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Pinoy Big Brother 8, officially called as Pinoy Big Brother: Otso is a five-part series and is the eighth edition and 14th overall season of the Philippine series, Pinoy Big Brother.

According to Director Laurenti Dyogi, the series will have another drastically new theme and gameplay as it will revolve around the eight and infinity concept all throughout, due to the large amount of exactly 55,373 auditionees who tried their luck to become a housemate.

The season's tagline is "Ang Otso, Magpapakatotoo Hanggang Dulo! (Eng. The eight will get real until the End!)" which hints towards the season's major twist.

Background

Developments

On the final night of Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7, the hosts Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales and Robi Domingo hinted for a new upcoming season during the closing spiel of the show by saying It has been the longest and biggest season of Pinoy Big Brother, so far!.

Pinoy Big Brother's official Facebook page also posted a photo[1] of the crew with the Season 7 housemates during the PBB Thanksgiving Party with a caption; On behalf of the people behind PBB, Thank you for all of your support. See you next season!.

In September 2017, an alleged Season 8 casting auditions had spread on Facebook stating that there will be auditions on October 15th 2017, The ABS-CBN and Pinoy Big Brother management quickly denied such auditions and and condemned such fake accounts.[2]

On March 28, 2018, Pinoy Big Brother hinted for a "BIG" announcement coming through their Twitter account. [3]

PBB: Road to Season 8

On August 31, 2018, As part of the promotional teaser for this season, Pinoy Big Brother announced the PBB: Balikbahay (Back to the House) on Youtube. It will be a series of videos featuring memorable moments and highlights from the past 13 seasons from the very first season up to the 13th edition.

Teaser and Logo Reveal

Pinoy Big Brother OTSO Teaser Coming Soon on ABS-CBN!

Pinoy Big Brother OTSO Teaser Coming Soon on ABS-CBN!

The very first teaser of PBB8

On October 20, 2018, the first ever teaser for the season was finally released. The teaser contained highlights from the past series and winning moments of all the Big Winners. It also featured Big Brother's voice at the end by saying "Did you miss my voice?". The teaser also featured a montage of the series' past season logos until the new one was revealed.

The season's official logo was revealed in the teaser. The new logo features a flat, simple and minimalist design. Unlike last season, the logo shifted back to a graphical eye while retaining the house element in the logo. The font changed subtly and the word "otso" which means "eight" in Filipino language was highlighted.

The eye features elements of the Philippine flag as well as the national colors.

The Hosts

Pinoy Big Brother OTSO Meet your Hosts November 10 on ABS-CBN!

Pinoy Big Brother OTSO Meet your Hosts November 10 on ABS-CBN!

The new hosts of Pinoy Big Brother 8

As revealed on the second teaser trailer that premiered on October 28, 2018, Toni Gonzaga reprises her role as the show's main presenter for this season together with co-host, Robi Domingo. Bianca Gonzalez withdrew from her hosting duties this year due to pregnancy. Mariel Rodriguez chose not to reprise her role due to busy schedule regarding her baby and hosting It's Showtime.

As a result of Mariel Rodriguez and Bianca Gonzalez's absence, three new alumni joined in as co-hosts this season. Alex Gonzaga joins her sister in hosting the season, after her supposed first PBB hosting stint which turned out to be a set-up for her surprise entry as house guest in 2014. Big Winners Kim Chiu and Melisa Cantiveros who also co-hosted the docu-reality series "Star Hunt: Grand Audition Show" were also added to the set of hosts this year who were nicknamed as "Big Brother's Assistants" as said in the teaser trailer.

As of November 9th, Alex, Kim and Melisa will be hosting the afternoon companion show PBB Gold.

House Blessing and Alumni Homecoming

On November 8th, 2018, two days prior to the live premiere, the annual house blessing was done together with the show's production staff, ABS-CBN's unit heads, other guests as well as some alumni from Season 1 to Lucky 7. An Alumni Homecoming took place in the newly-renovated Big Brother house and gathered together.

Casting

ABS-CBN StarHunt: The Grand Auditions

StarHunt The Kapamilya Grand Auditions

StarHunt The Kapamilya Grand Auditions

First Promotional Ad of Star Hunt Auditions

On March 29, 2018, ABS-CBN officially announced that the network would bring a new process for casting auditions. The producers revealed that they would be launching general casting audition event for all of the network's talent and reality competition series, describing it as a "one stop shop" type of casting process. [4]

The Star Hunt Grand Auditions would be choosing contestants for several upcoming seasons of various ABS-CBN shows. The shows included for the casting auditions were ABS-CBN's reality shows such as Pinoy Big Brother 8; singing reality shows such as The Voice of the Philippines, Tawag ng Tanghalan, I Can See Your Voice; talent shows such as Pilipinas Got Talent, , Little Big Shots; Dance shows such as Dance Kids, the new Philippine version of World of Dance; as well as life stories for the country's longest running drama anthology show Maalaala Mo Kaya. ABS-CBN's Entertainment Production Director, Laurenti Dyogi, confirmed that they will be the ones who will put the accepted auditionees to which show they would most likely belong depending on their talents and personalities. [5]

Casting Auditions will be held in various provinces in the Philippines as well as in some countries with sizeable Filipino community overseas. The Casting Auditions for Star Hunt are separated into three categories; Kids, Teens and Adults. [6]

For the online registration, the auditionees could visit the official website https://starhunt.abs-cbn.com/

Audition Schedule for TEENS (13 - 17 years old)
Audition Date Province City Venue
April 20, 2018 Metropolitan Manila Quezon City Araneta Coliseum
May 11, 2018 Bulacan San Jose del Monte Starmall - San Jose del Monte
Cavite Bacoor Vista Mall - Daang Hari
May 18, 2018 Pampanga San Fernando Vista Mall - Pampanga
May 20, 2018 Lazio, Italy Rome Teatro Italia - Via Bari
May 25, 2018 South Cotabato General Santos City Veranza Mall & KCC Mall
June 9, 2018 Laguna Santa Rosa Vista Mall - Santa Rosa
June 16, 2018 Camarines Sur Naga City LCC Mall - Naga
June 30, 2018 Quezon Lucena City Pacific Mall - Lucena
July 7, 2018 Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga City KCC Mall de Zamboanga
July 14, 2018 Cebu Mandaue City Pacific Mall - Cebu
July 21, 2018 Albay Legazpi City Pacific Mall - Legazpi
August 11, 2018 Bohol Tagbilaran City Island City Mall
August 18, 2018 Leyte Tacloban City Robinsons North - Tacloban
Audition Schedule for CIVILIAN ADULTS (18 - above)
Audition Date Province City Venue
April 21, 2018 Metropolitan Manila Quezon City Araneta Coliseum
May 12, 2018 Bulacan San Jose del Monte Starmall - San Jose del Monte
Cavite Bacoor Vista Mall - Daang Hari
May 19, 2018 Pampanga San Fernando Vista Mall - Pampanga
May 20, 2018 Lazio, Italy Rome Teatro Italia - Via Bari
May 26, 2018 South Cotabato General Santos City Veranza Mall & KCC Mall
June 10, 2018 Laguna Santa Rosa Vista Mall - Santa Rosa
June 17, 2018 Camarines Sur Naga City LCC Mall - Naga
July 1, 2018 Quezon Lucena City Pacific Mall - Lucena
July 8, 2018 Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga City KCC Mall de Zamboanga
July 15, 2018 Cebu Mandaue City Pacific Mall - Cebu
July 22, 2018 Albay Legazpi City Pacific Mall - Legazpi
August 12, 2018 Bohol Tagbilaran City Island City Mall
August 19, 2018 Leyte Tacloban City Robinsons North - Tacloban


