Meet the Teams of The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2!

Only a few days to go until the 2nd season of The Amazing Race Philippines premieres on TV5.

On Monday, October 6 at 7pm, 11 brand new teams will set off on the biggest adventure on Philippine TV. After a solid first season cast, if the previews are anything to go by, this new set of Racers look ready to be even more competitive, more fun and especially more dramatic.

The 11 teams are: Continue reading

What Qualities Do The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 Teams Have?

TV5 has just unveiled the latest round of teasers for The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2, premiering in one week! This time, the four promo teasers tell us a little more about the 11 new teams by grouping them into four different categories describing the qualities they have that should help them on the Race.





And FINALLY, here is the Full Trailer:

The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 premieres Monday, October 6th on TV5.

The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 Full Trailer is Here!

activeTV Asia has uploaded the full trailer for the The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2!

(You can also watch the video on activeTV’s official Facebook page.)

ETA (9/25/14): activeTV has removed the trailer from their Facebook! =(

The 5 and a half minute trailer features an exciting array of scenes from the season including the Starting Line and teases new and familiar tasks, intense competition and what appears to be some very explosive confrontations!

The new season of The Amazing Race Philippines premieres October 6th on TV5!

Also, get to know the teams at the official TV5 Amazing Race Philippines website.

More Details Revealed for The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2

activeTV revealed a lot more details about season 2 of The Amazing Race Philippines in a press release today.

Confirming a grand prize of P2 million from PLDT Home Telpad, 2 house and lots from RCD Royal Homes and 2 brand new Kia Sportage cars, the press release also confirmed the new season would air for 10 weeks on TV5.

activeTV touted overseeing the entire production of the series; from casting to scouting locations to final production.

Director and activeTV president Michael McKay who earlier tweeted: “The Amazing Race Philippines season 2 is going to a seriously good one,” talked about the challenges of doing a nightly version of the Race instead of the usual weekly one-hour episodes. McKay says TAR creator Bertram van Munster, ABC Disney and activeTV worked together to develop a format that would suit the nightly format unique to The Amazing Race Philippines.

Included in that development was dropping the Fast Forward and making sure to maintain TAR’s signature pace while keeping action condensed in half-hour installments.

McKay also raved about the beauty of the Philippines while TV5 Vice President and Production Unit Head Margie C. Natividad complimented the foreign crew members who also fell in love with the Philippines and helped create what she hopes is another award worthy piece of work. The Amazing Race Philippines won a Golden Screen Award for its first season.

Here is the full press release: Continue reading

The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 Teams and Premiere Date Revealed!

Tonight is the big night as TV5 officially launched Season 2 of the ENPRESS Golden Screen Award Winning The Amazing Race Philippines.

While a grand presscon was happening at Resorts World Manila, TV5 aired a shiny, brand new teaser officially revealing the 11 new teams, giving fans a first look at the Starting Line at Baluarte De San Diego in Intramuros and the official premiere date of Monday, October 6 at 7pm.

In an interview with MJ Marfori on TV5’s Aksyon earlier, Derek Ramsay revealed the Race would air Monday through Friday with weekend replays. And he promised a bigger, more exciting and drama-filled Race this season with a diverse group of teams that provided them with a lot of material. During the presscon, Derek also revealed that teams will get the chance to win up to P200,000 in each Leg. And the bigger grand prize includes not only the P2 million, but 2 house and lots from RCD Homes and 2 Kia Sportages.

And those 11 teams are:

Team Juan D, Daniel & Charlie – Pinay World Champs, Luz & Chen – Team Mr. Pogi, JP & Kelvin

Team Nerds, Vince & Ed – The Chefs, Roch & Eji – Sexy Besties, Jeck & RR

Travel Buddies, Zarah & Osang – Blondies, Avy & Tina – Dating Couple, Phoebe & Matt

Magkapatid/Siblings, Jet & Yna -n Mag-Ama/Father & Son, AJ & Jody

Here is TV5’s official team reveal teaser: Continue reading

Seasons 14 and 15 of The Amazing Race Now Available on DVD!

After seasons 12 and 13 finally shipped out from Amazon just a couple of weeks ago, seasons 14 and 15 have been quietly released this past week!

