Angelica says relationship with John Lloyd going strong

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 04 2013 03:15 PM | Updated as of Feb 04 2013 11:15 PM

Celebrity couple Angelica Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Angelica Panganiban denied reports that she and boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz are currently having issues that may lead to their breakup.

In an interview with “The Buzz” aired on Sunday, Panganiban said there’s no truth to such reports because her relationship with Cruz is now stronger than ever.

“Actually siguro 'yung problema namin, wala kaming issue na mapagtalunan. Laging okay, laging nagtutugma ang mga gusto namin,” she said.

Panganiban said even their equally hectic schedule never became an issue.

“Hindi naman namin napag-aawayan. Noong una tinatanong ko siya, 'Ganyan ka ba talaga kasikat? Kasi sobra kang busy.' Parang wala talaga siyang time, nagkikita lang kami kapag weekends. Dati kasi sanay ako na may time sa akin 'yung lalaki. Pero ngayon kapag nagkikita naman kami, talagang sagad, sulit talaga ang mga oras namin,” she said.

Asked what she thinks is the reason behind their strong relationship, Panganiban said: “Kasi para siyang a promise of friendship. Para siyang blessing na nakahanap ako ng partner na para kong best friend na wala kaming dapat itago sa isa't isa, relax na relax.”

Saying she sometimes can’t comprehend why she is this blessed in life, Panganiban said she will still never trade her “perfect” life for anything.

“Ang perfect ng lahat eh. Wala na akong hihilingin pa. Dumating ako sa point ng buhay ko na gaano ba ito katagal magla-last? Puwedeng i-maintain ko na lang ito? Kasi parang death na bukas, parang ibinibigay na ni Lord sa akin lahat,” she said.

'Apoy sa Dagat'

Aside from being happy in her personal life, Panganiban shared that she is also glad to be blessed with a good career.

Panginiban is set to headline her own series titled “Apoy sa Dagat,” which will also feature Piolo Pascual and Diether Ocampo.

“Sobra akong excited na kapag nakikita ko ang sarili ko sa TV, sobra akong nae-excite. It’s a great story of love. ‘Di ba ang apoy hindi puwede sa tubig? Para siyang ganun na laging may kontra,” she said.

Asked to describe the series, Panganiban said: “Para siyang pelikula sa TV. Kasi siyempre napi-preview na namin ang ibang nagawa namin. Sabi ko baka last project ko na ito sa grabe ng effort na binibigay naming lahat.”

Set for a release on February 11, "Apoy sa Dagat" also stars Diether Ocampo, Angel Aquino, Nikki Gil, Empress Schuck and Patrick Garcia. The primetime series is directed by F.M. Reyes and Nick Olanka.