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?
Again, I’m posting an email from my college batch e-groups. This time, it’s the girls from Survivor Philippines. If you haven’t had a chance to see them and to know a thing or to about them, here’s your chance.
Chevyline “Chev” Macias
Life was never easy for Chevyline “Chev” Macias, 26. She always had to fight for herself, especially during her dark days when she worked as a GRO and got addicted to drugs.Â But every time she falls down, our palabang bisaya makes it a point to start afresh. To escape poverty, she decided to marry a Thai national with whom she had two kids.Â Chev lived in Thailand for six years but her new life ended when she separated from her husband. After losing the custody battle, she was also separated from her children.Â Leaving her past behind, Chev put up a second-hand clothes business to make a living. But deep inside her was the burning desire to fight for her children and get them back.Â This challenges Chev to do everything she can to win 3 million pesos and become the first Pinoy Sole Survivor.
Washing clothes for a living seemed far from a ticket to join a reality show. But Zita Ortiga’s strong personality was more than enough to make her qualified for the game.Â Zita’s strength was the byproduct of a life marred with hardship. Growing up in a poor family, she remembers having to exchange harvested vegetables and wood for pencil and paper she can use in school.Â Just like her mother, Zita ended up working as a helper from one household to another until she married one of her bosses in 1991. However, after having seven children, Zita discovered she was also her husband’s 7th wife so she decided to leave her family.Â Although she had multiple jobs, Zita had a financial crisis and incurred many debts. Still she hopes that she’ll earn enough money to give her youngest child the education she never had.Â With her child’s future on the line, the 46-year old laundrywoman wants to do whatever it takes to win the grand prize.
Maria Nona “NiÃ±a” Ortiz
When she’s not managing her design company, you can find sporty mom NiÃ±a Ortiz dominating the badminton courts.Â An active mom to three kids, she also works as a wellness coach to help others have healthier and stress-free lives.Â Her own life is like one big challenge. NiÃ±a finds satisfaction whenever she is competing and makes it a point to engage even in extreme sports like mountain climbing and mountain biking.Â And now, NiÃ±a feels the time has come to raise her competitiveness to the next level: Survivor Philippines .
Kristina “Kaye” Alipio
A sexy lingerie model with a solid Christian faith, Kaye Alipio is any guy’s ideal girl.Â Beyond her good looks and natural allure, Kaye is also considered a role – model by her peers.Â She is described as a motivator and a counselor. Because of her pioneering work and active spiritual leadership, she was considered one of the youngest elders in their church.Â Left by her mom in the care of a baby-sitter when she was only 3 months old, Kaye grew up to be an independent girl. She currently supports herself through college where she is an HRM student.Â After 16 years of separation, Kaye was finally reunited with her mom in 2004. She dreams of buying her mother a new home and giving her a comfortable life.Â Kaye aspires to become rich so she can have anything she wants and still give to charity.
Veronica “Vern” Domingo
Vern Domingo is a pretty Taekwondo coach who can kick any man’s ass.Â She has various international and local titles and awards under her belt to prove it. She takes pride in her strength and athleticism which puts her at par with her male counterparts.Â As Vern is lucky in her career, she is just as unlucky in love.Â She hopes to break what she calls “the relationship curse” when she goes to the island.Â In addition to finding a new love, 29-year old Vern, a Far Eastern University graduate, is confident that her champion moves can beat the guys in the game.
Anna “Charisse” Yacapin
She works as a product officer in a telecom company but she knows she’s pretty and smart enough to be the host of a noontime show.Â Charisse Yacapin, 26, has always wanted to be a host of Eat Bulaga! After graduating from Ateneo de Manila University, however, she found herself working in the corporate world away from the spotlight.Â Being a natural kikay and fashionista, Charisse was often seen as a high-maintenance and finicky girl.Â She wants to prove therefore that more than being pretty, she’s also a smart babe and a focused achiever.Â Being in Survivor Philippines gives Charisse the ultimate opportunity to prove that she has beauty as well as the brains.
Born in Barili, Cebu , Vevherly was brought up in the farm lifestyle.Â At first, this 20-year old girl will strike you as quiet and timid, but once she warms up to you, she’ll bravely speak her mind.Â Beneath Vevherly ‘s charming and pretty face, however, hides a painful past.Â Since both her mother and father had separate families, Vevherly was hidden from relatives and friends for 10 years.Â By joining Survivor Philippines , Vevherly, a 4th year Criminology student from University of Cebu , wants to bring honor back to her mother and to show her critics that fame can also belong to the farm girl.
Leona Rica “Nikki” Dacullo
Call Center Cutie
Nikki Dacullo works as a call center agent in Cebu City .Â Born and raised in Tacloban, Nikki’s cute smile and pretty face once caught enough hearts to be crowned the hometown queen.Â She enjoys dancing and is obsessed about having presentable hair.Â She describes herself as a laidback person who likes to go with the flow. But when Cupid strikes, she claims she will do anything for the sake of love.Â She also believes she has a strong personality which will help her win the challenges in Survivor Philippines .
Jervy “Patani” DaÃ±o
After failing to qualify in Star Struck, 20-year old Patani believes that joining Survivor Philippines might just be her last ticket to showbiz stardom.Â Born and raised in Camotes Island , Cebu , Patani has always dreamed of becoming a big star.Â While working as a baby-sitter in her hometown, she strived to learn Tagalog by watching TV shows and practiced speaking the language whenever she was engaged in conversation.Â A funny character, Patani loves acting, hosting and modeling. Â She said she went to every audition she could just to follow her dream.Â Now that she has become one of the castaways in Survivor Philippines , Patani believes she’s finally got her chance to be next big thing.