Dating Couple Matt and Phoebe win second season of ‘The Amazing Race Philippines’

Team Dating Couple Matthew Edwards and Phoebe Walker were hailed victors of the second season of The Amazing Race Philippines, winning almost PhP10 million pesos worth of grand prize package including 2 house and lots from RCD Royale Homes, 2 Kia Sportage SUVs and the PhP2 million peso cash prize from PLDT Home Telpad.

At the finish line of the Race’s final leg in Camiguin, race master Derek Ramsay and the eight pre-eliminated teams welcomed the dating couple and congratulated them for winning the race.

Congratulations you are the winners of The Amazing Race Philippines - Season 2
Team Mr. Pogi John Paul Duray and Kelvin Engles finished close-second, while Chefs Roch Hernandez and Eji Estillore placed third.

Asked about their plans, Phoebe said part of her winnings will go to a business she will set up to financially-support her family while Matt said in a separate interview that he will spend part of his winnings going back to England to bond with his father.

Winning a total of PhP 2.8 million cash prize (part of which came from winning 4 pit stop legs), they would also donate some of their winnings to a charity dedicated to helping kids at Payatas.

The Amazing Race Philippines 2 is TV5’s biggest and most groundbreaking project for the year. Powered by Rexona and supported by Summit Natural Drinking Water, Shell V Power Nitro+, PLDT Home Telpad, RCD Royale Homes, Kia Motors, and Resorts World Manila, the reality show ran for 10 weeks and became famous for its unexpected twists and shocking episodes week after week.

TV5 welcomes 2015 with ‘happy’ shows

The Happy Network ushers in the new year with only the happiest vibes and the most delightful programming that brings back the good times on TV. Starting with a grand free-for-all spectacular countdown to be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle on New Year’s Eve, TV5 claims 2015 as the year to spread more joy, inspiration and happiness with a fresh lineup of new exciting shows that gives the most enjoyable and amusing TV viewing experience.

TV5’s new programs for 2015 include the “Hi-5 Philippines”, the local edition of the world-famous and iconic children’s shows; “Happy Wife, Happy Life”, a lifestyle reality show featuring the wives and partners of PBA superstars; “E5”, a sassy showbiz, fashion and lifestyle program; and “Extreme Challenge: Kaya Mo Ba ‘To”, a show filled with death-defying stunts as hosted by Derek Ramsay with the racers of The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2.

As happiness is very much related to laughter and cheer, TV5 introduces its fresh and exciting new comedy shows “Mac and Chiz”, featuring the surprising heartthrob tandem of Derek Ramsay and Empoy Marquez; “Two and ½ Daddies”, which stars the siblings Robin Padilla, Rommel Padilla and BB Gandanghari for the first time on television; and “No Harm No Foul”, a soon-to-be weekend laugh-fest featuring comedy giant Ogie Alcasid with the giants of the PBA hardcourt.

TV5 will also launch the thrilling reality shows of “Rising Stars”, the singing search where every contestant’s video selfie is a passport to stardom; “Last School Standing”, a game show that supports top highschools in the country; and “Move It: Clash of the Street Dancers”, where the best hiphop groups in country clash in a series of breathtaking dance-offs.

Making viewers happy by helping them with their health, love and life problems are “What’s the Problem”, where Gelli De Belen, Arnel Ignacio and Atty. Mel Sta. Maria provide legal as well as practical advice based on life experiences; “Call Me Papa Jack”, where radio host and love guru Papa Jack gives his signature point-blank love advice; and “Healing Galing”, where alternative medicine advocate Dr. Edinell Calvario and anti-aging specialist Dr. Hayden Kho reach out to those seeking medical advice.

These are just a few of the exciting new shows TV5 has lined up for 2015 to make TV viewing a happier and more delightful experience for Filipinos who want to do away with heavy and problem-laden TV shows. With the coming new year, TV5 bursts with a colorful array of happy programming that will highlight the simple joys and heart-swelling moments that bring out the best in life.  

And with its much-awaited New Year countdown to be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle on New Year’s Eve, TV5 gives the public a taste of how life becomes a lot better once they make the right choice to be happy beginning this 2015.


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