Beware! Cebu Pacific (CEB)’s raffle promo is fake

James Ryan Jonas

Making the rounds recently in social media is a “Free Tickets Raffle” supposedly sponsored by Cebu Pacific, allegedly in a bid by the airline to “apologize for the situation at NAIA Terminal 3 on December 25, 2014.”

Be aware that this promotion is fake and is not an official promotion of Cebu Pacific.

Fake Cebu Pacific raffle promo


In Cebu Pacific’s official Facebook page, the airline said Filipinos must “beware of this Facebook page claiming to be the official page of Cebu Pacific Air. CEB promotions, news or announcements are only being posted on our official social networking sites.”

In the fake promo, users are asked to like and share the above photo and to post a comment about their preferred destination they would like to win a free ticket on. More than 1,000 users will supposedly be awarded free tickets, with the winners to be announced on January 1, 2015.

Fake promo post has gone viral

As of this writing, the fake promotion photo has gone viral, generating more than 83,000 likes, 70,000 comments and 50,000 shares on Facebook.

Although hundreds of users have already joined the promotion, the comments section is also plagued by rants of irate Cebu Pacific customers, thousands of whom were not able to fly during the holidays earlier this week, allegedly due to ticket overbooking by CEB and insufficient manpower assigned to the terminals.

The page is owned by “CEB Pacific” which explicitly states that they are “not affiliated with Cebu Pacific Airlines.”

Again, please note that Cebu Pacific’s free tickets raffle on Facebook is not true. Share this information to your friends so they will not be duped.

Note: We are not affiliated with Cebu Pacific and neither do we endorse the company in any way. We are not even inclined to fly CEB due to various horror stories of flight delays and unjustified cancelled flights. We are one and sympathize with thousands of Filipinos who suffered earlier this week due to CEB’s inefficient management of ticket bookings. 

James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.