Wala raw inililihim si Derek Ramsay tungkol sa kanyang personal life.
Kahit naman daw noong sila pa ni Angelica Panganiban ay naging open siya sa lahat.
Aniya sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Six years of an open relationship... and six years is six years, that’s no joke.
"I have always said that I’m going to keep the next relationship very private, just like my family so…
“I’m not saying I won’t mention it when that time comes, but I’ll be more private, I’ll be less open.
"But kung meron akong kailangang ikuwento, ikukuwento ko.
“Right now, wala e, so….”
THE RIGHT TIME. Na-link siya noon sa female frisbee player na si Alexa Amos.
Sabi ni Derek tungkol dito, “We’re very good friends, we’re very, very good friends.
“You know, I’m not shutting doors on that avenue, Alexa’s a wonderful girl.
“The thing is, how can you be with someone if you’re not gonna be there?
“I am working every day, I hardly see my family.”
Unfair sa babae kapag ganun?
“Of course! But it doesn’t mean you still can’t have feelings or be attracted to each other, that can be there.
"And when you know that it’s time to have a commitment in a relationship, then that’s when you do it.
“But for now, I have to really focus on my work.”
Wala raw siyang ideal age para mag-asawa.
“No, not like by this age I have to be this, to be that, no.
"It’s all about the right time, you know. I mean, if it’s at forty if it’s at fifty, so be it.
“Sana naman may tuhod pa ako nun,” sabay biro ni Derek.
Dagdag niya, “Its all about the right time.
"And I have the perfect marriage to follow, which is my mom and my dad. They’ve been married forty years.
"So my dad always say it’s about timing.
“When the time is right, I’ll tie the knot. But right now, it would be unfair to whoever it is.
"And I know after Kidlat, mas maluwag ang schedule ko, so I’ll be able to give a little more time to myself. And then I can maybe worry about things like that.
"But right now, I work from Monday to Saturday. And Sundays, that’s when I spend time with my family, you never forget about them.
"So Sunday is my time with mom and dad and my sisters.
“And of course, a bit of it is for myself.
"So to kill two birds with one stone, I play golf with my dad and after I play golf, I go back with him to the house and see my mom.
“So iyon muna ang routine ko for now.”
TOP TAXPAYER. Pinarangalan si Derek kamakailan bilang isang mahusay na taxpayer ng taong 2012.
Samantalang ang ex-girlfriend niyang si Solenn Heussaff ay nagkaroon ng isyu sa Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
Sabi ni Derek tungkol dito, “Well, yung issue niya, let’s give her credit.
"That has to be cleared out and she’s going to and I’m sure she’d do that.”
Paano naman hina-handle ni Derek ang pagbabayad ng kanyang tax?
Sabi niya, “I’m involved, I am pretty much hands-on with it.
"My tax lawyer and my accountant, you know, who are knowledgeable about all of that or the ones that do all the hard work, and run it through me.
“So, yeah, I pay may taxes, I pay them on time.
"And I also get a lot of advice from the BIR. They’re very helpful, they do throw seminars which they invited me to.
“I had a representative to attend. Commissioner Kim [Henares of the BIR] mentioned that to me, so I had somebody to attend that so that they can learn on what advantages you can do and what to avoid.
“I just attended their top taxpayers of the country... they had like a show or something and I attended it.
"Sinabi ko kay Atty. Kim, sabi ko congratulations kasi they... for the first time, I think they reached the trillion mark, I think, something like that.
“I congratulated her and I said, ’Kung gusto ninyong umabot ulit yun, kunin nila si Kidlat maging tax collector, mabilis at assured makukuha mo!’” ang tumatawang sabi ni Derek patungkol sa kanyang superhero role.
NEXT PROJECT. Speaking of Kidlat, na magtatapos na this week, ano ang susunod niyang magiging proyekto sa TV5?
Sabi ni Derek, “They’ve got a project lined up for me, looks like action. Hindi siya teleserye, basta makikita ninyo.
“But I do miss hosting, I wish there would be an Amazing Race part two.
"Alam ko they’re talking about it.
“But you know, I let them decide, I trust them, they know what’s better. And what can help the network, what can help me, so…”
Pagkatapos ng Kidlat, gaano katagal siya magpapahinga?
“Ang pinag-usapan yata, two weeks, but I don’t think I might even get two weeks!” at tumawang muli ang hunky Kapatid star.
EAT BULAGA! Kamakailan ay ibinalik ang segment na "Pool Watch" sa Eat Bulaga!, kung saan nagsimula si Derek bilang TV host.
“Talaga? Oh, my God, astig!” reaksiyon ng aktor.
Kasabayan niya raw noon sina Phoemela Barranda at Paolo Ballesteros.
Kuwento pa ni Derek, “May sumaling babae, ’Pool Watch’ nga, di ba? E, hindi pala marunong mag-swimming!”
Si Derek ang nagligtas sa naturang babae mula sa muntik nang pagkalunod.
“Oo! Wallet, cellphone, yung mike, binitiwan ko, tumalon ako talaga sa pool.
“Nakakatuwa talaga sa Eat Bulaga!, pinalitan nila yung phone ko.
“Malulunod talaga... talagang you can see the panic in her eyes.
"Sabi ko, ‘Oh, my God, the girl can’t swim!’
“Whoever you are, I’m sorry… I saved your life on national TV!” ang tumatawang pagbabalik-tanaw pa ni Derek.
“That was fun, that’s where I started my career.
“Matagal din, matagal din ako dun. I left kasi nanalo ako ng VJ Hunt then I became a VJ for MTV.
“But I will never forget Eat Bulaga! was the start of my career.
"They’re really nice there and they took care of me.”