The gruelling training that put a soldier’s entire being to the test is also the same force that polishes his valor whether in the face of danger, in a battle, or in life’s down moments. Yet, there’s more to his soul than just unbreakable gallantry and badass appeal. Within him nests a heart that radiates love and compassion, a heart that serves as his most powerful shield and weapon amidst any kind of war he faces.
In the Kapamilya series A Soldier’s Heart, the journey of Alex Marasigan–from childhood to being full-fledged army–unravels the depths of a fighter’s spirit. In this list, we rounded up the defining moments in Alex’s journey that reflect a soldier’s strength and heroism, as we anticipate the A Soldier’s Heart: The Final Salute.
Alex proved that a soldier’s heart is infused with a strong spirit of brotherhood and the unspoken commitment to fight not just for himself but for the comrade next to him. During the ambush attack that changed his life, Alex crawled his way to Olan (Ketchup Eusebio)’s rescue, hoping to still save him from inevitable death. Soul-wrenching violence enveloped that moment and Alex had all the chances to escape. But the two ‘brothers’ fought for and beside each other until the end. From then on, Olan’s heroism was never forgotten. And Alex used his fallen friend’s sacrifice to fuel his military dreams.
The path to becoming a soldier required great lengths, all the more when the rehearsals end. Alex had his first taste of defeat when he chose to protect an innocent civilian over shooting the target rebel on his first mission. He felt weak. He was devastated. At that time of vulnerability, he ran to his father, Dante (Rommel Padilla), for strength. The senior Marasigan reminded him that he isn’t the first soldier not to pull the trigger. Alex listened to Dante talk about his experiences as a neophyte, saying even the best fighters have fears. Sometimes, failures make them more human; and loss and fright make them braver. And if Alex would think that he’s a failure, there’s always a chance to get back up again and do better, for a soldier’s heart never learns how to give up.
Determined as he is, Alex insisted to conduct his own investigation about a hostage-taking crisis involving a politician. He witnessed the scene but Dante didn’t want to believe his narrative to spare him from a possible chain of danger. The heated argument unearthed long curbed personal issues. Alex emphasized that he wasn’t telling lies because Dante never taught him how to. He proved that a soldier’s heart is only for the truth.
Alex went through major obstacles when Dante died. But instead of enabling the circumstances to crumple his spirits, Alex loaded up with the courage to fight for justice, after letting his emotions out. While in deep thoughts and tears, Alex reminisced on his touching moments with Dante – the first soldier who taught him to never surrender, the first soldier who instilled in him the meaning of true strength, valor, and loyalty. He’s ready to fight again for his father and Ninong Victor (Ariel Rivera) who were both victims of the chaos.
Alex said that he’s ready to face Saal (Sid Lucero). He is ready to be at war with the enemy whom he shares his flesh and blood with. Despite the pain and uncertainties, Alex will give a fight. He will make a sacrifice for the people he loves. And as what he learned from his brave father, a soldier’s heart never surrenders.
How will the chaos around him come to an end? Don’t miss Alex and the troop’s final mission tonight in A Soldier’s Heart on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.