MANILA, Philippines – Actress Angelica Panganiban revealed that one of the first things she did when she and long-time boyfriend Derek Ramsay broke up was to buy a house.
“The first thing I did, bumili ako ng bahay,” Panganiban said in the August issue of Cosmpolitan magazine, where she is on the cover.
The women’s magazine said the house became an outlet for the actress’ “post-split recuperation.”
“Nung nangyari ‘yon (breakup), someone advised me na kailangan kong i-enjoy ito (singlehood), at hindi ko pwede gamitin ang ibang tao para mag-enjoy ako. So how would I enjoy? May nagsabi sa akin na ‘Di ba gusto mong bumili ng bahay? Maghanap ka ngayon. Doon mo ubusin ang oras mo,’” she told Cosmopolitan.
Asked for her advise to broken-hearted women who can’t afford to buy a house, she said what is important to is to find yourself.
“Anything you want to do -- study, travel – ang dami mong pwede gawin na mahanap mo ulit ‘yung self mo,” she said.
The 25-year-old actress said she read her old blogs again and realized that she misses her old self. “Nakita ko na matagal na pala akong …lost,” she said.
However, she said she carries no regrets.
“Magiging bitter kasi ako and hindi iyon tama. Kasi sobra akong naging happy with every day na nabigay sa akin ng past ko, di ba?” she said.
She cited Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” as her philosophy.
“Mas gusto ko ‘yung ganun, ‘yung tignan ko siya na na-appreciate ko lahat ng masakit, lahat ng masaya, lahat ng maganda. Lahat ng natutunan ko, kailangan ko siyang maalala in a super-duper beautiful way, na maalala ko siya bilang sobrang precious sa akin,” she said.
But when asked about rumors about actor John Lloyd Cruz, who is being romantically linked to her, she kept mum.
She did address though reports linking her with actor John Prats, which she vehemently denied, saying she is best friends with Prats’ sister, Camille.
“‘Yung parents niya parang parents ko. Pag wala akong pagkain sa bahay, pupunta ako sa kanila, doon ako kakain. ‘Yun. Alam kasi naming (ni John) na imposible,” Panganiban said about Prats.
“Alam ko ang lahat ng kalokohan niya. Ako nagtatakip sa mga ginagawa niya, siya nagtatakip sa mga ginagawa ko. Sinasalo namin 'yung isa’t isa. I’m his wingman,” she added.