The Giant Crocodile in Marikina was a PR stunt for GMA’s Lolong series
Yesterday there was a bunch of videos that went viral on social media featuring a massive crocodile tied up and placed at the back of a truck trailer. Obviously people wanted to know what it was and whether or not it was real. And the first thing I realized was that GMA had an upcoming TV show or teleserye called “Lolong” and it could be that.
Check out more photos after the cut.
And here’s what GMA had to say on their social media post:
VIRAL NA BUWAYA, DAMBUHALANG SORPRESA PALA NG ‘LOLONG’!
Ikinatuwa ng mga tao ang dambuhalang buwaya na si ‘Dakila’ nang lumibot ito ngayong araw sa Antipolo, Marikina, Pasig, Mandaluyong at Quezon City.Si Dakila ang 22-foot animatronic crocodile na makakasama ni Kapuso Action-Drama Prince na si Ruru Madrid sa upcoming adventure-serye na Lolong GMA. Ibinida ito ng programa sa publiko sa isang surprise “parade” bilang pagbibigay-pugay sa kanilang effects, production design at production teams sa kanilang husay sa paggawa sa naturang animatronic.Nakita mo rin ba si Dakila sa iyong lugar ngayong araw? Patingin naman kami!Huwag palalampasin ang world premiere ng #Lolong ngayong July 4, 8 PM sa GMA!
And here’s the trailer of Lolong in case you haven’t seen or heard of the project.
The series will star Ruru Madrid, Shaira Diaz as well as:
Arra San Agustin
Christopher de Leon
Malou de Guzman
Ian de Leon