After their send-off last June 23, five teams composed of young travelers from different college and universities in the Philippines embarked on an exciting and fun adventure for this year’s Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2015.
Team DoMaRo, Team Extreme, Team Iskapade, Team Juan Big Fight, and Team Square immediately flew in Bangkok, Thailand and started their 3-day adventure co-presented by GetGo, Cebu Pacific‘s lifestyle rewards program, and Nissin Yakisoba. This year’s challenge major sponsors are Smart Bro, Boreas, and Canon. Juan for Fun 2015 is also supported by the Philippine Department of Tourism, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education.
The participating teams came from different places in the Philippines. Team DoMaRo are from Mindanao State University, Team Extreme from Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, Team Iskapade from University of the Philippines – Cebu, Team Juan Big Fight from Ateneo de Manila University, and Team Square from University of Sto. Tomas.
Team coaches for this year are Joyce Pring for Team Extreme, Iya Villania-Arellano for Team Juan Big Fight, Champ Lui Pio for Team Square, and returning coaches Jude Bacalso for Team DoMaRo and Bogart the Explorer for Team Iskapade.
On June 27, the teams went back to the Philippines after successfully finishing some challenges in Bangkok. Teams started their choose-your-own adventure by selecting their any Philippine destinations right after Bangkok.
Team Square went to Cebu; Team Iskapade goes to Palawan; Team Juan Big Fight heads to Cebu; Team Extreme had a brief stint in Manila before heading to Dumaguete; and Team DoMaRo visits Iloilo. All of these while their coaches give support through Instagram video messages for everyone to see.
These teams must make their way to the Juan for Fun 2015’s final destination, Davao on July 1, for the challenge’s culmination.
Each group is tasked to have as many fun experiences and discoveries, within their given travel allowance of USD250 and PhP 35,000. By the end of the competition, the team with the most number of fun activities out of their given budget, and highest ranking in special fun challenges, will be named the Juan for Fun 2015 Ultimate Backpackers. They get to win awesome prizes they can use for more epic adventures.
The three members of the winning team will take home: 12 round-trip tickets to any Cebu Pacific International or domestic destination; three Canon Powershot SX600 cameras; three Samsung Tab 3 Lite tablets courtesy of Smart Bro; and PhP 30,000 worth of gift certificates from Boreas travel gear.
Join these five trhrill-seeking teams as they take on new adventures in the Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2015 by visiting www.juanforfun.com. Cheer for your favorites and join the conversation on the Juan for Fun Facebook page www.facebook.com/CebuPacificJFF, the team pages on Instagram or by using the hashtag #JuanForFun2015.
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