After the exhausting special task, fun and controversial party, and the dreadful eviction night that completely brought the Pinoy Big Brother Otso adult housemates to a rollercoaster ride of emotions, Kuya is not over yet in testing and unraveling the real personalities of each of the remaining participants. Kuya subjected the Housemates and Star Dreamers into rigid military training under uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as a part of their preparation for the highly anticipated Pinoy Big Battle.
But prior to that, ex-Camp Star Hunt occupants and the last pioneers to crossover to the house Shawntel Cruz and Thea Rizaldo were warmly welcomed and officially declared as the newest housemates.
Before letting them meet their new set of companions, Big Brother talked to them inside the confession room and told them how much he admires both of them because of the genuineness, positivity, and talent they exuded and shared during their sojourn in the camp.
Later on, he asked the two ladies to devise a plan to effectively prank the housemates. They thought of fooling them as they went inside one after the other, with Thea initially doing it. After a few minutes, she told the housemates that she had to go back again to the confession room and pretended that she’s not feeling well.
As soon as she arrived at the confession room, Shawntel took her turn which totally befuddled the housemates and made them suspect that they’re indeed up to something, especially now that there’s a showdown between the camp and the house. The housemates interrogated her until she and Thea finally showed up in front of them and revealed that they’re both declared as new official housemates.
Before putting them under the test, Kuya had a conversation first with the AFP officers who would guide the housemates and the Star Dreamers regarding the importance of military training.
“Ang military training, designed po talaga na mahirap siya at very challenging. More than the physical strength na nakukuha nila, dinedevelop natin ang character ng bawat taong nag-u-undergo ng training so nadedevelop ‘yong integrity, ‘yong self-worth ng isang trainee. Kasama na rin po doon ang pagdevelop ng leadership at kasama din doon po ang pagpapahalaga ng teamwork. Nadedevelop po ang resepect – respect sa sarili, respect sa organisasyon, respect sa kasamahan mo, respect sa rule of law,” Major Louzel L. Lara, PA stated.
The next day, the housemates sprang out from their beds to a bizarre wake-up call as the military siren blared around the house and succeeded by the deafening bellows and loud knocks of their trainors, commanding them to change into their training attire and swiftly go to the garden area for their training and reception rites.
Since they just woken up and had not eaten nor drank anything yet, the housemates found it hard to exert their energies and focus on what they were told to do and immediately felt tired.
The housemates were able to pause for some minutes as they were ordered to pack all their civilian clothes and bring all their belongings to the storage room. They were also given their duffle bags that contain everything they’ll be using in the coming days.
As they changed into their military uniforms and fixed their beds, Big Brother suddenly replayed the signal for them to go back to their formation and face again their leaders. Fumiya Sankai was called out because of improperly wearing his uniform and everyone were scolded for only doing a few things during their one-hour break.
In their military training, they were taught the basic military drills and commands usually utilized by the members of the AFP.
Amidst the serious and strenuous training, something funny happened that seemingly quenched the exhaustion of the housemates as the Konichi-Wonder Vlogger of Japan stuttered as he gave his military orders that got everyone laughing.
As their drill exercises continued, some of the housemates seem to have given up due to fatigue and dizziness they felt but they kept on fighting not only for their team, but also for their personal dreams.
Watch out for the next episodes of PBB Otso to find out what will happen as their military trainings go on in the coming days, as well as in the much-awaited “Pinoy Big Battle”.
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