Team Juan Big Fight named ‘Ultimate Backpacker’

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Team Juan Big Fight—2015 Cebu Pacific’s Utimate Backpacker—in Bangkok, Thailand

Team Juan Big Fight—2015 Cebu Pacific’s Utimate Backpacker—in Bangkok, Thailand

AFTER eight days of exploring Bangkok, Thailand and local destinations Cebu, Camiguin and Cagayan de Oro with the quest of gathering the most fun experiences and completing thrilling challenges, Team Juan Big Fight won Cebu Pacific’s 2015 Juan for Fun competition.

Named the “Ultimate Backpacker” on Wednesday at Davao, where nationwide contest concluded, Team Juan Big Fight includes 20-year-old Ateneo de Manila University students Aaron Crisostomo, Asia Wy and Kyle Favis. They finished a total of 115 activities, experiences and discoveries with $250 and P35,000 worth of budget.

Coached by TV personality Iya Villania, the team won 12 round-trip tickets to any Cebu Pacific International or domestic destination, three Canon Poweshot SX600 cameras, three Samsung Tab 3 Lite tablets courtesy of Smart Bro and 30,000 worth of gift certificates from Boreas travel gear.

Second placer Team Extreme

Second placer Team Extreme

Just like what Villania expected, her team is the group to beat because “they are very competitive and all into an adventure.”


Team Extreme, coached by DJ Joyce Pring, bagged the second place. Gio Tiongson, 21, is from Ateneo de Manila University while Miguel Manalang, 22, and Luigi Manalang, 22, are from Dela Salle University.

On the other hand, Team Domaro coached by Jude Bacalso, finished at third place. Members are Doel Lozano from Notre Dame Dadiangas University, Marielle Padilla from ACA Sargen and Rogen Sagarino from MSU-Gensan, Juan for Fun experience made them closer to one another

On its fourth year, this is the first time that the Juan for Fun’s (JFF) five teams had the freedom to explore any destinations in the Philippines—all for free—from June 23 to July 1.

Team Domaro finished at third place

Team Domaro finished at third place

Completing the participants are Team Square, which is composed of architecture students Cheloi Marasigan, 18; Mischa de Guzman, 19; and Rae Argallon, 19, from the University of Santo Tomas, and coached by Champ Lui Pio; and Team Iskapade composed of Jassy Tomol, 19; Joyce Gonzales, 20; and Kat Locsin, 19) from the Univesity of the Philippines-Cebu, and coached by Bogart the Explorer.

“In each Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun challenge, our student teams get to experience a lot of firsts. It can be their first time on a plane, in a new destination, being responsible for itineraries or travel budgets, or traveling with friends. It’s what makes the challenge more memorable and meaningful for everyone involved,” Cebu Pacific VP for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog ended.

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