Fine battle scenes and period uniforms add color and pageantry in this well-acted melodrama. [8] despite the reduction in the number of theaters showing the film early in that week. Rarely does a locally-made movie entertain and inspire you to think at the same time. The release of Heneral Luna movie is a rare occurrence in the history of the Philippine cinema. Tarog said his experiences on watching John Arcilla's performance in Raymond Red's short film Anino and later in the feature film Metro Manila later influenced him to cast Arcilla as General Luna. ... Ketchup Eusebio. Immediately Ms. Bulan called the paper “Aguinaldo’s deadly telegram to Heneral Luna,” which, intentionally or not, revealed her bias against Aguinaldo. A Critique of Nick Joaquin's "A Question of Heroes" and "Heneral Luna" the Film, questioned the accuracy of the movie, particularly in its negative portrayal of Aguinaldo as a clueless and dormant leader. ... Heneral Luna Capt. He cites Aguinaldo's correspondences, prior to the Philippine–American War, in which Aguinaldo explicitly states to General Juan Cailles that he felt that the Americans were "playing us until the arrival of their reinforcements". The other two films would individually focus on Gregorio del Pilar and Manuel L. Quezon. Michael Allen Eusebio (born September 9, 1985), better known by his stage name Ketchup Eusebio, is a Filipino actor. One of the more unusual aspects of the public response to Heneral Luna was the successful campaign to put the film back in theaters. Ortigas himself makes a brief cameo in the film. Toto, a teenage orphan, is recruited by a notorious death squad. [84], On February 6, 2017, Tarog announced through his Twitter account that a short film bridging the events of Heneral Luna to that of Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral would be released on February 15 alongside the film I'm Drunk, I Love You. Abaya should read this part of the article by Mylah Roque, who interviewed the author, Jose, for VERA Files: “The scene that people would probably remember most would be the murder of Luna by soldiers from Kawit led by Capt. [20][83] At a special thanksgiving party on October 29, 2015 - Antonio Luna's 149th birth anniversary - co-producer EA Rocha confirmed that the del Pilar biopic is "in development" with a projected release scheduled in a few years time. Aguinaldo is swayed by the elitist voices in the cabinet and leans towards continuing American peace and trade discussions and sends Buencamino and Buencamino to meet with them. [33], On the opening of its second week, the film was shown to 79 theaters in the Philippines and then was increased to 94 by the weekends due to the increase of popularity. Later, Luna is summoned to the President's headquarters in Cabanatuan. Luna visits Aguinaldo and Mabini to file his resignation, knowing that Buencamino and Paterno have been set free. Pedro Janolino. ... Leo Martinez as Pedro Paterno and Ketchup Eusebio as the vengeful Capt. Down to around 40 cinemas, fans of the film rallied on social media and appealed to theater owners - especially the SM, Ayala and Robinsons cinema chains - to provide more venues for the film. [26], The film went through a long pre-production phase, which allowed the film's various departments to cope with the challenges of filming a period film in contemporary settings. It opens with the beginning of hostilities with the American colonizers, and ends with the assassination of Luna on June 5, 1899 a period in which Luna served as Supreme Chief of the Army under the First Philippine Republic. Does this lessen director Jerrold Tarog’s work, or lead actor John Arcilla’s art? Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers 1989. Heneral Luna Directed, edited, co-written, scored by Jerrold Tarog Starring John Arcilla, Mon Confiado, Epy Quizon, Arron Villaflor, Joem Bascon, Ketchup Eusebio, Archie Alemania, Art Acuña, Mylene Dizon, Bing Pimentel, Ronnie Lazaro, basically a who’s who of … Román would be a more controlled, logical character who would help bring out a more controlled side of Luna, while Rusca would be a more passionate character who could provide moments of levity throughout the film. the film was also a clash of artists from the mainstream down to the underground or independent scene. As a result, cinemas decided to screen the film again, with second and third week box office results significantly higher than the first. "), a tagline later used by fans on social media to criticize theaters who had pulled the film out in favor of mainstream films. After the war, while American newspapers in the Philippines quickly blame Aguinaldo for Luna's death, Aguinaldo denies his involvement on the assassination; calling Luna as his most brilliant and most capable general. Although his officers are suspicious of the telegram, Luna rides to Cabanatuan, bringing only Román and Rusca with him. [54] Heneral Luna received a Grade A from Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines.