Just like most couples, Ryan Agoncillo says he and wife Judy Ann Santos have their share of misunderstandings.
At the launch of his endorsement of Panadol, he told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Oh yeah, definitely. Ano naman ‘yan, e, cycle lang naman ‘yan, e. Ulit lang nang ulit yung mga problema. Tayo lang naman yung…
“Yung problema hindi nagbabago, tayo ang nagbabago, we cope.
“Pero of course we never become perfect people, so the same problems come up.
“And it’s a matter of you dealing with them properly para next time, dumating yung problema, iba naman yung atake, ‘di ba?”
As much as possible, they want to keep the LQs (love quarrels) to themselves.
"We try not to let them in on the fights, but our kids are very sensitive and very bright, so yeah, they do sometimes find out.”
And how do the kids react?
In the case of Yohan, "You know, that’s what I love about my daughter, my eldest daughter, a, ano siya, marunong mag-empathize.
“So yun, yayakapin niya ako, o kaya yayakapin niya si Mommy.”
Ryan continued, “Si Lucho naman, may panahon na magki-kiss ‘yan nang wala lang, alam niya may problema. Malambing pareho.
“I think they take after me and my wife.”
HOLY WEEK. The topic shifted to the Lenten Season.
PEP asked: What is Ryan giving up for Holy Week?
A long pause, before answering, “I don’t smoke anymore. I don’t drink anymore. Not so much.
“Maybe if there’s a sacrifice I can make, baka lumampas ako sa langit,” he laughed.
He continued, “Ano pa ba? Baka siguro, karne. Kasi meat eater ako, yun na lang siguro ang puwede.
“I’m not saying I’m a perfect person, it’s just that ang Holy Week sa akin, iba yung importance niya sa ‘kin, e.
“Ang importance sa akin ng Holy Week is really the prayers.
“It’s really prayers because ah, sa palagay ko naman, yung masasakripisyo ko, kung may maisip ako, gagawin ko naman.
“Pero right now, really, wala lang akong maisip.”
HOSTING CAREER. He’s been in the business for almost 20 years, is there anything else he would like to do?
Looking serious, he said, “Gusto ko sanang ma-draft sa PBA.”
“Dami pa. Dami pa. I wanna do more game shows, I wanna do more talent searches, everything. Pasimula pa lang ako…
“I’ve been in the industry, what, 15 years? And I’ve done so many shows.
“But you know, every day, I’m with great men, I’m with great hosts, so seeing what the TVJ has achieved…”
His manager, who was listening to the interview, interjected, “Beauty pageants!”
Ryan just smiled even when some people in the room commented about his height.
“Bakit si Eddie Mercado?” he said.
But really, he’s open to doing anything as far as hosting is concerned.
“Paumpisa pa lang ako. Umpisang-umpisa pa lang. Every day, I feel like a greenhorn compared to the veterans, the wonderful geniuses that I work with.
“Lahat ‘yan, kaya kong gawin ‘yan. Basta ilatag 'yan sa harap ko, kakayanin ko 'yan.”
Does he watch and critique the actors who host pageants and events?
“No, you know, when I watch a show, I try to enjoy it as much as I could.
“Kasi pag ginawa ko yun, baka mamaya habang naghu-host ako, napapraning ako. Baka nandiyan yung mga magagaling, gawin din nila sa akin.
“So I try as much as possible to enjoy.”
Lastly, when are they planning to have another baby?
“Well, I can’t say I’m not working on it. Gusto namin. Gusto namin kung mabigyan pa.”