by: Bernie Franco
Angelica Panganiban explained that meeting her biological father for the very first time last 2010 was life-changing. She related that she now consistently communicates with her dad and that she had finally let go of burdens she had harbored ever since she was a kid. “Mas positive na dahil nga siguro wala na ‘yung bigat na dinadala ko noon pa, tsaka wala na akong itinatago sa mga tao. Masarap mabuhay,” she said at the press conference of her upcoming movie Bulong,which also stars Vhong Navarro and Bangs Garcia. The Star Cinema movie opens on February 2.
It seems like Angel really meant this because she said that she is ready to kiss and make up with Claudine Barretto with whom Angelica had a feud last year. “Bagong taon na at sa dami ng blessings na natatanggap ko, ayoko na ng negative. So masaya ang lahat, alam ko ‘yun din naman ang gusto niyang mangyari,” she explained.
However, she clarified that though she is ready to make peace with Claudine any time, she does not want to rush things. “Siyempre hopefully soon [magkabati na kami] pero kung… I mean hindi mo naman kasi pwedeng ipilit ang mga ganung bagay. Malay mo may mga taong hindi pa ready,” she added.
Angelica had her share of controversies last year and her relationship with boyfriend Derek Ramsay had been a constant target. Asked what issues that affected her, she answered, “Siyempre bilang babae sa industriya nakakagulat ‘yung sasabihin na buntis ka. ‘Yun ang mga nakakagulat kasi hihintayin mo pa… mga four months bago mo mapatunayan na hindi ka talaga buntis. Minsan aalis ka na ng bansa, nagpalaglag ka na kaagad. Bibyahe kami ni Derek magpapakasal na kami. ‘Yung mga ganun na paulit-ulit na lang. Hindi na nakapag-move on.”
Nevertheless, the Banana Split star still considers 2010 as her “favorite” year because so many blessings, such as hit projects, happened to her. Angel added that she is hoping that these blessings will continue to happen this 2011.