The Amazing Race Philippines: Redemption (DryedMangoez Edition Season 12)

I, like many Amazing Race fans, used to make wishlists of dream routes and locations I hoped the show would eventually visit. And two years ago, in anticipation of The Amazing Race Philippines 2 premiere (and the original expectation of international travel), I went all in and mapped out an entire Race course with tasks, locations and faux-screencaps complete with discount TAR graphics.

It turned out to be a lot of fun. After TARPH2 ended, I decided to make more dream routes as a way to keep the hope for more TARPH seasons alive.

Well, as of September 2016, TV5 Philippines is basically on the verge of ceasing operations; certainly nowhere near having the capacity or money to even start planning another Amazing Race Philippines. Meanwhile, The Amazing Race US is on its deathbed with the very real possibility that its already-filmed season 29 will get dumped onto CBS’ online streaming service no one subscribes to.  (It would’ve premiered tonight, September 23, 2016, if its ratings hadn’t fallen off the cliff.)

BUT! In positive news, The Amazing Race Philippines DryedMangoez Edition is as strong as ever! Woohoo!

And this 12th season is a big one!

Most teams on The Amazing Race are eliminated. And many times they are eliminated by mistakes or bad luck or even by other teams. So after 11 seasons, it’s no question that plenty of teams have some unfinished business.

Well, 12! TARPHDME teams will get a second (or third!) chance at redemption!

The Amazing Race Philippines: Redemption (DryedMangoez Edition Season 12) that is! Yay!

ALL-NEW “EPISODES” every FRIDAY at 5pm Pacific Time! Exclusively here on! 😊

Leg 1: “I might die in your arms tonight.”
Philippines → Malaysia

Leg 2: “I promise masarap ang tea ko!”
Malaysia → Jordan

Leg 3: “Rub it all over my body.”

Leg 4: “This donkey is my worst nightmare.”
Jordan → Ethiopia

What TV5 Needs to Do for The Amazing Race Philippines Season 3

9/23/16 Update

Things are looking dimmer and dimmer for a possible season 3 of The Amazing Race Philippines. Since this post almost a year ago, TV5’s fortunes have only gotten worse after Viva Entertainment basically milked them out of undeserved money by giving the network two horrible programs that couldn’t even attract half the audience tuning into Filipino-dubbed Japanese and American series, also on TV5.

So Viva is now mercifully out of the picture and TV5 is left picking up the pieces left over. The network is very much on the verge of falling off the cliff. Most of its talent and staff have left the network for various new opportunities while those left at TV5 are valiantly fighting the good fight. That is all while there is an obvious lack of competent leadership at the top of the network.

It’s very sad really. Not just because The Amazing Race Philippines is basically dead. But it’s also sad to see a promising network just collapse.

Anyway, everything else in this post is still relevant to the overall Amazing Race franchise. So I’ll leave it here. And despite Amazing Race US also on the verge of death, at least other international franchises are doing well. =)

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Zyuohger 34

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Zyuohger 33

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Ex-Aid 2

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The Amazing Race Philippines: Redemption (DryedMangoez Edition 12) – Leg 4 – Ethiopia

IntroductionLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4

Leg 4 – “This donkey is my worst nightmare.”

Nine teams are ready to start the 4th Leg of the Race. Teams must now take a taxi back to Amman so they can secure tickets to their next destination: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia! Continue reading