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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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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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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