MANILA - Angelica Panganiban came to the defense of her boyfriend, actor John Lloyd Cruz amid rumors tagging him as an "alcoholic."
The 27-year-old actress addressed the issue in an interview on "Tapatan ni Tunying," which will air in full in its episode on June 26.
Panganiban was asked to react to criticisms directed at her and Cruz in relation to them supposedly being seen in public having alcoholic drinks.
"Ang opinyon ko, hindi ko nakikitaan ng problema ‘yong pag-inom, o ‘yong social drinking," Panganiban said.
"Ang masama kung sumobra ka, may mga nangyayari nang hindi maganda, hindi ka na nakakapunta ng trabaho, o hindi ka na nakaka-perform nang maayos."
The "Banana Split" mainstay added that she and Cruz do not hurt anyone with their actions when they do drink.
"Kahit na uminom siya, wala siyang tinatapakang mga tao at ganoon din ako. Wala kaming inaagrabyado. Mabait pa nga kami 'pag nakainom, mas malaki nabibigay kong tip," she quipped.