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No drama between Angelica and JLC

Angelica Panganiban’s life is too “perfect” these days that she refuses to be affected by petty rumors about her relationship with John Lloyd Cruz.

Refuting speculations that there is trouble in paradise, she pointed out that she and Lloydy are so compatible that they don’t even fight.

“Siguro ‘yung nagiging problema namin [ay] wala kaming issue… laging okay. Laging nagtutugma ‘yung mga gusto namin,” she told “The Buzz” on Sunday.

Lack of time for each other due to their busy schedules doesn’t pose a problem for them either.

“Hindi naman namin napag-aawayan. Nung una tinatanong ko siya, ‘Ganyan ka ba talaga ka-sikat? Kasi sobra kang busy!’ Parang wala talaga siyang time. Nagkikita lang kami ‘pag weekends.

“‘Pag nagkikita naman kami, talagang sagad! Sinusulit talaga namin ‘yung oras,” she related.

Their relationship remains strong because they are not only lovers but she considers him her best friend. “Wala kaming dapat itago sa isa’t-isa, so relaxed na relaxed, lahat puwede naming pag-usapan,” she added.

Jealous Phase And The Need For Vase

Her young relationship with John Lloyd has changed Angelica’s outlook like how she gets jealous, which she described as “pa-sweet.”

The 26-year-old Kapamilya star, a self-confessed Lloydy fan way before she fell in love with him, fondly recalled, “[Nung] isang beses nadaanan namin ‘yung ‘One More Chance,’ tapos may kissing scene sila ni Bea (Alonzo)… Para talaga akong ‘yung hindi mo maintindihan. ‘Yung taong mahal mo parang ang hirap makitang may ibang babaeng sinasabihan niya ng ‘I love you.”‘

In her previous relationship, Angelica added, “Sobra kong supportive. Nanonood ako ng love scene ng dati kong jowa. [Ngayon] hindi ko kaya talaga. In love na in love ako. Sobra.”

Nevertheless, she stressed that she will not interfere with Lloydy’s work.

Another “first” for Angelica is receiving flowers from her sweetheart. The actor brought flowers – “[na] parang nabili lang niya sa isang gasoline station” – to her home one time, and she didn’t have a vase for it “kasi hindi ako nabibigyan ng bulaklak.”

She added, “Hindi ko alam kung pa’no mag-appreciate ng gano’n. Simula nung naging kami, bumili na ‘ko ng mga vase, sobrang daming vase, kasi may ilalagay na ‘ko!”

One More Try wins Best Picture; Dingdong Dantes and Nora Aunor named Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2012 MMFF Awards Night

Three films distributed most of the trophies at the awards night of 38th Metro Manila Film Festival held last December 27, at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City.

The Thy Womb, El Presidente, and One More Try earned the most awards.

One More Try by Star Cinema has won five trophies; including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Dingdong Dantes.

Seven trophies in turn achieved by Thy womb of Center Stage Productions; including Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award, Best Director for Brillante Mendoza and Best Actress for Superstar Nora Aunor.

The historical film El Presidente of Scenema Concept International, CMB Films and Viva Films has won six awards; including 2nd Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Cesar Montano.

Sisterakas of Star Cinema and Viva Films also won two trophies and one went to Shake Rattle & Roll 14 of Regal Entertainment.

Si Agimat Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako, The Strangers, and Sosy Problems has retrieved no awards.


ACTING WINNERS. Nora won her eighth Best Actress trophy in the MMFF.

Nora defeated in this category were Angel Locsin (One More Try), Angelica Panganiban (One More Try), Janice de Belen (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), and Judy Ann Santos (Si Agimat Si Enteng Kabisote at Si AKO).

In her acceptance speech, the Superstar says, “Kahit lima na lang manonood ng pelikula ko, patuloy pa rin akong gagawa ng makabuluhang pelikula.”

Due to the humor that the Thy womb was already pulled out in some theaters due to its poor box office revenue.

Before his victory for Thy womb, the Superstar last won in 1995 for her performance in Muling Umawit Ang Puso.

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada presented the Best Actress Trophy in MMFF this year.

There were disputes between Erap and Nora before due to the Superstar supporting former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo instead of the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr.

Dingdong Dantes also won his second straight MMFF Best Actor trophy. The Kapuso actor also won Best Actor last year for his role in the horror-suspense film Segunda Mano.

Dingdong’s competitors for Best Actor were Governor ER Ejercito for its performance as President Emilio Aguinaldo in El Presidente.

