Ilag, the rat, A well known thief of Bucana boulevard. Learned the way of the "akyat bahay" or in english the art of house burglary at the age of 12, passing through the local sewage system, he sneaks around from house to house to steal trinkets from the more the wealthier families, selling it to neighbors for a little profit. As an orphan, the only lifestyle he got used to was to tag along with his band of young "mangangawat" (thieves), from quietly stealing purses and cellphones to outright public burglary, he performed it with finesse and speed, earning him his infamous title "The Rat". As he grew older, so did his heists grew bolder. Stealing goods from a freighter ship, he boarded the deck with his crew, slowly moving the boxes towards their bangka (a canoe-like fishing boat), little did him and his crew knew it was a boat that had UN soldiers on board. As soon as one of those uniformed men saw them, it was over in an instant, his crew got caught, but Ilag managed to hide in one of the containers filled with boxes and sacks that had the label 'relief goods' on it, he spent the next few weeks wearing the freighter ship's uniform and blended in with the freighters crew, but it was only a matter of time till he got caught. Speed forward a few more months on the boat, while ilag was still in his detainment cell, he took a peek over the window, expecting they arrived on land back in the Philippines, however the place looked a lot more different, it was foreign, it was cold, people were evacuating the city and there's panic all over. Ilag got taken out of his cell to be transferred on a prison facility, while the UN soldiers started to carry the boxes to hand it over on what seems to be this countries military, as he was about to board a truck headed to the facility, while in the midst of the panic as his guards are having a hard time trying to move him around, Ilag took the opportunity to break loose from his hand cuffs with a make shift lock-pick and ran away from the vehicle, using the crowd as cover and disappeared.