Bunawan to hold funeral rites for Lolong

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Lolong is covered with ice chunks to preserve his remains. AP PHOTO/ERWIN MASCARINAS

BUNAWAN, Agusan del Sur—This southern Philippine town plans to hold funeral rites for the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity and then preserve its remains in a museum to keep tourists coming and prevent their community from slipping back into obscurity, the town’s mayor said yesterday.

The one-ton crocodile—named Lolong—was declared dead on Sunday a few hours after flipping over with a bloated stomach in a pond at an eco-tourism park in Bunawan, which had started to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile, Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said.

“The whole town, in fact the whole province, is mourning,” Elorde said. “My phones kept ringing because people wanted to say how affected they are.”

In a news conference, Elorde fought back tears as he recalled how the town took care of the crocodile not as a beast but like an “adopted son.”

Guinness World Records last year proclaimed Lolong the largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, measuring 6.17 meters (20.24 feet). The reptile took the top spot from an Australian crocodile named Cassius that measured 5.48 meters (17.98 feet) and weighed nearly a ton.

Lolong was captured on Sept. 3, 2011.

A nylon fishing line found in Lolong’s feces could be the cause of death, according to initial findings by an animal doctor.

Belly ballooned

Dr. Alexander Collantes, of the Davao Crocodile Park, said small pieces of plastic fishing line, which could have disturbed the normal flow of the digestive system, had been found in Lolong’s waste discharges since last December.

Collantes said, however, these were just his initial findings and that further examination through necropsy would be conducted by experts from the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) to determine the actual cause of death.

He said the abnormal condition of Lolong’s digestive system started when its belly began to balloon late last month. Its vital signs deteriorated a few days before its death.

Elorde said Lolong’s death caught the town by surprise since PAWB veterinarians had regularly visited the beast’s artificial habitat at the eco-park in Consuelo village here.

60 years old

Teary-eyed, Elorde said the town did everything to save Lolong and could blame no one for its death.

Expert studies showed Lolong was about 60 years old and could have lived 20 more years based on the regular life-span of such a reptile.

Lolong had been drawing tourists daily, generating up to P20,000 of park gate receipts a day.

Asked why the local government did not heed calls by environmentalists to return Lolong to its natural habitat, Elorde said the reptile could pose a danger to residents living in the Agusan Marsh, especially during the rainy season when crocodiles can roam freely because of flooding.

He said he was with Lolong “until his last breath.”

“I was depressed because I considered Lolong a part of my life already … I really considered Lolong as my son. It was my duty to take care of Lolong,” Elorde said.

Elorde said that after Typhoon “Pablo” struck last December, Lolong’s fecal discharge turned from white to brown. But he said a check on its feces found no infectious organism.

Elorde said experts were called to look over Lolong’s condition after a bulging lump was noticed on the right side of its abdomen. The experts then advised that the water level in Lolong’s pool be lowered so it would not drown.

At 8:12 p.m. Sunday, a veterinarian declared Lolong dead.

Named an ambassador

In Manila, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje described Lolong’s death as a loss to the country’s preservation program for reptiles, of which Lolong had been described as an “ambassador.”

Paje ordered a team of veterinarians and biological experts sent to Bunawan to determine the cause of death. The team is composed of representatives from PAWB and the national museum.

“The team will help ensure that the necropsy would be carried out in a manner that would make it possible to contribute Lolong’s remains to taxidermy,” Paje said.

He said the team would work closely with Elorde and with representatives of the National Geographic Channel.

Lolong had been named ambassador of the program to educate people on the importance of crocodiles in the ecosystem.

In a radio interview, Collantes said there was a noticeable change in Lolong’s habits, particularly in its food intake, after Pablo struck.

Collantes attributed the change to the cold temperature which, he said, was far from a crocodile’s temperature comfort zone of 30 to 33 degrees Celsius. The cold could have affected Lolong’s appetite, he said.

