Avid viewers of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano thought they have already seen all kinds of villains try to work on Cardo (Coco Martin)’s downfall. But it turns out Lito (Richard Gutierrez) is a different kind.
The seemingly soft-hearted man, unknown to many, is a dangerous enemy. And he knows exactly the right tools and tactics to orchestrate the most effective schemes leading up to his victory. In this Toplist, we rounded up the many times Lito deceived Cardo’s group into believing that he is a friend than a foe.
Lito showered the Task Force Agila with warm hospitality when they arrived in his mansion looking for a hiding place after escaping Lily (Lorna Tolentino) and Art (Tirso Cruz III)’s henchmen. He willingly harboured the group and promised to keep them safe and provide all their needs. The kindness, he said, is influenced by his friendship with Alyana (Yassi Pressman).
It didn’t take long until viewers learned Lito’s ulterior motive – to win his teenage sweetheart, Alyana back by gaining everybody’s trust first. The plan is to overwhelm them with generosity and kindness, so they won’t act suspicious as he slowly pulls Alyana closer to the trap.
Lito opened his doors to the group, telling them to feel at home. He even toured them around his mansion and granted them permission to enjoy the facilities such as the golf course, firing range, and every corner of all his properties. They went swimming, playing basketball and bowling, and doing anything that pleases them.
He offered them jobs as well. He bought Alyana and Bubbles (Bianca Manalo) new clothes. He promised to protect them and help them start anew. The bunch is all-praises for Lito’s kindness. They often hear stories of his humility, generosity, and hints of the social powers he holds. Despite his fortune and power, Lito shows everyone a friendly and kind demeanor. In return, Cardo’s group learns to completely trust the stranger. Everything is going according to plan.
“Habang nandito kayo sa poder ko, protektado kayo. Isa lang ang hinihingi ko, magtiwala kayo sa akin,” Lito told them. He took advantage of all the group’s troubles to make the goody-goody act more believable. When the Task Force’s safety was put in danger upon the arrival of cops, Lito fixed the trouble using his connections, gaining him another point in the trust tally.
His recent deed of kindness is providing Lolo Delfin medical aid and a personal doctor. Confronted by one of his henchmen about his growing closeness with Cardo and the Task Force Agila, Lito explained that it’s all part of his strategies.
Lito knows how to keep Alyana close by keeping Cardo, his rival, closer. And by the time Cardo discovers Lito’s motive, the realization will come too late. It also seems he’s winning Alyana’s heart again.
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