Monday, September 12, 2011

Shamcey Supsup Is Miss Universe 3rd Runner Up

Congratulations to Shamcey Supsup, for bagging the 3rd Runner Up place in the just concluded Miss Universe held in Brazil.

Philippines Should Now Holds Guinness World Record For Biggest Croc Ever Captured Alive

Texts: Joel Escol

PHILIPPINE NEWS – No doubt the Philippines should now hold the record as the holder of the title in the Guinness Book of World Records, for capturing alive the biggest crocodile of the planet.

This, after its last record of the biggest beast was only that of Cassius, the 5.5m saltwater crocodile which was captured off the Green Islands of Australia. Cassius is now at Marineland Melanesia, earlier reported as his home for almost 25 years already. Cassius holds the Guinness World Records as the largest captive croc, measuring 5.48 m (17 ft 11.75 in). The giant croc Cassius has some scars reportedly from his previous battles with the other beasts during his much younger years.

Toody Scott, the keeper of Marineland Melanesia said based on observations, Cassius has also shown his softer side when introduced to other female crocs. But Scott also caution that the crocodile looks can also be deceiving.

"He's a very wise croc, very good at pretending that he's nice and gentle," Mr Scott said, adding that Cassius can very much lull you into a false sense of security, which is what crocodiles are very good at doing. "I wouldn't trust him for a second."

As of this writing, there are at least 50 crocodiles that presently resides in Marineland Melanesia.

According to reliable information, the saltwater crocs (Crocodylus Porosus) like Calsius is recorded in history as the largest species of crocs in the Philippines and it can live over 100 years. It can grow up to 7 meters (23 ft)
Marineland Melanesia presently houses over 50 crocodiles, ranging from small hatchings to giants like "Cassius".

With the capture of Lolong, no doubt the Philippines is now holder of a world record. Lolong is the name given to the biggest crocodile that was captured alive in Bunawan town, some 450 miles off the coast of Southern Philippines. Lolong weights around 2,370 pounds and an awesome 21 feet long stretch. The name Lolong was in memory of a professional croc hunter from Palawan who died during the course of the hunting period of almost 2 months.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Biggest Croc of the World Captured in Philippines

A giant crocodile suspected of killing a fisherman who went missing since July this year was finally captured by the members of a crocodile farm and the villagers in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Philippines, reports reaching this online magazine said.

The male crocodile weights around 2, 370 pounds (1,075 kgs) and measures 6.4 meters, much bigger than the one found in southern territory of Australia, while the other was also found in Fly River, Papua New Guinea. Both of the crocs measured 6.2 meters, reports said. The first crocodile was reportedly shot dead by poachers, while the second also succumbs the same fate when it was also killed in 1983.

If recorded official, the crocodile named “Lolong” could become the biggest crocodile of the world and it is hoped that the Guiness Book of World Records is one agency which could confirm the official measurement of the captured croc.
Town Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said the local government is now planning to establish an eco-tourism park for species found in Agusan marsh.

The largest crocodile ever held in captivity, on the other hand, is an Estuarine–Siamese hybrid named Yai (meaning “big” in Thai) which was born on June 10,1972, at the famous Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Thailand. This animal measures 6 m (19.69 ft) (19 ft 8 in) in length and weighs 1114.27 kg.
The largest captive crocodile alive in the US is located in South Carolina. In June 2002, Alligator Adventure introduced Utan, born in 1964 in Thailand. At 20 feet (6.1 m) long and weighing in at more than a ton, “Utan”, the largest crocodile to ever be exhibited in the United States resides in Myrtle Beach. – with reports

Tornado kills 1, injures 4 in Valencia City

By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy

VALENCIA CITY NEWS – A tornado ripped through three (3) villages in Valencia City, Bukidnon, killing a one-year-old boy and injuring four (4) people at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, September 3.

Reports reaching Gov. Alex Calingasan said the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), immediately, responded through the emergency rescue teams of the Army Reserve Command, 1003rd CDC, City DRRMC emergency rescue units, ABC Eagles and Kabalikat Civicom Volunteers, among others.

The medical examiner’s report said ‘drowning' ruled the cause of 1-year-old James Alumin’s death, Arsenio Alagenio, Executive Officer of the PDRRMC, said.

James’ mother, Mary Grace Alumin, 22, said she saw her one-year old boy swept away by hard-blowing wind waves and slammed the boy upside-down to a nearby National Irrigation Admnistration (NIA) main canal, separating him from her hug, as the strong winds tore off their roofs pulling up their frail house.
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