Seven straight days, fun and adventure travel, and travel allowance worth P35,000, were at stake for five teams from different universities who participated this year’s Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016 – a yearly contest from the leading budget airline in the country that showcase endless escapades, boundless discoveries, and a whole lot of fun.
This year’s Ultimate backpackers received the most epic prize – a Travel-All-You-Can-Pass which entitles each member to as many free flights to domestic and international short-haul destinations as they want within one year. They also get to take home gifts from Cebu pacific’s partner brands: Tripologie travel store, Merrell shoes, and Boreas travel bags.
And this year’s winner is #JFFJUANTeamPH.
JUAN Team PH kicked things off in Iloilo, before making their way to Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Surigao, and Butuan. For their final stop, they paid visit to the majestic Mt. Mayon in Legazpi, Albay. Teammates Glenn Layola, Audrey Ramos, and John Ray Blance, students of La Salle Bacolod, were guided by their adventure coach, TV host and VJ Robi Domingo.
With Bogart the Explorer’s expertise, Team Pura had fun with their itinerary covering Bohol, Cebu, Dumaguete, Siargao, Iloilo, and Davao. #JFFTeamPura members Marie Tuason, Karlo Carranza, and Samantha Rice made it to 2nd place.
True to their team name, #JFFTeamWork, Serge Calumpong, April Nacion, and Jaysson Presores leveraged on their years of freindship to conquer Laoag, Cebu, Bacolod, and Davao. Their adventure coach, travel writer Jude Bacalso, also made sure that the team succeeded and made unforgettable memories in each stop. Team Work made it on the third slot.
#JFFTeamTAG’s Tricia Quintero, April Baldovino, and Gian Nicdao of University of the Philippines-Manila hit four of the country’s top tourist spots: Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo, and Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Helping them make the most of thei time in these destinations was their adventure coach, musician Champ Lui Pio. Team TAG came in fourth place.
Team Pablo is composed of Brendan Tangan, Linus Pagulaya, and Cherson Bariuan of St. Paul University Philippines and guided by their adventure coach, Saab Magalona. #JFFTeamPablo placed fifth.
The Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016 awarding was held at Newport Mall and has Boreas Gear as official travel gear, Merrell as the official footwear, and GoPro as the official camera. The challenge is also supported by Wenger and Dan’s, and endorsed by the Department of Tourism and Commission on Higher Education.
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