Also, Collantes said, there was a noticeable growth on the right side of Lolong’s stomach, which could have been caused by a nylon cord—used in fish nets—that it must have ingested while it was still in the marshlands.

He said the experts were looking into two possible causes of death: extreme weather conditions or ingestion of a foreign object that was not digested.

Collantes debunked claims by an animal rights group that Lolong’s life-span had been shortened by its captivity.

“I do not think so. Pangil (Fang) is still alive and he was from the wilds,” Collantes said, referring to the 5.5-meter-long crocodile—the second-largest found in the country— which is a major attraction at the   Davao Crocodile Park.

Lolong was captured in a river in Bunawan after it attacked livestock. The 2009 death of a 12-year-old girl in Lake Mihaba was blamed on Lolong.

Nathaniel Escriver, a guide at the park, could not hide his emotion when the crocodile was dying. “I could not bear to see him dead,” he said, adding he wept when their “beloved brother” died.

“Just as our town was beginning to be popular, Lolong passed away,” he said. He said the other caretakers were “very emotional and speechless” when Lolong was pronounced dead.

Lolong’s death is bound to have an impact on the town’s economy.

“Lolong’s presence was able to augment our family needs,” said Jenny Amog, 25, among the vendors who have found lucrative incomes while doing their trade near the park. “We were able to buy a motorcycle that we use to ferry passengers coming in and out of the park.”

Elorde said that in the year and four months that Lolong was a tourist attraction, the park earned at least P2 million.

Remains to be preserved

Elorde said local officials had agreed to make their town a popular tourist destination by preserving the crocodile’s remains and displaying them in a museum.

The crocodile was named Lolong, after a government environmental officer who died from a heart attack after traveling to Bunawan to help capture the beast. The crocodile was blamed for a few brutal deaths of villagers before Bunawan folk came to love it.

The giant reptile has come to symbolize the rich biodiversity of Agusan marsh, where it was captured. The vast complex of swamp forests, shallow lakes, lily-covered ponds and wetlands is home to wild ducks, herons, egrets and threatened species, like the Philippine Hawk Eagle.

Tribal ritual

Villagers plan to perform a tribal ritual, which involves butchering chicken and pigs, as funeral offerings to thank forest spirits for the fame and other blessings the crocodile has brought to the town, Elorde said. A group of Christians would separately offer prayers before the autopsy.

The crocodile’s capture in 2011 sparked celebrations in Bunawan but also raised concerns that more giant crocodiles might lurk in a marshland and creek where villagers fish.

The crocodile was captured with steel cable traps during a hunt prompted by the death of the child in 2009 and the disappearance of a fisherman. Water buffalos have also been attacked by crocodiles in the area.

Elorde said he planned to have Lolong preserved in a museum so villagers and tourists could still marvel at the sight.

“I’d like them to see the crocodile that broke a world record and put our town on the map,” he said.

Lolong belonged to the species Crocodylus porosus, or the Indo-Pacific crocodile, which experts say can live up to a century. It is critically endangered in the Philippines, where it is hunted for its hide.—With reports from Dennis Jay Santos, Inquirer Mindanao, AP and AFP

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  • patriotic_act

    they are not mourning because lolong died.. it is because the money they will earn from tourists died with the croc.

  • kilabot

    next time some people will start to worship lolong. 
    a new religion will be born. some will be deceived. a few will get rich.

  • brentcom

    bakit di pa ung mga bwaya sa congress ang namatay… bakit bakit?!!!!!!!!!!

  • at-large

     Dapat si LOLANG yung nasa vmcc ang na tiguk hehehe

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F3I2YPXXEUMGSLNE7BCY3DVHVY Danilo

      yong nanay at tatay mo, mamatay in  a week! pustahan tayo kaya ipagdasal mo na sila!

