The first season of the Philippine version of Survivor was set in Koh Tarutao, Thailand, the same filming location as Survivor: Thailand.


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  • Men vs. Women: The castaways were initially divided into tribes based on gender. Jarakay consisted of all men, while Naak was composed of all women. However, this twist didn't last long as a tribe switch occurred in Day 3 just before the first Immunity Challenge.
  • Day 3 Tribe Switch: In a first for any Survivor franchise, there was a tribe switch on Day 3, before any Immunity Challenges had occurred.
  • Double Elimination: On Day 9, a twist instructed the losing tribe to vote a second castaway off after the first, all occurring at a single Tribal Council.
  • Kidnapping: The tribe who won the Reward Challenge in Cycle 4 had the advantage of kidnapping a member from the opposing tribe, and the abductee would stay there for a day. If the abductee's tribe loses on the next Immunity Challenge, he/she would be abstained from Tribal Council, could not vote and be voted out.
  • Cursed and White Pearls: During the merge stage, the person voted out, before having his/her torch snuffed out, will receive either one or both of the Pearls and give each Pearl to one of the remaining castaways. The castaway who receives the Cursed Pearl gets one vote in the following Tribal Council, as long as they are can have votes count against them. In-case the Cursed Pearl is lost, the holder would then receive two votes. In-show, the Cursed Pearl is called the "Black Pearl" (though its actual color is really silver). On the other hand, the White Pearl will have one vote subtracted from the count in the receiver's favor in the next Tribal Council, should at least one such vote comes up.
  • Public Vote: In addition to the 8 jury members, an additional jury vote will be cast by television viewers through text, in which the finalist with the higher number of text votes will be given 1 additional jury vote, possibly to break a tie.


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
SP1 chev t Chev Macias
26, Iloilo City
Naak Naak 1st Voted Out
Day 3
SP1 emerson t Emerson Dino
31, Caloocan
Jarakay Naak 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
SP1 gigit t Gigit Sulit
48, Quezon City
Jarakay Jarakay 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
SP1 patani t Patani Dano
20, Talisay, Cebu
Naak Jarakay 4th Voted Out
Day 9
SP1 nina t Nina Ortiz
40, Quezon City
Naak Jarakay Quit
Day 11
SP1 vevherly t Vevherly Gador
20, Alcantara, Cebu
Naak Naak 5th Voted Out
Day 12
SP1 john t John Lopez
27, Bicol
Jarakay Jarakay 6th Voted Out
Day 15
SP1 nikki t Nikki Dacullo
21, Tacloban
Naak Jarakay 7th Voted Out
Day 18
SP1 jace t Jace Flores
19, Hawaii, USA
Jarakay Jarakay Chalam 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
SP1 kiko t Kiko Rustia
27, Quezon City
Jarakay Naak 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
SP1 veronica t Veronica Domingo
29, Cavite
Naak Jarakay 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 26
SP1 marlon t Marlon Carmen
31, Parañaque
Jarakay Jarakay 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 29
SP1 kaye t Kaye Alipio
20, Calamba, Laguna
Naak Naak 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 32
SP1 zita t Zita Ortiga
43, Pasay
Naak Naak 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 35
SP1 cris t Cris Cartagenas
30, Manila
Jarakay Naak 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 37
SP1 charisse t Charisse Yacapin
27, Makati
Naak Jarakay 15th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 38
SP1 rob t Rob Sy
30, Davao City
Jarakay Naak Runner-Up 6
SP1 jc t J.C. Tiuseco
23, Manila
Jarakay Naak Sole Survivor 2

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Voting History

Survivor Philippines: Season 1 Voting History
Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribes
Cycle # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Finale
Voted Off: SP1 chev t
SP1 emerson t
SP1 gigit t
SP1 patani t
SP1 nina t
SP1 vevherly t
SP1 john t
SP1 nikki t
SP1 jace t
SP1 kiko t
SP1 veronica t
SP1 marlon t
SP1 kaye t
SP1 zita t
SP1 cris t
SP1 charisse t
SP1 rob t
SP1 jc t
Vote: 8-1 6-1-1 8-1 3-2-2-1 No vote1 5-1 5-1 4-1 6-4 5-4 5-4 6-1-1 4-1 3-1-1-0 3-1 1-0 4 7-25
JC Chev Emerson Vevherly Jace Marlon Veronica Marlon Kaye Zita Cris None Jury Vote
Rob Chev Emerson Vevherly Jace Marlon Veronica Marlon Kaye Zita Cris Charisse
Charisse Gigit John John Nikki Kiko Kiko Rob Marlon Kaye Zita Cris None JC
Cris Chev Emerson Vevherly Jace Kiko Veronica Marlon Charisse Rob JC JC
Zita Chev Emerson Vevherly Jace Marlon Veronica Marlon Kaye JC Rob
Kaye Chev Emerson Vevherly Jace Kiko Veronica Marlon Charisse Cris (x2)3 JC
Marlon Gigit Patani John Nikki Kiko Kiko Rob Cris JC
Veronica Gigit Nina John Nikki Kiko Kiko Rob Charisse Rob
Kiko Chev Emerson Kidnapped2 Jace Marlon Rob JC
Jace Gigit Nina John Nikki Kiko JC
Nikki Gigit Patani John Veronica
John Gigit Patani Nikki
Vevherly Chev Emerson Rob
Nina Gigit Nikki Quit
Patani Gigit Nikki
Gigit Patani
Emerson Chev Vevherly
Chev Kaye

^1 Nina quit due to a fractured toe.
^2 Kiko was abducted from his tribe, rendering him immune from Tribal Council.
^3 Cris did not bring the Cursed Pearl to Tribal Council, so he received two votes instead of one. However, these votes were nullified because he won immunity.
^4 JC and Charisse did not vote as they could only vote for each other. By virtue of winning the Final Immunity Challenge, only Rob voted.
^5 The 9th juror vote was decided by the viewing public. JC won this vote by 93% to Rob's 7%.


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