Monday, June 5, 2017

Death of General Antonio Luna

Today in Philippine History (Philatelic Edition):
JUNE 5, 1899
Antonio Luna, the most brilliant and ablest general of the Philippine Revolutionary Army arrived at the Cabanatuan Church, Nueva Ecija to attend a meeting with Emilio Aguinaldo for a new cabinet to be formed. 

An officer told him Aguinaldo left for San Isidro, Tarlac. As he was about to leave, a rifle shot rang out in the plaza. Luna angrily went down the stairs and was met by Capt. Pedro Janolino who hacked him with a bolo. Other Kawit troops he dismissed for insubordination shot him while others stabbed him. Antonio Luna died in the hands of fellow revolutionists. 
(Design, concept, stamps and research: Richard Allan Uy)

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