      • 33Sambuang2

        danilo supot

      • at-large

        Mickey nandiyan ka pala, manahin mo nalang ang pagka laking BUWAYA ni Lolong bwahahahahahahaha 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    Sa dinami ng buwaya sa atin bakit si lolong pa ang inuna? Bakit hindi si vice lolong o si lolong sa senado?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F3I2YPXXEUMGSLNE7BCY3DVHVY Danilo

      yong nanay at tatay mo, mamatay in  a week! pustahan tayo kaya ipagdasal mo na sila!

  • rjgc

    Bakit iniwan mo kami, Lolooooooonnnngggg. Uwaaaaaaaaa. Lolooooonnnnng, napakasakiiiiiit.

    (Hikbi) We will miss you, Long. Salamat sa lahat. Thanks for everything. Hinding-hindi ka namin makakalimutan . . . 

  • bogli_anakdami

    dapat gawing holiday at gawing lolong day to commemorate its passing… tapos, magparada sa quiapo…

    at saka pahingi ng laman… masarap ang buwaya meat… it’s good for pagpag

  • tita_cacayan

    Agusan, your not alone , we in congress and senate are in grief too for the passing of our comrade, we are now in the process of changing our seal with the logo of our dear lolong .its tragic will miss him

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      someone in congress is getting older and bigger than Lolong.  I can assure of that.

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    They mourn since they no longer have a source of “free” income.

    That croc should have been left in the care of experts, not opportunists.

  • Lapu Lapu

    THIS MAY BE SHOCKING) Autopsy report is out. It was a suicide.
    They found a suicide note near his pond. It says:

    “I am fed up of this illegal detention and the massive corruption throughout the country. My only crime was eating a carabao of a villager out of hunger while my political kapatids who plundered the country are free and allowed to travel anywhere they wish. WHAT AN INJUSTICE!
    I know I won’t get justice here coz I have no connection or affiliation or money to bribe a court.
    I appreciate our President’s best efforts to eradicate corruption but he is not getting enough support from his bosses. Further he is having a had time to catch the corrupt coz many of them are started wearing yellow dress to avoid detection. 

    I am sad for the ordinary filipinos who are the victims of social and legal injustice. I hope my death will ignite a moral revolution in this country and my fellow human crocs change their attitude of GREED which is the root of all evil things.”

    Good bye Philippines – Lolong.”

    • imongredneck

      I agree. Life is not worth living if you are identified with those shameless Senators and Congressmen. Rest in peace, Lolong.

    • D_BystandeR

      I appreciate the alleged “suicide note” left by Lolong in his detention cell. It is full of sarcasm and diatribes against his fellow “buayas” lording inside the halls of Congress. What you missed is the mention of countless human lives he must have devoured while roaming around freely in the marshlands and swampy areas where he lived unchallenged before he was caught by a community determined to end his rule in his own “kingdom” so that he can fill the pockets of the town mayor as added funding to help finance the needs of his constituents. I agree with the town mayor’s plan to preserve the body of Lolong so that the people will be forever reminded of the “buayas” in Congress masquerading as Senators and Congressmen, this does not include however those elected officials who consider themselves as government servants and not as “masters.”

    • Love God

      Sad story….. :(

      Paalam Lolong……:(

    • mabuhay_si_marKy

      I LOVE YOU LOLONG!  So sorry to hear you lost hope.  We will be more vigilant against the non-reptilian crocs.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    MEYOR LANGHYA KA TALAGA..DAPAT NUNG MAHULI SI LOLONG INILAGAY SA LUGAR NA MAADOPT NYA YUNG PINANGGALINGAN NYANG HABITAT…ANG GINAWA MO INILAGAY MO SYA SA ISANG KULUNGAN PARA P-AGKAKITAAN MO..SA MADALING SALITA TALAGANG PINAGKAKITAAN MO SYA MEYOR KAPAL NG MUKHA MO…SABI MO PA IPRESERVE ANG KATAWAN NI9 LOLONG PARA ILAGAY SA MUSEUM PARA KUMITA KA NA NAMAN ..KAPAL TALAGA NG MUKHA MO ..MAS MAKAPAL PA ANG MUKHA MO KAY PAKYAW,,,DAPAT IKAW ANG IPRESERVE AT GAWING TOURIST ATTRACTION…

  • boybakal

    Poor Lolong….he was in pain since he was captured….namimilipit sa sakit.
    But Lolong never complained of the pain….he just kept it to himself.
    Maybe we filipinos should be taught of Animal Rescue instead of Animal Show.

