Fans await PBB winner


Posted at Feb 13 2010 06:20 PM | Updated as of Feb 14 2010 02:20 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Fans are expected to flock to the Ninoy Aquino Stadium at the Rizal Memorial Park in Manila where the popular Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up edition comes to a close Saturday night.

A convoy of 30 vehicles arrived at the PBB House in Quezon City at 4:30 p.m. to pick up the “Big 5 Housemates” composed of popular “love team” Melisa Cantiveros and Jason Francisco, Paul Jake Castillo, Johan Santos and Tibo Jumalon.

Unlike the previous seasons, the housemates boarded unmarked vehicles, which would leave the fans guessing when the "Big 5" arrive at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

As of 6 p.m., the PBB motorcade had left the PBB compound in Quezon City.

Aside from having the chance to see their favourite housemates, fans will also be treated to star-studded performances lined up for the night.

Among those who will perform at the Grand Night are Yeng Constantino, Bugoy Drilon, and international dance group Jabawockeez. The ex-housemates of the Double Up season will also be present.

Most popular PBB alumni Kim Chiu will also grace the occasion.

It was earlier reported that housemate Paul Jake Castillo of Cebu had nosed out the popular love team of Melisa Cantiveros and Jason Francisco in text votes in the latest Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Double Up tally.

As of Tuesday night, figures showed that among PBB’s “Big 5”, Castillo had received the highest number of votes (31.66%). He was followed by Francisco (23.21%), Cantiveros (20.93%), Johan Santos (13.39%), and Tibo Jumalon (10.82%).

As of posting time, however, voting for the “Big Winner” was still on. Whoever gets the highest number of text votes by Saturday night will be proclaimed this season’s “Big Winner.”

To vote via mobile just text BBS(space)NAME OF HOUSEMATE and send to 2331 for Globe, Sun Cellular, TM and Bayan Wireless subscribers and 231 for Smart and Talk N’ Text subscribers.

This was the first time in PBB's history that Big Brother publicly revealed the standing of the remaining housemates. Big Brother said it was his way of showing his gratitude to PBB’s loyal viewers.