Bumahit, who called for justice for the 44 members of the Special Action Force who died during a clash in Maguindanao, dominated all the other participants in the category with a time of one hour, 23 minutes, and 31 seconds (01:23:31).
He, along with his two colleagues, including a SAF member, wore singlets that said “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 years since 2011.
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, such as 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.