Takbo 2015 21k top finisher and police officer Dandelion Bumahit with DZMM anchor Ahwel Paz. Photo: Handout
MANILA, Philippines – Dandelion Bumahit of the Philippine National Police was named the top finisher of the 21K category of the DZMM Takbo 2015 held Sunday at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
Bumahit, who called for justice for the 44 members of the Special Action Force who died in a clash in Maguindanao, dominated all other participants as he clocked in at one hour, 23 minutes, and 31 seconds.
He, along with two of his colleagues – including a SAF member – wore singlets bearing the words: "I'm running for justice for SAF."
The singlets were the key element in the fun run that encouraged participants to push for their causes by putting them on as statements.
The DZMM Takbo 2015, which drew a total of 2,700 runners, aims to help DZMM's 75 scholars continue their elementary education, an activity that DZMM has done for five straight years.
Bumahit was awarded a medal in the post-race program along with the top runners in the category. The top six finishers in the 3K, 5K and 10K categories were also recognized on stage.
The run was also joined by various ABS-CBN personalities, including Kuya Kim Atienza, Matteo Guidicelli, JM de Guzman, Jessy Mendiola, Karylle, and DZMM anchors Jasmin Romero, Gretchen Fullido, Marisciel Yao, Atty. Claire Castro, Cory Quirino, and Ahwel Paz and Winnie Cordero, who both hosted the post-race program.
The DZMM Takbo 2015 has been organized by DZMM for five years to advocate education.
The AM radio station held "Takbo Para sa Karunungan" from 2011 to 2014 and benefited scholars from Ondoy, Sendong, and Habagat-affected areas.