Kapamilya star Angelica Panganiban, it seems, does not believe in giving an erring ex-boyfriend a second chance.
Panganiban gave her straightforward advice to a female viewer in the Oct. 23 online episode of “Ask Angelica” hosted by Panganiban, Kean Cipriano, and Via Antonio. The viewer, one Tin Jimenez, asked if she should grant a second chance to her cheating boyfriend.
“Hello Ate Angelica. My problem is nakikipagbalikan po ang ex-boyfriend ko after a year niya akong iniwang basta. Dapat po bang bigyan ng second chance ang lalaking nagloko na before? Totoo bang kayang magbago ng isang lalaki?” Jimenez asked.
(Hello sis Angelica. My problem is my ex-boyfriend wants to get back together a year after he left me hanging. Should I give a second chance to a guy who fooled around before? Is it true that a guy is capable of changing?)
Panganiban was adamant in her answer as she yelled “no” repeatedly and cursed.
“Hindi binibigyan ng chance iyong mga hinayupak na iyan. Hindi, tapos na. Paulit-ulit tayo, ang ex is wrong.”
“Iyong mga ex hindi binabalikan. Nagkamali na, eh, OK na iyon, magbibigay ka na lang ng chance, sa iba mo na lang ibigay,” Panganiban said.
(You don’t give a second chance to those animals. No, it’s over. We keep saying again and again, an ex is wrong. You don’t return to your ex. He made a mistake and that’s done. Give a chance to others instead.)
Panganiban feels that giving an ex a second chance will not work in the end because of doubts that will creep in.
“Hindi na, saka mahihirapan lang kayo. Habang magkasama kayo, paulit-ulit lang din iyong duda mo sa kaniya,” she advised. “Tuwing nawawala siya, ‘Nasan ka? Nambabae ka na naman.’”
(No, you will just find it harder. When you’re together, your doubts will keep coming back. When he is away, [you will wonder,] “Where are you? You’re back to your womanizing ways.”)
For the actress, no one can change a guy except himself.
“At saka huwag kayo mag-isip na kayo ang makakaayos sa isang tao dahil ang makakaayos lang sa isang tao ay iyong sarili niya,” she said.
(Don’t ever think that you can make a man change because he is the only one who can change himself.)
When it comes to exes, Panganiban is one to cut ties. She refuses to reunite with former flame Carlo Aquino and says she would not get back together with ex-boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz. NVG