[55]. Veteran actor John Arcilla does a solid portrayal as the nationalistic and combative general who treads the murky and complicated paths of war and politics. Soldiers took turn hacking Luna by the Cabanatuan convent. They turn over Intramuros to the Americans, while American troops begin to engage Filipino soldiers and seize control of Santa Mesa, San Juan, Paco and Pandacan, showing aggression against any Filipino resistance. When Heneral Luna died they pulled Heneral Luna towards the wall and it pictures the Spoliarium. He also recruits Lieutenant García after witnessing his marksmanship skills, and makes him commander of his elite unit of snipers and sharpshooters. [29], In many cases, BlackBurst removed modern elements such as electric wires from houses and other backgrounds shot on location, or changed details, such as roof shingles on buildings, to match the period. Certificate: 12 Prime Minister Mabini specifically warns the cabinet of the 7,000 additional American reinforcement arriving to fight any insurgencies. With a production budget of ₱80 million,[5][6] it is one of the most expensive Filipino epic historical films ever released. [20][21], Notably, one of Tarog's later changes was to separate the Mascardo and Janolino characters, which at one point had been merged into a composite character, "Mascolino", who would have taken on characteristics of both historical characters. Honorable, patriotic, dignified and principled he was at the same time arrogant and hot-tempered who did not hesitate to resort to violence. Set during the Philippine-American war, 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. Luna and his trusted officers – General José Alejandrino, Colonel Francisco “Paco” Román, Captain Eduardo Rusca, Captain José Bernal and Major Manuel Bernal – embark on an arduous campaign against the invading American forces. eduardo rusca), ketchup eusebio (capt. [27], Speaking at a press conference for 2015 Quezon City International Film Festival, at the beginning of the film's fourth week, Producer and co-writer E.A. [65], Patricio Mercado-Noel, author of Was Aguinaldo Really An Arrogant Imbecile? Home; Movies; Heneral Luna; Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Arabic) 2001. Unwilling to surrender to the Filipinos, Spain sells the archipelago for $20 million. Irma, the groups leader, soon becomes a maternal figure to the young boy. Synopsis General Antonio Luna (John Arcilla), commander of the revolutionary army, is spoiling for a fight. Buod ng Pelikula Ang pelikulang Heneral Luna ay umiikot sa buhay ni Heneral Antonio Luna – ang isa sa pinakamahusay na heneral na namuno sa mga Pilipino sa digmaan laban sa mga Amerikano. Antonio Luna was a man of turbulent complexity. A blind woman falls in love with a man who uses kindness and humor to make a connection with her. Over 7,000 DVD copies of the film were sold in less than a month since its release making it the best-selling DVD of any Filipino historical film in the Philippines. "[46], Comparisons have been drawn between Arcilla's portrayal of Luna in the film, and that of the character he played in John Sayles' 2010 film Amigo, which was also set during the Filipino-American War, albeit on a much smaller scale - depicting the war as it was experienced in a single barrio. In the film, however, Aguinaldo is shown as trusting the U.S. ambassador's assurances given to him, during his exile in Hong Kong. The story of Gregorio 'Goyo' del Pilar, one of the youngest Generals during the Philippine-American War who fought in the historic Battle of Tirad Pass. Rocha and Jerrold Tarog, Henry Francia, E.A. It's a game changer. [74], A number of historians have noted that the Film's portrayal of Emilio Aguinaldo is more negative than it thought to be by the viewers due to the plot. Heneral Luna [24] With roughly 90% of the film needing to be shot on location, the film required extensive location shoots in the few areas in the Philippines which still matched the architecture and environment of the period. john arcilla who played heneral antonio luna is also a symbol of hope for those who are forgotten by the limelight. Heneral Luna" tells us a more detailed account of the life of one of the revolutionary heroes we learn about in school - Gen. Antonio Luna. It follows Sid who suffers from insomnia and meets Aya who he hires to accompany him in his sleepless nights. He comments that the script arrived "at the right time" and said he enjoyed it. Heneral Luna is a 2015 Filipino historical biopic film depicting General Antonio Luna's