Survivor Philippines not in Philippine Territory

The local version of Survivor to be aired only on GMA 7 this August will be held outside the country. According to Paolo Bediones, the Filipino counterpart of Jeff Probst, said that the reality show will not be held in the territory of the Philippines. It is one of the regulations GMA 7 had to comply with Castaway Productions like with any other country franchises.

You better secure a passport, dude.

As part of the “Survivor thrill”, the castways are being isolated and sent to territories away from people. So where could it be?


There are no leaks yet. Hearsays telling that a beach somewhere in Camarines Sur is the location. Is it true? I am not sure. It may be publicized to mislead us. At this point, there is no certainty yet. All we have to do is to wait… and guess.

          If I am not mistaken, the French version of Survivor, Koh-lanta, is currently filming in Gota Beach. The beach is located in the northeastern part of Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

          So the rumor is absolutely false. It is unoriginal if this will also be the location of the first season of Survivor Philippines.

If it is outside the country, GMA 7 only shows that they have the budget to be this ambitious with this project. Franchising Survivor cost a lot. Adding to its costs are the location (overseas?), manpower and ehem, prizes. In addition to Survivor, GMA 7 also got the “Idol” franchise which is now airing. That only means Philippine TV has improved a lot.

 As of now, only hearsays about the location and other details of the Philippine version of Survivor are circulating. It may be true.

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Survivor versus Fear Factor on Philippine TV?


It is a battle of reality tv here in the Philippines. GMA 7 has its Survivor Philippines and ABS-CBN coerced it with Fear Factor.

Yes, ABS-CBN got the franchise from Endemol Netherlands which also owned the phenomenal Big Brother franchise. Fear Factor is a game show that dares the guts and fears of each contestants competing for $50,000, that is in US. This is the reality show where contestants eat bugs, ALIVE and do unbelievable stunts that test strength, will-power and endurance of the contestants.

I heard Ryan Agoncillo will be hosting the show as ABS-CBN dropped him for Billy Joe Crawford as the host of the singing reality show, Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2.

I am just bothered about the Philippine version of Fear Factor. I remember years back that a politician protested a segment of a show with the same format, where contestants must eat worms and other disgusting stuffs. There is also MTRCB to regularly checks its content.

I hope Fear Factor Philippines will be as wild or even wilder as its other versions. What reality show will emerge as phenomenal, Survivor or Fear Factor? All we have to do is to wait. 

Survivor Philippines this August on GMA 7

The reality show that started it all. After Pinoy Idol, another TV reality franchise will be launched by GMA 7 this coming August 2008. And that is, Survivor Philippines.

I heard that in this Philippine version, there will be 16 castaways divided into two tribes. And all of the castaways must outwit, outlast and outplay themselves for 39 days in a remote place. Just like its original version and its counterparts, during the game, the castaways will face different challenges consisting of endurance, problem solving, teamwork, dexterity, and/or willpower. The challenges may be a reward or immunity. In the immunity challenge, tribes or individual castaways compete in order not to be voted off from the game. And rewards will be won during the reward challenge. Who the heck didn’t know the game?

As I expected, Paolo Bediones is tapped as the host.

The big question now is, where in the Philippines would they possibly isolate these castaways? Hmmm, guessing starts right now…