Surprise, suprise. Mommy Zita won the first individual immunity. Who would have thought? At ang maganda pa dun e parang malayo ang agwat ng panalo niya from her other competitors. Natapos ni Mommy Zita ang second and third course ng immunity challenge habang ang mga kasama niya ay hindi pa natatapos ang second leg ng challenge. Diba ang galing? So I think she has a good chace of winning naman like everyboday else even is she is older. I really like her to win since desrving naman siya at the prize she could earn by winning would be a lot of help to her and her family.
At least si Zita ang nanalo sa challenge at hindi ang ibang member ng Jarakay. So at least lahat ng members ng Jarakay won’t feel safe going into tribal council. Mamaya nga I’m not so sure kung sino ang maalis. Sa preview kagabi e ang last na tao na pinakita ay si Kiko. Sana hindi naman siya maalis. I really hope Naak wins till the end. Kapag si Kiko kasi ang maalis, mas madali na for Jace. Given a choice I would want Jace to be voted out. At least mababawasan ng isang tamad sa tribe. At mas magiging madali para sa Naak na isa isahin ang mga members ng Jarakay with Jace gone. Delikado kasi si Jace sa mga challenges since parang siya ang pinakamalakas. If siya ang manalo ng individual immunity, hindi maganda yun for Naak. So at least, ngayon pa lang while Naak has a chance., they should vote for Jace.
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.
The reorganized tribes came back to their respective camps. The girls were happy to see that the Jarakay camp was bigger and better than Naak. It seems that the new Jarakay tribe enjoyed their camp as they went to shore to enjoy the waves and swim. Another noteble happening in the Jarakay camp was the love team of Jace and Vern. Jace has a bit of a crush on Vern. And I think Vern likes the idea. I guess what drew Jace to Vern is that Vern is an athlete since Jace is a sporty kind of guy. Let’s just see in the coming days where this leads to.
At the Naak camp, there were a lot of talks. JC was telling the others to vote off Vern since they see her as the main culprit why they lost the immunity challenge. Emerson was trying to feel everyone. He was trying to make a point to the others that JC should go. Most of what happened was kind of like that. As a viewer, I was kind of feeling that it will be either JC or Vern who will be voted off first. It seemed that Emerson also had this Bisaya alliance within Naac. If that were true JC would be in danger.Â
When it was time for tribal council, the castaways were instructed to get their torches and light them up. Â They then sat at an area where Paolo would as them questions. I was surprised by the questions that Paolo asked at the beginning. Ano ba Paolo! Hindi ito showbiz talkshow. I was expecting more of the questions to be about how the castaways are dealing with each other and with their life on the island and how they are playing their game. Buti na lang in the end, ganun na naman yung mga naging questions. Buti na lang.Â
After the discussion, the tribe members were asked to cast their votes. Because there are nine tribe membersÂ for the Naac tribe, any person who gets five votes will have to leave the tribal council area and leave the island. Â The first vote that was read by Paolo was for Chev. The next vote was for Kaye. The third, fourth, fifth, andf sixth votes were also for Chev. Chev was voted out. She felt bad for being the first to go. She kinda didn’t see it coming so she lashed back at her tribemates by saying ‘I hate you all’ in her final video.
I think this is the best episode of Survivor Philippines so far. The game is on for the members of the Naak tribe as they determine who they’ll vote off from their tribe. Maraing usap usap, bulong bulong, at kung anu-anong pagsusumbong. Â Naglalaro na ang mga Castaways ng kampihan. Siyempre sa botohan, kung sino ang madaami sa bilang, siya ang panalo. Kaya kailangan maghanap ng kakampi.Â Ganito talaga ang Survivor at ito yung hinahanap ko sa Survivor.
Pahabol lang. I think Emerson played great. He was nice to Chev and boom. Chev didn’t see it coming. I hope to see more of these things in the next few episodes.
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.