MANILA — Carlo Aquino on Tuesday refused to be baited when asked to react to a recent tweet of his former girlfriend Angelica Panganiban, quashing a fan’s hopes of seeing her together again with the actor.
“Spare me," Panganiban tweeted last Sunday. "Gusto kong maging mabuting tao. Pero ayokong maging bobo.”
In an interview after the press conference for his upcoming concert “Liwanag” at the Music Museum on August 31, Aquino said he would prefer not to add fuel to the fire.
"Para sa akin lang kasi kung may apoy, hindi mo na bubuhusan 'yon ng gasul para lumaki pa. Huwag na lang siguro nating pahabain. 'Yung emotions niya siguro valid 'yon. Kung 'yon 'yung nararamdaman niya ay ibigay na natin sa kanya 'yon, hindi ba? 'Yun lang," Aquino told reporters.
"Saka ayaw ko na rin pahabain. Ang tagal na rin, I think six or seven months," he added.
Asked if he has ill-feelings against Panganiban, Aquino replied: "Wala. Bakit ako magagalit?"
He also stressed that he already did his part, having apologized to his "Exes Baggage" co-star.
"Nag-sorry na naman ako. Sincerely, nag-sorry ako sa kanya and hindi ko kailangang mag-sorry in public dahil napa-plastikan ako kapag ganoon. Personal, mas maganda 'yon. Ilang beses na rin kaming nag-usap. I think okay na 'yon for me," Aquino said.
"Sa ngayon ako kasi okay naman ako. Hindi ko alam kung papaano siya towards me," he added.
Aquino also refused to comment on accusations that he gave the actress false hope of rekindling their romance.
"No na siguro, humingi na ako ng tawad eh," Aquino said.
Despite this, Aquino insists he will always be willing to work with Panganiban.
"Palagi. Hindi ba ilang beses ko sinabi sa inyo na malaking bagay siya kung bakit ako nandito ngayon? So very thankful ako every day sa kanya," said Aquino, who is hoping to someday fix his friendship with Panganiban.
Last June, Panganiban said Aquino “no longer exists” in her life after the actor said sorry and took the blame for the bitter end of their friendship.
Meanwhile, Aquino was also asked to comment on reports that Panganiban is now dating actor Cholo Barretto.
"Ang alam ko kasi tropa rin sila. So kung totoo man o hindi, sobra akong happy for them," Aquino said.