Karen Reyes hospitalized; Tom Doromal evicted from Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4

by Lyn Luna Montealegre
Jun 18, 2012

In observance of Philippine Independence Day last June 12, Big Brother’s weekly task involved a “flag raising” activity with the help of the teen housemates.

Two housemates were tasked to wear fatigue pants and hold the two ends of the rope connected to the flag. The rope that connects the flag has two bags of “weight” in between. The housemates worked as pairs to hold up the flag for certain appointed times.

While on duty, housemates Alec Dungo and Myrtle Sarrosa decided to collaborate and compose a song. The song speaks about the test of friendship.

Roy Requejo and Yves Flores were among the those who held up the flag for the last time. Big Brother told the housemates that they succeeded in his weekly challenge with flying colors.

Earlier that week, Karen Reyes had to receive immediate attention due to severe stomach pain. She was put on dextrose but Big Brother deemed it best to bring the housemate to a hospital. Karen’s absence saddened her “special friend” Ryan Boyce. In fact, before Karen left the house, she exchanged "I love you's" with Ryan.

Karen was confined at a hospital for several hours. According to one of Big Brother’s rules, if a housemate is brought to the outside world, s/he must return to the house within 24 hours, or else s/he will be automatically evicted. In Karen’s case, she was able to return to Big Brother’s house.

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Last Saturday, three housemates were lined up for possible evicition: Myrtle Sarrosa, Tom Doromal, and Yves Flores.

Host Bianca Gonzales had a casual chat with the housemates before making the announcement. She asked Karen how she felt at that time. Karen replied with a smile, saying “So far so good...Yung housemates po at tsaka yung bahay…Magdamag ko silang iniisip. Wala pong halong biro yon ha…Talagang sila po ang iniisip at kahit ma-break ko yung rule, masasayang po yung pinaghirapan ko…”

Bianca mentioned that the first housemate she will call is considered “safe.” Myrtle was relieved when she was called. The second housemate who is also “safe” from eviction that week was Yves, leaving Tom as the seventh evictee.

Tom, who was dubbed as the Bukid Prince of Davao, only garnered 17.26% share of votes while Myrtle got the highest share of votes with 52.25%. Yves ended up with 30. 49% votes.

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Mommy Joan Doromal, Tom’s mother, eagerly waited for Tom’s return to the “outside world.”

Robi Domingo brought the handsome ex-PBB housemate onstage while Bianca asked Tom what was the best thing being a teen housemate.

The 16-year-old boy answered: “Being happy. Happy for who I am and happy na tinanggap ako ng ibang teen housemates."

The hosts also announced during the live show that the succeeding eviction nights will be held every Friday. The Big Night is scheduled on July 7, 2012.

Who do you think will emerge as the big winner of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4?

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