"Ako, masaya ako. Bakit? Kasi, ang saya tingnan na lahat nag-grow. Yung parang lahat nag-heal na, lalo na kay Kim," Maja said during the blog conference for her upcoming concert Only Maja on Tuesday, October 25.
(For me, I'm very happy. Why? Because it's great that everyone has grown. That all have healed, especially with Kim.)
"Nakita natin lahat ng sakit na pinagdaanan niya 'di ba? Now, sobrang woman na siya, na she’s accepting lahat ng challenges at wala na siyang pake na may mag-bash sa kanya or what. Napaka-professional niya na tao and I’m very happy sa kung anong klaseng babae ngayon si Kim."
(We all saw what she's been through, right? Now, she's really a woman, that she's accepting all the challenges and she does not care if people will bash her or what. She's very professional and I'm very happy about that Kim is the kind of woman she is now.)
At the blog conference, Maja was also asked if she's open to working with Kim and Gerald in the future.
"If maganda 'yung istorya, bakit hindi. Tulad nga lagi namin sinasabi na, trabaho is trabaho. At saka magkakatrabaho at magkakatrabaho kami. 'Yung ayaw namin mga makatrabaho, makakatrabho at makakatrabho namin…ang daming pwedeng mangyari sa industriya at no choice kami dahil iisang industriya lang kami and isa lang. Ang gusto namin – ang makakagawa ng isang magandang proyekto, isang magandang pelikula, magandang teleserye para mapasaya po namin kayong lahat," she said.
(If the story is good, why not. As we've always said, work is work. And we will work with each other time and again. The ones we don't want to work with, we will work with...there are so many things that can happen in the industry and we have no choice because we're in one industry. What we want, is to make a beautiful project, a nice film, a nice series, so we can make make all of you happy.)
Maja said she's also sure that Kimerald fans are looking forward to seeing them together again: "For sure yung Kimerald fans sobrang masaya. Six years di ba? At iyon, ang galing ng ABS-CBN na talagang hangga’t kaya pinagbibigyan ang mga supporters..."
(For sure the Kimerald fans are very happy. It's been 6 years, right? And there, ABS-CBN is so good, because if it's possible, they'll give in to the supporters...)
As for her relationship with two, Maja said she and Kim are friends, while she and Gerald are civil with each other.
"With Kim, masasabi ko na we’re friends. Bakit? We’re friends kasi okay na okay kami. Hindi lang like before pero masasabi ko na we’re friends."
(With Kim, I can say that we're friends. Why? We're friends because we're very okay now. It's not just like before, but I can say now that we're friends.)
"Kay Gerald, siyempre sabihin natin na civil. Hindi ko siya sinasasnub. But respeto, kasi parehas kami nasa iisang network, siyempe parehas kami na may magandang past relationship, 'di ba? Maganda naman yung pinagsamahan namin. At wala naman kaming nireregret sa lahat na nangyari sa akin or sa past, sa mga pangyayari sa buhay... positive lang yung gusto ko, masaya."
(Kay Gerald, of course we can say that we're civil. I don't snub him. But respect, because we both belong to one network, we both had a great past relationship, right? We had a good relationship. And I don't regret anything that happened to me or in my past, in what happened in my life... I just want to be positive, to be happy.)
After the blog conference, Maja was asked to elaborate on her relationship with the two. (READ: Kim Chiu on Maja, Gerald issue: Why hold a grudge?)
"Greatest gift naming siguro iyon (friendship). Bihira ang mabigyan uli ng chance. Sinasabi ko nga, hindi sobrang parehas ng friendship namin before, but at least proud ako na sabihin na friends kami ngayon," she said.
Early this afternoon, Maja on her friendship with Kim Chiu. pic.twitter.com/pK5Z4ezHFN — alexa villano (@alexavillano) October 25, 2016
Maja however said that she would rather not talk much about her friendship with Kim, saying she does not want to be accused of using her.
"Hindi naman natin maiiwasan because Kim is a superstar. And may mga fans na talagang may magsasabing ganun but sana, ma-feel din nila yung sincerity ko," she said.
(We cannot avoid it because Kim is a superstar. And there are fans who will always have something to say but I hope they will feel my sincerity.)
And as for working with Kim and Gerald, Maja said she's open to working with them individually and not together.
"Ito lang iyon, siguro maging masaya na lang tayo na lahat okay na. Hindi naman sa tatanggi, pero kung ako kayo, nangyari iyon sa inyo, ilalagay nyo ba ang sarili nyo sa position na iyon? Na pagfiefiestahan ng tao nung ganun?
(Okay it's like this, let's all be happy that everything is okay. It's not that I'm declining outright but if you were in my position, it happened to you, will you put yourself in that situation? That everyone will talk about you?)
"Pwede ko makatrabaho si Kim okay, Pwede ko makatrabaho si Gerald okay. Pero yung kaming tatlo, isama pa lahat, parang bakit mo ilalagay yung sarili mo, ba’t ka papayag?" she said.
(I can work with Kim, okay. I can work with Gerald, okay. But for the 3 of us to be in one project, why would you put yourself in that position, why would you allow that?)
And as for Gerald and actress Bea Alonzo who were together at the Star Magic Ball, Maja said: Wala. Sabi ko nga, Bea is happy, I'm very happy. Sinagot ko na iyon na wala ako sa posisyon na hadlangan ang kasiyahan ng isang tao and makikita nyo naman sa mukha ko kung hindi pa ako naka-move on,"she said.
(Nothing. As I said, Bea is happy, I'm very happy. I already answered before that I'm not in the position to get in the way of a person's happiness and you can all see it in my face if I have not moved on.) – Rappler.com