Teddy Casino: You Love Heneral Luna When He Fought Americans, Why Despise Duterte?
‘Heneral Luna’ is a top grossing Filipino film about an Ilocano general born in Manila who gave the American troops a hard fight.
The film’s popularity greatly reflects how the nation perceived the fierce foul-mouthed Filipino general who fought for the country against the colonization of the Americans in the Philippine-American War. This shows how the nation perceived the general as a hero despite his unruly mouth.
With this thought, activist Teddy Casino questioned why we despise President Rodrigo Duterte, who, just like Heneral Luna, fought for the country’s independence and refused to be colonized by the US.
Through a Facebook post, Casino expressed his disappointment for the Filipino critics of Duterte for his expletive-filled tirades against the United States.