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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The Amazing Race Philippines 2 Season Wrap-up

And season 2 of The Amazing Race Philippines is over! I think most weren’t even sure a season 2 would ever exist. So it was great to hear last December that TV5 had indeed ordered a brand new season.

Let me just say right off the bat before we get to the very long essay below; It is absolutely amazing to have seen The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2. It definitely had its faults, but overall, it was a solid season and it even just existing is something to appreciate.

A big Congratulations to the cast and especially the crew for completing the season. Producing The Amazing Race is definitely a difficult job for anyone, even for creators Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri. Taking on The Amazing Race is a big commitment production-wise, so it is definitely a big accomplishment when a season is completed.

There are definitely many good things to love about this season and unfortunately, many bad things to nitpick as well.

Let’s get it to it! Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Episode 55 (Leg 10 – Season Finale) – “Sobrang hindi namin ‘to makakalimutan.”

The final Leg begins with teams needing to catch a ferry to the island of Camiguin. Once there, they’ll hop into a multicab to Kibila Giant Clam Sanctuary.

All three teams are on the same 7am ferry and are neck and neck going to the Clam Sanctuary. Continue reading

The Amazing Race Philippines 2 Leg 9 Wrap-up – “Kalingan natin ibigay yung best natin.”

Just one hour left! But first, this penultimate Leg.

Overall, it was just okay. I wish it had been a fuller and more exciting penultimate Leg. Not having watched either task at the beautiful Divine Mercy Shrine from Monday, I think the best task of the week had to be the Detour, especially the ostrich side of it.

I’m going to need to see more ostriches on The Amazing Race alongside the camels and donkeys. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Episode 54 (Leg 9, Day 6) – “Matuto ka kasi mag-Tagalog.”

Teams are making their way to Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and Gardens in Cagayan de Oro City. Matt & Phoebe are excited to be in first, but Kelvin & JP are right behind them.

Teams must answer five questions about the other teams. The questions are: Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Episode 53 (Leg 9, Day 5) – “Everything happens for a reason.”


Teams are making their way to the Road Block for this Leg.

In this Road Block, teams must cross a 395 foot hanging bridge and memorize the series of numbers they pass along the way. They will use these numbers to unlock the padlocks of a door that will reveal their next clue.

The Yield will be at the start of the hanging bridge. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Episode 52 (Leg 9, Day 4) – “Hindi sila yung nagmamakaawa para mauna.”

Teams must now make their way to Kampo Juan Eco-Adventure Farm in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Jet & Yna are surprised Misamis Oriental, Cagayan De Oro and Bukidnon are so close together. Roch & Eji dance, sing and sleep on the way to the Adventure Farm.

Kelvin & JP arrive and open the next clue revealing a Double Battle Duel Duel. Teams must battle in a best of three Anicycle challenge. They hope Kuya Jet & Yna are the team that arrives next and they get their wish. Continue reading