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Cebu Pacific is Sending 5 Teams to an Epic 7-Day Trip in the Philippines for FREE!

June 23, 2016
juan for fun 2016
You read the title correctly. Cebu Pacific is sending 5 teams, in a 7-day adventure with its Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016. 
Everything is FREE and the bonus, they get to be guided by celebrity travel enthusiasts. We joined the send-off party which was held yesterday at the Marriott Ballroom, Hotel. 

juan for fun 2016 celebrity coaches
The celebrity coaches: 
first-time coaches—actress, singer and blogger Saab Magalona
TV host and VJ Robi Domingo.
Returning coaches— Internet star coach Bogart the Explorer
Travel writer Jude Bacalso
Musician Champ Lui Pio
Throughout the challenge, these celebrities will stay in touch and cheer for their respective teams through social media.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience  and a rewarding one, as the Ultimate Backpackers or big winners would even get to take home the biggest 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 the year! 
Meet the Juan for Fun 2016 Backpackers Challengers:
Glenn Layola, Audrey Ramos, and John Ray Blance of La Salle Bacolod
Coach: Robi Domingo

We would like to explore wonderful beaches and  do extreme sports, like one of Asia’s longest ziplines in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato,” said Glenn.

Marie Tuason, Karlo Carranza, and Samantha Rice
Coach: Bogart the Explorer

juan for fun 2016 teams

“We’ve already made a bucket list which includes Siargao, Palawan, Tawi-Tawi and Boracay because of their  magnificent beaches, Bohol, because we want to see the Chocolate Hills, and Naga City because
of its rich Philippine historical sites,” shared Samantha.

Brendan Tangan, Linus Pagulayan, and Cherson Bariuan
Coach: Sab Magalona

“Our motto is, ‘There is no certainty. There is only adventure,’” -Linus.

Patricia Quintero, April Baldovino, and Gian Nicdao of University of the Philippines-Manila
Coach: Champ Lui Pio
juan for fun 2016 teams

“Breakfast in Cebu (let’s face it: lechon is the way to go!), have lunch in Palawan (for some seafood and vitamin sea), head to Bohol to burn all the food we ate, and cap the day in Boracay,” – Patricia.

Serge Calumpong of Ateneo de Davao, April Nacion of University of Southeastern Philippines, and Jaysson Presores of the University of Mindanao
Coach:  Jude Bacalso
juan for fun 2016 teams

“We know that there will be no dull moments when we are together,” shared April. “We would do our best to encourage one another and, of course, mag- lingaw-lingaw pag-ayo (enjoy everything)!”

 During the send-off party, the teams got to choose their destinations (on the spot!). We find it a bit challenging to choose the destinations especially if you know that other teams can steal them from you. Funny how Puerto Princesa was stolen from #JFFTeamTAG and thankfully, they were able to steal it back 🙂
juan for fun 2016 teams
juan for fun 2016 teams
The “Show us a Harry Potter Scene challenge”
I love that there’s a potterhead from the organizers 🙂 HAHA
Okay, I am super excited about their adventure. I love that Cebu Pacific gives chance to young explorers to experience this great exploration and to make them responsible travelers. 
The Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016 has Boreas Gear as the official travel gear, Merrel 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.
Follow their adventures and know more about this challenge by checking
juan for fun 2016 teams

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