BUILD THE BRIDGE

Arbios, Organiza lead Hunat Dabaw 7 Run winners

The Royal Mandaya Hotel president and CEO Glenn Escandor, who is also President Rodrigo Duterte's adviser for sports, leads the thousands of runners in Sunday's The Royal Mandaya Hotel Hunat Dabaw 7 Run. The annual footrace held in partnership with GMA Kapuso Foundation helped raise funds for the Tulay ng Pagbabago project in Paquibato District. LEAN DAVAL JR
The Royal Mandaya Hotel president and CEO Glenn Escandor, who is also President Rodrigo Duterte’s adviser for sports, leads the thousands of runners in Sunday’s The Royal Mandaya Hotel Hunat Dabaw 7 Run. The annual footrace held in partnership with GMA Kapuso Foundation helped raise funds for the Tulay ng Pagbabago project in Paquibato District. LEAN DAVAL JR

Arlan Arbios and Easter Organiza topped the premier 10-kilometer division of the well-attended Hunat Dabaw 7 Run of The Royal Mandaya Hotel on Sunday.

In a race filled with bubbly fun and some tough competition too, Arbios and Organiza led the podium finishers as close to 2,500 runners answered the starting gun fired at dusk in front of the hotel by TRMH president-CEO Glenn Escandor and children Inna and Irra. 

The race, where part of the proceeds will be used to build the Tulay ng Pagbabago in Barangay Mapula, Paquibato district, commemorates Davao’s premier hotel’s 21st anniversary.

Finishing runners-up to Arbios are Agustin Ychon (second) and Jeorge Andrade (3rd) while Organiza was joined in the podium by second placer Diana Mae Rasay (2nd) and Miki Tinol (3rd).

The other division winners in the footrace backed up by GMA Kapuso Foundation are: 3K- Daryl Mark Daban and Angelica Papna, 5K- Frits Lantako and Clebel Guinayon.

TRMH general manager Benjamen Banzon, GMA Kapuso Foundation executive vice president Rikki Escudero-Catibug, GMA Kapuso stars Benjamin Alves, Patricia Tumulak and Thia Thomalla, Peace 911 focal person Atty. Eliza LapeƱa and Eastmincom Deputy Commander Jun Torres also graced the awarding rites at The Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Special awards went to: Manuel Vismanos and Peter Tuanas (barefoot runners), Liezel Verallo, Carla Lee, Keanne Igaron, Khlyz Floen Gumisad, and Sel Antonette Lambatin (youngest runners), Carmen Oliver, Rosalinda Corpuz, Galo Mapa, and Carmelita Sablada (oldest runners), Richard Espina, Fernando Lausa, and Kiven Olivar (early birds), and the 64-man DASIA runners (biggest delegation).