Not long after making their relationship official, Michael (Nash Aguas) and Isabel (Charlie Dizon) are already going through tough times as a couple. Gov. Amer Gezali (Richard Quan) tags Isabel to a meeting at the 4th Infantry Division base camp. Everyone, including the governor, notices the exchange of loving stares between the two.
Major Lucente (Mon Confiado) drags Michael in a corner and pokes fun at his lovestruck heart. Meanwhile, Amer also makes a way to interfere in his daughter’s personal affairs. He scolds Isabel for her decisions, telling her to cut her romance with the soldier before the situation gets worse. Amer emphasizes the conflict between the young lovers especially their social status and religion. Isabel tries to defend her feelings, citing her parents as example. She points out that her mom and Amer were raised with different religious views but still managed to start a family. Amer explains that a relationship built from two opposing views entail a lot of struggles. And it would most probably just end in pain like what happened to him and Isabel’s mother.
That night, Michael brims with joy thinking that Isabel dropped by the camp to see him. But to his surprise, Amer comes out of the car to confront him. Amer orders Michael to end the relationship and cites the same reasons he told Isabel a while ago.
Michael tries to fight for Isabel, saying that Islam and Christianity revolve around the same principles of peace and love. He insists his feelings for Isabel and vows to never hurt her. But no matter how pure Michael’s intentions are, Amer remains firm in his decision to keep Isabel away from him.