Earlier this week on Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown, the Nagar Tribe won in the Reward challenge wherein they received beds, pillows, blankets, and additional shelter. But this triumph did not discourage its rival tribe, Sar Mayee.
Sar Mayee grabbed the limelight from Nagar when the group won in the recent Immunity Sudoku challenge. The castaways were able to solve the puzzle more systematically compared to Nagar, forcing the latter to once again face Tribal Council.
When Survivor Philippines host Richard Gutierrez met the group, he announced to them that their rival tribe will have the chance to observe them during Tribal Council. The Nagar tribe was shocked to learn that the Sar Mayee tribe would witness how they would vote off a fellow castaway.
The host asked if winning in the past two endurance challenges was the group’s edge over their competitor.
Mico Aytona replied, "Siguro swerte talaga na para sa amin ang laro.Malalakas po talaga sila...para sa akin, swerte lang po kami nanalo kami sa dalawang challenges.
In your personal opinion, who do you think is the stronger tribe? Sar Mayee or Nagar?
Aira Bermudez chose Sar Mayee. She explained, "Sa past challenges na ginawa namin, more on endurance, strength. Tapos lagi silang nananalo. Lagi kong nakikita yung teamwork kaysa sa amin which is ginagawa namin yung best namin kaso hindi siguro kami lucky."
Ahron Villena agreed by saying, "Siguro nga. Mayroon kaming kanya-kanyang strength... siguro pagdating sa physical talagang wala kaming laban."
Who among the Sar Mayee tribe members do you like as a friend, alliance or as a person?
Mico remarked, "Siguro po para sa akin...kundi po ako palarin na manalo dito, gusto ko pong manalo si Mama Elma [Muros]. Nakita ko po yung determinasyon niya, paglaban niya sa pamilya niya... Para sa akin, siya po ang mas may kailangan ng premyo na ipapamahagi ng Survivor... magaling po siyang makasama at totoo ang puso niya."
Aira, on the other hand, pointed out, "For me, si Akihiro. Kasi ang napansin ko sa kanya, sobra siyang happy-go-lucky, napakabait sa co-castaways niya...bago ang sarili niya, inuuna niya muna ang para sa tribo at saka, napakasaya niyang tao. Concerned siya sa lahat ng tao..."
Next question: who among the Sar Mayee tribe do you dislike the most?
Ahron declared, "Hindi ito personal...siguro si Michelle [Madrigal]....Siguro kasi tribemate kami before and nakikita ko di siya masyadong gumagalaw sa camp..."
Ian Batherson also considered Michelle to be the person he disliked the most. "For me, she was the one who did the least work at camp. I think, kung nasa tribo ka, you have to do your own part."
Aira revealed, "For me, si Jon [Hall]... hindi personal ha. Threat siya sa akin, sa grupo especially sa Nagar."
Who among the Sar Mayee members do you trust?
Solenn Heussaff chose Elma and Akihiro. "I know her [Elma] from the start and Aki coz I’ve known him before the show. I can’t say I can’t trust the others but they’re the ones that I know the most."
Moi cited Akihiro, Elma and Ervic while Ahron also gave the same choices.
Mico and Solenn were then asked they have an automatic alliance between them. Mico explained, "For me, solid kami ni Solenn... Iginapang namin para maabot ang mga sarili namin...Gawin naman natin yung the best natin...Kaya masasabi ko na hindi sayang yung pagpili sa amin ni Solenn."
Solenn admitted, "Yes, we’ve got a good alliance until so but we’d have merged with the other group so we kinda have to open ourselves up to other people because if not it will make us two against four.
Who do you think is the traitor [among your tribe mates]?
"I don’t know...I think I will find out if I make it to the merged [group]...I really don’t know," was Ian’s answer to the question.
For Mico, "Pangalawang Tribal Council as Nagar, wala pa akong masasabing nag traydor sa akin...Kung sino man ang nagtraydor sa akin, mapapatawad ko siya lahat naman ito laro lang."
Aira considers all of her tribemates as her friends.
When Richard asked, what is her game plan to win this game, Moi quipped, "bait-baitan....huwag masyadong magmagaling. Kung ano yung flow, parang sumasakay na lang ako....sumasabay na lang ako..."
Before allowing them to vote, the host asked asked Moi and Aira if they would like to use the immunity bracelet or pass it to other castaways.
The results: Aira got two votes, Mico received three votes while Ian got one vote. As such, the sixth castaway to leave Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown is Mico.
On his way out, Mico said, "No regrets. I did my best. Lagi akong nagdarasal... pero siguro hanggang dito lang ang purpose ko... At sana, sa lahat ng castaways, na maging safe sila. At kahit anu pang ang naging desisyon nila, laro lang to. Dito sa Survivor, mga nakilala ko... di lang kaibigan kundi isang pamilya..."
Richard then made a cliff hanger announcement that the Tribal Council is a "double elimination" round.
Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown airs weeknights on GMA-7.