Angel Locsin changes perspective as she turns 30
Age is but a number.

But for Angel Locsin, she wanted to have a different view in life after turning 30. “Mas pinili ko mag-celebrate ng kung ano gusto ko,” she said during the press conference for “Maalaala Mo Kaya’s” tribute episode to two of the Fallen 44 police commandos, who perished in the deadly Mamasapano operation. 

She said, “May mga goals kasi ako na parang hindi ko pa nagagawa, so sisimulan ko siya ngayon,” she added. So how did she start off with the big three zero? By going to Batanes alone.

Although she is used to going alone in trips abroad, her recently-concluded Batanes trip is her first trip in the Philippines where she travelled alone. Her trip is part of her 30 things to do before she turns 40.
And she fulfilled one of her 30 things in Batanes. “Goal ko po sa Batanes was to witness something majestic, at nagawa ko po yun kanina,” said Angel, who just arrived from Batanes before heading to ABS-CBN for the presscon.

“Biyahe ako papunta ng airport, tapos nakita ko yun [sunrise], tapos sabi ko ‘sandali lang po kuya, stop tayo at mag-picture ako’ tapos ayun kailangan picturan ko,” said Angel, describing how she experienced something majestic in Batanes in a form of a “beautiful sunrise”.

What was Angel’s remark upon seeing the sunrise? “Masasabi mo talaga na may Diyos, at magpapasalamat ka talaga,” she remarked, being thankful for the blessings she has received in her life.

Now that she is 30, Angel is more serious in fulfilling her bucket list. “Gusto ko yun nagtratrabaho ako para mabuhay, hindi yun nabubuhay ako para magtrabaho,” she said.

In the MMK episode to air on Saturday, April 25, Angel plays Suzette Tucay, girlfriend of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) trooper Sr. Insp. Garry Erana, who is portrayed by Coco Martin. Ejay Falcon, on the other hand, essays the role of another slain SAF member, Insp. Rennie Tayrus.