Feeling ko malaki ang naging pagkakamali ng mga member ng Jarakay tribe sa mga taong tinanggal nila sa Survivor Philippines. Kung titignan natin ang mga nangyayari ngayon sa camp ng Jarakay, parang walang order, walang unity, at walang direksyon. Masyadong naging makasarili ang Jarakay na inuna nila ang kanilang mga pansariling strategy bago ang strategy na makakapagpalakas ng kanilang tribo. Kung nagisip sana sila ng mabuti. Kung malakas ang tribo nila mas malayo ang mararting nila individually. Magiging majority dapat sila pag nag merge na ang mga tribo kung naging tama ang kanilang strategy bilang isang tribo. Pero hindi nila ito nagawa. Sa kanilang unang tribal council inalis nila si Gigit. Kung ako ang papipiliin, tama ang naging boto ni Charisse na iboto si John noong unang tribal council. Si John ay na-ospital dahil sa pagbaba ng levels ng potassium sa kanyang katawan. Nakabalik si John just in time kaya lang mas may point na si John ang alisin over Gigit dahil mas mahina na si John dahil sa kanyang kalagayan. Mas magiging safe din na alisin na lang siya. Gigit on the other hand had nothing negative about him. Maayos siyang kausap at effective na leader. Kaya lang dahil sa mga maling priority ng mga tao tulad nila Jace at Marlon, ayun naalis si Gigit. Nawalan tuloy ng father figure ang Jarakay. At simula nun parang headless chicken na itong Jarakay.
On the same night na inalis si Gigit, inalis na din itong si Patani. For Gigit, gusto niyang alisin si Patani since feeling niya siya ang pinakamahina. In some way feeling ko naman e mas may use itong si Patani over Nikki. Mas tamad itong si Nikki sa mga gawain. To add sa pagiging walang direksyon ng Jarakay, e naalis pa ang isang parang authority figure sa Jarakay. Dahil sa injury sa kanyang paa, nagpaalam si Nina sa Jarakay. Lalo pang nawalan ng direksyon ang Jarakay. At ayun sunod sunod na ang talo ng Jarakay. Talo sa reward challenege para sa lechon, talo sa immunity challege na habulan, at talo sa reward challenge ng putik. Hindi maganda ang hinaharap ng Jarakay unless may something drastic na mangyari. Feeling ko tuloy sure na na isang Naak tribe member ang mananalo bilang unang sole survivor sa Survivor Philippines.
Tama naman pala ang isa sa mga hula ko na ang mga pwedeng maalis sa unang tribal council ng Jarakay ay sina John, Gigit, at Patani. On the sixth vote, naalis si Gigit. Almost unanimous yung Jarakay to get rid of Gigit. So naging successful itong si Marlon sa kanyang plan na mapatalsik sa isla itong si Gigit. Na-foreshadow naman on last Thursday’s episode na it would be either Gigit or Patani who’ll get voted off the island. Kaya lang ang surprising twist nga lang e Naak had to vote for another one. After Gigit, isa pang botohan ulit ang naghanap. At ayun nga medyo dikitan ang naging botohan. Sa huling vote pa nalaman kung sino ang naalis. Pero ayun, si Patani din pala ang maalis. Huhu. I mean, it’s bad enough that Gigit was voted out tapos si Patani rin. I think Jarakay would be less interesting to watch because of those developments. Gigit I feel is a stabilizing factor for Jarakay. Si Patani naman has entertainment value. O well, ganun talaga. I guess I just have to root for another member of Jarakay. Hindi ko pa alam kung sino. Pero sure ako na hindi si Marlon. Hehe. One of these days siguro makakapili na ko.