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      corrupt government officials.

  • boymanok

    siguro kung pinabayaan na lang na mamuhay si lolong sa kanyang natural na tahanan at kapaligiran eh baka buhay pa yan…ang kaso kinulong na, pinagka-kuwartahan pa

  • Cue_Vas

    Kailan ibuburol yan sa Kongreso?

    • $14334231

      ang tanong ay kung kailan ang viewing ni lolong sa kongreso….marami siyang kanag-anak diyan na iiyak……

  • Guest

    Pwede bang bigyan ng state funeral si Lolong at ilibing sa Libingan ng mga Bayani? Maraming buwaya naman nandun na eh.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    yung kabit ni Lolong alam ba na namatay na sya?

  • noreligionhavefaith

    Crocs withstood million of years in the wild, and this what happens when its captured and caged by dumb idiots. Filipinos are hopeless when it comes to conservation. Ignorant FOCKS!

  • Hey_Dudes

    Preserving it will be the best thing people of Agusan can do to keep it’s records and fame alive for years.  It better make sure expert taxidermist are hired so there will be room for errors.

  • barok

    Should have let the poor croc live in his habitat and evict those human squatters.

  • kontra_boohaya

    I hope Mr. Elorde invites all political incumbents and candidates Lolong’s symbolic “burial” not only for photo ops but more importantly, the “symbolic burial” of ASAL BUWAYA!

  • Vincent_Bugaboo

    Epitaph para kay Lolong:

    “The crocodile who didn’t live up to its name, unlike his counterparts in Congress and Senate.” 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Marami pa ring buwaya sa ……..super laki ng bulsa, este bunganga!

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    Are they seriously mourning and will hold funeral rites for Lolong? Ok, who’s the smart aleck behind this tribal superstitious joke? LOL

    I can understand that Lolong while kind of a freak of nature, be that as it may it still reminds us and symbolically represents our greedy politicians so why the gloom and sad feelings? Is it because Lolong reminds people of their relationship with our buwaya of politicians?

    Patronage politics and political dynasty in a society where endemic corruption is the norm truly has some freak effects on peoples sentiments and hopefully not their sanity, LOL.

  • 33Sambuang2

    lolong, sana kinain mo na rin ang tatlong buwaya sa una…………..unahin mo silang sakmalin

  • geminimind

    The CBCP are making their final move to bless this one.They’re just all over the place anyway.

  • quirinomayer

    I humbly suggest that Bunawan if not the whole of  Agusan del Sur be renamed Lolong in honor of the first crocodile they had who never ransacked government coffers. The flags in that province should also be flown at half mast in honor of  Lolong.

  • linobog

    I defer muna yong burial…. hintayin natin yong mga kamag-anak niya sa congress, senate, veterans hospital at St. Luke hospital.

  • lucidlynx

    What a waste of taxpayer’s money – holding funeral rites for a crocodile.

  • lucidlynx

    stupido talaga mga tao sa local government tapos sisisihin ang national government kung walang development sa kani-kanilang lugar.

  • divictes

    “…I really considered Lolong as my son…” Lolong’s death must be his way of disowning you as his father.

    • cyberxed

       Nakiki-politika naman tong si mayor.

      He said he was with Lolong “until his last breath.”

      Sinong niloloko mo mayor?

    • ApoLapullapu

      We could only ask: Is this Mayor also the Lolong in the LGU?

