Young Adventurers Set Out for Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun 2017

Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge is back for the sixth year in a row and on its biggest run yet! At stake is an unlimited, travel-all-you-can pass to any of Cebu Pacific’s domestic or international short haul destinations for one whole year.

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GET READY TO BE CHARMED BY TRAVEL. Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog sends off the top five teams of Juan for Fun 2017.

Presented by Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, the annual Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge brings teams of young adventurers on a race of a lifetime across some of the country’s exciting travel destinations. This year, the teams compete in a seven-day thrill around the country—equipped with gadgets from Oppo; data plans from Smart; travel gear from Jake Bros; P40,000 in pocket money; and Cebu Pacific tickets.

This year’s Juan for Fun teams are #TeamPhun from Bacolod City, #Team Malackai of Baguio City, #TeamPatsada of Cagayan de Oro, and #TeamBarbie and #TeamJuanton of Davao City. They are coached by YouTube vlogger Wil Dasovich, Becoming Filipino’s Kyle “Kulas” Jennermann, Beautiful Destination Social Media Strategist Ren Sapitan, international blogger Sabrina Iovino of, and travel writer Jude Bacalso.

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Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun 2017 coaches (from left) Jude Bacalso, Wil Dasovich, Sabrina Iovino, and Kulas Jennermann congratulate this year’s top five teams.

The 2017 Juan for Fun backpackers challenge is co-presented by Jack ‘n Jill Chippy and Smart Communications and supported by Ube Express. JFF is also officially endorsed by the Department of Tourism.

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Team Malackai is named Juan for Fun’s first Coaches’ Choice Awardee, providing the best content during their pre-send off challenges.

Watch as young travelers make a jump into a whirlwind adventure with Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017. Stay updated on the sights and sounds of their travels by following Juan for Fun on Facebook at, on Twitter @CebuPacificAir, and on Instagram through the hashtag #JuanforFun2017 to discover more exciting ways to fly with Cebu Pacific.

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Bursting with excitement, Juan for Fun’s top five teams take flight to their dream destinations for a seven-day non-stop travel adventure.
Team Name Hometowns and Schools Brief Description
Team Barbie

(Carl, Don, Mars)

Davao – University of Southeastern Philippines They are cultural dancers of their university dance troupe called Pangkatsilayan Theater Collective.
Team Juanton

(Geia, Dominic, Chyn)

Davao – Ateneo de Davao University and DLSU-Manila They are best friends and have been taking trips together since high school.
Team Malackai


(Pepe, Kahel, John John)

Baguio – St. Louis University, University of the Cordilleras and St. Paul University They are photographers, videographers and extreme sports athletes.
Team Patsada


(Ron, James, Renee)

Cagayan de Oro – University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Team name Patsada is the local term for “awesome” or “wonderful.”
Team Phun


(JJ, Fred, Bry)

Bacolod – University of St. La Salle Bacolod They have been friends for 6 years and have been in same school organizations and even an acoustic band.
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ALL SET FOR THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. Juan for Fun 2017 teams from Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Bacolod City converge for Cebu Pacific’s nationwide travel challenge and a chance to bring home its grand prize of one year unlimited travel pass to Cebu Pacific’s local and international short haul destinations.

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