Their other competitors were Herbert Bautista (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), Bembol Roco (Thy Womb), and Vice Ganda (Sisterakas).

Dingdong and ER were also become deadly rivals as Best Actor last year for Segunda Mano and Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, respectively

Dingdong catch the awarding who came from taping of the primetime series of GMA-7, Pahiram Ng Sandali.  Dingdong didn’t reach last year.

The model-comedienne Wilma Doesnt won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the comedy film Sisterakas.

Wilma beat in this category were Gina Pareño (One More Try), Cherry Pie Picache (The Strangers), Arlene Muhlach (Shake Rattle & Roll 14), and Janice de Belen (The Strangers).

According to Wenn Deramas, director of Sisterakas who received the award for Wilma, the model is currently pregnant.

Cesar Montano won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Andres Bonifacio in El Presidente.

Cesar’s rivals in this category were Zanjoe Marudo (One More Try, Robert Arevalo (Sosy Problems), Baron Geisler (El Presidente), and Christopher de Leon (El Presidente).

This is the second Best Supporting Actor trophy of Cesar in MMFF

He first won in 1989 for Ang Bukas Ay Akin.

Aside from this, Cesar has three more Best Actor trophies: Jose Rizal (1999),Bagong Buwan (2001), and Ligalig (2006).

Kris Aquino and KC Concepcion served as hosts at the MMFF Awards Night.

Angelica Panganiban Admits To Being Pressured As John Lloyd Cruz’s Girlfriend

The much awaited live interview of Angelica Panganiban was finally pushed through on a Sunday showbiz talk show of ABS-CBN, The Buzz, last Sunday, December 16.

Recently, Angelica mentioned in a sense of joke on her Twitter account that she will appoint herself an interview with Boy Abunda, but he is so busy at the moment so she approved to be interviewed by her followers instead.

And as expected, Boy was the one who interviewed Angelica last Sunday.

Boy’s first question was about Angelica’s lines in the trailer of the movie One More Try: “Ang pera natin, hindi basta-basta nauubos. Pero ang pasensiya ko, konti na lamang.”

When Angelica and John Lloyd Cruz admitted their relationship, they’re some who’s happy for them and also not. There are also some that encroach on them.

In real life, does her patience running out also?

“Mabilis po!” Angelica said with a laugh.

“Hindi naman ho… siguro yung temper ko rin talaga, mabilis lang din mag-init ang ulo ko.”

“Pero, hindi naman din yung pasensiya. “

“Yung biglang init ng ulo, dun po, hirap na hirap po talaga akong mag-control. “

“Actually, gustung-gusto ko nang magbago. Dito pala aamin?” She said scoffing.

The Kapamilya actress added, “Gusto ko na hong magbago, joke lang!”

“Minsan naman, umaamin naman talaga ako na, ‘Ay, sorry, nadala lang talaga ako ng emotion ko, hindi ko na siya na-control.’”

“Pero siyempre, hindi lang naman ho intriga ang kasama namin araw-araw. “

­­“Napapagod kami, napupuyat kami, so sama-sama na ho talaga lahat.”

HAPPY. Boy straightly questioned Angelica if she and John Lloyd are happy.

“Slight!” Angelica responds with a laugh.

But are they happy?

“Opo,” She smiled.

When there are negative issues that are coming to them, how do they manage to face it?

“Hindi ho kami mga negative na tao. Masyado ho kaming nakakatawa.”

“Para nga kaming gumagawa ng comedy film kapag magkasama kami. Tawa lang kami nang tawa.”

“Actually, ine-enjoy lang namin. Kapag papunta kami kung paano namin ito haharapin, actually, wala kaming ganoon.”

Doesn’t she dwell with negative things?

“Hindi, so far naman, wala naman kaming nae-encounter na hindi maganda.”

There’s news that John Lloyd’s family love her. The American father of Angelica, who she met just recently, did he have a chance to meet John Lloyd already?

The actress answered, “Hindi pa po, pero actually, nagkita sila last year. Noong nag-tour kami ng Star Magic sa New York. “

“Pero siyempre, sobrang bilis lang naman na, ‘Hi, hello.’

“Tapos, ipinakilala ko po sila. Sila Bea [Alonzo], yung mga nandoon sa show.”

“Kapag ikinukuwento ko ito kay Daddy ngayon, medyo naaalala naman niya yung time na yun.”

According to Boy, He saw the post of Angelica on Instagram where in the actress is very proud of John Lloyd.

Angelica said, “Sobra! Nakaka-pressure ho.”

