Angelica reveals Christmas wish for John Lloyd

Posted at 12/05/2012 3:22 PM | Updated as of 12/05/2012 11:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Actor John Lloyd Cruz is definitely spreading some Christmas cheer this holiday season by preparing the family reunion of his girlfriend Angelica Panganiban.

Actress Angelica Panganiban and boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz

In an interview after a press conference for Star Cinema's "One More Try" on Wednesday, Panganiban praised Cruz for going the extra mile for her and her family.

"Alam mo siya 'yung sobrang abala kasi makukumpleto ko ang family ko. Parang first time naming buong pamilya na mag-celebrate kami, 'yung family na nagpalaki sa akin. So, lahat sila uuwi galing (Los Angeles)," Panganiban revealed.

"First time, first Christmas ko sa bagong bahay, tapos kumpleto 'yung family ko. Siya (Cruz) talaga 'yung tukso ng tukso na 'wow I'm so happy for you.' Siyempre ako din naman nae-excite ako na kumpleto ang pamilya ko ngayong Pasko at uuwi na sila next week," she said.

Panganiban said Cruz is already planning activities for her family to enjoy this Christmas.

"Siya 'yung gusto na marami kaming gagawin, magbiyahe kami. Kumbaga siya yung nagsa-suggest sa akin na 'o kumain kayo diyan, masarap diyan. O kapag gusto niyong pumunta dito sabihin mo sa akin ipapa-reserve natin.' Balak noon maging events coordinator," Panganiban said.

Panganiban said she's still thinking of the perfect gift she can give Cruz, admitting that it's hard to find a present for someone who almost has everything in life.

"Wala pa nga. Mahirap kasi lahat nasa kanya na, baka card na lang -- credit card," she joked.

"Baka ganoon na lang (card), actually. Siyempre parang di na uso 'yung patalbugan kayo ng gifts. Mas okay na 'yung simple. Sa tingin ko mas malalim yon. Sana makapag-celebrate kami ng  Christmas together, kasi first Christmas na magkasama kami," she said.

Asked of her Christmas wish for Cruz, she replied: "Ay kung may hihilingin ako sana ay mas dumami ang pahinga niya. Hindi naman 'yung sa mawalan siya ng trabaho, hindi ba? Pero grabe, sobra siyang workaholic kahit na nagkakasakit na siya eh trabaho pa din siya. Gusto ko balanse lang na may pahinga siya. may time siya to spend time sa family niya at may time siya sa gusto niyang gawin."

Despite their busy schedules, Panganiban and Cruz try to find time to spend time together. "Actually hindi naman isyu 'yung time. Wala 'yung ganoon," she said.

Right now, Panganiban said she's just happy with everything that's happening in her life.

"Mahirap sabihin na ganito kaaga ay sasabihin mo kontento ka na. Siguro masasabi ko lang na fulfilled ako sa lahat ng nangyayari. Sabi ko nga ano ba ang nagawa kong maganda at ganito ang palit sa akin dahil sobrang ayos ang lahat," she said.