Angelica denies neglecting John Lloyd for soap

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 19 2013 07:31 PM | Updated as of Feb 20 2013 03:31 AM

Actress Angelica Panganiban and actor John Lloyd Cruz

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Angelica Panganiban denied reports that she and her boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz don’t get to spend much time together anymore due to their hectic schedules.

“May ginagawa ako, nagte-taping ako tapos nagshu-shooting siya. Actually sabay naman 'yung schedule namin, every three times a week kami nagtatrabaho so every other day magkasama namin kami,” she told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday.

Panganiban regularly tapes her television series “Apoy Sa Dagat” while Cruz is shooting his third movie with actress Sarah Geronimo which is slated to come out in March.

The “Apoy Sa Dagat” star said it is also not true that Cruz has been going out on “gimmicks” without her.

“Wala. Kung lalabas man siya, sobrang bihira. Imposible na ngang mangyari na halos lumabas ang tao. Hindi na kaya ng energy niya. Medyo tumatanda na rin kaya hindi na kaya yung masyadong puyat,” she said.

In her previous interview, Panganiban said her relationship with Cruz is getting stronger each day.

“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.

In fact, they are even planning some international trips together this year.

“[Mahilig kami] manood ng movies, kumain sa labas. Marami naman kaming pinaplano. So far, may mga matutuloy naman siguro [na trips] kapag patapos na yung taon,” she said. – with a report from Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News