LOOK: Gretchen Barretto reunites with Magkaribal rival Angel Aquino

IMAGE Screengrab from ABS-CBN / James Patrick Anarcon

Gretchen Barretto and Angel Aquino played mortal enemies in the 2010 teleserye Magkaribal. It was in this series where Gretchen told Angel the iconic line: "You want war? I'll give you war. Sabihin mo lang kung saan at kailan. I'll be there in my red stilettos!"

Seven years after their show ended, Magkaribal stars Gretchen Barretto and Angel Aquino were spotted together again!

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spotted the two actresses together at the birthday celebration of The Greatest Love lead actress Sylvia Sanchez last Friday, May 19.

Gretchen and Angel gamely posed for a photo when photographers and other partygoers caught them together.


Gretchen and Angel also enjoyed each other's company along with Sylvia and other ABS-CBN actresses Iza Calzado and Ria Atayde.

In fact, Gretchen posted a photo with them on her Instagram account.

Angel and Gretchen were last seen together in 2013 for a magazine cover along with other actresses.

Prior to Magkaribal, the two actresses worked together for the commercial of a shampoo brand and a cover shoot for Preview magazine in 2006 with Dawn Zulueta and Ruffa Gutierrez.

QUOTABLE QUOTES. In Magkaribal, which was shown in 2010, Gretchen and Angel played mortal enemies Victoria Valera and Vera Cruz, respectively.

The other lead character was portrayed by Bea Alonzo, whose character was named Gelai Agustin.

In the story, Victoria and Gelai were sisters separated when they were young while Vera was the new wife of their father Manuel (Mark Gil).

Victoria and Gelai would later on reunite in the fashion industry not knowing that they were sisters.


Their dreams in the fashion world caused them to be rivals, aside from the fact that they also fought for the love of one man, Louie (Derek Ramsay).

Vera, who discovered the real blood relation of Victoria and Gelai, used this to her advantage by fueling their rivalry.

In the series, Angel and Gretchen had several confrontation scenes that produced several quotable quotes.

In fact, Gretchen told her now-iconic line to Angel's character.

She dared her rival: "You want war? I'll give you war. Sabihin mo lang kung saan at kailan. I'll be there in my red stilettos!"

Another scene took place in a powder room where Gretchen had to slap Angel.

Gretchen as Victoria told her enemy: "Kukunin ko lahat ng ninakaw mo sa akin. Wala akong ititira sa 'yo, maski na ang pangalan mo."

After their confrontation, their friend Alexander Jacobs noticed that Angel's character looked flushed.

Victoria blurted out, "Oh, she's just going through menopause!"


In a previous interview with PEP in 2010, Angel recalled being cautious when she was about to slap Gretchen in one of Magkaribal's confrontation scenes.

Good thing that her co-star was game to do the scene.

Angel narrated, Sabi niya, 'Hindi, I wanted it to be real.'

"Tapos, sabi ko sa kanya, 'Nararamdaman mo ba 'yan? [Angel taps the shoulder of the person beside her.] 'Yan ang lalapat sa 'yo, masakit 'yan.'

"Kasi, I can't fake a slap, e, hindi ko kaya. Usually, bumabagsak talaga buong palm ko.

"So, sabi niya, 'Ganito, pag-usapan natin.' So, we really planned it. Baka matumba siya!"

Read: Angel Aquino enjoys playing "kontra-diva" Vera Cruz in Magkaribal; says co-actor Gretchen Barretto is generous and professional

At present, Gretchen has not been active in doing teleseryes while Angel will soon be part of the new chapter of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.

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