El Presidente Essay

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El Presidente (English: The President; Filipino: Ang Pangulo) is a 2012 biopic film based on the life of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippine Republic. The film stars Laguna Gov. Jeorge "ER" Ejercito Estregan in the title role, with Cesar Montano,Christopher de Leon, Nora Aunor, and Cristine Reyes in supporting roles.[2]
It is one of the official entries for the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival and was released in theaters nationwide on December 25, 2012.[3] The film was produced by Scenema Concept International, CMB Films and Viva Films, together in cooperation with the San Miguel Group of Companies, Petron, Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar and the Film Development Council
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He storms out of the convention when Daniel Tirona objects to his election. Aguinaldo's brother Crispulo informs him of his accession and convinces him to leave his troops just as he was seeking to defend against the Spaniards at Pasong Santol. The rebels are defeated and Crispulo is killed. Meanwhile, an embittered Bonifacio establishes his own revolutionary government and is later arrested. Aguinaldo is concerned about Bonifacio's actions and wanted him exiled, but the War Council advises his execution.
Several months later, Aguinaldo leaves Cavite with most of his forces intact and makes it to Biac-na-Bato in Bulacan, where he signs the Pact of Biak-na-Bato and heads for Hong Kong. There he meets with US officials who approach him with offers of support and recognition of a new Philippine Republic amidst the Spanish–American War. Aguinaldo returns to the Philippines and formally declares independence from Spain. As the Malolos Congress convenes, Felipe Agoncillo tries to represent the new nation at theTreaty of Paris negotiations, but gets stonewalled at every turn even as US forces gradually arrive in the Philippines. The Philippine–American War breaks out in February 1899 and Antonio Luna is appointed commander of all the Filipino forces. He is assassinatedthree months later and the Filipino troops are gradually routed by the Americans. As a result, Aguinaldo's forces travel all over northern Luzon to

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