Star Hunt: Grand Audition Show

On August 20, 2018, the StarHunt: Grand Audition Show premiered on ABS-CBN. The show follows a reality-documentary series format, wherein every weekday from Mondays to Fridays, each episode features inspiring life stories of several auditionees of any age group and their journey throughout the four stages of auditions. The show would also reveal which certain auditionee would appear on which ABS-CBN show they would be chosen to appear.

The show is hosted by four Pinoy Big Brother alumni; Teen Edition 1 winner, Kim Chiu; Teen Edition Plus runner-up, Robi Domingo; Double Up winner, Melisa Cantiveros; and All In's Alex Gonzaga.


Two Night Kick-Off Premiere

PBB OTSO Pinoy Big Brother OTSO opens with a grand production number

PBB OTSO Pinoy Big Brother OTSO opens with a grand production number

Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga open the show with an opening number, together with Big Brother's former housemates!

The season launch was divided into two-parts to accommodate the season's twist. The male housemates were introduced in the first evening while the female housemates were to be introduced on the second night of the launch.

The Live Kick-Off took place infront of the Pinoy Big Brother House was attended by several former Pinoy Big Brother housemates who were now officially called as the Pinoy Big Brotherhood.

Big Brother's Alumni or the "Pinoy Big Brotherhood" had a bigger participation this season for the first time. They were tasked to certain roles for the premiere. Some alumni were tasked to give the viewers a house tour, some were tasked to host the Online Exclusive aired every commercial break in online livestream. All of the present alumni also participated in the Kick Off's opening production number. The show's presenters, the Gonzaga sisters Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga sang a new song for the season, entitled "Otso Na! (lit. It's finally Eight!) signifying the start of a new series.

Eight Big Winners also attended the live launch who played an important role as the Big Winner Council in the Housemate Selection twist.

The Big Winner Council
 Nene
Season 1
PBBNene
 Keanna
Celebrity 1
PBBCE1Keanna Small
 Ruben
Celebrity 2
PBBCE2Ruben Small
 Ejay
Teen 2
PBBTE2Ejay Small
 Myrtle
Teen 4
PBBTE4Myrtle
 Daniel
All In
PBBAIDaniel Small
 Jimboy
737 - Teens
PBB737Jimboy Small
 Maymay
Lucky 7
PBB7DT Maymay Small


The House

For more general information of the Pinoy Big Brother House, check out Big Brother House/Philippines.

On September 7, 2018, a sneak peak of the house renovation for this season was revealed by Director Laurenti Dyogi on his youtube vlog, Vlog#19. In the vlog entry, he revealed that for this season, the floor plan layout of the house will have a massive transformation from the past seasons and only the pool area remained noticeable.

It would be the first time since Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up that the series would have a total reconstruction of the house's interior layout.

Big Brother House - Modern Tropical

The house for this season has a modern tropical interior vibe and design with earthy tones such as greens and browns dominating the colors in the house, especially in the living room and dining room. Native Tropical Filipino elements and aesthetics such as weave patterns and wood textures were also incorporated in the design.

PBB OTSO Take a look inside Kuya’s new house for PBB OTSO

PBB OTSO Take a look inside Kuya’s new house for PBB OTSO

Big Brother's former housemates take a tour inside the new Big Brother House!

The floor plan was noticeably different and for the first time, the bedrooms were now facing and have direct access to the Pool Area. The living, dining and kitchen area now has an open plan layout. A long hallway that leads to the Confession Room, Eviction Room and Storage Room was also present. The Storage Room now becomes the first room to be entered if one entered via Facade's foyer. The Garden and the Activity Area are still distinguishably intact.

One important noticeable difference of this house to a usual Big Brother house is that, for this house, they got rid of the one-way mirrors that usually surrounds the house. This time, they used a new way of capturing the house where they would rely solely on CCTV cameras to capture the house.

The house was designed by interior designers' Aisa Sta. Maria and Jen Soliman of J-Designs.

Camp StarHunt

A twist about second house called "Camp StarHunt" was revealed at the end of the second live premiere episode where those who failed to gain an official housemate status would stay while fighting their way to get into the Big Brother House and be an official housemate.

For more information about the Camp and its occupants, check out Camp Star Hunt.

Production Changes

  • Four-Part Season: For the second time, just like in Pinoy Big Brother 7, this season will be a four-part series but with a very different gameplay to the previous series.
  • New Gameplay: As part of the series' theme and concept, this season will have a new way of playing the Big Brother game, with a new format in relation to the season's theme.
  • Alumni Involvement: For the first time, the alumni or former housemates will have larger involvement and larger part to play in throughout this season.
  • 4 Batch Winners, One Ultimate Big Winner: In every batch, there will be a winner and at the end of the series, these 4 batch winners will battle it out to become the season's ultimate Big Winner.
  • New Theme Song: A new special theme song for the season was introduced live on the season premiere launch called "Otso Na! (lit. This is Eight!)".
  • Technical Upgrade: As revealed on Laurenti Dyogi's vlog, the house cameras increased and were now upgraded to HD cameras and additional GoPro cameras. A huge improvement was also made to the production's control room. According to Big Brother's Dutch consultants Anushka and Martijn, the production's upgrade was to enhance a new way of having a hands-on and dramatic storytelling. As a result of this upgrade, camera alleys inside the main house area were removed.
  • Two-Night Premiere: This season will have a two-night premiere event to accomodate the housemate selection twist. On the first night, the male housemates were introduced while the second night were the females.
  • Two Houses: Once again, there will be two houses used for this season to accomodate the season's twist.
  • Changes to Schedule: With the new format, the nominations and eviction were now done within every Sunday live episode, only to be separated by a commercial break as opposed to the one week gap between the two.

