Kumander Dante is a 1988 Filipino action drama film directed by Ben Yalung. This action-drama depicts the political development of one of the most celebrated leaders of the New People’s Army, “Ka Dante” or Bernabe Buscayno, who availed of the Aquino government’s political amnesty program.
Kumander Dante Movie Summary
Kumander Dante tells the life of Philippine communist leader Bernabe Buscayno.
At age 21, Kumander Dante was a full-time revolutionary. At age 23, he became district commander in the outfit of Faustino del Mundo, also called “Kumander Sumulong”, where he became education chairman. Eventually dissatisfied with Sumulong’s outfit, Kumander Dante took some fighters and joined forces with Jose Maria Sison, who had founded the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 1968. Buscayno’s group officially became the New People’s Army (NPA) on March 29, 1969.
Kumander Dante eventually surrendered when civilian support to his group became weak.
Kumander Dante Movie Cast
Phillip Salvador, Laarni Enriquez, Paquito Diaz, Charlie Davao, Robert Talabis, Bing Davao, Bomber Moran, King Gutierrez, Jorge Estregan, Ruben Rustia, Lucita Soriano, Ernie Zarate, Joel Lamangan, Vangie Labalan, Romy Romulo