It’s a pleasant surprise since I don’t seem to remember any news of the release or any TV commercials during the shows promoting them.

Nonetheless, they’re already available exclusively from Amazon. Check them out here:

And here are the DVD covers for both seasons:

So be sure to order your copies and enjoy such moments as Luke’s first epic meltdown with surfboards, Jamie & Cara’s horrible taxi luck and every moment with “Team Zebra” Brian & Ericka.

Bertram Van Munster Teases Everything Philippines-Related Amazing Race + Asia's Still On!

Amazing Race co-creator and executive producer Bertram Van Munster visited the Philippines a few weeks ago and were welcomed by TV5 executives. They talked about his success with creating and producing TAR and likely talked about TV5’s own Amazing Race Philippines. But many fans also speculate that Bertram was in the Philippines to possibly scout locations for Fall’s Season 25.

It definitely appears The Amazing Race US will be heading back to the Philippines (finally) very soon. TV5 has released the latest teaser for season 2 of The Amazing Race Philippines featuring Bertram Van Munster talking about how “it’s high time” they went back to the Philippines and explaining that the cast is the “secret” of what likely makes a good show. (Hmm… considering the casts we’ve gotten for the most recent TARUS seasons? He must not be following his own advice. Hee.)

Watch his invitation to all Kapatids:

And more good news? While the lack of “Biyaheng Asya” in the latest TARPh promos has worried some, fear not! TV5’s Amazing Race Philippines page just went live online this week and it says: Muling magbabalik ang pinakamalaking karera sa buong bansa at Asya! or The biggest Race around the country and ASIA is returning!. So there is still hope for a couple of Asian Legs on TARPh2.

Lots of great news about TARPh2 this week. So stay tuned for the start of auditions which TV5 promises is very, very soon. (I hope!)

Seasons 12 and 13 of The Amazing Race Coming to DVD! WITH Elimination Stations!

Excellent news!

TV Shows on DVD reports today that seasons 12 and 13 of The Amazing Race are finally coming to DVD! And best of all, both sets will include Elimination Station, the special web series from that followed eliminated teams into Sequester. This will be the first time Elimination Station will be included on TAR DVDs and the first time TAR DVDs have had any special features since the non-manufacture-on-demand releases of seasons 1 and 7.

Now for some sorta-bad news. The on-demand DVDs have always had poor covers, but these TAR12 and TAR13 covers seem to have taken a step further! That neon purple on TAR12!

Still, it is awesome to continue getting TAR DVDs. There is no release date yet, but you can pre-order both sets now on

The Amazing Race Philippines Nominated for Golden Screen TV Awards

Season 1 of The Amazing Race Philippines may have aired in 2012, but the Philippines’ Entertainment Press Society (ENPRESS) have just announced their nominees for the 2013 (!) Golden Screen TV Awards and TARPh is up for 2 awards.

ENPRESS has nominated The Amazing Race Philippines 1 for Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program and host Derek Ramsay for Outstanding Adapted Reality/Competition Program Host.

TARPh is nominated against TV5 neighbors The Million Peso Money Drop and Who Wants to be a Millionaire and ABS-CBN’s Minute to Win It, Pilipinas Got Talent and X Factor Philippines.

Derek Ramsay, meanwhile, goes up against Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano (Pilipinas Got Talent), KC Concepcion (X Factor Philippines) and Vic Sotto (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire).

The awards will be handed out on Friday, March 21st.

Will The Amazing Race Philippines 2 Travel Outside of the Country?

Apparently, YES! After much teasing, we finally get our first confirmation as TV5 unveiled their new shows for 2014 including a new season of The Amazing Race Philippines.

In this NEWS5 report at around 1:33, the reporter mentions The Amazing Race will have a theme of “traveling Asia” and that it may air only on the weekends.

Both are definitely welcome developments. But we should also remember that TV5’s own primetime newscast ran a scroll naming Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez (TARA) BOTH as hosts of TARPh. So take TV5’s own news reports with a grain of salt. (lol)

Anyway, should be very exciting to see another Filipino Race, especially with the prospect of traveling out of the country.