Bumbo (Robin Padilla) is blamed by her mother Monang (Perla Bautista) for the accidental death of his brutal father. Bumbo transforms into a tough guy after he escapes from Boys Town where his mother sent him. Cecille (Cristina Gonzales) sympathizes and falls in love with Bumbo against the wishes of her policeman brother Eric (Mark Gil). Bumbo's godfather Rustico (Ronaldo Valdez) treats him like a son and grooms him to be the next crime boss which makes Rustico's henchman Boogie (Paquito Diaz) envious and resentful. Bumbo creates enemies because of the dirty jobs assigned to him so Rustico tells him to hide and lay low. But Boogie ambushes an armored van and blames it on Bumbo. Bumbo, who has now found his faith, declines Rustico's call back, which gives Boogie the opportunity to stir animosity between Bumbo and his godfather and for them to want to kill each other.