Survivor Philippines: Palau
SP Palau NB
Season Information
Version: Philippines
Season No.: 2
Filming Location: Peleliu, Palau, Micronesia
Filming Dates: May 28, 2009 – July 5, 2009
Season Run: August 17, 2009 – November 15, 2009
No. of Episodes: 65 (+ Reunion Special)
No. of Days: 39
No. of Survivors: 16
Winner: Amanda Coolley Van Cooll
Runner(s)-Up: Justine Ferrer
Jef Gaitan
Tribes: Airai
Opening Sequence
Survivor Philippines 2 intro (Filipino Survivor)

Survivor Philippines 2 intro (Filipino Survivor)

Season Chronology
Previous: Survivor Philippines: Season 1
Next: Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown

Survivor: Palau is the second season of Survivor Philippines. It was set in Palau, the same location as Survivor: Palau and Survivor: Micronesia, albeit on a different area. Amanda Coolley Van Cooll won the title of Sole Survivor winning in a 4-3-0 against finalists Justine Ferrer and Jef Gaitan.

This season was the last season to be hosted by Paolo Bediones, as he moved to another TV network. He was replaced by Filipino actor Richard Gutierrez.



  • Isla Purgatoryo (lit. Purgatory Island): Similar to Redemption Island, voted-off castaways would be sent in this island, in which the residents would have to battle against each other for the right to stay in the island. At the time of the Merge (when only 9 are left), the last person remaining in the island would return to the game, with Individual Immunity in their first Tribal Council (similar to the immunity given to The Outcasts that return the game).
  • Tribe Shuffle: At Day 10, the tribes were shuffled, resulting in having 3 members of each tribe swap to the other tribe.
  • Double Elimination: At the second post-merge Tribal Council, there was another vote to be held immediately after the first vote. The second placer during the previous Immunity Challenge would have Individual Immunity at the second vote.
  • Final Three: For the first time in the Philippine version, a Final Three of finalists would face a Jury of 7.
  • Hidden Immunity Object: Also known as the Hidden Immunity Idol in the U.S. version, Hidden Immunity Objects would be hidden during the Merge, in which it negates any votes cast against the user in a single Tribal Council.
  • Pearls: During the Merge in certain parts of the game, the eliminated castaway would give Pearl(s) to someone to still in the game.
    • White Pearl: Negates one vote against the holder in the next Tribal Council.
    • Cursed Pearl: Penalizes one vote against the holder in the next Tribal Council.
    • Blood Pearl: Penalizes two votes against the holder in the next Tribal Council.


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Isla Purgatoryo
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
Sp2 carol t Carol Gementiza
45, Iloilo
Koror 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
1st Eliminated
Day 7
Sp2 maya t Maya Segovia
32, Batangas
Airai 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
2nd Eliminated
Day 10
Sp2 vlad t Vlad Nesas
24, Las Piñas
Airai Airai 4th Voted Out
Day 12
Day 13
Sp2 troy t Troy Perez
27, Manila
Airai Airai 5th Voted Out
Day 15
3rd Eliminated
Day 16
Sp2 louie t Louie Ang
24, Pasig
Koror Airai 6th Voted Out
Day 18
4th Eliminated
Day 19
Sp2 cris t Cris Bolado
39, Quezon Province
Airai Airai 7th Voted Out
Day 21
5th Eliminated
Day 23
Sp2 marvin t Marvin Kiefer
18, Cagayan de Oro,
Misamis Oriental
Koror Koror Sonsorol 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 25
Sp2 tara t Tara Macias
19, Cebu
Koror Airai 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 28
Sp2 echo t Echo Caceres
20, Albay
Koror Koror 10th Voted Out
3nd Jury Member
Day 28
Sp2 suzuki t Suzuki Sadatsugu
21, Tondo, Manila
Koror Koror 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 31
Sp2 shaun t Shaun Rodriguez
31, Zambales
Airai Koror 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 34
Sp2 mika t Mika Batchelor
25, Palawan
Airai Airai 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 37
Sp2 charles t Charles Fernandez
21, Dagupan, Pangasinan
Koror Airai 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
Sp2 jef t Jef Gaitan
22, Laguna
Airai Koror Second
Sp2 justine t Justine Ferrer
29, Caloocan
Koror 1st Voted Out
Day 3
Day 23
Sp2 amanda t Amanda Coolley Van Cooll
25, Mindoro
Airai Koror Sole Survivor 3

