Pinoy Big Brother marked its tenth anniversary with the return of its past Big Winners.
Keanna Reeves, Beatriz Saw, Nene Tamayo, Myrtle Sarrosa, Ruben Gonzaga, Daniel Matsunaga, and Slater Young re-entered the PBB house on the August 21, 2015 episode of the reality show.
Exactly ten years ago, the closely monitored house was first opened to the public on August 21, 2005.
Since then, 11 editions have been aired on ABS-CBN with the latest edition being dubbed as PBB 737.
The complete meaning of 737 in PBB 737 was finally revealed last night, August 21. It turns out that 7 refers to 7 weeks of charity.
It was previously announced that the first 7 means 7 weeks featuring teen housemates while 3 refers to 3 celebrity houseguests.
BIG MISSION. Big Brother challenged the previous winners and the current PBB housemates with a "Big Mission" that they must complete in a span of 7 weeks.
Eleven Big Winners and the current regular housemates need to raise P3 million to build houses for 20 families.
Kuya told everyone: "Para sa ika-10 taon ng aking bahay, patuloy ang aking misyon para makatulong.
"Kayo mga kasalukuyang housemates at mga Big Winners ay magtutulong-tulong para sa isang Big Mission dahil tulad ng naging karanasan ninyo dito sa aking bahay, hangad ko ang makapagpatayo at makapagbigay ng 20 bahay para sa 20 pamilyang lubos na nangaingailangan.
"Housemates, Big Winners, tinatanggap n'yo ba ang hamon ko?"
Keanna, Beatriz, Nene, Myrtle, Ruben, Daniel, and Slater agreed to take up Kuya's challenge.
Meanwhile, Kim Chiu, James Reid, Ejay Falcon, and Melai Cantiveros also expressed their desire to help through a pre-recorded video.
FUTURE PBB EDITIONS. There have been speculations that PBB 737 would be the last edition of Pinoy Big Brother.
However, Big Brother hinted that viewers can expect more editions of this reality show in the future.
He recalled: "Noong una kong binuksan ang aking bahay, 10 taon na ang nakakalipas. Hindi ko lubos na aakalain na magiging ganito kalaki ang epekto ng aking bahay sa ating Kapamilyang Pilipino.
"Ako ay natutuwa dahil nagsisilbi ang aking bahay bilang lugar kung saan mapapakita ng Pilipino ang kanyang pagpapakatotoo.
"Naniniwala ako na basta't mayroon gustong magpakatotoong Pilipino saan man sa mundo, magpapatuloy pa rin ang Pinoy Big Brother sa mga susunod pang taon."
TEEN BIG FOUR. The August 21 episode featured a special number from the teen finalists of PBB 737, also known as the Teen Big Four.
Filipino-Australian Ylona Garcia, Fil-British heartthrob Bailey May, Nueva Vizcaya rapper Jimboy Martin, and Albay dancer Franco Rodriguez performed an original composition titled "Stay Positive."
PINOY BIG BALL. As part of the 10th anniversary of PBB, a Pinoy Big Ball was held inside the house.
Melai Cantiveros and her husband Jason Francisco entered the PBB house to help facilitate a game among the regular housemates.
This game would determine if the housemates would be able to get the materials they need to mount the ball.
They were able to complete the task successfully. During the ball, the 11 remaining housemates were dressed in formal wear from Francis Libiran.
Here are the pairs who attended the Pinoy Big Ball:
Dawn Chang was paired with James Linao
Krizia Lusuegro was paired with Richard Juan
Miho Nishida and Jyo Yokohama
Mikee Agustin and Roger Lucero
Margo Midwinter and Charlhone Petro
During the episode, the silhouette of Big Brother was seen as he talked to the housemates.
Footage showed that the first batch of PBB housemates first danced to the tune of "Pinoy Ako" during the episode aired on August 29, 2005.
Big Brother's shadow could be seen as he swayed to the music along with the 2015 housemates and the past winners.
However, his face was not seen to the public.
PBB Big Winners and housemates to raise P3 million for homeless
by Jocelyn Dimaculangan posted on August 22, 2015