Actress Angelica Panganiban stands by her decision to leave teleseryes behind as she wants to give more time for herself after 30 years of doing in teleseryes.
In the media conference for the final week of Walang Hanggang Paalam, Panganiban said that she wants to allot more time for herself, noting that she has been working in teleseryes for almost 30 years.
“Siguro kasi for almost 30 years ito naman yung ginawa ko. So, parang sa kahalati ng buhay ko gusto ko rin ibigay sa sarili ko deserve ko rin naman siguro magpahinga pagdating sa paggawa ng teleserye.”
Then, she clarified that she didn’t announce her retirement from teleseryes to create buzz for Walang Hanggang Paalam, adding that she considered her decision several times.
“Hindi naman sya yung kung baga, ay may presscon bukas, gagawa nga akong pasabog, gawa nga ko ng ingay. Parang hindi naman sya ganon. Syempre bago ako umabot sa point na yun, maraming marami naman akong kinonsider and bago naman talaga tanggapin ko ‘tong show na ‘to.”
Panganiban also pointed out that she continued with the teleserye because she wanted to have work when the pandemic hit.
“Kaya lang nga nangyari syempre yung pandemic, parang sino ba naman ako para tumanggi sa trabaho samantalang ang dami-daming nanghihingi ng trabaho di ba?”
However, Panganiban stands by her decision that Walang Hanggang Paalam will be her last teleserye. She said that she had put in a lot of work for the series, and she has nothing left to prove.
“Kasi yung pagod na pwede ko pa i-trabaho 50 years from now, naibigay ko na sa show na to. Pati yung luha po. Yung bandang dulo wala na po ako maipatak. Ang dami ko nang gustong gawin para lang talagang ma-prove ko na wala na ko kailangan pang patunayan.”
However, she has not closed her doors to the possibility of working on a teleserye, pointing out that would only happen if she receives an offer for a role she cannot resist.
“Ayaw kong mag-salita ng tapos. Pero malay mo dumating 20 years from now, mayroon akong role na hindi ko talaga ma-resist. And kumbaga kaya kong lunukin yung pride ko at yung paninindigan ko, then, wala naman sigurong mawawala sa akin. Pero siguro ngayon, ganun pa din yung desisyon ko.”
Finally, Panganiban intends to keep on working with movies as she has confirmed that she has multiple movie projects lined up for her career after the pandemic.
“So far mayroon naman, may mga nakapila naman na gawin. Kaya nga lang, alam naman nating lahat na situation ngayon dahil pandemic napakahirap magdevelop ng isang project. So meron naman, may mga exciting na projects na naka-line up. So exciting dahil hindi ko rin alam kung kailan ito maisasakatuparan”
As for her teleserye, Walang Hanggang Paalam aims to deliver a gripping conclusion for Emman (Paulo Avelino), Celine (Angelica Panganiban), Anton (Zanjoe Marudo), and Amelia (Cherry Pie Picache) character arcs. Catch the “Against All Odds” finale of the teleserye on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live YouTube channel, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page, and iWantTFC. For viewers outside of the Philippines, catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.