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El Presidente (2012)

The life story of the first Philippine President. The story of the man who led the Filipino people to victory against its Spanish conquerors.


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Mark Meily
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Estregan ... Emilio Aguinaldo (as Jeorge 'ER' Estregan)
Nora Aunor ... Maria Agoncillo
Christopher De Leon ... Antonio Luna
Cristine Reyes ... Hilaria Del Rosario
Cesar Montano ... Andres Bonifacio
Alicia Mayer Alicia Mayer
Allan Paule
Allen Dizon
Alvin Anson
Archi Adamos
Baron Geisler
Bayani Agbayani
Crispin Pineda
Dennis Padilla
Emilio Garcia


The life story of the first Philippine President. The story of the man who led the Filipino people to victory against its Spanish conquerors.

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Filipino | English | Tagalog | Spanish

Release Date:

25 December 2012 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

El Presidente: General Emilio Aguinaldo and the First Philippine Republic See more »

Filming Locations:

Bagac, Bataan, Philippines

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some of the actors here( notably John Arcilla and Epy Quizon) also appeared in Heneral Luna, another epic film set during the Filipino-American War but played different characters. While they played minor roles here, on Heneral Luna, they played the main characters on the film (Quizon as Apolinario Mabini, a role previously played by his brother Ronnie while Arcilla as the Titular character General Luna who was previously played by Christopher de Leon). Other actors who were also in both movies were Allan Paule and Ronnie Lazaro. See more »


References Emilio Aguinaldo (2000) See more »

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Greatest movie i have seen in years! it has a lesson to it!..
7 January 2013 | by kevinguiamSee all my reviews

I enjoyed watching the movie.. i cant believe that this movie didn't become the best film, but at least they become 2nd runner up, that means most of the people here in the Philippines enjoyed this film because it's about Emilio Aguinaldo (the first president here in the Philippines), i cannot say anymore about this film but I'm gonna tell this that this movie is worth watching and you will learn more about the life history of Emilio Aguinaldo and how he became a president. I rate this movie 7.2/10 because this film means something rather than the other films in the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival.

This movie is awesome/great! and i recommend it to people who haven't watched this film yet! El Presidente!!

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