Angelica opens up about relationship with John Lloyd

Posted at 08/21/2012 6:31 PM
Photo by Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Angelica Panganiban on Tuesday finally opened up about her closeness to actor John Lloyd Cruz as she appealed to the media for some privacy and allow her to enjoy the happiness she has now.

Although the actress neither confirmed nor denied that they are now in a relationship, she described the state of her heart as "perfect," referring to the "perfect Sunday" post she made on the photo-sharing site Instagram on August 12.

Talking to reporters during the press launch of her endorsement for shampoo brand Pantene, Panganiban admitted that she has had other "perfect days" since then.

"Perfect Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday hanggang Sunday, balik Monday. Nasa iyo naman 'yon kung paano mo papagandahin ang araw mo. So 'yun siguro ang importante sa akin ngayon," she said.

The actress also said it was Cruz who posted their photo in her Instagram account.

"True, correct, parang test. Oo, siya 'yung naglagay," Panganiban said, although she refused to say where the photo was taken.

Noting that she had always been honest to the press, Panganiban then appealed to the media to give her the chance to enjoy her life.

"Siguro may karapatan din akong huwag magsalita at piliin kong manahimik. Hayaan niyo na muna akong i-enjoy ko 'yung privacy at happiness na mayroon ako ngayon. In time darating tayo diyan kapag nag-desisyon ako at bumait akong magsalita at i-share sa inyo kung anuman ang nararamdaman ko. Sobrang proud ako na gagawin 'yon, pero ngayon hayaan niyo muna ako na nasa ganito," Panganiban explained.

The actress also said she is a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" type of person.

"Hindi na kailangan kasi malinaw naman 'yung sinabi ko. Kung ano ang nakikita niyo sa labas, 'yun din ang nararamdaman ko sa loob. So, hindi ko na kailangang mag-explain pa," she said.

What is important now, she said, is that she is enjoying life after her breakup with long-time boyfriend actor Derek Ramsay

"Nararamdaman ko na paganda ng paganda ang bawat araw na mayroon ako. At hindi ko kailangang hingin 'yon sa ibang tao. Nararamdaman ko 'yon sa sarili ko dahil nahanap ko kung ano ang gusto kong mag-achieve -- 'yung panahon sa sarili ko, maalagaan ko 'yung sarili ko, pagandahin lalo ang sarili ko -- at mukhang achieve na achieve ko ang kagandahan na 'yon," she said.

The actress added that she's also learning to love herself.

"Siyempre mahalin mo ang sarili mo kasi kapag doon ka nagsimula, masaya ka na agad. 'Yung di mo na kailangan ng ibang tao para ma-appreciate ka kasi alam mo na 'yung hangganan mo, ano ang magpapasaya sa iyo, ano ang pwedeng ibigay at hindi pwedeng ibigay at maiiwasan mo ang masaktan o malungkot," she said.