Team Tuklas as the Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 Grand Winner

Team Tuklas with Coach Paolo Abrera and Candice Iyog

After nine epic days of traveling to six cities – Kuala Lumpur, Bacolod, Cebu, Camiguin, Cagayan de Oro and Manila – and facing challenges that would test their physical fortitude and mentally strength while at the same time having fun, the five teams are back to culminate the exciting Juan For Fun Backpacking Challenge this 2014. Aside from travelling for free for nine days and using items from major sponsore, the teams get to take home special prizes depending on their rankings. And here are the winners.

The five Juan for Fun backpacker teams with their coaches
The five Juan for Fun backpacker teams with their coaches

Team Winners

Based on the points from various challenges (ie, the most activities a team accomplished on a certain budget, winning first on team obstacles challenges, etc) in different destinations, the points were summed up to get the overall scores. And in the the end the UP Diliman laden and Physics major team of Esme Escoto, Floyed Patricio and Gab Sapliagio of Team Tuklas, coached by Paolo Abrera emerged as the grand winners. They have won 12 (4 each member) local or international round trip tickets, a Canon camera, and more items from their sponsors like Vaude and Merrel. In the meantime here’s the final rankings:

  • 1st Place: Team Tuklas
  • 2nd Place: Team Suldado De Dora
  • 3rd Place: Team Juanabees
  • Runner Ups: Team Watermelon and Team Juanderlust

Congratulations to all the teams for experiencing this exciting Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge.

The Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 is co-presented by Jack ‘n Jill Magic Crackers, with the support of Vaude, Merrell, Canon and the Department of Tourism, and the endorsement of the Commission on Higher Education.

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