Tribute to a hero
Luna was the hot headed but brilliant military strategist of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Brother of the famous painter Juan Luna, Antonio Luna studied Bachelor of Arts at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, studied pharmacy at the Univerity of Santo Tomas, but finished it in Barcelona, Spain. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine at the Central University of Madrid, and studied further in France and Belgium. He wrote for La Solidaridad under the pen name “Taga-Ilog” and also managed the paper La Independencia. In 1897, he was deported to Spain and imprisoned in Carcel Modelo de Madrid. After his release fron prison, he studied military tactics. During the Phil-Am war, Aguinaldo made Luna a general.