Michael (Nash Aguas) arrives at his family’s simple abode. But while the financial struggle is evident, the family is full of love for one another. Michael talks to his uncle about the status of their small farm. Michael learns that his uncle still doesn’t make much from selling coconuts.
The scene turns heavier as Michael stares at his uncle who apparently is his father’s twin brother. He notes his Tiyo Pinong’s (Arnold Reyes) resemblance with his Tatay and apologizes for their rough start. Michael admits that he didn’t like the idea of his mother having a relationship with his own uncle. The latter says he loves his twin brother so much and he has only pure intentions for Michael’s mother.
Later, Michael tells his mother about his wish to send all his siblings in school. His mother turns emotional while thanking him for his sacrifices. She knows joining the armed forces isn’t easy but she prays for Michael’s safety everyday. She sometimes feels guilty that Michael has to sacrifice a lot for their family.
Michael relieves his mother’s worries and says he is glad to be of help. To lighten up the mood, Michael quips that he would not die early, so there’s no reason for his mother to weep. Michael’s Nanay laughs a little and embraces him.