Two castaways, Jackie Forster and Angelika Schmeing-Cruz (more popularly known as Angelicopter), have quit Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown.
Their parting words were: "Choice na namin ’yon, to exit from the game. Sana respetuhin ng mga nanonood, ng production, ng staff. We don’t mean to offend anyone."
Prior to this revelation, the Bulan and Tala tribes had an all-out battle for the latest immunity challenge called the "Bola-Bola." The castaways had to push or pull their huge balls towards their goal and the first tribe to earn three points would be saved from holding a Tribal Council.
The Bulan tribe emerged as the victor and won immunity.
Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown host Richard Gutierrez had a discussion with the castaways before the voting proceeded.
During the Tribal Council, Richard asked the Tala members why they think they lost the challenge.
Arthur was the first to speak up. "Sa tingin ko, it’s their game. Mas malakas sila kaysa sa amin. Sa tingin ko sa game kanina, may advantage sila."
Carlo commented, "Sa tingin ko naman, nagkataon lang na nagkaroon sila ng replenishment. Nakakain sila nang maayos. Parehas kami, di kami nakakakain. Kaya naman, e. Ako lumaban ako hanggang sa huli. Kakayanin kung tama lang na kakain kami nang maayos, nakatulog nang maayos."
Angelicopter stressed, "Dagdag pa doon, may 25-minute hike paakyat baba ng bundok talaga. Doon pa lang, medyo, napapagod na."
At the height of the game, Angelicopter went inside the mud pit to "rescue" her tribe mate Carlo who had been "run over" by the ball maneuvered by Arnold of the Bulan tribe.
Richard wanted to find out from Carlo what happened during the second round of the "Bola-Bola" challenge.
Carlo narrated, "Di ako nasaktan pero tri-na-try kong pigilan yung bola na lumampas at maka-goal sila, hinablot yung pwet ko at na-tackle ako pababa. As I was going to grab the ball again, siguro di na niya napansin, sinabi na nga ng mga nakakita, na nandoon ako sa ilalim, pero paakyat pa lang ako, doon ako sinugod. Pero nakita niya na napipigilan pa rin. Na-run over ako. Pero wala namang nangyaring masama sa akin."
The reality show host reminded all the castaways, "You guys have to be responsible for your own safety. If you feel like you are in danger or put in a place that you’re gonna be harmed, move to the side. It’s an intense game, adrenaline pumping, marami tayong iniisip. Alam ko marami kayong iniisip. So, it’s part of the game. I saw that you were okay, that’s why I didn’t stop the game."
Turning to Angelicopter, Richard asked, "Why did you enter the game when that happened to Carlo?"
Angelicopter said, "My point of view, kung saan ako nakaupo, I think Jackie will agree, instinct siguro sa akin, when someone is already getting hurt, I’m gonna come out and rescue them. Kasi feeling ko, katulad ng sinabi mo, bago magsimula ang challenge, we can get competitive and tough, nagkakasakitan...kung wala siyang [Carlo] split second na naisip na gawin yon, nasaktan siya...
"Kung nasa ganyang sitwasyon, mahirap yon...
Richard cut in and said, "I understand that it was a natural instinct to be involved, pero next time, speaking of presence of mind, you can also call the medical team kung may nangyari kay Carlo. Pwede mo akong tawagin. May mga rules tayong sinusunod sa Survivor. Pwede ka ring masaktan, di ba?"
He stressed, "Next time somebody does that, when they’re out of the game...bigla silang sumingit sa game, I will definitely give a penalty."
Richard also asked Isabel and Jackie if they are fans of the Philippine Volcanoes.
Jackie had a mouthful to say. "Di ko sila kilala. Regardless of kahit sino pa sila, kung ano man ang ginawa nila kanina, especially since they’re professional athletes, they should know where to draw the line. And if you are representing our country as our rugby team, you should take pride in how you play the game, right? Halimbawa ka sa marami, lalo na sa mga bata..."
Isabel said, "Ako rin kasi, athlete ako. I know also kung paano maglaro. Yun lamang ang hinihingi namin. Huwag lang ganoon kadumi. Kasi, nakakasakit na."
MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ ROCKS THE BOAT. Addressing everyone, Richard asked how the castaways are surviving on the island.
Ellen Adarna admitted, "Mahirap, pero I’m getting used to it. It was OK for the past few days then someone came [referring to former Bulan member Maria Isabel Lopez].
"Honestly, she’s like a disease. Para siyang cancer. When she arrived, nagkagulo lahat. She’s kind of crazy. She’s a compulsive liar and she doesn’t think before she speaks. Yung mga pinagsasabi sa amin is not consistent."
Jackie shared the same sentiments. "Noong unang pagdating ni Tita Maribel, galit siya. Naguluhan ako. First of all, di ko alam kung ano ang nangyayari. Kinausap ko siya para mapakalma ko siya...
"Inulit niya yung mga pinagsasabi niya, nag-iiba yung mga kuwento niya..."
Richard asked Maria Isabel’s opinion on this matter.
