Cebu Pacific’s #JuanForFun2017 Backpacker Challenge

A yearly event that’s a hit for young adventurers is Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge. Now on its 6th year, five teams will compete for a year of unlimited, travel-all-you-can pass to any of Cebu Pacific’s domestic or international short haul destinations.

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

#JuanForFun2017

This fun backpacker challenge presented by Cebu Pacific has five teams racing across some of the country’s top travel destinations for seven days. Provided with gadgets from Oppo, data plans from Smart, travel gear from Jake Bros, Php 40,000 in pocket money, and Cebu Pacific tickets, these young adventurers are definitely having the time of their lives. It’s worth mentioning that last year’s winners are students from the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City.

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

#JuanForFun2017 Top 9 Semi-Finalist Teams

I had the privilege of attending the send-off event last July 17, 2017 at the Ibiza Beach Club at Bonifacio Global City in Manila. Sponsors, media, and guests were introduced to the top nine semi-finalist teams.

#JuanForFun2017 Top 5 Teams

Out of nine, there are only five teams who we’re chosen to compete for the final round. This year’s Juan for Fun finalists are the following —

Team Phun from Bacolod City

The team is composed of students from the University of St. La Salle – Bacolod. They are Alfred, Bryan, and Josh who have been friends for six years. All three are members of an acoustic band and are in the same school organizations.

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

Bacolod City / University of St. La Salle – Bacolod

Team Malackai of Baguio City

The members are composed of photographers, videographers and extreme sports athletes. They are named Juan for Fun’s first Coaches’ Choice Awardee, providing the best content during their pre-send off challenges.

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

Baguio City / St. Louis University, University of the Cordilleras and St. Paul University

Team Patsada of Cagayan De Oro City

The team’s name, Patsada, is the local term for “awesome” or “wonderful.”

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

Cagayan De Oro City / University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines

Team Barbie of Davao City

The members are cultural dancers of their university dance troupe called Pangkatsilayan Theater Collective.

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

Davao City / University of Southeastern Philippines

Team Juanton of Davao City

This team is one of the youngest teams in #JuanForFun2017. The members are best friends and have been taking trips together since high school.

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

Davao City / Ateneo de Davao University and DLSU-Manila

#JuanForFun2017 Coaches

For this year’s Juan For Fun, coaches are Jude Bacalso, a travel writer and returning JFF coach; Wil Dasovich, a Youtube Vlogger; Sabrina Iovino of JustOneWayTicket.com, an international blogger; Ren Sapitan, Beautiful Destination social media strategist; and Kyle Jennermann (a.k.a. Kulas), Becoming Filipino advocate.

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

Cebu Pacific’s #JuanForFun2017 coaches (from left) Jude Bacalso, Wil Dasovich, Sabrina Iovino, Ren Sapitan and Kulas Jennermann congratulate this year’s top five teams.

Stay updated on the sights and sounds of their travels by following Juan for Fun on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cebupacificjff, on Twitter @CebuPacificAir, and on Instagram through the hashtag #JuanforFun2017 to discover more exciting ways to fly with Cebu Pacific.

Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017

Bursting with excitement, Juan for Fun’s top five teams take flight to their dream destinations for a
seven-day non-stop travel adventure.

The #JuanForFun2017 Backpackers Challenge is co-presented by Jack ‘n Jill Chippy and Smart Communications and supported by Ube Express. Furthermore, it’s officially endorsed by the Department of Tourism.

I’m really hoping that the team from Bacolod will again emerge as winners. How about you guys? Which team are you rooting for? The #JuanForFun2017 winners will be announced on Monday, July 24 and the event will be streamed in Facebook live. Watch out for it!

THE AUTHOR




DHADHA GARCIA is a lifestyle blogger and a digital marketer from Bacolod City, PH. A mom of one, an entrepreneur, and a shutterbug, she is happy, busy, and always on the lookout for exciting projects to work on.

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