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    let’s stop calling congressmen buwayas..kawawa nman si lolong.. a big insult to lolong indeed..wla naman ninakaw yan s kaban ng bayan.  wala din nman pork barrel yan

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      maraming tao na kinain yan

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

        di naman nya kasalan yun kasi pag gutom hanap talaga ng makakain yan e ang mga congressmen lolokohin ka ng harap-harapan..sila nga magkumpare maglolokohan pa umaabot pa nga sa patayan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMRXSOYS6ZCDDW43HZ4Z2XKVMQ BrAX82

    Kelan dadalaw ung big brother ni Lolong na campaign manager ngaun ng LP?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MEGIRFUGZ6NQSAF4JMGHZSIIY4 Joseph

    Don’t cry people, we still have a few Lolongs left in dry land. 
    Please don’t feed them.  Philippines is overflowing with crocs, pronounce ‘crooks’. 
    Scientific names: Crocodylsenatong  var.: Crocodyltongmen

  • ApoLapullapu

    If it is  true that the presence of nylon fishing lines could have caused Lolong’s death, then he could have died even if let loose.  But I think the solitude and the change in the kind of life that he had lived for over half a century since he was born was the sure cause of his death.  But he had to die anyway because he had been a menace to the people of Bunawan.  All greedy crocodiles even those in the government service must be removed from their lairs or suffered to die like Lolong.

  • R_U_Zrius

    kasi kayo pera ang nakita nyo kay lolong. Imbes na dalhin sa manila para maalagaan ng maayos, gusto nyo pagkakitaan. Kahit di nyo alam magalaga ng buwaya! Ngayong patay na, o anong nangyari sa puhunan nyong ecopark! LOL kasi mas buwaya kayo!!! LOL

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      tama. 

      ang ikinalulungkot nila ay yung pagkawala ng income, hindi ang pagkamatay ni lolong. … mga anak kayu ng buwaya!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    sobrang KA OA naman ng mga tao… eh kayo pumatay ke lolong eh

  • buttones

    “….prevent their community from slipping back into obscurity, the town’s mayor said yesterday. “ If this aquatic reptile was the only thing holding this town together I think it behooves the mayor to put his thinking cap on and broaden the attractions in the town, I mean I’ve heard of ‘We built this city on rock n’ roll’ but “We built this town on a crocodile” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it does it…. I can hardly think the town has now no attractions?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    Its’ UNFAIR…..

    Sa DAMI nang BUWAYA na nasa CONGRESO, SENADO AT MALACANANG, bakit si LOLONG pa ang UNANG kunin ni lord……???

    • Cano Manuel

      Let’s bury them all together now!

  • http://twitter.com/Rociaeil Roxy ƸӜƷ

    Aww!!! :( That’s a great idea to preserve and put Lolong’s body in a museum. We can’t blame for his death. There should be “Lolong’s day”. If Pacquiao is the “Pambansang Kamao.” Lolong should be named as “Pambansang Buwaya”? :) To think, he also brought pride for our country. Bye Lolong! :(

    • Magsasaka

       unfair naman kay mike FG the lolong kung si lolong lang ang gagawin pambansang buwaya, dapat si mike FG ang gawing pambansang buwaya kahit buhay pa

      • sondo1968

         HAAA !!!

        Si Mike Arroyo ba ay Buwaya ?

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    lolong – a lesson in buayahan

    bunawan – husband and wife / mayor and vice mayor
    environment – disappearance of habitats
    park fee – improper depth of pool, so people can easily see
    lolong 2 – sigurado huhuli ng kapalit for park fees

    paano di mamamatay si lolong

    50 years free
    tapos ikukulong mo in 2 feet deep pool

    under the sun
    with no soil

    buayahan lang yan

  • Magsasaka

    akala ko si mike FG the lolong ang nadale 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      pre, ang masamang damo ay matagal mamatay….tingnan mo nalang ang congreso at senado, marami dyan ulyanin na…….hehe

      • Magsasaka

        sabagay tama ka pareng Bert hehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/53PNN2WSIQM6WLEOBGOCKQLV74 Jose

    “I was depressed because I considered Lolong a part of my life already … I really considered Lolong as my son. It was my duty to take care of Lolong,” Elorde said. sakit naman ng tyan ko sa katatawa ” dyok” po ba yun?

