Director Hipolito receives a phone call from the traitorous snake Catindig and the two scoundrels discuss the numerous case files of Cardo. Renato plots to pay someone to publicly dishonor our favorite hero and paint him as a spy planted by the rebels to infiltrate the PNP. Catindig assures his miserable partner in crime that he would make it happen. While Homer and his lackeys are goofing off in their territory, Cardo takes out several rebels in his path to get to his SAF comrades.
Dela Paz and Velasco look on in disbelief and with a measure of apprehension as the masked man kicks the miserable asses of the rebels. With Anton and Homer and his group approaching from different directions, the masked man ultimately flies through the air and deftly takes out the last of the goons in grand style. Velasco questions his identity and he takes off his mask to reveal himself. Dela Paz manages to finish off the last scumbag from the discomfort of the cell.
Cardo breaks his comrades out of the cell and as they turn to make their escape, Anton and Homer’s group come upon the scene and begin to open fire on them like demented madmen. Having put his mask back on, Cardo slips away with Dela Paz and Velasco and the rebels go after them, guns blazing. Meanwhile, Delfin talks to Alyana on phone and she informs him of her fruitless quest to get some vital info on Bloody Sun in San Isidro.
Homer the scumbag is quiet persistent with his pursuit of the escaped prisoners and their helper. When they come upon a river, he fires grenade throwers on several instances. Dela Paz ends up getting from one of the explosions, while Velasco is rendered disorientated. Cardo helps his comrades by literally dragging them along. At the NDA, Diana informs Hipolito of her conversation with the potential witness in San Isidro.
“I believe she could be our most important lead on Bloody Sun.”
“How are you sure about this?” Renato says. “Is that woman a credible witness?”
“At this point, I’m willing to hear anyone out as long as they’re willing to give more information before it’s too late.”
Cardo, Velasco and Dela Paz resurface from their hiding place – beneath the river – after Homer and his men have passed by. They then begin swimming away stealthily to avoid being noticed. Meanwhile, the despicable director Hipolito orders Catindig to deal with the woman Diana and Alyana had talked to in San Isidro, lest she become a witness and ruin all of his plans. He then asks for update about the bogus witness who would pretend to be Cardo’s former rebel comrade.
“We’re done briefing him,” Catindig mentions. “He already knows what to say and how to say it.”
“Good. Make sure he doesn’t let his nerves get the best of him. Or else they’ll know he’s lying.”
“There’s no need to worry. Tomorrow, we’ll completely ruin Dalisay’s reputation.”
Sandro hands the bogus witness a file to study so he doesn’t make any mistakes. He offers to get him 5 million for lying and pretending and the greedy scumbag demands for 10 million. Sandro gives in but threatens to finish him off if he messes it up. The next morning under their makeshift shelter, Dela Paz burns up with fever from his infected wound and Velasco strives to take care of him.
Homer and his lackeys are pretty upset about the escape of the prisoners and they begin wondering out loud who had freed them. Soon enough, Homer and Anton begin suspecting the very same person as the culprit. Way back home, Paco and Elmo tail the captain and her lackeys to find out what they’ve been up to. At the rebel camp, Homer and Anton return just as the commander is asking Earthworm and Tadpole about them.
“The hostages have escaped,” Homer announces as Lena approaches.
“Someone here freed them. I bet it’s the same person we encountered before. The one with the mask on. He’s the one who helped them escape.”
“We believe we know who that man is,” Anton chimes in.
“So who is it?” Romulo seethes.
The commander is bewildered. “Fernan?”
“We’re absolutely sure that it’s him.”
It’s Lena’s turn now to be surprised. “How can that be? He was here the whole time. He didn’t even leave our camp.”
As if on cue, Cardo/Fernan comes out of his hut with Emman. Our favorite hero looks on with deliberate ignorance. Romulo then declares that Anton is clearly mistaken. On his orders, the Bloody Sun rebels go in search of the escapees. At the NDA, General Borja refuses to believe the claims of the so-called former rebel who had supposedly been working with Cardo as a member of Bloody Sun. Diana is in disbelief as the despicable director indulges Parawan, the supposed former rebel comrade of Cardo.
General Borja takes Parawan with him to the CIDG for further interrogation. He makes another attempt to talk some sense into the scumbag, all to no avail. In no time, a news report of the scumbag goes viral on national television. The scumbag paints our favorite hero as a member of Bloody Sun and goes ahead to speculate that the SAF’s operation might have failed because Cardo had tipped off his rebel comrades. Meanwhile, Diana frets over Cardo’s sudden unpopularity.
“We will get to the bottom of this,” Renato gloats. “I will handle the investigation myself. This is clearly the work of someone who’s out to ruin Dalisay’s credibility.” Yeah. Some piece of sh*t like you.
While the Bloody Sun rebels are out on the hunt for their escaped prisoners, Velasco goes hunting and manages to kill a snake which she later prepares for herself and Dela Paz. At the rebel camp, Romulo and Father express their gratitude to Cardo/Fernan for all his help in their missions, adding that they have complete trust in him. Cardo then takes the opportunity to offer to go in search of the escapees. Meanwhile, Renato gloats over how they had managed to ruin Cardo’s reputation. He then urges Catindig to make sure their phony witness doesn’t break.
Catindig tries to talk the director into devising a plan to get Diana kicked out of the CIDG but the slimy scoundrel refuses to go through with it. Diana discusses Parawan’s case with Delfin at camp Crame and they discover that in spite of all his vices, the scumbag has no record of being involved with any rebel group. At the rebel camp, Cardo gets past a curious Lena and on the guise of going in search of the escapees, he regroups with his SAF comrades, bringing along some food and other supplies for them. Dela Paz and Velasco show their appreciation for all his help and Cardo assures them that he would get them out.
Wally and Elmo tail Captain Gina but they’re soon made out on several occasions. Almost, that is. They evade the captain on two occasions in such comical manner and they manage to keep her from seeing them. A moment later, Gina returns to her office and calls her lackeys to order them to refrain from collecting any money for the night because she had felt someone following her earlier. Otep and his partners in crime reluctantly follow Gina’s order, and Paco who had been tailing them all this time doesn’t get any evidence to use against them and their puppet master.
Anton and Homer continue to hold on to their suspicion of Fernan as the culprit and the one who had freed the hostages. At the Dalisays, Wally, Paco and Elmo report their fruitless quest for evidence to grandma Flora, just as Captain Gina meets up with her lackeys and urges them to put their operations on hold for the meantime. At the media house, Alyana has a talk with Pinggoy about her conversation with the woman in San Isidro. She recounts how the woman had claimed that Bloody Sun were good people and her insufferable boss overhears and begins bitching nonstop.
Where have you been?” Anton demands upon running into Fernan. “Do commander and Father know that you left camp?”
Cardo is exasperated. “I was looking for the escapees.”
“Looking? I think you mean you’re hiding them.”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“Where are the fugitives?” Anton demands. “Tell us where you’re hiding them. Maybe you’re not answering because you’ve already helped them escape from Mt. Karagao.”
“You know, Anton,” Cardo begins, piercing the scumbag with an icy look. “You’ve been getting on my nerves for a while now. Back off or I’ll bash your brains in.”
“You think I don’t know what you’re doing? You want to humiliate me in front of Father and the commander. You’ve messed with the wrong man, Fernan.”
Cardo seethes. “I’ve just about had it with you, Anton. You wouldn’t wanna see what happens when you push me too far.”
Source: Blasters Series