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MANILA - Former couple Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino are finally reuniting on television, almost 10 years after their last project as a love team.
Panganiban and Aquino, who were in a relationship for five years until 2005, will topbill the upcoming episode of ABS-CBN's "Maalaala Mo Kaya" on May 17.
In the episode directed by Nuel Naval, Panganiban plays Susan, a married woman who falls in love with her husband's (Wowie de Guzman) younger brother (Aquino).
"Maalaala Mo Kaya" was also Panganiban and Aquino's last TV project together. They co-starred in a September 2005 episode titled "Paru-Paro."
While they did not act together on TV for almost a decade, Panganiban and Aquino recently shared the big screen in the 2013 supense-thriller "Ang Alamat ni China Doll," an entry in that year's Cinema One Originals film festival.
Before "China Doll," for which Panganiban won a Best Actress award, the former couple was last paired in a movie in 2003's "Mano Po III: My Love."
In an April 2013 interview with entertainment magazine StarStudio, Panganiban said her relationship with Aquino never had the chance to deepen and mature, recalling this to be the reason of the breakup.
"As in manonood kami ng sine, kasama 'yung parents niya, 'yung mama ko, ganoon. 'Pag susunduin ako sa school dati, sasama siya sa mama ko. Pag kakain kami, magfa-fastfood kami," she said at the time.
Panganiban added: "Siyempre iniisip namin noon seryoso na kami. Parang feeling namin noon, magpapaksal kami, kami na forever. Pero eventually, ngayon 'pag tinitingnan mo, ibang-iba pala siya sa talagang relationship na meron kami ni Carlo."
After their relationship, Panganiban and Aquino were involved with other personalities, also from showbiz.
Panganiban had a six-year relationship with actor Derek Ramsay until February 2012, and is now in a relationship with fellow Star Magic artist John Lloyd Cruz.
Aquino, meanwhile, admitted to courting actress Maja Salvador after his breakup with Panganiban, but they never became a couple. He is now in a relationship with model Kristine Nieto.