Twists

Overview of the Season's Format

Pinoy Big Brother OTSO - Season Mechanics

Pinoy Big Brother OTSO - Season Mechanics

The mechanics for the new gameplay of Pinoy Big Brother: OTSO.

This season introduced a new format of gameplay, which is connected to the season's theme. This is the first time that this format will be implemented in the history of Pinoy Big Brother.

To have an overview on how this season will play out, expand this tab to read more:

Overview of the Season's Format


This season will have four chapters called "Batches". The type of housemates for each batch are the following:

  • Batch 1: 8 Teen Housemates
  • Batch 2: 8 Civilian Adult Housemates
  • Batch 3: 8 Teen Housemates
  • Batch 4: 8 Civilian Adult Housemates

In every batch, The first 16 Star Hunt shortlisters called "Star Dreamers" will be introduced, but only 8 of them would earn the official housemate status and move in to the Big Brother House.

The first 8 Official Housemates to enter in every batch will be determined by a series of Housemate Selection process. Those 8 Star Dreamers who failed to become an official housemate will be sent to a special place called Camp Star Hunt where they will be staying over the weeks facing various challenges in order to prove their worth of becoming an official housemate and move to the Big Brother House.

The number of housemates inside the Big Brother House will always remain 8. It means that there will always be 8 housemates living in the house up until the end of the series. It also applies to the number of Star Dreamers living in the camp.

Each batch will last for 8 weeks and in every eviction, one official housemate will be evicted from the Big Brother House and he/she will be replaced by one Star Dreamer from Camp StarHunt who will become an official housemate. Because of this, the number of housemates in the Big Brother House will always revert back to eight every week up until the end of every batch.

Meanwhile, once a Star Dreamer moves out from the Camp Star Hunt, he/she will be replaced by a new Star Dreamer who will move in to the camp, reverting their number back to 8 as well.

On the eighth week of every batch, a "Batch Winner" will be determined among the 8 official housemates who managed to remain in the Big Brother House until Week 8.

After the four batches determine its Batch Winners, these 4 batch winners will re-enter the house once again and will compete for the "Ultim8 Batch". They will be joined by four fan-favorite housemates, one per each batch, to complete the Ultimate Chapter.

  • Ultim8 Batch: 4 Batch Winners + 4 Fan Favorites

From there, in the final two weeks of the season, the 4 Batch Winners and 4 Fan Favorites will fight their way to the top in order to become the season's Ultim8 Big Winner!

OTSO Twists

  • Eight Housemates: Throughout each batch, the maximum number of housemates is eight. As the season's tagline says, eight until the end, there will be no deduction to the eight housemates as whenever a housemate leaves, a new one moves in.
  • One Out, One In: For 8 weeks, in each eviction night, one housemate from the Big Brother House will be voted out and be evicted. On the otherhand, his/her spot will be taken by a Star Dreamer from Camp StarHunt who will cross-over to the Big Brother House and become an Official Housemate.
  • Star Dreamers: On the launch night, 16 Potential Shortlist Housemates officially called as "Star Dreamers" were introduced on the live launch wherein they must undergo through the Housemate Selection twist in order to earn the "official housemate" status. Only 8 of these Star Dreamers would become an official housemate.
  • Live Housemate Selection: The first twist of this series is that, since only 8 housemates will enter the house per each batch, the potential shortlist housemates must undergo through a series of selection process right in front of a live audience in the premiere night. The processes are the following:
    • 88-Second Challenge: The first and second official housemate will be determined by the 88 Seconds Challenge. The winners from the two sets of Star Dreamers will earn the official housemate status.
    • Big Winners' Choice: 8 Big Winners, also called as "Council of 8" would sit on the jury panel and they must select one shortlist housemate. The shortlist housemate with the most votes from the panel would be an official housemate.
    • Viewer Votes: The viewers will be the ones who will determine who among the remaining unselected shortlisters will be an official housemate. The one with the most votes from the viewers would an the official housemate. This would make the number of housemates in the Big Brother to always revert back to 8, up until the 8th Week of each batch.
  • Camp StarHunt: A special area called "Camp StarHunt" was introduced on Day 2, where the 8 Star Dreamers who failed to become an official housemate would live, stay and fight for their place to get into the Big Brother House. They must prove their worth on becoming an official housemate. For more information, check out the Camp Star Hunt.
  • Ultim8 Batch: With the completion of the first four batches with its four batch winners, the batch winners will re-enter the house and. Together with one fan favorite housemate chosen by the viewers from each of the four batches, they will fight their way up in order to become the season's Ultim8 Big Winner.
  • Back-to-Back Nominations and Eviction: Nomination and Eviction happens in the same evening, separated only by a commercial break.
  • Big Celebr8ty Challenge: Every week, the housemates would be paired up to compete for immunity. As part of their challenge, various celebrities would visit the house each week and participate to challenge the housemates' focus and presence of mind. The winning pair would receive immunity and will be safe from nominations.
  • Throwback Tasks & Challenges: Some of the challenges or tasks done in the past seasons would re-appear once more in this season.

Batch 1 Twists

  • Decemversus: On Week 5, the twist was introduced where the Official housemates and Star Dreamers will fight for their slots in the house throughout the week in a series of challenges. If the official housemates lost, two of them will be evicted and will be replaced by two Star Dreamers. If they won the challenge, only one of them will get evicted at the end of the week.
  • Houseplayers: After the last Teen Star Dreamer to cross-over was announced, the remaining Star Dreamers in the camp received a new chance to enter the house, but as houseplayers. At the end of Week 6, 2 new houseplayers will be announced.