Maribel said, "Okay lang yon. Intruder talaga ako sa kanilang tribo. Kahit may band akong Tala, sa puso ko, di pa rin ako Tala...kung cancer man ako, wala akong intensyon na, sa pagiging cancerous. In the first place, sa puso ko, di ako threat sa inyo. Ako ang pinakahuling tao maging threat sa inyo.Wala naman akong goal to be the next sole survivor.
"Pangalawa, sinabi ko naman sa kanila na darating yung time, na magkakaroon sila ng ganitong feeling na cancerous si Jackie, si Chuckie. Darating din sa kanila. Di ba may freedom naman tayong magsalita? I’m just having fun here. This is how I survive na anim na araw..."
Richard asked which tribe does she think is stronger.
Isabel said, "Sa aking paningin lang, itong grupong ’to [Tala] may sariling lakas, palaban sila na na nakakagulat...pero sa pananaw ko, kahit konti lang sila [Bulan] para sa akin, sila pa rin ang dominanteng tribo."
Carlo disagreed with Maribel’s opinion. "Siyempre, di ako naniniwala doon. Natalo namin sila sa unang challenge. At ang iyong ikinanalo, ikinalamang ng tribo namin, that we have each other. Ito kami as a tribe. Wine-welcome ka namin kung gusto mong maging ka-tribo ka namin. Makisama."
Isabel thanked Carlo for "welcoming" her to the group. "Sa totoo lang, ina-appreciate ko ang pagkatao mo, bilib ako sa ’yo."
She said that Carlo has the potential of emerging as the sole survivor.
The Survivor host then asked Maria Isabel, "Are you confident that you will still stay here on the island?"
"No comment. Alam ninyo naman na hindi ito ang lifestyle ko. Sinabi ko rin ’yon sa unang Tribal Council," was Maribel’s answer.
OUTWHINE? Richard reprimanded the castaways on their behavior. "This is Survivor. Outlast. Outlive. Outplay. Walang sinasabi diyan na ’outshine.’"
He mentioned the reality show’s four-year existence on television. The Tala tribe is described as the group that rants the most.
"So far, four years na. So far, sa six days na you’re here, kayo ang pinakamareklamong tribo. Gusto n’yo ba ’yon? Gusto ninyo bang tawagin na kayo ang pinakamareklamong tribo? Bakit ang dami-dami ninyong complaints?"
He challenged all the castaways. "This is Survivor. What is Survivor? Outlast. Outlive. Outplay. Walang sinasabi diyan na ’out whine.’
"If you think this production team is putting your life in jeopardy, then quit."
Jackie pointed out, "Yung shelter nila [Bulan] nasa beach talaga. Sa amin, may hike pa kami. Bukod pa sa lamang sila sa amin physically, meron pa kaming hike papunta sa mga challenges. That’s already unfair, right?"
Angelicopter said, "Gusto kong laruin itong Survivor. Alam ko, it’s between me, the other castaways and the challenges. And it’s not gonna be between me, kung anong nangyayari behind the camera..."
"Maybe you should stop focusing on what’s behind the camera. And maybe, start accepting the game."
Filo added: "We whine about safety...personal safety."
The host-actor pointed out, "You think these producers are not concerned about your safety?...This is Survivor. You expect the worst. Worst living conditions. Animals. Snakes. We won’t be taking out the snakes for you. Guys, you have to toughen it out. Stop whining.
"If you think this production team is putting your life in jeopardy, then, quit...If you quit, let me remind you, if you walk away, you will forever be known as a quitter. You want that?"
QUITTING THE GAME. After the discussion, Richard told the tribe that it was time to vote.
A few moments before voting time, Angelicopter and Jackie approached the Survivor host and told him that they want out of the game.
Jackie became emotional and said she couldn’t take it anymore. "It represents everything that I’ve been fighting for the past few years. I want them to see that I’m a godly person. I’m not a bad person they think I am. But if you’re playing against people who push you to be a bad person, it makes me feel ugly. I don’t want to show that to people. I don’t want to be pushed in a place where I have to do that just to win."
Finally, Richard announced: "Nakapag-decide si Angelicopter at si Jackie na mag-quit sa larong Survivor."
He reminded the castaways, "Sa larong Survivor, pag mahina ang loob ninyo, di ka tatagal. There’s no room for quitters here in this game...so tonight, dahil nag-quit and dalawa ninyong katribo, di na tayo boboto ngayon. Ito na ang bagong tribong Tala. Good luck sa mga susunod na araw sa inyo."
ANNABELLE RAMA AND RUFFA GUTIERREZ TO VISIT SURVIVOR. In the November 30 episode of Survivor Philippines, viewers can look forward to the arrival of Annabelle Rama and Ruffa Gutierrez.
The mother and daughter tandem will be there, not to console the castaways, but to bring more pressure on them.
Will anyone among the castaways infuriate Annabelle Rama? What will be the intense challenge awaiting the Bulan and Tala tribes? And with the temptation reward being offered, whose tandem from the winning tribe will accept this irresistible proposal? Will the pair choose the reward for personal gain over the benefit of the tribe?
Tala tribe’s Jackie and Angelicopter follow Bulan’s Alyssa Alano and Aifha Medina who were voted off in the first tribal council and Geneva Cruz who decided to quit on their first day in the island.
Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown airs weeknights after Munting Heredera on GMA Network.