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Leg 1, covering episodes 1 to 5, is the season premiere of The Amazing Race Philippines 1.

Route Markers[]

The race begins at Paco Park in Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila.

Teams must make their way to the Manila Yacht Club, where they must decode a message hidden in a series of nautical flags displayed at the dock. They must then find the captain and show him the correctly decoded message on their answer board ("blue skies and calm waters") to receive their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay, where they must don formal wear before heading inside the casino to play Baccarat. Teams would receive a chip with a letter written on it for each game won. Once teams have won nine games against the banker, they must unscramble the chips to reveal their next destination ("Astrodome", referring to the nearby Cuneta Astrodome) and receive their next clue.

"Sino ang pwedeng mag-shoot?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must make five free throw shots at the Cuneta Astrodome while professional basketball players from the Philippine Basketball Association attempted to distract them. Once they have successfully made five free throw shots, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Plaza Miranda in the Quiapo district of Manila, where they must convince 12 locals to sing the children's song "Bingo" in either English or Filipino while being accompanied by a Rondalla band. Once they have performed the song to actor and director Audie Gemora's satisfaction, he would give teams their next clue.

Choice A: Pindot
Teams must make their way to Star City, where they must ride the Star Flyer inverted roller coaster while attempting to spot a flag in Race colors located on a nearby ride. Teams must take a clear picture of the flag using a provided Olympus camera and show it to the judge to receive their next clue. If the judge is not satisfied with the quality of their photo, they must ride the Star Flyer again and take another picture.

Anton & Armand, Boom & Cheng, Crystel & Mykey, Dani & Mish, Ed & Angel, Fausto & Dayal, LJ & CJ, and Sheena & Gee chose this task.

Choice B: Ikot
Teams must make their way to Star City, where they must ride the Star Frisbee pendulum ride while answering three mathematical equations asked by the quizmaster, Arnell Ignacio, who would choose a question from a list at random. Once they have answered all three questions correctly, he would give teams their next clue. If they answer a question incorrectly, they must wait for the ride to finish before trying again and answering another set of three questions correctly.

Marc & Kat and Saida & Jervi chose this task.

Due to safety concerns because of a thunderstorm, Crystel & Mykey and Pamela & Vanessa were simply given their clue after the Detour site closed for the day. Crystel & Mykey were in the middle of performing the Pindot Detour, while Pamela & Vanessa had yet to perform either Detour option.

Teams must make their way to the University of Santo Tomas and pass through the Arch of the Centuries on their way to the Benavides Monument to check in.


For coming in first place, Marc & Kat won 200,000, provided by American Tourister, and the Salvage Pass, which can be used in one of two ways: the team can either give themselves a 30-minute headstart at any task or save the last arriving team from elimination.

Crystel & Mykey placed last in this leg, and were eliminated due to Marc & Kat not using the Salvage Pass to save them.

Leaderboard[]

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the Salvage Passϵ Used the Express Pass
Marc & Kat
 1st place 
Marc & Kat
Gym Buddies
Boom & Cheng
 2nd place 
Boom & Cheng
Buddies
Dani & Mish
 3rd place 
Dani & Mish
Bombshells
Saida & Jervi
 4th place 
Saida & Jervi
Amigas
Sheena & Gee
 5th place 
Sheena & Gee
Reunited Friends
Anton & Armand
 6th place 
Anton & Armand
Football Brothers
LJ & CJ
 7th place 
LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
Ed & Angel
 8th place 
Ed & Angel
Father/Daughter
Fausto & Dayal
 9th place 
Fausto & Dayal
Brothers-in-Law
Pamela & Vanessa (PH1)
 10th place 
Pamela & Vanessa
Alabang Housewives
Crystel & Mykey
 11th place 
Crystel & Mykey
Dating Couple

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