Housemates

Part 1: 1st Batch of Teen Housemates

Part 1: Teen Housemates
Official Teen Housemates
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Seth
PBB8 Jillian Square
 
 
Jillian
PBB8 Kaori Square
 
 
Kaori
PBB8 Angelie Square
 
 
Angelie
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Karina
PBB8 Rhys Square
 
 
Rhys
PBB8 Reign Square
 
 
Reign
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Missy


Camp StarHunt Dreamers

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Achilles
PBB8 CSH Gabby Square
 
 
Gabby
PBB8 CSH Krist Square
 
 
Krist
PBB8 CSH Sansan Square
 
 
Sansan
PBB8 CSH Kurt Square
 
 
Kurt
PBB8 CSH Gian Square
 
 
Gian
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Lienel
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Aljon


Evicted Housemates

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 Evicted 
 
Ali
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 Evicted 
 
Criza
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 Evicted 
 
Art
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 Evicted 
 
Josh

Part 2: 1st Batch of Adult Housemates

Part 2: Adult Housemates
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Part 3: 2nd Batch of Teen Housemates

Part 3: Teen Housemates
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Part 4: 2nd Batch of Adult Housemates

Part 4: Adult Housemates
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Part 5: The Ultim8 Batch

Part 5: The Ultimate Batch
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Housemate Selection History

Batch 1: Teen Housemates

Batch 1: Male Teen Housemate Selection
via Selection Challenge via Big Winner Council via Viewer Votes The Result
Seth Win Official Housemate
Ali Loss Not Selected Not Selected Off to Camp StarHunt
Achilles Loss Not Selected Not Selected Off to Camp StarHunt
Rhys Loss Not Selected Not Selected Off to Camp StarHunt
Aljon Win Official Housemate
Art Loss Selected Official Housemate
Gabby Loss Not Selected Not Selected Off to Camp StarHunt
Josh Loss Not Selected Selected Official Housemate
Batch 1: Female Teen Housemate Selection
via Selection Challenge via Big Winner Council via Viewer Votes The Result
Jillian Win Official Housemate
Sansan Loss Not Selected Not Selected Off to Camp StarHunt
Missy Loss Not Selected Not Selected Off to Camp StarHunt
Angelie Loss Selected Official Housemate
Criza Loss Not Selected Not Selected Off to Camp StarHunt
Kaori Win Official Housemate
Krist Loss Not Selected Not Selected Off to Camp StarHunt
Karina Loss Not Selected Selected Official Housemate


Notable House Guests

Throughout the series, Big Brother would invite some celebrities, may it be local or international to visit the Big Brother House for various reasons, mostly for task-related purposes and for media promotions. The following are the series' notable visitors.

Batch 1's Notable House Guests
Day House Guest Best Known as Reason for Entry
Day 7 Dawn Chang PBB: 737 4th Big Placer,
Dancer
PBB8Guest-1stWeeklyTaskJudges Entered as judges for the teen housemates' 1st Weekly Task and 1st Immunity Challenge.
Zeus Collins PBB: 737 Housemate,
Dancer
Mickey Perz PBB Season 2 Runner Up,
Choreographer
Day 14 Joshua Garcia PBB: All In Housemate,
TV Actor
PBB8Guest-Joshlia Entered the house to help the housemates on building the domino tower for their 2nd Weekly Task.
Julia Barretto Filipino Actress
Day 15 Axel Torres PBB: All In Housemate PBB8Guest-1stBigCelebr8tyChallengeGuests Entered the house to participate in the Teens' 1st Big Celebr8ty Challenge, Hatak Attack!.
Janella Salvador Filipino Actress/Singer
Bayani Agbayani Filipino Comedian
McCoy De Leon PBB: Lucky 7 Housemate
Day 16 The Moffatts 1990s Canadian Alternative Rock Band PBB8Guest-Moffatts Entered the house to perform for the teen housemates and to promote their Manila Concert Reunion Tour.
Day 18 Melisa Cantiveros PBB: Double Up Big Winner PBB8Guest-LolaLai Entered the house as "Lola Lai (Grandma Lai)" and opened a discussion for housemates to talk about their grandparents and their relationship with them.
Day 21 Nyoy Volante Filipino Singer,
Your Face Sounds Familiar 1 Runner-Up
PBB8Guest-Nyoy Entered the house to teach the teen housemates about impersonating celebrities and announced to each housemate which Filipino music icon they would be impersonating for their third weekly task and second Ligtask Challenge.
Day 23 Nyoy Volante Filipino Singer,
Your Face Sounds Familiar 1 Runner-Up
PBB8Guest-2ndBigCelebr8tyChallengeGuests Entered the house to participate in the Teens' 2nd Big Celebr8ty Challenge, Gr8 to Imperson8.
Billy Crawford Filipino Singer/TV Host,
Your Face Sounds Familiar Host
Melisa Cantiveros PBB: Double Up Big Winner.
Your Face Sounds Familiar 1 Winner
Jed Madela Filipino Singer,
Your Face Sounds Familiar Judge
Day 34 Loisa Andalio Pinoy Big Brother: All In Housemate,
Actress
200px Helped and gave the housemates tips on winning their 5th Weekly Task.
Day 35 Maymay Entrata Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 Big Winner 200px Entered the house to advise the housemates on their 5th Weekly Task and to participate in the 3rd Decemversus Challenge. They were able to spend a day inside the house with the teen housemates.

Tasks

Weekly Tasks

Part One: Teens' Weekly Tasks
Week Date Given Days Lasted Task Description Reward Result
1 November 12, 2018 (Day 3) Day 3 - Day 7 Dance Painting 88-Second Dance Painting
The Housemates must paint the Pinoy Big Brother: Otso logo through a dance painting. The logo is divided into four quadrants, and housemates were paired to complete their assigned quadrant within 88 seconds. They must also perform and put the four quadrants together within 88 seconds. The housemates had four days to practice for their final performance at the end of the week.

Also serving as an Immunity and Reward Challenge, the best performing pair chosen by the judges would each receive ₱8,888 as well as Immunity from the first Nominations regardless of the task's result.

Assigned Task Leaders: Karina Bautista & Art Guma

Grocery Budget + an ₱8,888 prize money & Immunity for winning pair No!
2 November 21, 2018 (Day 12) Day 12 - Day 15 PBB8 Floating Domino Tower 8-tayo ang Domino Tower
(Build the Domino Tower)
The housemates must build an 8 shaped domino tower on a floating platform at the center of the pool area. The tower must reach a corresponding height as stated in the measuring stick standing at the end of the platform. To win the task, they must be able to complete the 8 shaped tower and make it float for 88 seconds.

The title 8-tayo is a wordplay on the word eight (8) and the Filipino word "itayo" which means build.

Assigned Task Leaders: Aljon Mendoza & Jelay Pilones

Grocery Budget Yes!
3 November 29, 2018 (Day 21) Day 21 - Day 23 PBB8 Imperson8ion Gr8 to Imperson8
The housemates will become impersonators and will be transformed as Filipino music icons. Just like in the Philippine TV show Your Face Sounds Familiar, the teen housemates must be able to perform the Filipino music icon that will be given to them on a live show performance.

To pass the task, they must be able to reach 88,888 tweets through a hashtag "#PBB88KTask". The hashtag count will only be effective between the start of the first performance up until the end of the last performance. To promote their live performance to the viewers, they were tasked to do a vlog for their promotion.

