Derek Ramsay believes that Angelica Panganiban and Claudine Barretto have decided to put the issue to rest.
Members of the press were surprised when Derek Ramsay and his non-showbiz friend Martin Castro were spotted together during the actor'rsquo;s launch as the celebrity endorser of Belo'rsquo;s new line of products for men last October 12. Martin was supposedly the man behind the controversial rift between his girlfriend Angelica Panganiban and Claudine Barretto. Claudine previously accused Angelica of spreading malicious rumors about her and Martin being lovers. But Derek claimed that the whole issue never got in the way of his friendship with Martin. "Martin is a very good friend and he'rsquo;s here to support me. Kung kami nagkagalit sa isa'rsquo;t isa? No. We remained friends and our friendship is intact and I think it will remain that way."
When asked if Angelica still plans to file a libel case against Claudine, Derek obviously didn'rsquo;t want to interfere with such sensitive matters. But he was just happy to say that the issue seems to have died down anyway. "Like I said, I don'rsquo;t know what's happening legally or anything. All I know right now is it'rsquo;s quiet and it'rsquo;s nicer that way. Ayoko naman na may nag-aaway-away. Hindi naman maganda yun." The fact that he recently had a talk with Claudine'rsquo;s husband Raymart Santiago could mean that they may have settled the issue already. "I just spoke to Raymart and when we spoke over the phone we were okay. No bad blood between the two of us and things have been quiet so I think that's water under the bridge."
Derek also maintained that Angelica'rsquo;s still on good terms with Martin and his wife even after their names got dragged into the said scandal. "I think this is all just one big misunderstanding. I think both parties think that way. I don'rsquo;t want to talk much about it because I don'rsquo;t know all the facts. For me, I think it'rsquo;s just one big misunderstanding and sana it'rsquo;s over and done with. If anyone got affected? Martin and I are good. Martin and his wife are good. Martin and Angelica are good. Everything'rsquo;s just normal right now.
In the meantime, Derek'rsquo;s looking forward to his team'rsquo;s upcoming Frisbee tournament in Hong Kong this October and he revealed that Angelica'rsquo;s coming with them this time around. "She's busy with her work but not as busy when she was doing Rubi. Ako naman ang medyo ngarag because of Magkaribal. But we're very good. We'rsquo;re going to travel to Hong Kong on the 24th. She's going to watch me compete for frisbee. We just won in Singapore so hopefully we'rsquo;ll win in Hong Kong also. It'rsquo;s been a while since nakakasama sa amin si Angel sa mga competitions so I am kind of excited na makakasama siya sa amin," he beamed.