Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino in Dubai on October 6, 2018.


Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino in Dubai: Exes Baggage and advice for Filipinos


DUBAI – Philippine stars Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino made a quick stop in Dubai on Saturday (October 6) to promote their latest movie, Exes Baggage.

Angelica and Carlo were one of the biggest tandems in Philippine show business in the 90s. They last worked together 14 years ago in the TV show, Berks.

Exes Baggage, which is currently showing in UAE cinemas, is their first movie together.

Carlo said he was both excited and nervous about the film. “Kung inantay naming to ng matagal, marami rin ang nag hintay na gumawa kami [ng movie] (If we waited for this for a long time, a lot of people also waited that we make this movie),” he said.

Answering a question from, Angelica said she didn’t face any difficulty during the filming.

“Hindi kasi sya mahirap with Carlo. Hindi ka mahihirapan, gagawin nya ang lahat para mapadali (It wasn’t hard with Carlo. You won’t ever face difficulty because he will do everything to make it easy),” she said.

Angelica admitted, however, that it was tiring to shoot some scenes repeatedly.

In the movie, she plays the role of Pia, a real estate broker who turns to clubbing and partying to get over a broken heart. She then meets introvert furniture maker Nix, played by Carlo, in a bar. That starts their roller coaster relationship.

Talking about excess baggage, Angelica turned on her comic side to give Filipinos in the UAE an advice:
“Ang masasabi ko sa mga tao na nagbibitbit ng bagahe na di nila kaya, bitawan. Bitawan nila kasi ang mahal eh (What I can say to people carrying baggage that they can’t handle, let go. They should let go because it’s expensive),” she said before quickly adding the comedic punch that made everyone laugh: “Ang mahal ng bayad, di ba? Per kilo. Per kilo di ba. Na ganyan ako sa L.A., ang mahal. (It’s costly, right? Per kilo. That happened to me in L.A. It was expensive)”

“Pwede kayong maging devoted sa work, pero sa pain, wag kang maging devoted. Iwan mo. Pwede mo naman I embrace para matuto ka, tapos let go (You can be devoted at work, but to pain, don’t be devoted. Leave it. You can embrace it to learn from it, but afterwards, let it go),” she said. ICA/Expat Media


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