold that existed his entire life, but will he be able to break the wheel.
 
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A quick primer on what you need to know about the President’s biggest speech of the year.
 
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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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