leadership of the Philippine during the Philippine-American War. Mon Confiado’s Emilio Aguinaldo seems more like a spineless weakling who hides behind his cohorts rather than a respected political foil; while Ketchup Eusebio’s Capt. [28], Visual effects company BlackBurst Inc was tasked to take on the film's visual effects, often in an effort to make a scene shot in a modern location fit seamlessly into the period storytelling of the film. However, Tarog also revealed that he found no evidence of any such relationship between Ysidra and Luna, and that the name was thus nothing more than a humorous reference. Luna's military instinct senses something afoot. This film triumphs in capturing the spirit of its subject, the whole enterprise fueled with a heady mix of rage, irreverence and a genuine love of country. Pedro Janolino. [73] President Benigno Aquino III noted this as well. [76], However, the director has indicated that one of the hopes of the planned trilogy is to present a more rounded portrayal of Aguinaldo. [27], Makeup and prosthetics for the film referred extensively to actual pictures of the historical characters. Watchable and entertaining, this is a showcase in the ongoing progress of Philippine cinema and a good tribute to one of its greatest and most compelling heroes. [79], Noting the breakout success of Heneral Luna, director Jerrold Tarog said there are plans to make it the first of a trilogy if it generated enough revenues. Del Pilar inspects Luna's remaining men and orders his aide, Colonel Vicente Enríquez (Carlo Aquino) to select 60 of them. [66], Tarog described the film as an "attempt to identify the ills" of Philippine society, emphasizing that the Filipinos' biggest enemy has been their own selves and not necessarily colonialization, and has been in "a cycle of betrayal". Ketchup Eusebio Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Ketchup Eusebio photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! [22], Cinematographer Pong Ignacio drew inspiration from paintings from the film's period, including Antonio Luna's brother, Juan, and referenced numerous films portraying trench warfare, citing Stanley Kubrick's 1957 film Paths of Glory as a particular inspiration. They look back into the her life as she faces the adversities and triumphs of living as a transgender in Filipino society. DVD Commentary, Confessional (2007), henerallunathemovie.com/files/Heneral-Luna-Study-Guide.pdf, Film Development Council of the Philippines, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines, "Abramorama to Release Philippine Academy Award Entry 'Heneral Luna, "John Lloyd, Bea, Vice, Coco, Vic, Ai-Ai lead winners at the Box Office Entertainment Awards", "Philippines Sends 'Heneral Luna' To Battle for Foreign-Language Oscar", "HENERAL LUNA's countdown to achieve the 200M break even point", "March 26 post by Miguel Faustmann on his role as Arthur MacArthur". By the end of the film's first weekend, Heneral Luna was showing in 120 cinemas - higher than the number of cinemas that originally screened it. By September 19, the film's official trailer posted on YouTube has garnered over 1 million views. Bluray 1080p. While the colors of the film are easy on the eyes and the costumes are noteworthy, the composition of the frame and the trajectory of the narrative at times fail to present General Luna as a larger than life character, save towards the end when Captain Pedro Janolino (Ketchup Eusebio) and his men not so much murder as butcher the mustachioed general. As they exchange heated words, a single shot is fired outside. Sep. 09, 2015 Philippines 118 Min. And to think the number of theaters was reduced by more than half!”[33], On the third week, when even mainstream films normally see a drop in box office sales, Heneral Luna's numbers surged even higher, earning ₱104,010,219.00 from September 23 to 29. On December 10, 1898, Spain and the United States sign the Treaty of Paris ending the Spanish–American War. Abaya should read this part of the article by Mylah Roque, who interviewed the author, Jose, for VERA Files: “The scene that people would probably remember most would be the murder of Luna by soldiers from Kawit led by Capt. Ginampanan ng batikang aktor na si John Arcilla ang role ni Heneral Luna, at kasama niyang bumida sa pelikula sina Mon Confiado, Epi Quizon, Archie Alemania, Joem Bascon, Nonie Buencamino, Leo Martinez, Ketchup Eusebio, Ronnie Lazaro, Aaron Villaflor, at marami pang iba. Confiado also had to spend a long time looking for a barber who could render Aguinaldo's iconic haircut well. [22], In an interview on Filipino music website Radio Republic, Tarog, who has a degree in music composition from the College of Music at the University of the Philippines Diliman,[23] indicated that he approached Heneral Luna, as with all his other films, from a musical perspective. A Philippine revolutionary flag is displayed prominently in the film's bookend scenes, becoming dirtier and more ragged when the film reverts to its framing device as the events of the film unfold. When the series failed to push through, Rocha and Francia were asked to rewrite the script as a feature-length film. He revealed that he sometimes even did so literally - using a musical staff to lay out scenes, plotting out highs and lows, with notes corresponding scenes, and the pitch of the note corresponding to the mood. Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine History's most brilliant soldier, 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. "[69], One of the creative liberties taken by the film with the historical timeline is that it portrays Apolinario Mabini as still holding a position of leadership at Luna's funeral, in June 1899; historically, however, Mabini had been pressured by his political adversaries into resigning from government a month earlier, in May 1899, replaced in his post as Prime Minister by Pedro Paterno. The forum co-presented by QCinema and InterAksyon.com mainly tackled about the box office success of Heneral Luna and how could other indie films replicate this feat. Notes Nery, "Luna’s atonement is not part of the movie’s backstory (although on viewing the movie a second time I imagined it would easily fit the movie’s main narrative). On this IMDbrief - presented by Acura - we explain how an online premiere resulted in a multi-million dollar payday and the Sundance 2021 must-see movies to add to your Watchlist. WEB-DL 1080p. As the new war drags on, Buencamino and Paterno indicate their support of a proposal for Philippine autonomy as a protectorate of the United States. [18][34], After initially opening in about 100 theaters, Heneral Luna was pulled out in many theaters entering its second week, mostly to make way for the Hollywood and mainstream films that were scheduled to open. [17], In one of the press conferences for the film's release, Tarog noted that the film took minor creative liberties such as Antonio Luna's frequent usage of the Filipino profanity such as the word putang ina (roughly translated as "son of a bitch") in the film in an effort to connect the film to the Filipino millennial generation which was the film's target audience. Pedro Janolino (Ketchup Eusebio). He asks the Cabinet to authorize a pre-emptive strike to take control of Intramuros while American forces yet to land their ground troops and while the Philippine Revolutionary Army still have the advantage. Carmen Reyes, who oversaw the makeup and prosthetics for the film, revealed that the makeup for Bing Pimintel, who portrays Luna's mother in two time periods, was particularly challenging. "Heneral Luna" is a well-done cinematic depiction of the man's life as a soldier as his country faced its greatest crisis yet witnessing the birth pains of its genesis as a nation after centuries of colonial rule. [27] Ignacio recounts that the flashback scene to Luna's childhood, which was a single long steadicam shot involving an elaborate set, was the most challenging shot of the film. I always thought that after Rizal, starring Cesar Montano, that no other historical biopic will ever become a blockbuster movie again.After all, it's been 17 years (in 2015 when Heneral Luna was shown) before another major historical movie was released. They are concerned about the latest American orders barring Filipino troops out of the walled city of Intramuros since the Battle of Manila in August. Pedro Janolino, a smarmy young officer whose refusal to obey Luna plays a … The film did not go into production, however, and was shelved for seventeen years. Enraged, Luna orders their arrest as traitors to the constitution they swore to uphold. Aguinaldo reluctantly arrests them, especially as Prime Minister Mabini validates that Luna had grounds. Heneral Luna received mostly positive reviews from film critics in the Philippines[41][42][43][44][45] and historians alike. [81], At an interview on Radio Republic, Tarog indicated that his next project as a director would either be an adaptation of Arnold Arre's The Mythology Class, or the sequel to Heneral Luna, whose title he revealed to be Goryo (which would eventually be changed later to Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral[82]), confirming that it would focus on Gregorio del Pilar. Tarog makes his character human… and creates an essay of everything that is wrong with our nationhood. [17] Tarog then tweaked the script further, simplifying it, and adapting it further for the appreciation of modern audiences. 