Monday, February 20, 2012
Philip Amarillo - Junior Masterchef 2nd Placer
Philip Dave Amarillo is an Argawanon student and amateur cook who placed 2nd in the recently concluded first ever Junior MasterChef Pinoy edition. He has been erroneously introduced as coming from Cebu city as he auditioned there.
He is a student of the Argao Central Elementary School.
In the introduction of the contestants, Philip is shown as coming from a humble family who said that "they could only eat if they had a good day selling at the market." His mother sells not at the public market but near a bakeshop in the town proper.
Almost everyone describes Philip as a fun-loving but very responsible kid. He was born in Argao, Cebu to Fausto P. Amarillo, Jr. and Elizabeth N. Albert in 1998. His family's roots are in barangay Jomgao, Argao. Raised by his mother, Philip learned from an early age how to help out at home.
Philip Amarillo placed second in the final episode of the first season of Junior MasterChef Pinoy edition held last February 18, 2012. Kyle Imao from Marikina placed first. Philip trailed Imao by only 0.7 points. He emerged from the competition with P500,000 and P1.5 million worth of culinary scholarship.