Angelica Panganiban, Camille Prats and Carlo Aquino. File/Composite photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Angelica Panganiban considered as the "worst form of betrayal" her former boyfriend's move to woo her best friend shortly after their breakup.
In 2006, well after they had decided to separate, Carlo Aquino and Panganiban became the subject of headlines anew when rumors surfaced that the actor was courting Camille Prats, the actress' closest friend at the time.
In an interview in the April 2013 issue of entertainment magazine StarStudio, the 26-year-old actress recalled being "hurt" knowing of Aquino's decision to court Prats after they broke up.
"Nalaman ko talaga, parang pinopormahan niya, so ako naman, hurt na hurt ako, ganoon," Panganiban said.
Despite what happened, the "Rubi" star said her friendship with Prats remained intact; the two eventually had the opportunity to talk after the issue died down.
"Siyempre noon, marami nang nakisawsaw, lumaki na. Pero nung nagkita kami ni Camille, parang walang nangyari, as in, yakapan, kuwentuhan, hindi na nga namin napag-usapan 'yung Carlo issue," Panganiban said.
After her breakup with Aquino, Panganiban found a new love in model-actor Derek Ramsay, her boyfriend of six years until February 2012.
On the other hand, Prats married businessman Anthony Linsangan in 2008. Linsangan died of cancer in September 2011.
Recalling the reason behind her breakup with Aquino, Panganiban said she felt as though their six-year relationship never had the chance to deepen and mature.
"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.
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."
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 breakup with Ramsay, and opens up on her relationship with current partner John Lloyd Cruz.