'General Luna') is a 2015 Filipino historical biopic film depicting General Antonio Luna's leadership of the Philippine Revolutionary Army during the Philippine–American War. Heneral Luna film directed by Jerrold Tarog features John Arcilla, Mon Confiado, Arron Villaflor, Joem Bascon , Archie Alemania , Art Acuña , … [30][31][32], Pre-release screenings of the film were held at selected venues in the United States; August 30, 2015 in Anthology Film Archives Cinema in New York City and AMC Rio Cinema in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.; August 31, 2015 in Marina Theater in San Francisco and Krikorian Monrovia Cinema in Los Angeles, California. Tarog indicated that separating the characters would help flesh the film out further, and give it more highlights. In the 2015 Gawad Apolinario Mabini awarding ceremonies on September 29, 2015, he noted the issue was "a reflection of how little some of the youth know about history," considering Mabini's intelligence played a role in building the Philippines' democratic institution. Rocha noted that no expense was to be spared in getting "only actors suited for the role" instead of big-name stars. Also, the man who saved Luna after his brave charge on horseback wasn't Colonel Roman as depicted in film, but was actually Alejandro Avecilla. He cites secret orders given to General Pantaleón García by Aguinaldo, before the Philippine–American War, in which Aguinaldo instructs García to build trenches and to familiarize himself with his military plan, containing 12 detailed articles, for a surprise offensive within Intramuros, in coordination with Filipino forces outside the city walls. the playful characters of archie alemania (capt. Friends attend the wake of Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman. Arcilla had to grow out his moustache for the film, while Confiado lost significant weight for the role. A story about a broken-hearted girl who meets a boy in a not so normal way. Eduardo was Col. Paco. Among the bonus features of the DVD are English subtitle, a music video for the film's official theme song, "Hanggang Wala Nang Bukas" by Ebe Dancel, a making of - documentary, and a short film entitled Illustrado Problems directed by JP Habac, which featured the illustrado characters from Heneral Luna in a comedic light. Ang kwento ay nagsimula nang magkaroon ng pagtatalo ang mga opisyales sa kanilang cabinet meeting. Pedro Janolino. Heneral Luna (2015) Rating: No ratings yet. Tarog got permission to re-write the script, which was originally written entirely in English,[20] and then asked fellow director Alvin Yapan to help translate it into formal Tagalog. [22], Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel, Tarog's fellow alumnus from the UP Rural High School in Los Baños, Laguna, was commissioned to write and perform the movie's theme song, "Hanggang Wala Nang Bukas" (Until there's no Tomorrow) which was published in October 2015 under Star Music. Díaz, messenger of General Mascardo, Bing Pimentel as Laureana Luna, mother of Antonio Luna, Dido de la Paz as Don Joaquín Luna de San Pedro, father of Antonio Luna, This page was last edited on 30 January 2021, at 01:58. A forum dubbed as “The Heneral Luna Revolution: Game Changer in Film Distribution” was held at Cinema 1 of Trinoma on October 27, 2015. "[51] Michael Kho Lim from the Daily Tribune also gave a positive review, saying “Timely as it is significant. As ordered by Aguinaldo, Luna and Román are buried with full military honors by the Kawit Battalion - the same men who killed them. And when Heneral Luna laughed it off after guessing that the fight was due to a woman, the captain laughed along exclaiming “Tatak Luna” and let out a sigh of relief. As their friendship, families, relationships and convictions are brought to breaking point, they must keep their heads together as they prepare for the big day. The scene which was made to resemble the painting on the left. [33] The distributor of the film, Joji Alonso, noted that “the 1st day gross of the second week is way higher than the 1st day gross of the 1st week. [22], To keep costs down and cope with the requirements of shooting a historical film in modern settings, the film hewed close to its very tightly planned shotlist. All at once bold, artful, darkly funny, informed and deeply entertaining, it makes the revolution come alive in surprising, delightful ways. I must admit their presence can be distracting in certain dramatic moments, particularly Eusebio. Pedro Janolino (Ketchup Eusebio). Heneral Luna. He added that "When I previewed the film, I commented that it should not open with a disclaimer simply because it is a cinematic retelling of what many consider textbook history and is not a doctoral dissertation. [39], The film is available for streaming on YouTube since August 28, 2020.