In the middle of a burning reunion wherein Cardo (Coco Martin) chastised the Task Force Agila for locking up his in-laws akin to prisoners, the prodigal Ramil (Michael de Mesa) surprised everybody with his appearance – bloodied and recouping their broken friendship by trying to come clean in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
The group stoned Ramil for his betrayal, called him a liar but Cardo stood by his defense to reveal a shocking plot twist. The Agila commander confessed Ramil’s treachery was just an act to unearth Lito (Richard Gutierrez)’s wretchedness. A flashback rolled out Cardo and Ramil’s heartfelt conversation wherein the former tearfully asked for forgiveness and reminisced about the old days, moving viewers as it reminded them of an unexpected friendship that crystallized into a solid brotherhood.
In this Kapamilya Toplist from FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, we trace back Cardo and Ramil’s friendship to a jail riot. Cardo served time due to wrongful accusations while Ramil was known as a notorious drug lord.
Cardo and Ramil proved that we never meet people by mere accident but for a purpose. In their case, they helped each other survive the nightmares behind bars and start fresh with renewed missions. One defining moment in their friendship was when they formed a strong alliance with Romulo (Lito Lapid)’s Pulang Araw to create Vendetta – a unit of vigilantes that aimed to eradicate crime and corruption in the country.
The quiet town of Sto Nino was a witness to Cardo and Ramil’s unfazed brotherhood. The hurdles and death-defying sacrifices polished than break their bond, and together with the gang built a new life in Sto Nino by working as peacemakers in the small community – a contrast to their exhilarating life as cops. Light moments like these are indeed sweeter when shared with a friend.
Cardo and Ramil have many times offered every piece of themselves to protect one another. They also serve as each other’s anchor in times of wearying battles for love and family. Because of his wisdom and experience, Ramil’s opinion always matters to Cardo especially when it is about his marriage with Alyana (Yassi Pressman).
During their vigilante days, Ramil advised Cardo to fight for Alyana even if political scion Marco (JC Santos) threatened their marriage. In another scene, he gave Cardo a broader perspective about Alyana’s choice of clothes, which sparked the couple’s fight. He said Cardo should’ve just admired than condemned his wife’s dressing style.
Ramil has so much faith in Cardo, evinced by the many times he spoke about his selflessness, abilities, and purpose.
Like how they face wars as a team, they also open new chapters together. Being tapped by President Oscar (Rowell Santiago) to form the Task Force Agila is one of their most unforgettable beginnings, as well as working in Lito (Richard Gutierrez)’s ranch .
Cardo and Ramil will dauntlessly fight for each other. For them, to die for the group is the biggest form of love. Witness their deep commitment in protecting each other’s lives as the Task Force Agila battles it out with Renato (John Arcilla) and Jacob (Marc Abaya)’s army in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.