The Trial of Andres Bonifacio (Filipino: Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio) is a 2010 film directed by Mario O’Hara.
The plan for a new government was established since the emergence of the revolution in 23 August 1896. Its aim was to unite the Katipuneros under a single leadership. The Magdalo faction nominated Emilio Aguinaldo while Magdiwang faction retained Bonifacio, who was the “Supremo” of the Katipunan. On 22 March 1897, the revolutionary government was established at the Tejeros Convention. Emilio Aguinaldo was the president of the new government while Bonifacio was declared as the Minister of Interior. However, Daniel Tirona of Magdalo, questioned the Bonifacio’s qualifications for the said position. Upon his authority as the presiding officer, he declared all the proceedings null and void.
Bonifacio, then, established his own government in Naic, Cavite. He was arrested for refusing the revolutionary government, upon the orders of Emilio Aguinaldo, at Indang, Cavite. His wife, Gregoria de Jesus, and his brother, Procopio, was also arrested. Andres Bonifacio was brought to a military court in Maragondon for a pre-trial hearing. On 05 May 1897, the brothers of Bonifacio were charged by the court with treason and sedition. On 06 May 1897, they were sentenced with death penalty.
His brothers were brought by Major Lazaro Macapagal to Mount Tala on 10 May 1897. As soon as they reached Hulog, a barrio within the vicinity of Mount Nagpatong, Major Makapagal opened his sealed orders, upon Bonifacio’s insistence. The order revealed that severe punishment awaits for him if he would fail to execute the two brothers of Andres Bonifacio. The death of the Father of the Revolution, Andres Bonifacio, still remains to be controversial at present.
- Alfred Vargas as Andrés Bonifacio.
- Lance Raymundo as Emilio Aguinaldo.
- Danielle Castaño as Gregoria de Jesus.
- Ian Palma as Pío del Pilar.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Mario O’Hara.
- Cinematography: Mike Garcia.
- Editor(s): Apol Dating.
- Release Date: 13 July 2010.
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- Rating: R.
- Country: Philippines.
- Language: Filipino.