Housemates' Impersonations
Housemate Assigned Music Icon Song to Perform
Lie Sampaguita "Bonggahan"
Kaori Regine Velasquez "Isang Lahi"
Karina Sharon Cuneta "Mr. DJ"
Aljon Yoyoy Villame "Mag-exercise Tayo"
Seth Mike Hanopol "Laki sa Layaw"
Jillian Freddie Aguilar "Anak"
Criza Pilita Corrales "Usahay" (Visayan song)
Rhys Rico J. Puno "Macho Gwapito"

Aside from being a weekly task, this will also be their 2nd Big Celebr8ty Challenge and the two best performers would receive immunity from nominations.

Assigned Task Leaders: N/A

Grocery Budget Yes!
4 Day 26 Day 26 - Day 29 File:PBB8 Pingpong Task.jpg Ultim8 Pingpong Frisbee
For this task, there will be three players involved, a catcher, a thrower and a shooter. One housemate must throw the frisbee with a plastic cup above it, while another housemate at the end of the court must be able to catch the frisbee with the pingpong ball in it. On the other hand, one housemate must be able to shoot the pingpong ball into the frisbee cup as it is being thrown before the catcher gets the frisbee.

To win the task, they must be able to shoot atleast three balls within three days. In addition to the task, the automatically nominated housemates, Jillian Pilones, Aljon Mendoza and Seth Fedelin were given the chance to remove their auto nomination only if the housemates succeeded in the weekly task. If failed, the number of balls shot will correspond to how many of them would have the auto nomination be lifted.

Grocery Budget
+
Veto of Automatic Nomination punishment
No!
5 Day 32 Day 32 - Day 38 File:PBB8 PBBBazaar.jpg Pinoy Big Brotherhood Bazaar
On Week 5, Big Brother together with past seasons' housemates opened a bazaar infront of the Big Brother House. For the 5th Weekly Task, the housemates would participate and represent their season in the bazaar with their stall called "Otsolit". They must design, create and sell 800 shirts with a total value of 200,000 pesos and their sales must double to Php400,000 in order to win the task. They only have one way communication which means orders will only be flashed into the TV screen while the viewers can see them doing their promotions. On the otherhand, the Evicted Housemates became the sellers in their stall for the bazaar.
Grocery Budget TBA
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7
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Part Two: Adults' Weekly Tasks
Week Date Given Days Lasted Task Description Reward Result
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3
4
5
6
7
8


Side Tasks

To occupy the time inside the house, Big Brother may give some activities unrelated to their weekly tasks. These tasks may be a reward task, a daily task, a secret task, or simply a task that could highlight a housemate's character.

Part One: Teens
Task Date Given Activity Type Task Description Reward Result
1 Day 1 November 10, 2018 Special Task Chores Household Chores
Right upon entering, the male teen housemates Seth Fedelin, Aljon Mendoza, Art Guma and Josh Worsley together with their guardians were sent one by one to the confession room where in they must pick one from four activities given; the four chores were; "Paghahanda (Preparing)", "Pagliligpit (Cleaning)", "Pagbibigay-saya (Entertaining)" and "Pagluluto (Cooking)".

The male teen housemates must perform their chosen household chore during a dinner with their guardians who were given a chance to spend dinner time with them inside the house.

N/A Yes!
2 Day 2 November 11, 2018 Special Task Human Shadows Human Shadow
Before entering the main house area, the girl teen housemates Kaori,Angelie,Jillian and Karina were held inside the task room. They were tasked to introduce themselves to the male housemates, but they must wear a black mask and bodysuit to become a "Human Shadow" and must not speak at all.

To succeed, they must be able to perform charades and make the boys guess each of their home provinces correctly within 88 seconds. Losing the task would lengthen their time being a human shadow; wearing the black mask and body suit and inability to speak.

Being able to remove the shadow bodysuit and able to speak Yes!
3 Day 6 November 15, 2018 Special Task PBBNewsUpd8 PBB News Upd8
To get to know the shy Aljon Mendoza, Big Brother gave him a task, in relation to Aljon's experience as a news anchor in his school. Together with him, he chose Jillian Pilones as his news anchor partner for the task as she's also interested in news reporting. They were tasked to report certain news updates from the Big Brother House at certain intervals.
N/A
4 Day 9 November 17, 2018 Personal Task PBB8CrizaMannequin Mannequin
As a way of entrance, Big Brother made Criza Taa a mannequin where she must not move or talk unless her housemates would move her. On the otherhand, the housemates were tasked to make Criza laugh in order to turn her into a human.
Being able to remove the shadow bodysuit and able to speak Yes!
5 Day 11 November 19, 2018 Personal Reward Task PBB8SethDominoTask Pool of Dominos
Big Brother gave Seth Fedelin a chance to help his father's medical needs by giving him a task. Using a pool pole with a very small skimmer, he must collect 1,000 dominos one at a time scattered under the swimming pool for 24 hours. Once he collected 1,000 dominos, he will give his father a chance to have a medical check-up.
To give Seth's father a proper medical check-up Yes!
6 Day 13 November 21, 2018 Personal Reward Task PBB8SethBasketballTask Basketball
With his father needing physical therapy, Big Brother gave Seth Fedelin another chance to help his father. With basketball being Seth's hobby, he was tasked to shoot 88 points by using only his non-dominant hand in four quarters within 40 minutes. As an added challenge, he must only shoot balls in the ball rack while being leashed on a post.
To give his father a physical therapy Yes!
7 Day 17 November 25, 2018 Personal Task PBB8RhysTask 8 Things About Me
As an entrance task for new official housemate Rhys Eugenio, Big Brother put him in the Activity Area. On the other hand, a wall with jumbled words about Rhys blocked the entrance to the Activity Area. Rhys must be able to make the housemates guess the words correctly by describing himself, but he must not use his own voice. Once all words were correctly guessed, it's the only time Rhys would meet the housemates by crashing to the wall that was blocking the entrance to the Main House Area.
To be able to enter the house and meet the housemates Yes!
8 Day 19 November 27, 2018 Secret Task PBB8RhysSecretTask1 Sneaking In - Part 1
After the teen housemates' discussion about their grandparents, Rhys Eugenio who was the most emotional was given a chance to see his grand parents,especially his grandfather who recently had a brain surgery through completing a secret task. Together with Criza Taa, his former campmate, and Lie, the loudest housemate in the BB House, Rhys must sneak in two Camp Star Hunt Star Dreamers; Gabby Sarmiento and Sansan Dagumampan inside the Big Brother House while the housemates are asleep. Sansan and Gabby must be able to have a swimming session at the pool area and have breakfast in the house without letting the rest of the housemates waking up or noticing their presence.
To be able to have a video call with his grandparents. Yes!
9 Day 20 November 28, 2018 House Party PBB8OtsoyawanBall OTSOyawan Ball
After their discussion about their grandparents with visitor "Lola Lai", Big Brother gave the housemates a funtime by organizing an"Otsoyawan Ball". Complete with retro hairstyles, fashions and venue, they will be transformed into 1970s teens and will be attending a throwback ball where they would be partying like how their grandparents did back in the 1960s-1970s. Prior to the ball, the three male housemates, Aljon, Rhys and Seth were given a chance to pick their dates. The two girl teen housemates; Jelay and Lie who were left without a partner would become the party hosts with one of them, (eventually Lie) transforming into a guy for the night.
N/A
10 Day 20 November 28, 2018 Secret Task PBB8RhysSecretTask2 Sneaking In - Part 2
As continuation of Rhys' Secret Task, he must sneak in Gabby Sarmiento and Sansan Dagumampan inside the house. This time, they must perform the secret task with the awake housemates. The two intruders must be able to go inside the girls' and boys' bedrooms and successfully sit on every bed of the two bedrooms. Rhys together with his secret companions for the task, must sneak in food form the party for the two Star Dreamers to eat while the rest were partying at the garden.
To be able to have a video call with his grandparents. Yes!
11 Special Task [[File:]] Big Helpers