    • sanjuan683

       hehehehe Pakiramdaman mo yan tiyan mo baka bigla lumaki yan pasukin ng hangin habagat. hehehehehehe

    • kismaytami

      Nakaka-depress talagang mawalan ng kita.

  • Jamm3r

    nung una natuwa ako kasi kala ko si mike the lolong arroyo na yun pala yung nahuling pinakamalaking buwaya pala yung namatay. kung sabagay ang sinabi yung pinakamalaking buwaya ang namatay at hindi yung pinaka-buwaya ang namatay.

    ating linawin at paghambingin

    lolong – pinakamalaking buwaya sa bansa
    mike arroyo – pinakabuwaya sa bansa

    • sondo1968

       HAAAA !!!!

      Si Mike Arroyo ba ay Buwaya ?

      • at-large

         si Lolong ang tunay na buwaya…si Mike Arroyo ay buwaya sa pera hahahahaha

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

      Akala ko nga rin si dating FG na ang namatay na nagtatago sa ilalim ng palda ni Gloria for 9 years para di halata ang mga tiwaling transaksiyon….. kaya lang maykasabihan “matagal mamatay ang masamang damo”.

  • sondo1968

    Naiiyak ba sila dahil namatay yun buwaya o naiiyak sila dahil nawala na ang buwaya na pinagkakakitaan nila ?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      pwede ring naiyak sila dahil mas NAUNA si Lolong na kunin ni lord kesa kanyang mga KAANAK na nasa CONGRESO, SENADO at sa MALACANANG…..hehe

      • UrHONOR

        HA!  Yang Lord palang yan ang kumuha kay Lolong, ha…..talagang walang magawang mabuti yang mga Drug Lords na yan!  Pahuli kaagad….enseguida!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        di ka rin naman corny…..hehe

      • UrHONOR

        ABA, e, bakit naman talaga….yang mga TNL na Lords na yan ay sadyang maraming kinukuha sa mundo…..sa CH nga,  e, wala nang eche bureche…pag nakahuli ng Lord, tepok. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    ang pinakamabuti niyan tanggalin ang lamang loob at ipreserve tapo i auction sa London market….. malaking pera iyan na makakatulong sa project ng local government. It will worth millions of dollars. Ang buwaya nayan ay lumaki sa natural niyang habitat tapos patitirahin sa isang human constructed habitat so it will live a different condition….Ginawa kasing pagkaperahan at panuorin ng tao, sana magising na ang agency pamahalaan na nagmamalasakit ng gaya nito. Halimbawa…i pagkatiwala sa isang pribadong tao o organisasyon na talagang ang hangarin mapanatili at maalagaan ang kagaya nito. Lolong is a huge capital investment that will generate income for short period of time, private personalities can spend money in way of investment for that kind to build right and appropriate sanctuary.

    • sanjuan683

       Sus humirit ka na naman hayaan mo sa taga Bunawan yun problema nila huag ka makisawsaw. Kung gusto nila pagkakitaan yan hayaan mo sila. Bahagi ng buhay ng taga Bunawan si Lolong, mahal nila si Lolong.

      • at-large

         Hindi ba taga Pampanga si Lolong ?

  • Jarred Pulido

    taxidermy?

    • UrHONOR

      PAGBABAYARIN ng TAX si Lolong sa estate nya.

      • sanjuan683

         hehehhehe Kamukha mo si Henares ng BIR ultimo home owner association gusto kuhanan ng tax. hehehehehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D5PSIAC2E3D5THZH5EGXZ3MJ7I Ricky Salvador

    make lolong the official Philippine mascot and the crocodile the national reptile…to remind our clueless voters on this coming election on how not to do penitensya 365 days a year by voting greedy and incompetent reptilians into the gorvernment…no offence to the reptilian species..