Season Summary

Episode Guide

Cycle Air dates Isla Purgatoryo Face-Off Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish
Inhabitant Challenger Eliminated Reward Immunity
Cycle 1 August 17 to August 21, 2009 Airai Airai Airai Justine 7-1 1st Voted Out
Day 3
Cycle 2 August 24 to August 28, 2009 Justine Koror Airai Carol 6-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
Cycle 3 August 31 to September 4, 2009 Justine Carol Carol Koror Koror Maya 6-2 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
Cycle 4 September 7 to September 11, 2009 Justine Maya Maya Airai Koror Vlad 5-2 4th Voted Out
Day 12
Cycle 5 September 14 to September 18, 2009 Justine Vlad Vlad Orange
Koror Troy 5-1 5th Voted Out
Day 15
Cycle 6 September 18 and September 21
to September 25, 2009
Justine Troy Troy Koror Koror Louie 4-1 6th Voted Out
Day 18
Cycle 7 September 25 and September 28
to October 2, 2009
Justine Louie Louie Koror Koror Cris 2-1-1 7th Voted Out
Day 21
Cycle 8 October 2 and October 5
to October 9, 2009
Justine Cris Cris None Shaun Marvin 9-1 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 25
Cycle 9 October 12 to October 16, 2009 Jef,
Suzuki Tara 8-1-1 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 28
Justine Echo 6-2 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 28
Cycle 10 October 19 to October 23, 2009 Survivor
Charles Suzuki 2-2-0;
11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 31
Cycle 11 October 26 to October 30, 2009 Shaun
Shaun 5-3 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 34
Cycle 12 October 30 and November 2
to November 6, 2009
Amanda Mika 3-2 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 37
Cycle 13 November 9 to November 11, 2009 None Charles
Charles 2-2;
14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
Finale November 12 to November 13, 2009 Jury Vote Jef 4-3-0 2nd Runner-Up
Justine Runner-Up
Amanda Sole Survivor

Elimination History

Voting History

Survivor Philippines: Palau Voting History
Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribes
Cycle # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Finale
Eliminated: Sp2 justine t
Sp2 carol t
Sp2 maya t
Sp2 vlad t
Sp2 troy t
Sp2 louie t
Sp2 cris t
Sp2 marvin t
Sp2 tara t
Sp2 echo t
Tie Sp2 suzuki t
Sp2 shaun t
Sp2 mika t
Tie Deadlock Sp2 charles t
Sp2 jef t
Sp2 justine t
Sp2 amanda t
Vote: 7-1 6-1 6-2 5-2 5-1 4-1 2-1-1 9-1 8-1-1 6-2 2-2-0 3-2 5-3 3-2 2-2 1-1 Tiebreaker1 4-3-0
Amanda Maya Marvin Tara Echo Suzuki Suzuki Shaun Jef Charles None Jury Vote
Justine Charles Marvin Tara Shaun Shaun None Shaun Mika Amanda Amanda
Jef Troy Marvin Tara Echo Shaun Suzuki Shaun Mika Charles Charles
Charles Justine Carol Vlad Troy Louie Cris Marvin Tara Echo Shaun Justine Shaun Mika Amanda None Voted off Justine
Mika Maya Vlad Troy Louie Cris Marvin Tara Echo Suzuki Suzuki Shaun Jef Amanda
Shaun Maya Marvin Tara Echo Justine Justine Mika Amanda
Suzuki Justine Carol Marvin Tara Echo Justine None Mika (x2) Amanda
Echo Justine Carol Marvin Tara Shaun Justine
Tara Justine Carol Vlad Troy Louie Mika Marvin Shaun Amanda
Marvin Justine Carol Tara Mika Justine
Cris Maya Vlad Troy Louie Charles Eliminated
Louie Justine Carol Vlad Troy Tara Eliminated
Troy Maya Louie Tara Eliminated
Vlad Maya Louie Quit
Maya Troy Eliminated
Carol Justine Charles Eliminated


^1 With a deadlock tie between Amanda Coolley Van Cooll and Charles Fernandez, a fire-making challenge was held to determine the elimination, which Charles lost.

Isla Purgatoryo Face-Off History


  • The winner of the Cycle #8 Face-Off Challenge would return to game at the Merge, at Day 23, where the winner receives Individual Immunity on his/her first visiting Tribal Council.


  • Justine is the first transgender contestant on any Survivor franchise.