During quake, Angelica called John Lloyd to say goodbye
|Celebrity couple Angelica Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz|
MANILA – Actress Angelica Panganiban thought she was going to die when she felt the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol last Tuesday.
In an interview with “Buzz ng Bayan” aired on Sunday, Panganiban said she got scared when she saw people outside their bus running around and screaming.
“Talagang tinatapon kami sa loob ng bus. Pagbaba namin, pa-recover pa lang kami tapos biglang may lalaking tumatakbo sa likod namin galing ng beach tapos sabi niya nawala 'yung tubig,” she related.
Panganiban said she immediately sent her mom and boyfriend, actor John Lloyd Cruz, messages telling them what’s happening.
“Nung nagkakatakbuhan na, tumawag ako kay Lloydie tapos parang nagpapaalam na ako, sabi ko 'Mamamatay na kami, mamamatay na ako. Luminlindol dito mamamatay na kami.' Akala mo talaga katapusan mo na. Nagpapasalamat lang ako na sa pinagdaanan namin, kumpleto kaming nakauwi,” she said.
Panganiban was in Bohol at the time along with the cast and crew of “Banana Split” for a scheduled out0of-town taping.
According to comedian Pooh, they were all rattled when they saw the walls of their hotel cracking.
TV host Alex Gonzaga, for her part, said she tried to keep her composure during the earthquake.
“Kalmado naman ako the whole time kasi nagpe-pray naman ako. Dapat may presence of mind ka muna,” she said.
The team stayed in an open area in front of the Tagbilaran City Hall until they were allowed to fly back to Cebu and then to Manila.
Following the incident, the cast and crew of “Banana Split” have undergone stress debriefing. They have also resumed taping for the gag show last Thursday.