Competitions

Big Celebr8ty Challenge

The Ligtask Challenge was brought back in the form of the Big Celebr8ty Challenge. Every Saturday, the housemates will compete in a challenge for an Immunity from the Nominations. Each week, there will be a celebrity guests that would be participating for certain roles in the challenge.

Batch 1: Big Celebr8ty Challenges
Week Paired Team/Participants Task title and description Immunity Winners
2
Aljon & Lie
PBB8 Aljon SmallPBB8 Angelie Small
Karina & Kaori
PBB8 Karina SmallPBB8 Kaori Small
Art & Jelay
PBB8 Art SmallPBB8 Jillian Small
Seth & Criza
PBB8 Seth SmallPBB8 Criza Small
PBB8 Hatak Attack
Hatak Attack!
The housemates must be able to pull the table cloth while attempting to keep all the things stand on the table. Each thing corresponds to 1 point. Whoever gains the lowest point gets eliminated in each round.

In all three rounds, there will be various skits involved, featuring guest celebrities. The teams must manage to keep things standing as many as they could while participating in the skit.

Guest Celebrities: Janella Salvador,Bayani Agbayani, Axel Torres & McCoy De Leon

Aljon & Lie
PBB8 Aljon SmallPBB8 Angelie Small
3 No Pairs (Individual Challenge)
Housemate Impersonations
Housemate Assigned Music Icon Song to Perform
Lie Sampaguita "Bonggahan"
Kaori Regine Velasquez "Isang Lahi"
Karina Sharon Cuneta "Mr. DJ"
Aljon Yoyoy Villame "Mag-exercise Tayo"
Seth Mike Hanopol "Laki sa Layaw"
Jillian Freddie Aguilar "Anak"
Criza Pilita Corrales "Usahay" (Visayan song)
Rhys Rico J. Puno "Macho Gwapito"
PBB8 2nd Big Celebr8ty Challenge
Gr8 to Imperson8
The teen housemates will be transformed as Filipino Music Icons. The housemates must transform and be able to impersonate the Filipino music icon given to them in a live show lip-sync battle performance.

The performance will be judged by a panel of celebrities who have appeared in the hit Philippine TV show Your Face Sounds Familiar. The two housemates with the Top 2 highest accumulated scores would be the week's immunity winners.

Guest Celebrities: Nyoy Volante (as mentor), Melisa Cantiveros, Billy Crawford & Jed Madela

1st-Jelay
2nd-Lie

PBB8 Jillian SmallPBB8 Angelie Small
4
Seth & Lie
PBB8 Seth SmallPBB8 Angelie Small
Karina & Jelay
PBB8 Karina SmallPBB8 Jillian Small
Rhys & Ali
PBB8 Rhys SmallPBB8 Ali Small
Kaori & Juliana
PBB8 Kaori Small
PBB8 3rd Big Celebr8ty Challenge
Jungle Bells
In a jungle called Jungle Bells, there are four boxes filled with a set of animals each. Each box has a corresponding empty box found at the other side of the activity area. The housemates must transfer each of the animals in the corresponding empty boxes. After transferring they must count the animals inside each four boxes. They must correctly answer an equation which requires the quantity of each set of animals to be able to solve the equation.

The equation goes "Frog x Chicken ÷ Lizard + Eel - Snake". The correct solution must be "10 x 9 ÷ 15 + 5 - 2" while the correct answer must be "9".

The two pairs who solved the correct answer the fastest would be safe from facing eviction while the losing pairs would be nominated for eviction. Since Aljon Mendoza was ineligible to compete for being automatically nominated, Kaori got the celebrity guest, Juliana as her partner.

Guest Celebrities: Rufa Mae Quinto, Elsa Droga & Juliana Pariscova

Seth & Lie
PBB8 Seth SmallPBB8 Angelie Small
Rhys & Ali
PBB8 Rhys SmallPBB8 Ali Small
5 Considered as the 3rd Decemversus Challenge. See the Decemversus Challenge for the challenge description


Decemversus Challenge

On Week 5, the Decemversus Challenge was revealed as a competition between the Official Housemates against the Star Dreamers of Camp Star Hunt. If the Official Housemates got defeated by the Camp Star Hunt dreamers, there would be a double eviction and two Star Dreamers would replace them instead. If the House wins against the Camp, only one housemate would be evicted and only one Star Dreamer would enter at the end of the week. Template:PBB8 Decemversus

Stay History

Batch 1: Teens

Big Brother House
Official Housemates
Camp StarHunt
Star Dreamers
Evicted Housemates
Week PBB8 Seth Small PBB8 Jillian Small PBB8 Kaori Small PBB8 Angelie Small PBB8 Karina Small PBB8 Rhys Small PBB8 Reign Small PBB8 Missy Small PBB8 CSH Achilles Small PBB8 CSH Gabby Small PBB8 CSH Krist Small PBB8 CSH Sansan Small PBB8 CSH Kurt Small PBB8 CSH Gian Small PBB8 CSH Lienel Small PBB8 Aljon Small PBB8 Ali Small PBB8 Criza Small PBB8 Art Small PBB8 Josh Small
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2


3


4
5
6
7
8
Status: Official Housemate - Big Brother House Star Dreamer - Camp StarHunt