    • kismaytami

      LOL! Pwedeng ipamalit sa sea lion sa mga government logos, like PH national seal, presidential seal, senate seal, house of representative’s seal, o Manila’s seal.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUT4YW36QJREEGOBH5IYKNQMKI Kokak

    ..”Mayor Elorde said the town did everything to save Lolong and could blame no one for its death.”

    Hmm, maybe. But he is the mayor, at the least he is accountable for what has happened.
    Lolong was a precious catch. Did they hire experts to take charge of its nutrition and well-being? Or did they just feed Lolong all it wants hoping that he still gets bigger? As for the foreign objects found in its stomach it’s more likely that these were already there all along even before Lolong was caught, and may not be the reason for his death.

    Just asking.
    .

    • sanjuan683

       Daming mo tanong pumunta ka na sa Bunawan dun ka magtatanong kay Mayor Elorde. Nakakain ng fishing net ito nuon malaya pa ikaw kaya kumain ng fishing net tignan natin kundi di lumobo yan tiyan mo dahil hindi natutunaw ang plastic. hehehehehehe

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      Lolong drink and eat his own crap in that stagnant pool.

  • UrHONOR

    ANO ITO?  Bakit, namatay na ba si Mike?

  • Dalo_kayo

    maawa naman kayo kay lolong, maaga na ngang nadedbol eh ikukumpara pa ninyo kay kagalang galang na Mike Arroyo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    Lolong has killed a child and yet we lament his death! Oh my goodness! I hope the Lolongs in the house of the representatives and in the Senate will also vanished. 

    • sanjuan683

       hehehehe nakakasawa na ganyan salita mag-isip ka naman ng bago.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUT4YW36QJREEGOBH5IYKNQMKI Kokak

    Interesting. Namatay na nga ang pinakamalaking buwaya sa buong mundo. Sino na ba ang kasunod na mas malaki? Ilang meters ba kalaki si Mike Arroyo? Bat si Gloria wala sa record, hindi ba sya ang pinakamaliit?
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    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      I don’t believe Gloria is the smallest of them all. But I’m sure, there are as big or even bigger than her in congress, the senate and even in malacanang…..Many of them were even last seen feasting on Enrile’s pork, errr, gift…….

    • sanjuan683

       Ikaw na siguro ang susunod na pinakamalaki buwaya sa buong mundo. hehehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    Lolong, isama mo na rin ang mga kapwa mo buwaya sa Senado at Tongress.

    Pakikagat na rin.

  • joshua kings

    kung pwede sana imbita
    hin 
    yung mga kamag-anak niya sa HOR para magbigay ng eulogy, hehehe…joklang po!
    good morning, pilipinas kong mahal, kahit marami pa ring nasasadlak sa dusa…sa kabila ng tinatamsang karangyaan ng mga kakaunti na may hawak at kontrol ng yaman ng pinas….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

    Pinoys truly have become a sorry lot. Philippines has very limited resources and yet instead of taking care of the basic human necessities for the millions of indigents, people manage to use some of these limited resources to memorialize a crocodile.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FIFDW6XWOX3RDULFKBO4GHK3C4 Mica

       so what’s wrong with that? the croc manage to improve the lives of those people there, you should have gone there to see what the croc did, everyone’s life improve for the better, now that he’s gone there’s nothing wrong with showing some respect…

  • Yanong_OFW

    Saan ba to ilibing..sa libingan ng mga bayani? LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/marbert.collera John Marbert Collera

    TAYO RIN KASI ANG MAY KASALANAN NG PAGKAPATAY NI LOLONG KASE DIBA TUMIRA SIYA WILD NA HABITAT TAPOS DINALA SIYA NA SIYA LANG ANG MAGISA AT MARAMING TAO SYEMPRE NAIIRITA SIA AT HINDI SIA SANAY!

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