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Erstwhile enemies Gretchen Barretto and Angelica Panganiban are finally working on their first soap opera together.
After being each other’s nemesis for a while, the rivals-turned-friends are now about to share a still-untitled soap under ABS-CBN.
“Approve na sa first and second stage. So ipe-present sa akin ang full script next week bago ako umalis patungong Amerika. Isa na naman itong napakagandang pamasko na maibibigay sa akin ng ABS-CBN,” Gretchen said on “Showbiz News Ngayon,” December 9.
Gretchen wishes only the best for Angelica this Christmas. She’s glad that the latter has finally found her real father recently.
“Si Angelica napakabait na tao. I only wish her the best. I wish her peace.”
Meanwhile, Gretchen recalled how fidgety her partner Tonyboy Cojuangco was when they attended the recent “Star Awards For TV.”
“Ang sabi niya sa akin noong nanalo ako ng Star Awards kasi tinanong ko siya...'What were you thinking? What were you feeling?' habang tinatawag ‘yung pangalan ko. Sabi niya, 'Lord, kawawa naman si Gretchen.' Nagdadasal daw siya na kung sakaling hindi ako manalo bigyan ako ng lakas to accept na hindi ako nanalo. Sabi ko hindi mangyayari ‘yon dahil nine churches ang inikot ko. Sabi ni Tony noong manalo ako, 'Good girl!'” Gretchen shared.
The controversial actress feted a birthday party for her partner of more than a decade, businessman Tonyboy Cojuangco. It’s her way of returning the favor for allowing her do a soap this year.
“Tony is 59 years old. Of course it’s a blessing that another year is added to his life. Ako ang nagsabi na kailangang mag-party siya. He deserves a party.”
The actress is happy about the presence of Tonyboy’s relative, President Noynoy Aquino, at the birthday party. “I’m very grateful,” she quipped.