Batch 2: Adults

Batch 3: Teens

Batch 4: Adults

Nominations History

Part 1 - Teens

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Official Housemates
Angelie 2-Josh
1-Art
2-Art
1-Karina
2-Rhys
1-Aljon
Win 2-Ali
1-Reign
Jillian 2-Art
1-Josh
2-Criza
1-Art
2-Criza
1-Karina
Loss 2-Lie
1-Ali
Kaori 2-Josh
1-Art
2-Criza
1-Art
2-Criza
1-Seth
Loss 2-Ali
1-Lie
Karina 2-Art
1-Josh
2-Criza
1-Art
2-Criza
1-Rhys
Loss 2-Ali
1-Lie
Missy  
 
Reign Not in Game  
 
2-Jelay
1-Ali
Rhys  
 
2-Seth
1-Criza
Win 2-Lie
1-Seth
Seth 2-Josh
1-Art
2-Criza
1-Art
2-Aljon
1-Criza
Win 2-Ali
1-Rhys
Ali  
 
Win 2-Karina
1-Seth
Criza  
 
2-Art
1-Kaori
2-Kaori
1-Aljon
 
 
Art 2-Lie
1-Josh
2-Criza
1-Seth
Josh 2-Kaori
1-Lie
Star Dreamers who have yet to become Official Housemates and cross-over to the Big Brother House
Achilles  
 
Aljon 2-Josh
1-Lie
2-Criza
1-Art
2-Seth
1-Criza
 
 
Gabby  
 
Gian Not in Game  
 
Krist  
 
Kurt Not in Game  
 
Lienel Not in Game  
 
Sansan  
 
Player Status: Official Housemate Star Dreamer
Key: Nominated Automatic Nomination Ligtask Winner Voluntary Exit Forced Eviction Evicted

Part 2 - Adults

Week Week Week Week Week Week Week Week

Part 3 - Teens

Week Week Week Week Week Week Week Week

Part 4 - Adults

Week Week Week Week Week Week Week Week


Game History

Part 1 - Teens Game History

Chapter Premiere - Housemate Selection

Part 1:The Boys

PBB8 Seth Square
 Challenge 1 Winner 
 
Seth
PBB8 Aljon Square
 Challenge 2 Winner 
 
Aljon
PBB8 Art Square
 Council's Choice 
 
Art
PBB8 Josh Square
 Viewer's Choice 
 
Josh

The first part of the two-night live premiere of the season started by introducing the 8 male teen shortlist Star Dreamers who will compete for the first four Official Housemate slot and will move in to the Big Brother House.

The first four introduced were Seth Fedelin, Achilles Samain, Ali Abinal and Rhys Eugenio. The four were immediately put to the test as they battled against each other in the "88 Second Challenge". Seth managed to win the challenge, making him the first ever official housemate to enter this season. The three losing star dreamers were sent backstage in the waiting area.

The second set were introduced which consisted of Aljon Mendoza, Art Guma, Gabby Sarmiento and Josh Worsley who also performed another "88 Second Challenge". Aljon and Gabby went into a tiebreaker round but Aljon managed to win, making him the second official housemate to enter.

The Star Dreamers who failed to win the two challenges were sent back on stage and pleaded among the Big Winners why they deserved to enter the Big Brother House. The Big Winners eventually chose Art Guma to become an official Housemate.

The final slot among the male teen Star Dreamers were decided by the viewers. After pleading to the viewers, Josh Worsley got the highest amount of viewer votes, making him an official housemate.

The remaining four who failed to become official housemates were put onhold due to a special announcement revealed for the following day.

Part 2:The Girls

PBB8 Jillian Square
 Challenge 1 Winner 
 
Jillian
PBB8 Kaori Square
 Challenge 2 Winner 
 
Kaori
PBB8 Angelie Square
 Council's Choice 
 
Lie
PBB8 Karina Square
 Viewer's Choice 
 
Karina

The second part of the live premiere began with the introduction of the first four female teen star dreamers, Jillian Pilones, Sansan Dagumampan, Missy Quino and Angelie Reposposa who competed for their "88 Second Challenge". Jillian and Missy got into a tie breaker, with Jillian winning and making her an official housemate. The second four were introduced. Criza Taa, Kaori Oinuma, Krist Vertudez and Karina Bautista competed for their "88 Second Challenge" with Kaori winning and becoming an official housemate.

The losing female teen Star Dreamers were sent back onstage to plead for the Council of 8. They eventually chose Angelie Reposposa. The viewers then chose Karina Bautista to enter the house.

The boys, Achilles Samain, Ali Abinal, Rhys Eugenio and Gabby Sarmiento who failed become an official housemate were sent back onstage together with the female teen star dreamers Criza Taa,Sansan Dagumampan, Krist Vertudez, Missy Quino who failed to get selected and were announced to have a second chance to enter the house and were sent to Camp Star Hunt to prove their worth to becoming an official housemate.


Week 1

PBB8 Seth Square
 Immune 
 
Seth
PBB8 Karina Square
 Immune 
 
Karina
PBB8 Angelie Square
 Nominee
61.0% to save
 
 
Angelie
PBB8 Art Square
 Nominee
20.37% to save
 
 
Art
PBB8 Josh Square
 Evicted
18.63% to save
 
 
Josh
PBB8 CSH Criza Square
 Moved-In 
 
Criza

Week 2

PBB8 Aljon Square
 Immune 
 
Aljon
PBB8 Angelie Square
 Immune 
 
Lie
PBB8 Karina Square
 Nominee
26.67% to save
 
 
Karina
PBB8 Seth Square
 Nominee
24.11% to save
 
 
Seth
PBB8 Kaori Square
 Nominee
23.77% to save
 
 
Kaori
PBB8 Criza Square
 Nominee
16.2% to save
 
 
Criza
PBB8 Art Square
 Evicted
9.24% to save
 
 
Art
PBB8 CSH Rhys Square
 Moved-In 
 
Rhys

Week 3

PBB8 Jillian Square
 Immune 
 
Jelay
PBB8 Angelie Square
 Immune 
 
Lie
PBB8 Seth Square
 Nominee
45.41% to save
 
 
Seth
PBB8 Aljon Square
 Nominee
44.14% to save
 
 
Aljon
PBB8 Criza Square
 Evicted
10.44% to save
 
 
Criza
PBB8 CSH Ali Square
 Moved-In 
 
Ali

Week 4

PBB8 Jillian Square
 Automatic Nomination 
 
Jelay
PBB8 Seth Square
 Automatic Nomination 
 
Seth
PBB8 Aljon Square
 Automatic Nomination 
 
Aljon

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8 - Part One Finale

Part 2 - Adults Game History

Template:PBB8 Game History - Part 2

Part 3 - Teens Game History

Template:PBB8 Game History - Part 3

Part 4 - Adults Game History

Template:PBB8 Game History - Part 4

Part 5 - The Ultim8 Batch Game History

Template:PBB8 Game History - Part 5

Notable Punishments

Big Brother aims to make his housemates to value his commands, his house rules and one's self-discipline. He is very strict when it comes to rules so whenever a housemate violates a rule, he/she will receive a corresponding punishment.