“Di ba, parang sa TV ko lang napapanood yun.”

“Kapag may pelikula siya, first day talaga, nakikipagsiksikan ako. Nanonood talaga ako.”

She added, “Kapag nakakaeksena ko siya sa Maging Sino Ka Man, nanginginig ako sa kaba na, ‘Naku, baka magkamali ako, nakakahiya naman sa kanya, ang galing-galing niya.’”


“I’m emotional, but at the same time, kailangan mo munang mag-isip bago ka magbitaw ng salita.”, Derek Ramsay on haters.


Derek Ramsay wants to put a period to the chapter of intricate talking about him and his ex-girlfriend, Angelica Panganiban.


He admitted that he’s hurting to the haters attack but still, he respects all of these.


Derek seriously stated, “It’s hard sometimes, merong haters medyo bastos na magbigay ng opinyon. Hindi na nga opinyon, atake na, e. But there is no way you can make everybody like you.”


“Respeto lang ang puwede mong ibigay at yung tunay mong pagkatao, that’s it. That’s how I was brought up to live my life and that’s how I’m gonna continue to live my life.”


“I’m emotional, but at the same time, kailangan mo munang mag-isip bago ka magbitaw ng salita.”


“I made many mistakes in my life. The important thing is matuto ka sa mga mistakes na ginawa mo.”


ON ANGELICA’S “PASABOG.” Last Tuesday, November 13 Angelica had like a “Twitter press conference” due to her unexpected tweet that she was open to respond to her followers on Twitter regarding her and Derek.


Angelica has a lot of bomb attacked to Derek.


But Derek’s only response to it is that he has nothing to do if that’s how Angelica feels.


To Derek’s added statement, this might be the last time he’s going to make statement regarding him and Angelica.


He still strongly clarifies that he finds their togetherness with Angelica in 6 years valuable.


He said, “You know what, six years kaming nagsama. I look back on those six years, I don’t regret and I enjoyed. So, guys, please let’s give that relationship that much respect.


“You don’t have to like me, but yung pinagsamahan namin, sana irespeto niyo naman yun.”


“Six years is no joke. There’s a lot of hard work, lot of happiness, lot of tears, but we have to draw the line [on] how much we give to everybody.”


“I just wanna respect the relationship. It deserves that.”

A NORMAL RELATIONSHIP. Due to the publicity of their relationship that ended in separation, He wants to have a normal relationship now.


He ended, “I don’t want it to be so high-profile. It’s too much hard work, too many people expecting, too many people judging. I don’t want that.”


“I just want a normal relationship.”






“There’s nothing I can do if that’s how she feels.”, Derek Ramsay on Angelica Panganiban’s post about their breakup on Twitter.


Derek Ramsay admitted that he wasn’t aware about the Q&A happened on Angelica’s twitter account last November 13. As a matter of fact, he didn’t believe that Angelica is the one posting tweets like that at first.

“THAT’S ANGEL’S OPINION.” As much as possible, The Kapamilya actor doesn’t want to comment about that new Twitter post of Angelica regarding their break-up.

He said, “That’s Angel’s opinion, I think. There’s nothing I can do if that’s how she feels.”

“You know, the breakup happened a long time ago.”

“She has a new relationship and I think the focus should be about that—and not about what happened to whatever we had.”

“If that’s how she feels, what can I do?”

What can he say about Angelica’s response to her twitter follower asking this: real reason why you & Derek had to part ways?”

Angelica: “Napagod na ko magtiis.”

For the Amazing Race Philippines host, “I think may tamang tao sa kanya.”

“Kung she was with me, nagpilit o nagtitiis, I don’t think it was…”

“I think it’s a good relationship.

“It’s just sad that it’s the case, that’s what she thinks.”

ANNOYED BY THE ISSUES. Do Derek find these questions/ issues about him and Angel coming from different people annoying?

Derek said, “it’s annoying na parang it doesn’t wanna go away.”

The TV5 star added, “People say that they want to give us a chance. It will help if they give us a chance without being so negative, di ba?”

“I’ve moved on, she’s moved on.”

“I think the focus should be not about her past relationship but on her new relationship.”

“I don’t really know what to say or comment.”

“I guess she’s communicating with her fans… her fans have a lot of questions.”

“If that [is what] she knows happened, there’s nothing I can do.”

Regarding his communication with Angelica after their relationship, Derek admits that it isn’t as often as when they were still together.

“We did have short communications, but not like before.”

“She sent me an e-mail; I sent her an e-mail back.”

