On Thursday afternoon, April 7, Candy Pangilinan together with her manager Angeli Pangilinan signed a contract under Viva Entertainment.
In an interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that afternoon, Candy said that this career move was prompted by her desire to try new things with regards to her career.
"We have decided to have a relationship with them kasi naisip namin na it's about time na we widen our horizons, we check new things and we can see naman that Viva could really be of help to us and siguro ganun din ang feeling nila."
The actress-comedienne expressed her excitement and gratitude for the company owned by Mr. Vic del Rosario.
"Excited. Very excited na formally, we formally sealed our ties. Kasi matagal na kong nagwo-work for Viva," said Candy.
When asked how long her contract with Viva would last, she didn't give an exact number. But she teasingly said that she would want to stay with Viva "forever."
"With the relationship, siguradong magiging maganda at magiging maayos, bonggang-bongga and masaya...sobrang saya natin lahat baka forever!"
Candy is currently part of ABS-CBN's primetime series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin where she plays the close friend of Lorna Tolentino's character. Candy is also busy with the taping of Bagets, an upcoming show of TV5.
Aside from these shows, she also has an international project but the actress-comedienne did not disclose any details.
When asked if she still has plans for a project with Star Cinema, she simply said that it all depends on Star Cinema. But she is confident that her relationship with Viva will do her well. She even predicts, "A better Candy will really soar high. Ito na yun. This partnership with Viva will make it."
NOT READY TO LOVE AGAIN. Late last year, news broke out regarding the end of Candy's relationship with then fiancé, director GB Sampedro.
Candy recalls what happened to her past relationship: "Nawala ako sa focus... sa maraming bagay... sa sarili ko. Naguluhan ako... kasi masyado akong nasanay na single mom."
She said that for now, she and Direk GB don't communicate because they're both busy with their jobs.
Is she dating anyone right now?
"Agad-agad? Hindi pa. I'm not ready to go into another relationship right now. Ang tanging relationship na naiisip ko ay ang relationship ko with Viva at kung ano ang magagawa niya sa akin at kung ano magagawa ko sa kanya."
When asked about what she may have learned from the breakup, Candy paused for some time before she finally answered, "You don't know what's going to happen talaga. Nothing is definite, you don't know what's going to happen. Akala mo ito na, yun pala hindi."
Candy also advised single moms who plan to enter marriage: "Kaya yung mga single moms, 'wag n'yo masyado i-internalize kasi pag may dumating, hindi kayo masyado handa na may kasama. You have to be open."