This is a huge project for TV5. And considering that the franchise already has a massive following, this will effectively gauge if the network can really drive viewers or not. The Philippine viewing market is currently dominated by rivals Abs-Cbn and GMA 7 with TV5 getting, at best, mediocre ratings even on their most popular shows.
The Amazing Race Philippines will be hosted by Kapamilya turned Kapatid talent, Derek Ramsay. It will air on October 29, 2012.