Urged by fans to “fix” her relationship with Carlo Aquino,
Angelica Panganiban instead declared on Friday that she will no
longer speak of her former boyfriend and co-star, whom she had
been openly affectionate towards in recent months.
Panganiban, 32, said early this week that “negativity” from
followers ruined her relationship with Aquino, 33, after one
fan censured her over her cryptic posts about love that have
supposedly made the actor vulnerable to judgment.
“Maayos naman samahan namin. Sinira niyo lang. Sana masaya na
kayo,” she tweeted on Wednesday, shortly before she un-followed
Aquino on Instagram.
“Sana din matuwa idol niyo sa pag-iwas ko sa kanya at malagay
siya sa tahimik. Ako pala kasi sumisira sa idol ninyo. Enjoy
In subsequent posts on Twitter on Thursday and Friday,
Panganiban once again addressed her followers, saying her
decision to distance herself from Aquino is for the good of
“Saan ba ako nagkulang? Pinapasok ko naman kayo sa buhay ko.
Bakit kayo nananakit?” she wrote. “Didistansya lang naman.
Nababahiran na kasi ng ka-showbizan. Para sa ikakabuti na din
She then tweeted, referring to being the target of criticisms
over her relationship with Aquino: “Anong pinagkaiba ng bullies
sa bashers? Gusto ko malaman. Para makatulog na ‘ko… May
trabaho na ‘ko in a while eh…”
Panganiban’s emotional tweets drew encouraging words from
hundreds of fans, among them one who said she respected her
decision and another who advised the actress to “follow your
heart and do what’s best for you.”
“Salamat,” Panganiban replied. “Salamat sa lakas ng loob sa
panahong kinakailangan. Tao lang din ako. May pangangailangan
din. Kaya. Salamat.”
A close friend, volleyball player Jamenea Ferrer, gave brief
but meaningful words that admittedly had Panganiban crying.
“Love you,” Ferrer said, to which Panganiban responded: “Naiyak
ako. Needed that. Love you po.”
Answering one “Cargel” fan who expressed hope of a
reconciliation between her idols, Panganiban said, “Walang
aayusin sa ’min.”
“Wala na kayong maririnig from now on tungkol sa ’min.
Magdadamot na ‘ko,” she added.
Panganiban and Aquino were each other’s first official
relationship when they were teenagers. They managed to become
friends despite going through two breakups, and in 2018,
courted a fresh following when they reunited onscreen in the
romance-drama film “Exes Baggage.”
The movie, a box-office and critical success, spurred new
demand from self-proclaimed “Cargel” fans for further projects
featuring the former sweethearts, leading to Aquino’s
additional casting in “Playhouse.”
Some fans, however, have gone further to ask the two to get
back together, with their hopes bolstered by recent
affectionate photos of the former couple.
This, despite Panganiban and Aquino saying the are better off
as friends, and the latter clarifying in September 2018 that he
was not courting his ex-girlfriend anew.