Antonio Novicio Luna (1866 - 1899) MP

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Birthplace: Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Death: Died
Cause of death: assasination
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About Antonio Novicio Luna

Antonio Luna was a Filipino reformist and revolutionary.

While studying pharmacy at the Central University of Madrid, he wrote for "La Solidaridad" under the pseudonym "Taga-ilog". He was among those who revived the Masonic Lodge Solidaridad No. 53 in Madrid.

In May 1894, Antonio Luna returned to the Philippines to study native contagious diseases. He was appointed as the municipal chemist of Manila, and was instrumental in the analysis of the Sibul mineral waters. In 1898, he became the municipal laboratory director.

This sharp-shooter and master swordsman studied 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. Like his older brother Juan, he had an ill temper and ignited many feuds which culminated in his assassination by his own men.

It is rumored that General Luna diverted millions of pesos from the Republic's treasury, particularly from Ilocos and Pampanga, to his sweetheart, Ysidra Cojuangco. This ill-gotten wealth supposedly formed the germ of the massive Cojuanco industrial holdings in Tarlac .

Reference:

  • "Antonio Luna". Wikipedia.org. http://bit.ly/MK5zPH. Date published: 26 Jan 2013. Date accessed: 14 Feb 2013.
  • "Antonio Luna". Wikipilipinas.org. http://bit.ly/Wofk7j. Date published: 14 Dec 2011. Date accessed: 14 Feb 2013.
  • "Gen. Antonio Luna". The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines. http://bit.ly/Wodi7l. Date accessed: 14 Feb 2013.
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Antonio Luna's Timeline

1866
October 29, 1866
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
1899
June 5, 1899
Age 32