Monday, February 20, 2017

Rafael Halili Announced as Grand Winner of Beko Philippines' Kick Your Way to Barcelona Challenge

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Rafael Halili literally kicked his way to Barcelona with Beko Philippines' promo designed to thank their Facebook followers with the launch of their new Facebook fan page!

Followers of their Facebook social media page were able to join the Kick Your Way to Barcelona grand kick-off challenge which initiated with a qualifying round a few weeks ago where official and wild card finalists emerged to compete for the final round of which Rafael emerge as the victorious participant to get to travel to Barcelona, Spain for an all-expense-paid tour and to watch the FC Barcelona game in person.

The lucky Rafael was able to shoot 8 balls into the circular hole shaped as a washing machine window. There was another person who got 8 balls in but 2 of his shots were disqualified for going beyond the allowed distance allocated for the ball position.

Rafael was with his girlfriend during the final rounds and thus we witnessed the joy of both individuals. We even jokingly asked if Rafael will be bringing her girlfriend along to Barcelona. But who knows, maybe he will since this is a rare opportunity to get the chance to visit a great country.

The winners for the grand Witness the Victory 2.0 were also raffled off to reveal two persons who will be joining Rafael in Barcelona. The difference is the winners of the raffle get to bring along a plus one each. So this means 5 Filipinos will be going to Barcelona soon.

The Witness the Victory 2.0 is the second run of raffle for the buyers of Beko appliances.

More photos can be found at our Facebook fan page at

Beko Philippines also held a media challenge where yours truly won for getting 3 shots in. I knew I would be better off joining the competition if I was wearing my usual maong jeans, polo shirt and with a mirrorless camera hanging along my neck. Just as how practice gives you a better chance of winning, being in your most comfortable attire would count as an advantage.

If you are not aware, I was one of the participants during the qualifying rounds but unfortunately never got even 1 ball in. This was probably because I was wearing only a pair of shorts and shirt for the first time.

Lady luck seems to be following me that day since I also win in the raffle that day but had to waive the prize because it was also a Beko ball which I already won during the media challenge along with an FC Barcelona jersey.

Congratulations to Beko Philippines for an exciting event where everyone was in suspense to finally find out who will fly off to Barcelona for a grand adventure.

Below are some of the videos taken during the final rounds. More videos can be found at our YouTube channel at

Below is the official press release of Beko Philippines

Beko Ph Announces Winners of “Kick Your Way to Barcelona: The Beko Grand Kick-Off Challenge” & Witness the Victory 2.0 Raffle Promo

BEKO, one of the largest home appliance brands in Europe, is finally in the Philippines.  Entering the Philippine market in July of 2015 and exclusively available in select SM Appliance Center stores, BEKO provides an innovative and reliable range of kitchen and home appliances which make consumers daily lives easier.

“Kick Your Way to Barcelona” with BEKO & FC Barcelona

As part of this global premium partnership with FC Barcelona, one of the top football clubs in the world (lead by Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Gerard Piqué, Luis Suárez and Andrés Iniesta), and to strengthen the Beko Philippines Facebook fan page (@BekoPh); BEKO Philippines launched the activation promo Kick Your Way to Barcelona: The BEKO Grand Kick-off Challenge” the very first football kick-of challenge in the Philippines.

With BEKO Philippines awarding one (1) lucky winner with a tax-free, all-expense paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to watch an FC Barcelona match live in April 2017 (inclusive of a roundtrip ticket to and from Barcelona, hotel accommodation, Barcelona city tour, a La Liga Match ticket, and pocket money), the promo attracted a number of Facebook followers who registered and post their creative selfies welcoming Bako’s arrival in the country with #hellobekoph.  Successful entries qualified for the Kick-Off Challenge that was held on January 14, 2017 at the official event venue partner Sparta Philippines, a sports complex which houses the country’s only indoor and FIFA 1-star certified soccer pitch.

During the Kick-Off Challenge qualifying round, each participant was given 3 attempts within one (1) minute to try and kick a ball inside a customized mock-up washing machine goal from a designated distance of twenty (20) feet.  Since only 1 participant (Kiana Subido) successfully hit the goal, a second round to determine the remaining final participants was conducted with which, each participants was allowed to kick the ball with unlimited chances within one 1 minute from a nearer distance of fifteen (15) feet.  At the end of the 2nd round, additional 6 official participants were selected:  (1) Rudolf Peralta; (2) Nichol John Gacasa; (3) Dylan Dylanco; (4) Fatima Marie Gomez; (5) Jayson Biadog; and (6) Rafael Halili.  Participants who were able to hit at least 1 goal were allowed to join as wild card participants: (1) Charmie Christine Tomaneng; (2) Mary Anne Ting; (3) Nicolai Peralta; (4) George Ricafrente; (5) Kim Martin Viray; (6) Kevin James Olayvar; (7) Rico Butlig; (8) Edelyn Ison; (9) Ricky Abella; and (10) John Candido.

The February 10 final round proved to be more exciting as the sole winner of the Barcelona trip was determined.  To complete the official final 10 participants, 3 wild card participants were chosen through a rapid fire challenge.  Olayvar, Tomaneng, and Candido had the most numbers of goals in one (1) minute thus they complete the line-up of 10 finalists.  At the end of the event, Rafael Halili was proclaimed the first winner of the Beko Kick Your Way to Barcelona Kick-Off Challenge as he scored 8 goals within 1 minute.  His lead was followed closely by Gacasa with 6 goals and Olayvar with 5 goals.

Other official event partners include KickStart Football Club who managed the warm ups and the kick-offs, as well as Tropicana and Gatorade.

Witness the Victory 2.0

Alongside this activation, BEKO Philippines also ran the Witness the Victory 2.0!Experience Camp Nou and Enjoy Barcelona for Free promo.  Now on its second year, was open to all buyers of BEKO products.  Two (2) winners were also drawn on February 10 and each will also enjoy a trip for two (2) to Barcelona, Spain to watch an FC Barcelona match live.  The tax free prizes also include two (2) roundtrip tickets to Barcelona, hotel accommodations for 2, Barcelona city tour, and two (2) La Liga Match tickets. The lucky winners are Michael Ian Erese and Leonora P. Lazaro who bought their Beko Products in SM Clark Pampanga and North Edsa respectively.

The winners were drawn from the customers who purchased Beko products from participating SM Appliance Centers from November 15, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  Special Beko FC Barcelona items such as (20) Jersey Shirts, (20) Gym Bags, (20) Soccer balls were also given away. 

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