Unlike the previous season, and any other celebrity and non-celebrity seasons in any Survivor franchise, this installment would feature celebrities grouped as couples with preexisting relationships.Teasers of castaways' identities were partially revealed in the third week of October 2011.The show premiered on GMA Network on November 14, 2011.Initial tribe names were Bulan ("moon" in Cuyonon and Visayan languages) and Tala (archaic Tagalog term for "star"), termed in-show to be names of goddesses of the moon and stars respectively.After KC answered to the producer that he wanted to continue the game alone, Geneva decided to quit after having an argument with KC and with the resident psychologist about the ethics of the game.However, the producers decided to give KC the chance to stay in the game as a solo contestant.
Richard Gutierrez reprised his hosting stint for the second time after Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown.
After Bulan left, Tala was told of the Temptation Reward.
After much deliberation, the tribe chose Angelicopter and Jackie, who stayed behind to see the temptation reward.
The tribes were then directed to their camps, where they started to gather food and build shelter.
At Bulan, as the rest of the tribe worked, Gino saw the Volcanoes making alliances with KC.