Makakabalik pa ba itong si John sa island? If we base it on the fact na may tribal council na naganap, I guess oo. I mean parang hindi naman logical na may tribal council pa kung nabawas na siya. I hope I make sense. Diba? According to the teaser, Paolo said: “ang pang-anim na boto…. at ang pangatlong napatalsik sa isla…” Someone will b voted off the island. Yun ang sure. Kung sino, yun ang hindi natin alam. I have a few theories. My first theory, John comes back pero siya ang na-vote out. His tribemates have all the reason to vote him out. If he isn’t well, he should rest. Get medical attention and try to get better. I doubt he can get better by staying on the island. Also, since John isn’t a 100 percent, this should make him a weaker tribemate. If the Jarakay castaways base their votes on who is weakest, I think John should be the weakest at this point in time. My second theory, if not John, Gigit will be voted off the island. I don’t like for this to happen. Pero parang it is a possibilty. Especially with Marlon, polluting the minds of the guys that Gigit is making an alliacne with the girls. Tapos si Marlon din asks the girls to vote out Gigit. If all the girls and one more guy vote for Gigit, then he is finished. It only takes 5 votes. I wouldn’t like for Gigit to get voted out pero if it happens then we shoudl thank (or hate) Marlon for it. My last theory is one girl. Maybe Patani. If you’ve watched the last night’s show and waited for the teaser of the next episode, the camera was focused to Gigit and Patani. This could mean that they may be the most vulnerable Jarakay tribe members in this tribal council. Gigit want Patani out. Gigit has his reasons. Gigit seems to think that Patani is the weakest in the tribe so to make the tribe stronger, they should vote out Patani. Pero ako naman, if I were Gigit, I’ll choose Nikki. I think Nikki is the weakest. She seems to be weaker than Patani. At mukhang tamad pa itong si Nikki. In terms of labor, I think Patani has more to offer than Nikki. Kaya lang ayun nga, mukhang na-persuade na rin itong sila Jace na ang i-vote ay si Patani. Mukhang exciting ang magiging episode mamaya. Sayang lang at I wouldn’t be able to watch it. Hopefully si John na lang sana ang maalis. I think that would be the best scenario for the Jarakay tribe. Kayo? Sino ang feeling niyong maalis mamaya?
Kawawa naman itong si Gigit. Wala naman siyang ginagawang masama para mawala ang tiwala ng mga kasama niya sa alliance pero siya ang pinagdududahan ng kayang mga kakampi sa alliance. Si Marlon kasi sinisiraan itong si Gigit. Ipinagkakalat kasi nitong si Marlon na medyo suspicios itong si Gigit. Ano ba Marlon. Kung meron mang suspicious, ikaw yun. Suspicious daw itong si Gigit dahil feeling nila nakikipag-deal ito sa mga girls at bumubuo ng alliance kasama ang mga girls. Hay naku. Well at least maganda naman ang strategy nitong si Marlon. If he gets rid of Gigit, hihina ang alliance ng mga guys at since pwede siya kumampi with the girls, pwede nila i-over power ang alliance ng mga Jarakay guys. Pero sana naman malaman agad ito ng mga guys sa alliance. I mean, kung meron mang dapat pagdudahan ng loyalty, dapat hindi si Gigit. If they see and observe well enogh, dapat nakikita or nakakaramdam sila na si Marlon ang nakikipag alliance sa mga girls. Sa bibig na ni Marlon mismo nanggaling na ‘nililigawan’ siya ng mga girls. Kung malaman ng mga guys ang totoong motibo nitong si Marlon, baka maging Emerson siya. Good luck na lang kay Gigit. Of all the guys I think he has what it takes to win. I would like for him to be at least in the final four. I think he’s level headed. He’s a good leader and he listens and is not autocratic. I’m still looking for other favorites. Kayo may mga favorite na ba kayo?
I received an email from my college batch e-groups promoting Survivor Philippines. Apparently, Â a batchmate works for Survivor Philippines. He sent pictures and profiles of the contestants for this much hyped reality show. I’m reposting his email in this site to at least show that his promotional efforts did not fall on deaf ears.
Cesar â€œGigitâ€ SulitÂ
The Lone Rider
He treads his life path alone but Gigit Sulit is confident that he can tackle any challenge on his own.Â With his chiseled abs, you’ll think Gigit is a 48-year old man trapped inside a 28-year oldâ€™s body.Â A freelance web designer and mountaineer, Gigit considers his well-built physique as his biggest asset.Â He also describes himself as intellectual and free-spirited.Â With an unquenchable enthusiasm for life, Gigit is driven by his need for achievement and aspires to be forever young.Â Though he is the oldest castaway, Gigit is determined to prove that he can do just as well, or even more, as the others who are half his age.
