Set during the Philippine-Americanwar, a short-tempered Filipino general faces anenemy more formidable than the Americanarmy: his own treacherous countrymen.In 1898, General Antonio Luna ( John Arcilla ),commander of the revolutionary army, isspoiling for a fight. The Philippines, after threehundred years as a Spanish colony, hasunwillingly come under American rule. GeneralLuna wants to fight for freedom but members ofthe elite would rather strike a deal with theUnited States. The infighting is fierce in the newcabinet but General Luna and his loyal menforge ahead even as his military decisions aremet with resistance from soldiers who are loyalonly to President Aguinaldo (Mon Confiado ).Ultimately, it is the general's legendary temperand pride that bring him to his death when apack of presidential guards assassinate him inbroad daylight. While American newspapers arequick to point the blame to Aguinaldo, themystery has never been completely solved andthe General's killers were never put to justice.