[40]. Olivia Wilde and Zoe Lister-Jones interview each other about their Sundance film How It Ends. Rocha and Henry Hunt Francia, who chose to write about Antonio Luna after being hired by Cirio Santiago to write a television script for a television series in celebration of the centennial of Philippine independence. All of the ships were added digitally using Autodesk Maya, and crafting that particular effect took the entire production timetable. If the captain’s scenes were light and comic, … [20], Among Tarog's references during the rewriting of the script were Philippine National Artist Nick Joaquin's A Question of Heroes, which he used as a guide to the film's tone and in humanizing the character of the titular protagonist; and Vivencio José's The Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna, which Tarog used as the primary source on Antonio Luna's life. The second commercial, while also promoting the same products and offers, featured Luna with three Filipino KFC colonels played by Ronaldo Valdez, Leo Martinez, and Pen Medina. While the two generals are about to clash in Pampanga, the Americans advance steadily as other Filipino generals like Gregorio del Pilar retreat to the north. MacArthur and Otis acknowledge Luna was a worthy adversary, laughing at the fact that the Filipinos killed the only real general they had. Talk about Deja Scene. Set during the Philippine-American war, a short-tempered Filipino general faces an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen. Román is also killed while a wounded Rusca surrenders to the Kawit soldiers. This is the scene where Heneral Luna died because one of his platoons who betrayed him, tortured him. In its depiction of the Battle of Santo Tomas, the Filipinos are shown to be victorious against the Americans when in fact it was the Americans who won and they only suffered two casualties. At first, more than half of the theaters that premiered the movie on September 9 had pulled it out after less than 5 days, which is typical practice for commercial movie theaters showing independent Filipino films. [85] The 20-minute short film, titled Angelito, focused on the fate of the Bernal brothers after Luna's assassination with Art Acuña, Alex Medina, Arron Villaflor and Carlo Aquino reprising their roles in Heneral Luna.[82]. Nation or self? [17], Before meeting with Rocha regarding revising the script for the film, Tarog approached mainstream producers to do the film; he was however met with skepticism and doubts over the film's marketability, as they assumed that such a historical film "will be boring" or would not appeal to a mainstream audience. Luna angrily rides to Janolino's camp, humiliates him in front his men, and dismisses the battalion for insubordination. View production, box office, & company info, Rated R for strong bloody violence, some language and brief nudity, Here Are The Key Nominess For The 10th Asian Film Awards, 'The Assassin' leads nods for Asian Film Awards. (2015). Following the surrender of the Spaniards, the Americans turn their attention to keeping General Aguinaldo's men out of Intramuros, an unusual order questioned by the Filipinos who provided support for the Americans. My Fault / English: Mea Culpa) is a 2019 Philippine drama television series starring Jodi Sta. [37] On June 11, 2016, the film was broadcast for the first time on television through the ABS-CBN network. The forum was moderated by InterAksyon.com editor-in-chief Roby Alampay and led by panel members director Jerrold Tarog and associate producers Vincent Nebrida and Ria Limjap. He assures his cabinet that the Americans promise to help win freedom from their Spanish overlords. Janolino, the leader of Luna’s killers, feels too forced as a villain scorned by the titular general. [8], Due to positive word of mouth, ticket sales surged on Heneral Luna's second release week, earning ₱44 million from September 16 to 22. Below is the list of the top billed actors that worked in Heneral Luna. Tarog’s Heneral Luna is fascinating, beautiful to gaze at, and genuinely affecting.” ClickTheCity critic Philbert Ortiz Dy gave the film 5 out of 5 stars, saying "Beyond its obvious technical achievement, Heneral Luna is worth seeing for its audacious approach to tackling our country’s tragic history. [11] On October 11, it was officially announced that the film had reached its ₱240 million break even point. After dying from a complication of diabetes in her 60's, Lisang has overstayed in her waiting room in purgatory, occasionally causing other souls trouble for her ... See full summary ». 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Most of Luna's remaining loyal officers are arrested during the purge, while some are tortured and killed, including the Bernal brothers, Heneral Luna's closest aides.