Gen. Antonio Luna

Gen. Antonio Luna

Gen. Antonio Luna

-Born on October 28, 1866 in Manila.
-Killed on June 5, 1899 in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.
-Made a Mason in Spain and among those who revived Lodge Solidaridad No. 53 in Madrid.
-Assisted Dr. Pardo de Tavera and Dr. Ariston V. Bautista in founding a “Triangulo” in Paris under the auspices of Logia Solidaridad. -Commissioned with Serrano Laktaw to secretly organize Masonic Lodges in the Philippines to strengthen the Propaganda Movement.
-Bachelor of Arts, highest honor, 1883, Ateneo de Manila.
-Doctor of Pharmacy, 1890, Central University of Madrid.
-A gifted writer, he worked with Rizal Del Pilar, Lopez Jaena and Mariano Ponce in the Propaganda Movement for Reforms.
-Arrested in the Philippines in 1896 as rebel, and together with his brother Juan Luna, he was banished to Spain.
-He returned to his country after studying military science and tactics in Belgium, and was appointed by General Aguinaldo as over-all Commander of the Filipino forces at the outbreak of the Filipino- American War.
-A sharp-shooter and master swordsman, he personally led the Filipino forces in the battles against the Americans.
-A fiercely dedicated patriot, he was acclaimed the foremost military strategist during the Filipino- American War.

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