It’s the CA’s first ever Reward Challenge. But before that, they are divided into three tribes with Buhawi Meneses, Aira Bermudez, and Jon Hall as tribe leaders.
It is done in a schoolyard pick where the leader picks one member then that member picks another, and so on. Since Buhawi was the first one declared as tribe leader when he won the very first challenge, he has the privilege to choose a member first. Aira follows, then Jon. But it is done in an alternate way so it’s not so bad.
Surprisingly, though, Buhawi pics Solenn Heussaff first. What he sees in Solenn? He says she’s a quiet worker. Oh well, but anyone in his right mind would pick Elma Muros (the fastest woman in Asia), or Ferds Recio (a vet and also an able leader as what he has shown in the previous episodes). Even Jon is surprised that Buhawi didn’t pick Doc Ferds first. But then both the vet and the fastest woman eventually go to Buhawi’s tribe so there are really no regrets.
Anyway, Buhawi’s tribe is named Magan (green). His members are Solenn, Doc Ferds, Elma, Mico Aytona, and Myka Flores.
Aira’s tribe gets the yellow color of Sar Mayee. She has Akihiro Sato, Aubrey Miles, Ervic Vijandre, Karen delos Reyes, and Pretty Trizsa.
Jon, the last to be hailed tribe leader, gets the fiery red color of Nagar. He first chooses Moi Marcampo because he knows how skilled Piolo Pascual’s yaya is, then Moi gets Ahron Villena. Michelle Madrigal and Ian Batherson follow.
The Reward Challenge is called Tulak ng Bibig. The teams are lined up with the leader in front of the line. The leader will do the dirty job of searching the big bowl of soup for the body parts of animals that the host will dictate. Kinda easy, no? But the leaders will search the bowl with their mouth, goggles in place and hands tied up behind them. Once found, the leader will then pass it on to the next team member in line waiting not far behind. They will relay it on until it reaches the last team member who will then be responsible for bringing the animal part to the waiting container sitting on top of a table a few feet behind them.
Since Jon has only four members in Nagar, Magan and Sar Mayee have to sit out one member each. Magan sits Myka out, while Sar Mayee chooses Akihiro.
The first body part asked is dila ng baboy (pig’s tongue). Nagar easily wins it, with Moi at the end of the line. After 6 body parts, the three tribes have 2 wins each. Richard calls for a tie breaker and asks for intestines. Nagar and Sar Mayee go neck-to-neck. Karen, who, just like Moi, is the last in Sar Mayee’s line, does her best to reach the container first but still falls short on the faster Moi.
The Nagar Tribe wins with a score of 3 beating Magan and Sar Mayee with 2 points each.
The winning tribe gets stuff that will help them in their camp life – stuff for their shelter, bolo, big pot and water container, and, most importantly, a big amount of rice. The two other teams also get a consolation prize of posporo (matches), small pot, small water container, bolo, and a little amount of rice. Nothing for building their shelter but I’m sure Buhawi with Doc Ferds and Elma can improvise something, as well as Aira, Akihiro, Ervic, and Karen in the other tribe..
Richard tells the three tribes that they are now going to their individual camps. But before that, the leaders will have to choose one member each to be sent to Isla Misteryo – an exile island. The Magan Tribe chooses Solenn, Sar Mayee chooses Akihiro, and Nagar chooses Michelle.
That’s bad move for Sar Mayee Tribe, though. With Akihiro gone, that leaves Ervic to be the only male force in the tribe. How on earth can they build a decent shelter with Akihiro gone? Trizsa is also male but we know how he just sits there and either talk or sleep. Oh, well, Akihiro will be back after a day. Sar Mayee sleeping uncomfortably for another night is, I think, just okay. But honestly? I think they should’ve sent Trizsa to Isla Misteryo first.
I’m excited, though, for our hot models – Solenn and Akihiro – being in the exile island together. I’m sure they won’t be making alliances with Michelle because everyone knows/suspects she already has an ongoing alliance with boyfriend Jon. But will Solenn and Aki come up with a sort of agreement and become alliances? Or will they become a little more friendly and… Oops, I forgot, this is Survivor Philippines on Philippine tv. Nothing like that will happen, at least not in the near future.