General Luna



My name is Joven Hernando, sir.


The commander's son?

I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.

Not at all, General.

I am honored to be allowed

to interview you.

This is for what again?

We're planning to publish a newsletter.

Like what you did with...

La Independencia.

Yes, sir.

We have to continue what you started

It's only fitting that our first

article should be

about you, General.

You Might end up with a novel, son.

Sit down.

What do you think?

My brother Juan designed this uniform.

I paid for it myself.

Our Army has limited funds but...

we must show our enemies

that we have a professional army.

Who sent these?

These are the new uniforms

from General Luna, sir.

What new uniforms?

We already have uniforms!

General Luna came up with a single

design to unify the whole army.

Why do I have to follow

that bastard's order?

The uniforms have President Aguinaldo's

approval, sir.

It's good that our uniforms finally

have one design.

It's a momentous task bringing together

a scattered nation, Joven.

Word is that the

Cabinet is about to

make a decision regarding

the Americans?

It's easier for the

earth to meet the sky

than for two Filipinos

to agree on anything!

Than for two Filipinos

to agree on anything!

Mister President!

This arguing is taking us nowhere.

The Americans are gathering

strength as we speak.

Let us attack the now while

they are few in numbers.

Even if we suffer large casualties,

we can drive the away

and take control of Manila.

Intramuros will be ours!

We have control over provinces!

We have forty thousand troops!

There are only three

thousand Americans,

We can easily drive them away.

I have sent Arguelles and Buencamino

as our Peace Commissioners

to talk with General Otis.

They are toying with us.

My informants tell me they are

expecting 7,000

heavily armed troops.

General Luna is right!

We must act now!

America is also an enemy of Spain

and enemies of my enemy

my allies shall be.

The Americans fought Spaniards in Cuba.

Did they invade Cuba?


They helped the Cubans

kick out the Spanish.

We have no reason to believe

they will not do the same here.

I say give peace between us a chance!

Well said, Senor Paterno.

This has to be a

concerned effort, Joven.

Everyone who came before us

gave their lives for Freedom.

If the Americans are targeting Spain,

why haven't they joined us

in our struggle?

Why are they stopping us from

storming Intramuros?

I agree with Senor Paterno.

Opt for peace.

You are blind.

Instead of sitting here all day,

we could be out among our people,

gathering arms,

digging trenches

and training them to fight.

Do not heed the sugar-coated

words of the Americans.

There is no room for naivete

in this Cabinet.

What about our businesses?

If we fight, the economy

will be in shambles.

How will we feed our families?

Business or freedom?

Country or family? Choose!

I know you.

You were with the Spanish

Civil government

and when things went bad for Spain,

you changed hats.

When things get

rough now, will you

start wearing stars and stripes?


Everyone here has his interests!

We're only human.

How can anyone talk of business

when we are all slaves

in our own country?

I love my country as much as you do.

For now, America is our ally.

For now, America is our ally.

They gave me their

assurances in Hong Kong.

They are dying to have

a foothold in Asia

to compete with other nations

who want to colonize us.

Let us wait for the Treaty

of Paris to be completed...

Do we have any

delegates in Paris?

Any observers, at least?

Your like virgins believing

in the love of a whore!

Tell our countrymen

that Freedom cannot be won by

protecting their loved ones.

They have to pay the price.

What is the price?

Blood and sweat.

They have to jump into the abyss.

Mister President,

I apologize for my outburst.

Everyone's suspicions are well-founded.

I say it is best to be patient and wait

but it would also be

wise if General Luna

were to strengthen our military forces.


let us pray for the best

but prepare for the worst.


the Americans fired on our troops

in Sta. Mesa.

They have taken San Juan.

Paco, Pandacan and other towns.

And they're holding negotiations

with the Spaniards in Intramuros.

Buencamino! Arguelles!

Manila has fallen.

The city is in their hands.

General Luna...

It's up to you now.

This war is in your hands.

What do you want me to do?

Bite them?

Fight with patriots like these?

Lets go!

Buencamino, how did this happen?

What can we do?

We didn't talk to them sooner.

To fight for our country

in the greatest honor.

We should not hesitate.

Forward compatriots.

To conquer or die.

Concentrate your fire!

Do not waste bullets!


Aim properly!

Don't waste your bullets.

No retreat!




The left flank is in danger!


Send a message to the Kawit Brigade.

Tell Captain Janolino

to reinforce the left flank.

The enemy must not break through.

Dont be afraid!

Fire together.

Don't despair, men!


that would be easier if there were

more of us alive.

The Kawit troops are on their way.

That'll be the day.

Hey! Where are you going?

Get back here, you cowards!


The women here

have bigger balls than you!

Get back here!


Aren't you Buencamino's son?

Stand and fight!


Son of a b*tch!

Keep fighting!

Don't give up!

To the death!

Don't move.

Don't move.


I'm sorry, I cannot... Be quiet.




Get him to the rear.

Call the medic!



Hurry up!

Get him out of here.


for gallantry in the field of battle,

I hereby promote you to Colonel

of the Philippine Republic Army.


Get him out of here.

Thank you, General.


Put him down.

What's the news?

Colonel, Captain Janolino

refuses to obey.


What's the word from Kawit?

The Kawit Brigade refuses to obey.

Capt. Janolino says

that he has no

direct orders from

the President.


Get my horse.

Rusca stay here.

Hold this line as long as possible!

Were counting on you, brother.


Someone's coming.

Fall in!


Look at this sorry bunch of idiots.

Where is Captain Janolino?

Your comrades are dying out there

and Your just playing cards!

Where's your captain?

Stand at attention when the general

is talking to you!

He's inside.



Disarm these cowards.

Strip them of their ranks

and tie them up!

Son of a b*tch!

Good afternoon, Captain.

Enjoying your nap?


You understand Spanish and Tagalog,

don't you?

Yes, sir.

Well, you piece of sh*t.

Why did you not obey my orders?

Do you know

how many men are dead and wounded

because of your stupidity?

I... I only take orders

from President Aguinaldo.

Are you not aware of

the First Article

of our rules and regulations?

No, sir.

No, sir.

Article One:

Any person who refuses

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