Team Tuklas from UP Diliman made it this year as Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Ultimate Backpacker Challenge 2014 winner bringing home 12 local and international round-trip airfares and prizes from major sponsors Canon, Vaude, Tourism Malaysia, Jack ‘n Jill Magic Crackers, Merrell, and Cebu Pacific Air. Team Tuklas, composed of Esme Escoto (21), Floyd Patricio (22), and Gab Saplagio (23) of UP Diliman, shared exciting moments and fun adventures as they competed with the other four teams during their 9-day 6-destinations Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge. This witty and wacky trio formed their game plan with Coach Paolo Abrera.
When asked where they want to spend their 12 round-trip airfares, the trio quickly answered Tokyo, Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur. It’s good to hear since these places are Cebu Pacific’s flight destinations also. (RELATED: Bogart the Explorer shares the news of Cebu Pacific’s new long-haul destinations to Sydney and Kuwait!)
“Sobrang fun yung event. As in, first time naming tatlo na makapasok sa ganitong event. Nag-grow kami as a person and yung pinakamaganda. And daming nangyari, tapos ang daming pagtatalo, we came to a point na tina-try namin gumawa ng equation para i-solve etong ano bang dapat mas i-prioritize 70% or 30%. Sobrang overwhelmed,” said Floyd when asked how was their experience during the challenging days.
Aside from Team Tuklas, Team Juanabees and Team Suldado De Dora made it as 3rd and 2nd placers. Team Juanderlust and Team Watermelon scored the runner-up positions. There were also special prizes given to Team Juanderlust who got the Best Magic Moment awarded by Jack ‘n Jill Magic Crackers and Team Suldado De Dora who also won the Twitter Favorite awarded by Merrell. See teams profiles here.
Initially the leg was supposed to have a 7 destinations on the list but were trimmed downed to 6 due to some unforeseen events. The last leg was held in Manila instead in Davao City. In the Manila Challenge, Team Suldado De Dora, Team Tuklas, and Team Juanabees placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively.
Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 is now on its third year. The winning team proved that they can have more fun out of their given budget. Prizes include 12 round-trip tickets to any Cebu Pacific international or domestic destination of their choice, plus over Php 150,000 worth of other exciting prizes such as Canon Powershot SX510HS cameras, Vaude Sapporo Carry-On Trolleys, Vaude Hogan Ultra-Light Tents and a lot more.
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