“I don’t know, we broke up without getting on each other’s circle.”

“It was a good breakup.”

“But then after, there is she… it’s just weird.”


“NO BAD BLOOD.” According to Derek, He is ready to face Angelica.

He said, “Ako, if I see Angelica, if I ever cross her path, I’d say ‘hi’ and greet her, of course.”

“I don’t know what to say because, for me, I don’t think there’s anything wrong.”

“Angel and I decided to end our relationship a long time ago.”

“I think when she’s ready  and I’m ready, our paths will meetmaybe we’ll be good then.”

Derek clears that he has no hard feelings to the ex-girlfriend.

“There’s definitely no bad blood from my side when it comes to her.”

“You won’t hear me speak of Angel and the relationship that she has now.”

“I just can’t wait for the day for people to stop asking or make up stuff about everything.”

“You know, this Twitter thing is very new to me and I don’t think she’s doing it to badmouth me.”

“Like I said, she was just expressing her opinion.

Angelica Panganiban opens Q&A on Twitter. Answers about her breakup with Derek Ramsay revealed.


Angelica Panganiban directly answered questions of her Twitter followers about her ex-boyfriend Derek Ramsay yesterday, November 13.

The Kapamilya star opened Q&A to her twitter followers after knowing that there’s another blind item about her and the boyfriend, John Lloyd Cruz.

“Pwede nyo itanong sakin kahit ano.. Sasagutin ko. :) pagod na pagod na kong manahimik!!!! Game :) ,”  Invites Angelica on her personal Twitter account that has more than two million followers already.

The actress joked, “Mag papa schedule sana ko ng interview kay tito boy [Boy Abunda]. Kaso nilalagnat ako. At baka busy sya. So kayo na lang mag interview sakin.”

Later on, she retweet her followers question with answer consecutively.

Most of the question is regarding their breakup with Derek Ramsay that was her boyfriend for six years.

Here are some of the answers of Angelica to her followers’ questions:

@KaylaCuenca: @IamAngelicaP hmm..real reason why you & Derek had to part ways?

Angelica: “Napagod na ko magtiis.”

@itsmeaien: @iamangelicap third party po ba kung bakit kayo nag break ni derek?

Angelica: “6th party”

@IamHAZELQ: @IamAngelicaP I heard sa friend ko na your X often have girls on the side while kayo pa,is that true?

Angelica: “Huh? talaga? #stupidme”

@megmarc: @IamAngelicaP Ano ang pagkukulang mo sa relationship mo noon with Derek?

Angelica: “Respeto sa sarili.”

@jowvee: @IamAngelicaP ayaw daw ni Derek sa mga friends mong gays kaya kayo di nagkasundo?

Angelica: “Yup.”

@joshcobico: @IamAngelicaP paano ka napagod sa kanya? ikaw ang nakipag break?

Angelica: “Yup”

@pepperpumba: @IamAngelicaP is it real that Derek is treating you like alalay, taga prepare of all his stuff.

Angelica: “Ok naman yun dati.”

ON MARRIAGE ISSUE ABOUT DEREK. Aside from these, Angelica was questioned about the past issue about Derek being married before they get together.

At first, Angelica refuses to answer and said that she will be going to answer these on Sunday in a showbiz talk show on ABS-CBN, The Buzz.

@qwen825: @IamAngelicaP did u know from d start of ur relationship w/ derek dats he’s already married?

Angelica: “Save natin yan sa sunday!”

@ishylyshy: @IamAngelicaP Nagkaroon ba ng ibang girls si Derek Ramsey while you were together?

Angelica: “Sa sunday na din yan!”

@ShowbizAddict: @IamAngelicaP Totoo bang kasal na si Derek at yun ang dahilan ng hiwalayan nyo?

Angelica: “Pang the buzz to. sa sunday na yan!”

Sa mga sumunod na tanong tungkol dito, maiksi ang naging sagot ni Angelica.

@imXavierR: @IamAngelicaP db may ex wife sya.. Naging issue ba talaga yun sa nyo?

ngelica: “Ex?”

@jaccruz19: @IamAngelica if ipa annul ni derek ung kasal nya and mkipag balikan sau, bibigyan mo ba ng chance?”

Angelica: “Haha! hindi :)

Nabanggit din ni Angel na wala siyang alam tungkol sa paglipat ni Derek mula sa ABS-CBN patungong TV5.

@usaKATHNIEL: Pangit po ba ang pagka break up niyo ni Derek kaya lumipat siya sa ibang channel?

