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Where there is a Lolong, there will always be fish

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“They look like dinosaurs!” I screamed, gaping at live crocodiles for the first time with my brother, Jaypee. This was Manila Zoo in the 1990s and to pint-sized kids, 14-foot crocodiles seemed giant, ancient and utterly invincible.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Agusan town to declare ‘Lolong’ a hero

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In this file photo, Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde pretends to measure a huge crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan in Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province, southern Philippines. Guinness World Records has declared Sunday that the huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks is the largest in captivity in the world. (AP Photo)

Local officials here are bent on declaring “Lolong,” the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity that died Sunday night, as its hero through an ordinance that the Sangguniang Bayan has agreed to pass.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Agusan town to fight to keep ‘Lolong’

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‘Lolong’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The plan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to transfer “Lolong” the giant crocodile to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City was met with opposition from the mayor of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Agusan del Sur town mayor on Lolong’s transfer: No way

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In this file photo, Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde pretends to measure a huge crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan in Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province, southern Philippines. Guinness World Records has declared Sunday that the huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks is the largest in captivity in the world. (AP Photo)

The mayor of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, said Saturday he would vigorously oppose a plan by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to transfer Lolong, the world’s largest crocodile in captivity, to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.

Posted: July 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mayor rejects offer to have giant crocodile transferred to QC park

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Those better not be crocodile tears. “I’m so attached to Lolong. I spend most of my time with the crocodile. I consider him my son now.”

Posted: October 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Regions | Read More »

Activists want croc returned to wild

Animal rights activists urged the authorities on Saturday to return a captured giant crocodile back to the wild, but the mayor of the town where it was caught refused, saying it posed a threat to local residents.

Posted: September 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Filipinos hunt second killer croc after one-ton catch

Bunawan Mayor Cox Elorde pretends to measure a huge crocodile captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan town, Agusan del Sur late Saturday. AP

After capturing a one-ton crocodile that could be one of the biggest caught alive in the world, officials said Tuesday that they were hunting for an even bigger beast that may be lurking in the creeks of a remote southern Philippine region.

Posted: September 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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