PBB big winner Anji Salvacion to ‘do good things’ with P2M prize money

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Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Season 10 winner Anji Salvacion. (Source: Anji Salvacion/Instagram)
Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Season 10 winner Anji Salvacion. (Source: Anji Salvacion/Instagram)

When asked what she will do with her P2 million prize money, Anji Salvacion said in an ABS-CBN Entertainment report that she will “do good things with it and [she] can’t wait to help.”

This was after the “Singing Sweetheart ng [of] Siargao” was crowned as Pinoy Big Brother’s tenth season big champion. Upon receiving the prize on her big night last Sunday (May 29), Salvacion thanked God for her victory.

“Thank you to God for giving me this opportunity and for giving me this biggest blessing in life. It is not the title but it is how people trusted me. That’s my biggest, biggest blessing, how people look up to me," Salvacion tearfully told a live audience.

The 19-year-old singer won by a landslide, scoring a 40.42% combined total votes to save and evict. Hot on her heels were, in descending order, Isabel Laohoo (18.20%), Samantha Bernardo (16.28%), Rob Blackburn (4.01%), and Brenda Mage (1.91%). Laohoo and Blackburn were adult participants for this season.

Just as emotional that night was her mother Melisa Gorbulev, who said that “there’s no words to explain or to express how much I am proud of [her]. Glory to God, and also, salamat sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa anak ko [thank you to those who supported my daughter].”

Salvacion’s hope to do good things brings to mind her co-writing an original song titled “Dalampasigan,” which she performed during the Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-ahon: Andito Tayo para sa Bawat Pamilya (lit. “Helping to Rise: Here for Each Family” in English) benefit concert last December 23, 2021.

The song was dedicated to her hometown of Siargao, which was struck by Typhoon Odette. While Rappler reported that at least 15 islanders were killed in the storm, Philstar.com reported that Siargao’s agriculture sustained damages of up to P6 billion.

Following on from the international franchise’s trademark format, Pinoy Big Brother has contestants stay in a house for a set of days. During this time, the participating housemates must fight to stay or else be evicted by popular vote from the titular big brother’s house.

Reuben Pio Martinez is a news writer who covers stories on various communities and scientific matters. He regularly tunes in to local happenings. The views expressed are his own.

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