Realizing that Bonifacio failed to start the revolution after a series of military bungles, he decides to start the revolution on his own in town eventually inspiring the other towns and cities to join his cause. He ends up victorious successfully building a formidable army from scratch. The opposite however, happened to Bonifacio. Though illustrious and charismatic, Bonifacio was reckless and disorganized losing the trust of his own generals. A rivalry between Bonifacio and Aguinaldo begins to brew.
After a general election chose Aguinaldo over Bonifacio as president, Bonifacio nullifies the results and forms instead his own government. A court martial sentences Bonifacio to death which Aguinaldo tries to commute after realizing what an oracle predicted to him years ago saying that Bonifacio's death will mean the downfall of the republic.
Soon after the order of commutation was received too late and Bonifacio eventually executed, the Spanish army captures the towns under Aguinaldo's command. Aguinaldo evacuates and transfers his capital to a small village next to the mountains called Biak-na-Bato.
Aguinaldo negotiates an armistice with Spain with the latter paying the insurgent leaders a huge amount if they lay down their arms and be exiled in Hong Kong and a general amnesty is given to the Filipino soldiers.
While in Hong Kong, the American naval fleet allies with the Filipinos to fight against Spain stating that they have no interest in the Philippines and that they goal is to weaken the Spanish military who is also fighting a war with them in Cuba. Aguinaldo agrees and travels back to the Philippines.
Aguinaldo becomes victorious in the Philippines and declares independence from Spain.
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Lyrics of El Presidente by Apl de Ap and Jamir Garcia is still not available but it Music Video is available below:
VIVA FILMS Presents,
A SCENEMA CONCEPT Production,
In cooperation with CMB FILMS and SAN MIGUEL CORP.
Written and Directed by MARK MEILY
EL PRESIDENTE (General Emilio Aguinaldo Story and the First Philippine Republic)
PRODUCERS: LEONARD VILLALON & MAYLYN ENRIQUEZ
DIRECTOR: MARK MEILY
LEAD ACTRESS: CRISTINE REYES
LEAD ACTOR/S: JEORGE "E.R." ESTREGAN
SCREENPLAY: MARK MEILY
SUPPORTING ACTRESS/ES: NORA AUNOR and ALICIA MEYER
SUPPORTING ACTOR/S: CESAR MONTANO, JOHN REGALA, FELIX ROCO, BARON GEISLER, RONNIE LAZARO, WENDEL RAMOS, BAYANI AGBAYANI, SID LUCERO, CHRISTOPHER DE LEON
CHILD PERFORMER: LARIEL CASTRO
CINEMATOGRAPHY: CARLO MENDOZA
MUSICAL SCORE: JESSIE LASATEN
ORIGINAL THEME SONG: "HABANG PANAHON" by BODJIE DASIG
FILM EDITORS: JASON CAHAPAY
SOUND RECORDING: ALBERT MICHAEL IDIOMA
ORIGINAL STORY: MARK MEILY
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: DANIEL "DANNY" RED and JOCEL BILBAO
VISUAL EFFECTS: WELOVEPOST INC and ERICK TORRENTE
MAKE-UP ARTIST: WARREN MUNAR