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Survivor Philippines: Season 1, Episode 1 Sep 15, 2008

Survivor Philippines: Season 1, Episode 1

Location Google Map: GMA Network, Quezon City, Philippines

Pilot Episode
After a much-awaited premiere telecast, Survivor Philippines aired on GMA Network. This is the first time that a local franchise of the runaway successful reality tv show, Survivor, is viewed nationwide with local talent. I was lucky to be one of the 18 castaways - selected from over 40,000 hopefuls who auditioned for the role.

Ending Thoughts
By the time the first episode was aired, the filming in Kho Tarutao, Thailand was still on-going. I was already voted-out and shipped back to the Philippines where I cocooned myself in Sagada feeling depressed for being voted-out too early. By contract, I didn't tell anyone I was a castaway the entire time, even after being shipped back to the Philippines. The public was completely unaware who the castaways would be. When they saw the first episode, my friends realized I was a castaway. I was flooded with messages and calls. Life was never the same again in the few months that followed. I could no longer go out in public without being recognized. I became a celebrity.

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  3. Interview By John Lapuz On Showbiz Central Oct 6, 2008
  4. 24-Oras Castaway Feature: Gigit Oct 7, 2008
  5. Survivor Philippines: After the Vote-Out Oct 19, 2008
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  7. QTV MOMS Nov 4, 2008
  8. QTV: QuickFire Nov 9, 2008
  9. Survivor Philippines: Fan Quotes about Castaway Gigit from May 21, 2008
  10. Survivor Philippines: Season 1, Episode 1 Sep 15, 2008

Related Survivor Philippines External Links:

  1. ramblings and rumbles of life: Castaways
  2. Youtube: Survivor Philippines (Season 1) [Thailand] Opening Credits 2008
  3. Facebook: Survivor Philippines: Episode 1 opening
  4. Wikipedia: Survivor Philippines (Season 1)
  5. "Survivor Philippines" says goodbye to mountaineer Gigit Sulit
  6. Survivor Pilipinas: Gigit
  7. Goodiesndbox
  8. gmanews.tv
  9. IMDB: Gigit
  10. Gigit (TheLoneRider)

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