MANILA, Philippines -- Angelica Panganiban's six-year relationship with Derek Ramsay ended over the phone.
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In an interview in the April 2013 issue of entertainment magazine StarStudio, the 26-year-old Kapamilya actress recalled the day when the model-actor allegedly broke up with her after years of unresolved conflicts.
According to Panganiban, Ramsay was in Boracay for a professional commitment and vacation when they had an argument over the phone some time in February 2012.
The actress related that in the heat of their argument, Ramsay suddenly asked her: "Ano ba'ng nararamdaman mo?"
Panganiban recalled saying that she prefers addressing the question personally, once he gets back from vacation, but Ramsay pushed for an answer.
"Wala. Wala na 'kong nararamdaman," she responded.
Ramsay's only answer, according to Panganiban was: "Okay, it's over."
In the years leading up to their separation, the former celebrity couple had to grapple with several problems that later proved difficult to handle.
Among them, Panganiban related in detail to StarStudio, were three major conflicts -- Ramsay's being allegedly a controlling boyfriend, his supposed lack of support for the actress' mission to find her biological father, and his reported marriage to a certain Mary Christine Jolly in 2002.
On the set of the romantic-comedy movie "Every Breath U Take," which she was filming at the time of the breakup, Panganiban said she cried uncontrollably.
"Hindi ko alam kung naiiyak ako dahil nasabi ko siya. Yes, para talaga akong nakatakas, ganoon 'yung pakiramdam ko, pero at the same time, angsakit-sakit. Hindi ko alam kung tama, kung kaya ko panindigan," she said.
The following day, Panganiban recalled, she moved out her things from the house she had shared with Ramsay for five years, with the help of her mother Annabelle.
When Ramsay learned that the actress had already picked up her belongings from their shared home, the actor, Panganiban recalled, messaged her: "Let's fix this."
But for Panganiban, the breakup was a way of finally being set free. Refusing her former boyfriend's plea, she told herself: "Hindi, may way out ka na, nakalabas ka na. Huwag ka nang bumalik."
Ramsay confirmed his separation from Panganiban in May 2012.
In the April 2013 issue of StarStudio, out in newsstands now, Paganiban also retraces her beginnings as an actress after 20 years in the industry. She also recalls her romance with former boyfriend Carlo Aquino, and opens up on her relationship with current partner John Lloyd Cruz.