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The 26th season of the hit reality show “Survivor USA,” billed as “Survivor Philippines,” will again be shot in location in Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

The 25th season of the show, also shot in Caramoan, opened with a viewership of at least 11 million in the United States. Succeeding episodes had viewerships of 9-10 million.

In a statement, Camarines Sur, Governor Luis “LRay” Villafuerte Jr. said the choice of Caramoan as venue of the show’s 25th season could be attributed to an aggressive marketing promotion program of the provincial government.
“The show’s producers were impressed and we gave them our all-out support,” said the governor’s statement.
Caramoan Islands is deemed as one of the show’s most beautiful and challenging location so far.

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MANILA, Philippines – Survivor just can’t get enough of the Philippines.

Just as the hit US reality show’s 25th season closed last week, it was announced that Survivor would again have its next season in Caramoan, one of the pristine islands in Camarines Sur, Bicol.

Survivor host Jeff Probst told Entertainment Weekly (EW) that the show’s latest season was again shot in Caramoan. This time, returning players will be pitted against firs timers in the ultimate battle to outwit, outlast, and outplay one another.

NAGA CITY—Philippine tourism could not have gotten a bigger boost than this.
It’s now official. The location of the 25th season of the hit reality TV show “Survivor US,” one of the highest-rating shows in the United States, is Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur.

This was announced by Jeff Probst, the show’s host, during the broadcast of the show’s season 24 finale to a live audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on May 13.

Probst said the 25th season, dubbed as “Survivor: Philippines,” recently wrapped up filming in Caramoan Islands.
The shoot, which started in March of this year, involved some 400 locals hired by the show’s producers, said Camarines Sur Governor Luis Raymund “Lray” Villafuerte.

He said they have been tirelessly promoting Caramoan Islands since 2004. “We really worked hard for this. We did everything possible to get the nod of the producers of this reality TV show.”

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Philippine Film Studios, Inc. is proud to announce its latest venture, Reality TV Asia! Based in the Cagayan Economic Free Zone, the aim of this new company is to bring in television shows, films and other entertainment productions into the area, which boasts of enticing incentives for potential producers looking to shoot in the Philippines.


“Finally, a film that films Manila as Manila. Here’s a guide to the new movie’s Philippines shoot locations.

Big budget films have been shot here before. What has Filipinos excited is that it’s the first Hollywood film to include the Philippines in location credits on the big screen. “The Philippines has played almost any country — Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico, Panama, Cuba,” says Lope “Jun” Juban, Jr., president of Philippine Film Studios, which worked on the “Legacy” shoot.” – Cheryl Tiu


Bourne Legacy
From the article “The Bourne Legacy Showcases Manila, El Nido Island in all their Beauty”

“Film producers of the latest installment of the Bourne franchise singled out Manila over Jakarta, Indonesia and Vietnam for the location of The Bourne Legacy for several reasons, to include the proverbial Filipino ‘hospitality’.” – Rai Lacoste