General Luna

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“Set during the Philippine-American war (1898), Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine history’s most brilliant military men, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.”

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The movie is based on the story of our National Hero Antonio Luna, a Filipino General who wasn’t afraid to fight for the sake of Inang Bayan’s real independence, set in the war between Americans & Filipinos.  The movie showed some common truths about the futility of politics too, that has been passed on from generation to generation. The rest, as the story goes, is history.

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“Business or Freedom?
Country or Self?
Choose!”

A question from General Luna when he tried to stop the greediness for leading a plan to prioritize the state of the nation rather than negotiating for better profit.

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“Brothers, we have an enemy bigger than the Americans: OURSELVES.”

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“That freedom cannot be won by protecting their love ones.”

Indeed, to protect your love ones, you must protect your country first.

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“General Luna was killed and suffered over 30 wounds from bolos, bayonets and bullets. A lesser man would have died instantly from half of his wounds, but the general was able to stagger out of the building, cursing his murderers, before falling lifeless on the church patio.”

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“Manila, June 13. [7.35 p.m.]— General Luna, lieutenant commander of the Filipino army, has been assassinated by order of Emilio Aguinaldo (Officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines.)

“Antonio Luna was ready to die for his country from the onset. He knew what was at stake. He gave up a life of comfort and complacency to fight for his country’s freedom. General Luna was a loving and loyal son to Inang Bayan and he expected that same love and dedication from each Filipino. Why? Because he knew that’s the only way for the Philippines to be free.” – Is it time to have another leader like Heneral Luna?

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