Part One: Teens' Notable Punishment
Week Date Given Violator(s) Violations Punishment
1 November 15, 2018 (Day 6) PBB8 Seth SquarePBB8 Aljon Square
PBB8 Art SquarePBB8 Josh Square
Not Wearing Lapel Mic
PBB8 Otso-pus
Human Otso-pus
The four male teen housemates, Aljon,Seth Fedelin, Art Guma and Josh Worsley were punished by becoming a human octopus after forgetting to put on their lapel microphones at all times. Each of them will also have weights and the number of weights on every housemate depends on how many times they failed to wear their lapel microphones. To make it even difficult, Big Brother assigned them some household chores such as washing dishes and washing the floor. The punishment would be lifted until further notice.
2 November 21, 2018 (Day 12) PBB8 Angelie Square Not Wearing Lapel Mic
PBB8 Big Bibig
Big Bibig (lit. Big Mouth)
Jelay and Lie were punished by Big Brother after committing violations. As a punishment, they must become "Big Bibig" or "Big Mouth" wherein every time they speak they must also move the huge mouth they were wearing. To add difficulty, they were tasked to become "Bibig Katotohanan" (Mouth of Truth) where they must confess their real feelings, whether positive or negative, to their fellow housemates .
PBB8 Jillian Square Whispering
4 December 5, 2018 (Day 26) PBB8 Seth SquarePBB8 Aljon Square Discussing Nominations
PBB8 Autonom Seth-Aljon-Jelay
Automatic Nomination
Seth Fedelin, Aljon Mendoza and Jillian Pilones received a second warning regarding violations. Since it's a rule that receiving two strikes of violation notice would mean receiving an Automatic Nomination, the three of them were punished by making them automatically nominated for Eviction. However, Big Brother gave them a chance to remove their automatic nomination by winning the their 4th Weekly Task.
PBB8 Jillian Square Broke a Ceramic Cup

Media Gallery

Part 1: Teen Batch Weekly Rewind

Chapter Premiere Rewind Week 1 - Weeknight Rewind Week 1 - Weekend Rewind (Eviction) Week 2 - Weeknight Rewind Week 2 - Weekend Rewind (Eviction) Week 3 - Weeknight Rewind Week 3 - Weekend Rewind (Eviction) Week 4 - Weeknight Rewind Week 4 - Weekend Rewind (Eviction) Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
PBB OTSO Recap Pilot Episode

PBB OTSO Recap Pilot Episode

PBB OTSO PRIMETIME Recap Week 1

PBB OTSO PRIMETIME Recap Week 1

PBB OTSO WEEKEND Recap Week 1

PBB OTSO WEEKEND Recap Week 1

PBB OTSO PRIMETIME Rewind Week 2

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PBB OTSO WEEKEND Rewind Week 2

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PBB OTSO PRIMETIME Rewind Week 4

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PBB OTSO WEEKEND Rewind Week 4

PBB OTSO WEEKEND Rewind Week 4

Controversies

Fake News and Cyberbullying

PBB8Controversy

Bianca Gonzalez and Robi Domingo discussing the issues spreading online together with a special panel called "Comment8tators" and a public audience panel called "ThumbBayan" on YouthTube.

Within just two weeks since the season launch, some of the housemates couldn't escape the harsh comments and issues made by several netizens in various social media sites. Throughout the first two weeks, various fake news and statements were posted in social media targeting housemates Angelie Reposposa, Art Guma and Criza Taa.

Angelie Reposposa who naturally has a wacky and eccentric character was heavily bashed on Facebook and Twitter for being an over-reacting person while Art Guma was criticized regarding his sexuality and received discriminating and derogatory comments. Some fake news and clickbait videos started spreading in Youtube headlining his "coming out" to Big Brother when in fact it didn't happen at all. On the otherhand, the first Camp Starhunt Dreamer to cross over the Big Brother House, Criza Taa received harsh hate comments in social media after some fake transcripts of the housemates' conversation started spreading on Facebook.

To address the issue and protect its housemates, Pinoy Big Brother started airing a weekly digital live talkshow on Facebook and Youtube similar to Pinoy Big Brother Online called "Youthtube", hosted by Robi Domingo and Bianca Gonzalez. The open forum talkshow together with special panel of guests from various fields from psychology to judiciary, discussed the issues regarding these housemates' issues on social media. They also tackled the issue of Fake News, Cyber Libel and Cybercrime and gave insights on how to combat these controversies and what consequences will people face if these were brought to the hands of the law. The link to the livestream of YouthTube is in here:YouthTube - November 25,2018.

Trivia

  • Although officially called as the eighth season. This series is the fourth season to feature a combined edition of Teens and Civilians.
  • This is the first season of Pinoy Big Brother to have housemates chosen from a general casting process of ABS-CBN.
  • The season is the first season to include a Filipino word in its title and logo.
    • The word "Otso" (pronounced as "ocho" like in Spanish) is a Filipino word for "eight".
  • This season is the first ever season to have a house without any one-way mirror nor camera runs in the history of Pinoy Big Brother, and perhaps the entire Big Brother internationally. It solely relied on HD CCTV and Go Pro Cameras to capture the whole house.
    • This season's house is the first house in Pinoy Big Brother history to be equipped with all HD cameras.
  • The official social media hashtag for the season is #PBBOtso.
  • This is the season with the least complete number of housemates living inside one house, with only 8 housemates.
    • Pinoy Big Brother 7's Celebrity Edition also had 8 housemates but one are pair housemates making them overall nine people living in the house.
  • This season is one of the seasons to be aired at an earlier timeslot on weekends, as the Weekend edition airs at 7:30 PM, while earlier seasons had their earlier editions air later than 9:00 PM.
  • Basing on the season's format, this season will be the longest season yet in Pinoy Big Brother, surpassing the preceding season, Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 which had 235 days.
  • The official Eviction Song of this season is Before It Sinks In by Moira Dela Torre.

References

References

External Links

Pinoy Seasons
Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 8
Combined 5 · 6 · 7
Celebrity 1 · 2
Teen 1 · 2 · 3 · 4

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