Angelica: “Nagulat na lang ako nasa 5 na sya.”

Simula ng kanilang paghihiwalay, sabi ni Angelica, wala na siyang komunikasyon sa dating boyfriend.

@MitchLovesBGSM: @IamAngelicaP kumusta ang relationship with Derek nag usap na ba kayo after break up?

Angelica: “Never.”

@nasifmulok: @IamAngelica may communication pa rin ba kayo ngayon ni derek?

Angelica: “Wala :) ayoko.”


After her Q&A for her twitter followers, Angelica is expecting that she’ll be in the news afterwards.

She said, “Pupusta ko ang nakalagay sa headline sakin “angelica,d maka move on” or “angelica, bitter” naks! #sanabukas haha!”

Piolo Pascual Fears Being Misquoted

Piolo Pascual said he has been keeping mum about his personal life for being misquoted in certain news reports; he decided to keep quiet after his highly publicized breakup with actress, KC Concepcion.

“Mahirap magsalita. People end up giving different meanings to the things I say,” Piolo said during a recent media gathering for his latest film, “Every Breath U Take.”

The actor was asked to enumerate the qualities he likes in a girlfriend. “I don’t want to be misquoted. Love will come at the right time and for the right person. I remember being asked about my plans for settling down and replying that only time would tell,” said the actor. “Right now, I’m just going with the flow. There are things I need to do for myself first. I have work commitments and I want to focus on them.”

Viewers reacted to KC’s tell-all interview about their breakup last November 2011 by posting nasty comments online about Piolo, mostly in relation to his sexuality. However, Piolo’s bosses in ABS-CBN made sure he was not affected by the backlash—he still has product endorsements, the drama series “Dahil sa Pag-ibig,” and now a Star Cinema romantic-comedy opposite another Kapamilya star, Angelica Panganiban.

“Pinapasa-Diyos ko na lang,” the actor said about handling controversies. Angelica said it also helped that Piolo always exercise to have a happy disposition while working.

Hilarious situations

“Nakakadala ’pag nandiyan siya. He inspired me to work harder. I was always challenged to match his energy level on set,” Angelica said. “He spoiled me by bringing me food. There’s also that handsome face of his! I just loved looking at his face!” she added.


In the movie, Piolo plays Leo, who is so focused with work that love is the last thing on his mind. Meanwhile, Angelica portrays Majoy, a hopeless romantic and always on the look-out for her one true love. “On this premise, the two meet and go through hilarious situations as they try to make their relationship work,” said the film’s director Mae Czarina Cruz.

“Every Breath U Take,” which opens in theaters nationwide on May 16, also features Nova Villa, Ryan Eigenmann, Wendy Valdez, Ketchup Eusebio, Joross Gamboa, Carlos Agassi, Frenchie Dy, Janus del Prado and Ryan Bang. Its red-carpet premiere is set on May 15, 6 p.m., at Cinema 9 of SM Megamall.

Derek Ramsay Admits Relationship Problem With Angelica Panganiban

Along with the greetings of recognition that Derek Ramsay received as the Box-Office King award, he also bumped into a lot of controversies that he and her girlfriend Angelica Panganiban decided to part ways.

It was seen by a numerous media reporters that Derek didn’t bother to mention the name of her girlfriend as he told his speech of appreciation in the 43rd Box-Office Entertainment Awards of Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (GMMSFI) last April 29, 2012 (Sunday).

In the given statement of the media, Derek explained his side after the program proper saying that, “I didn’t name names. I didn’t even name my sisters. But when I say family, Angel is part of our family.”

As an answer to the very controversial question whether the actor and Angelica already broke up, Derek admits that, “Angel and I are working things out. We’re talking. May pinagdadaanan kami.”

Despite the fact, Derek believes that they can get through the phase in which they are right now.

The actor-TV host added, “Pinagdaanan na rin namin ito before. So we’ll see. ‘Pag nag-usap na kami, doon kami magsasalita.”

“GIVE ME SOME TIME.” Meanwhile, the controversy regarding the misunderstanding that Derek and Angelica has have been very persuasive when the writer, Ricky Lo of Philippine Star mentioned in one of his column that there’s an affair going with Angelica and his co-Star Magic actor John Lloyd Cruz.

It was included in the published article of the Startalk host that it started when John Lloyd and Angelica had their photo shoot of the scenes taken in Vietnam for their upcoming series.

With that, a source of the entertainment columnist mentioned that there is also a problem with the relationship of Shaina Magdayao and John Lloyd Cruz.

