MANILA (UPDATE) -- Liofer Pinatacan was proclaimed the Big Winner of "Pinoy Big Brother: Connect" at the grand finals night held Sunday.
The 21-year-old who was dubbed the "Dong Diskarte ng Zamboanga del Sur" on the show garnered 20.9 percent of the total number of public votes.
Pinatacan took home P1 million and a house and lot.
He was a favorite among his former housemates, most of whom predicted that he would win the competition.
"Gusto ko lang magpasalamat sa lahat lahat ng sumuporta sa akin," he said.
During the media conference after he was named winner, Pinatacan said his "PBB" experience made him better in dealing with other people.
He also said that although he is not yet sure how winning the competition will change his life, Pinatacan believes this is a great opportunity for him and his family in Zamboanga del Sur.
Meanwhile, Andrea Abaya finished in second place after receiving 16.6 percent of the total number of public votes. She won P500,000.
Kobie Brown of Parañaque City placed third with 3.36 percent of votes, while "Kwelang Fangirl ng Sarangani" Jie-Ann Armero placed fourth, with 2.66 percent of votes.
“PBB” puts together strangers from different backgrounds inside one house for a specific number of days, sparking both conflicts and connections that unfold on television.
“Connect” is the 15th edition of the local franchise since 2005.
“PBB” airs new episodes nightly, and can be accessed via free and digital TV (A2Z Channel 11), cable (Kapamilya Channel), live streaming (Kapamilya Online Live, Kumu), and on-demand streaming (iWant TFC).