Survivor Philippines Season 2 on GMA-7 will take place in Palau [some 500 miles east of the Philippines and 2,000 miles south of Tokyo]. The show will still be hosted by Paolo Bediones & the Pinoy Sole Survivor will take home 3,000,000 pesos (around US$65,000), the largest ever cash prize in the history of Philippine reality game shows according to them.
The show is scheduled to air on August 17, 2009 on GMA 7.
The show is always been a subject of ridicule of 'real' Survivor fans for including mactors (model/actors) in the show and turns out that the show is just another artista search just like StarStruck & Pinoy Big Brother.
The first season of Survivor Philippines became quite controversial because a staff of Survivor Philippines allegedly revealed in a coffee shop the winner of the said reality show, just a few weeks of airing. They said it was JC Tiuseco, Paolo explained that it is impossible to identify the winner because only the program manager knows the final result. The contestants who comprised the Jury cast their final votes before they left Koh Tarutao.
But it turns out that the rumor is true. JC is the winner.