As the type to always wear her heart on her sleeves, Angelica Panganiban is always open to sharing her stories of love, friendship, and heartaches. We are treated to some of her amusing insights in this throwback episode of TWBA.
Veteran host Boy Abunda threw in the lines, “The best way to mend a broken heart is through time and friends.” Angelica agreed, speaking from experience, “I know that! Ginawa ko ‘yan!”
People say that true friendships are never found in the showbiz industry. But, if there’s someone who would defy this assumption, it would be Angelica, who is everyone’s favorite buddy. Just take a look at her unbreakable friendship with Glaiza De Castro. It continues to grow despite the two of them working under different networks. They are willing to make sacrifices or even break the rules for each other.
“Maglaban man ang network, sabihin na hindi kami pwedeng makipagkaibigan kasi ibang network siya nagtatrabaho, nando’n po kami sa level na, ‘Ay, sorry po. Eh, ‘di huwag na lang akong mag-work.”
Angelica went on to talk about her Bhutan trip with Glaiza. She called it “quest for happiness.” The place was so pleasant and breathtaking that Angelica was inspired to forget about all the heartaches.
“Naging perfect ‘yung lugar doon sa nararamdaman ko. Parang ang laki ng mundo. Isipin mo, ‘yung Bhutan ang liit-liit lang niya, eh country na ‘yun, so paano pa ako? Tao lang ako, eh ilan tayong tao? Magma-matter ba ‘yung problema ko?”
Angelica also opened up about her friendship with the likes of Cherry Pie Picache, Agot Isidro, and Director Andoy Ranay. She draws maturity and wisdom from them. The best thing about them is they also listen to her opinion.
Angelica is also best friends with Kim Chiu and Bela Padilla. They call their squad AngBeKi. This would have to be her craziest gang. They laugh at each other’s jokes no matter how ‘waley’ they are. Yet, they can also be serious and deep at times. “Ang lalim ng pagmamahal namin sa isa’t isa na hindi namin maintindihan kung bakit. Sobra namin siyang naa-appreciate,” said Angelica.
She quipped, “Natatakot nga ako, eh. ‘Paano kapag nag-away-away tayo, nakakahiya, ang dami na nating followers!’” Angelica and Bela even have matching tattoos to signify their friendship. Angelica joked that they are waiting for Kim to get inked as well, but considering her sweet image, she knows it’ll never happen.