MANILA, Philippines – Is the battle between Team Jinkee and Team Angelica now on?
The feisty Angelica Panganiban, who portrays the equally strong-willed “Rubi” in her latest television series of the same title, is unfazed by reports romantically linking her hunk boyfriend, actor Derek Ramsay, to Jinkee Pacquiao.
Jinkee is the wife of famous and controversial boxer Manny Pacquiao.
In a press conference for “Rubi” last week, Panganiban maintained that she is not threatened by Jinkee at all.
When asked if she considers Jinkee a contrabida in her life, she said in jest: "Kung gusto niya, di siya. Try niya. Try niyong kalabanin si Rubi, mamumula din ang lips niyo."
"Ang ganda ko. Ang ganda ko lang may Derek ako," Panganiban added.
On Sunday a more serious Panganiban told “The Buzz” in her live interview that Jinkee and Ramsay are just friends, and she is not bothered by their friendship.
“Alam ko magkaibigan sila, nag-uusap sila. Minsan kapag nagkakausap sila, sinasabi sa akin ni Derek na kinukumusta nga niya ako,” she said. “Pero hindi ako nabo-bother.” -Reports from Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com, and “The Buzz”