Furious Leaders: Who Said It, General Antonio Luna or Mayor Rodrigo Duterte?

The answers:

12. “I will fight and offer my life, my small knowledge, and science for the liberation of the Motherland.”

Gen. Antonio Luna. (“History: General Antonio Luna, great soldier, scientist”; Manila Bulletin, Oct 2014)

11. “You give credit to these revolutionaries, you can exchange words and deal with them.”

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. (“NPA taxation a reality, just pay them – Duterte”; Davao Today, Oct 2013)

10. “Independence or death?”

Gen. Antonio Luna.

9. “Leaders respond to duty and moral obligation.”

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. (“Duterte to reconsider withdrawal from presidential race”; Rappler, Sept 2015)

8. “…it was because the army had been brought to a desperate situation by the demoralization of the soldiers and the lack of ammunition: nothing but action of rash courage and extraordinary energy could hinder its dissolution.”

Neither. It was Apolinario Mabini, former Prime Minister and Secretary of Foreign Affairs, on the death of Antonio Luna.

7. “That is not the way democracy operates.”

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. (“2016 run? ‘Give me time to talk to family’ – Duterte”; Rappler, Aug 2015)

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6. “To compromise with the enemy is to have a new era of slavery and suffering!”

Gen. Antonio Luna. (Philippine-American War, A. Dumindin)

5. “…there’s been historical injustice committed on the people.”

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. (“NPA taxation a reality, just pay them – Duterte”; Davao Today, Oct 2013)

4. “Cowards! Assassins!”

Gen. Antonio Luna. His immortal last words.

3. “If at that moment, the enemy attacked, there is no doubt that they would have died first before abandoning their posts!”

Gen. Antonio Luna. (The Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna, V. R. Jose)

2. “…to give accurate reports of the sufferings and necessities of the troops.”

Gen. Antonio Luna. On inviting the Red Cross Ladies to bring small gifts to the soldiers who were fighting in the lines. (The Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna, V. R. Jose)

1. “On this battlefield, man has no better weapon than his intelligence, no other force but his heart.”

Neither. It was Jose Rizal, in a letter dated Dec 1893 to his nephew, Alfredo Hidalgo.

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