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Attended Cebu Pacific’s Juan For Fun 2017 Backpacker Challenge Send-Off Event in Manila

July 22, 2017

Last Monday, July 17, 2017, I attended the send-off event of  Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun 2017 Backpacker Challenge at Ibiza Beach Club located at Bonifacio Global City, Manila. During the event, the nine finalists were introduced to the media, guests, and sponsors. Their qualifying entries were shown as they were introduced.

All of these finalists are vying for the ultimate prize of a one-year-travel-all-you-can pass to any of Cebu Pacific’s domestic or international short haul destination.

We have learned that prior to the event, they attended a two-day workshop under the Juan For Fun Academy with five (5) amazing travel influencers as their coaches. These coaches are Wil Dasovich (Youtube Vlogger), Kyle Jennerman (Becoming Filipino), Ren Sapitan (Beautiful Destination Social Media Strategist), Sabrina Lovino (international travel blogger of JustOneWayTicket.com), and returning coach and travel writer Jude Bacalso. They were all tasked to equipped the finalists on this epic adventure.

JFF Coaches (L-R) Jude Bacalso, Wil Dasovich, Sabrina Lovino, Ren Sapitan, and Kyle Jennerman

Under the tutelage of these travel content experts, these young backpackers were taught on how they can face the challenging backpacking journey. They were coached on how to capture the most thrilling parts of their journeys and how to effectively share these on their social media.

After the workshop, they were sent to a Manila Pre-challenge task to determine the TOP 5 who will continue on for the next seven days to their dream destinations around the country for free with 40,000 pesos pocket money, gadgets, and Cebu Pacific flights!

The TOP 5 teams who are currently completing the challenges are the following:

Team PaTsada (Cagayan De Oro)

Team PHun (Bacolod City)

Team Malackai (Baguio City) also won the Coaches’ Choice Award

Team Barbie (Davao City)

Team Juanton (Davao City)

During the span of seven days, the TOP 5 team are given challenges given by their coaches. The ultimate winner will be awarded this coming Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Cebu Pacific’s Airline Operations Center in Pasay City.

Who do you think will be the big winner? Follow their adventures using the following hashtags: #JFFTeamMalackai, #JFFTeamPHun, #JFFTeamJuanton, #JFFTeamBarbie, and #JFFTeamPatsada! Don’t forget to use these hashtags as well to cheer on your favorite team during the live stream of the awarding ceremony at their Facebook Page for a chance to score a special travel surprise!

This event is co-presented by Jack ‘n Jill Chippy and Smart Communications, Inc.
is also supported by their official travel gear Jake Bros, Oppo, Uber Express and endorsed by the Department of Tourism.

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