Emerson Dino knew he needed to fix his life if he wanted to provide a better future for his family.Â When he learned about the Survivor auditions, he knew it was his one shot to do just that.Â Bent on landing a spot as a castaway, Emerson went back and forth to the audition venue for three days and waited diligently in line.Â The 31-year old technician’s efforts paid off when he qualified to be one of the castaways.Â A home grown Tondo boy and a judo blackbelter, he believes he has an edge over the other castaways.Â With his experience in Survivor Philippines , Emerson hopes he can finally fulfill his dream of becoming a celebrity and providing a comfortable life for his family.
Crisanto â€œCrisâ€ Cartagenas
Cris Cartagenas drives through life with the swagger of a bad boy and the humor of a comedian.Â He is a Robin Padilla wannabe but is often likened to the late comedian Rene Requiestas.Â He currently works as a company driver and part-time taxi driver to provide for his three children.Â Cris believes he has failed to meet his fatherâ€™s expectations of him and he hopes to make his father proud by joining Survivor Philippines and striving to win the grand prize.Â
John Carlo â€œJCâ€ Tiuseco
The Hardcourt Heartthrob
JC Tiuseco, 23, is a hunky basketball heartthrob of San Sebastian University .Â When he was younger, he was very passionate about basketball and dreamed of becoming a professional player.Â But as he grew older, JC discovered that he has a lot more potential to make it beyond the hardcourt.Â Banking on his athleticism and good looks, JC is sure that he has a good chance to capture the ladiesâ€™ hearts and to bag the coveted title of Sole Survivor.
Robert Vincent â€œRobâ€ Sy
With his lover boy sex appeal, Rob Sy claims he can make any woman fall in love with him.Â Being a sales officer and businessman, Rob knows he does not only have good looks but also the wits to win the game.Â Among his family members, he considers his older brother as his greatest influence. Being the right hand in his brother’s business, Rob says he owes all he has to him.Â However, Rob doesn’t want to stay in his brother’s shadow and aspires to be successful on his own.Â By joining Survivor Philippines , Rob wants to prove that he can make it as a castaway using his own skills relying only on his own strength.
Raymund Francis â€œKikoâ€ Rustia
With his rugged good looks and eye-catching dreadlocks, Kiko Rustia is a total head-turner.Â In fact, he was featured as one of the hottest bachelors in a local womenâ€™s magazine.Â Although he was born and raised in the city, Kiko fell in love with the island life and lived in Boracay for three years.Â He is a Bob Marley fan and calls himself the ” Rasta Man. “Â Kiko is described as a playful character but within him lies the toughness of a warrior.
“John” Anthony Lopez
When you see John Lopez, you’ll know he is not your typical auto mechanic.Â When not tinkering with nuts and bolts, 27-year old John, a native of Bicol Province , can be seen strutting his stuff on the ramp.Â When his father left the country to work in Saudi Arabia , John automatically assumed the role of the man of the house.Â While supporting his family, John became business-oriented and put up his own auto mechanic garage.Â He prides in his ability to adapt in any situation which he believes is his strength to last in Survivor Philippines .Â If he wins the grand prize, John plans to build a bigger a business and boost his modeling career.
A waiter who will not wait for success to come to his table, Marlon Carmen, 30, is a determined go-getter.Â He knows his strengths and how to use them to get what he wants. Full of ambition, Marlon works very hard to achieve his goal at the risk of appearing ruthless.Â Despite his overconfident exterior, Marlon is described as insecure, sensitive and afraid. But he uses these weaknesses to motivate him to win in Survivor Philippines .Â He plans to use his cooking skills to be in everyone’s favor. Â Only then will he trap the other castaways into his wily schemes to work for his favor.
Reynaldo â€œJaceâ€ Chanco Flores, Jr.
Although he is the youngest among the castaways, 19-year old Jace Flores is confident that he has every edge to become the Pinoy Sole Survivor.Â He grew up with a well-rounded view of life having lived in Hawaii and the Palace in Brunei . His mom was a personal trainer for Brunei ‘s royal family.Â Jace followed in his mother’s footsteps and became a gym instructor and mixed martial artist. He also dreams of becoming a professional basketball player.Â He plans to use his discipline and strength to outplay the other castaways.