A media reporter tried to obtain a disclosure statement from Derek regarding the issue last May 2, 2012 but currently, the actor is at Boracay for his Frisbee competition.

The actor requested to leave him with the issue and let him enjoy first the award that he acquired in the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (GMMSFI).

In the end, Derek said, “You know naman me, I will talk naman. But for now, let me have this time naman muna to enjoy.”

Derek Ramsay on cancer rumors

Derek Ramsay

Derek Ramsay

For the past few days, a rumor spread that the hunk actor Derek Ramsay has a cancer.

Actually, the only one that really affected me was the cancer issue,” Derek said.

Not because dahil sa akin, kasi alam ko namang walang cancer. I was flying to Zurich (Switzerland) with KC Concepcion, Matteo Guidicelli, and Bugoy Drilon, pagdating ko sa airport, that’s the first time na nalaman ko na may cancer ako.”

Derek was shocked because three of them in the family are named Derek Ramsay; his dad, him, and his younger brother. He laughed about it at first but later it made him worry about his Dad. Timingly his father went to the hospital for a check-up.

He wasn’t worried with his younger brother so much because it is only 18. He couldn’t call his Dad the whole trip that made him really bothered. So as he landed in Zurich, he called his Dad and asked:
Dad, are you hiding something with the family? You know, mabilis akong ma-stress, mabilis akong mag-worry. ”

His dad just scolded him about it. He was just really affected because his family are already involved with the issues and rumors.

Derek was asked on how he handles all the intuges given to him and he answered:
Alam ko yung totoo. I know the truth. Whether may sex video ako, may cancer ako, may ibang babae ako, hindi ko nga kilala. I just throw it over my shoulder and move on.”

He was also asked if he and girlfriend Angelica Panganiban talk about these issues.
Angel and I, they always ask me if Angel and I talk about it, pinag-uusapan ba namin. No we don’t. Isang tanong, isang sagot, tapos na. Like I’ve said, sobrang busy kami sa trabaho na hindi namin aaksayahin ang oras,” Derek replied.

Gretchen claims ABS-CBN asked her to hush up on Angelica

Controversial actress Gretchen Barretto admits ABS-CBN has prohibited her from commenting further on remarks that Angelica Panganiban supposedly made against her.

“May mga bawal na akong sabihin,” she said on the matter in a “TV Patrol” interview.

In a mocking tone, she added, “Hindi ako sanay na may bawal ako sabihin. Gusto ko free lang ako magsalita.”

The actress then pointed at people behind the camera, the ABS-CBN staff, saying, “Tignan mo, tignan mo sila…laging may mga nakabantay… I feel caged.”

ABS-CBN has a good reason to feel worried about the brewing word war between Barretto and Panganiban.

Only a few weeks earlier, the network had to deal with another word war involving “Wowowee” host Willie Revillame and ABS-CBN talent Jobert Sucaldito. The consequential furor put a question mark in the future of one of the network’s sacred cash cows after Revillame was ordered not to appear on his show for several months.

Barretto, who is on a comeback trail, stars in one of the network’s much-awaited — and spent on — series, “Magkaribal.”

Her word war against Panganiban stemmed from statements the former made during a recent promotional media blitz for the series, which co-stars, not coincidentally, Panganiban’s beau, actor Derek Ramsay.

Commenting on Ramsay’s upcoming South African vacation with Panganiban, Barretto said: “Masa-sad ako siyempre kasi wala ng kwento. Hihintayin ko ‘yong mga kwento niya (Ramsay). Pictures na lang, hihintayin ko mga pictures niya. Solo pictures lang ha. (looking at Ramsay) Gusto ko ikaw lang, walang iba.”

Barretto, who admitted in previous interviews that she has a “crush” on Ramsay, openly hugged the actor on cam.

These supposedly so incensed Panganiban, who took to Twitter to write messages seemingly alluding to Barretto.

Her first Tweet read, “Totoo nga… Nakakaloka pala talaga. Oh well… Nakakaawa ka.. Mukhang di ka masaya.. Goodnight.”

On another tweet she said, “Tarrrraaaayyy!!! Single ka teh? :)

Although Panganiban didn’t confirm if the messages were about or for Barretto, she didn’t deny it either.

“Nasa mga tao na ‘yon kung sino sa tingin nila ang gusto kong paringgan. Huwag sana akong idamay sa promotion (of ‘Magkaribal’). Kasi kung gusto niyang (Barretto) mag-promote, mag-promote siyang mag-isa,” she said on “Showbiz News Ngayon.”