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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 18, 2022



RURU MADRID is back from his one-month taping in Seoul, Korea for “Running Man” and he plunged right away in promoting the new chapter of his hit action-adventure primetime show, “Lolong”. 

Despite new competition, “Lolong”  remains as the most watched show on its timeslot, beating its new rival program. 

“Labis po akong nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng loyal viewers ng ‘Lolong’,” says Ruru. 

“Lahat kami ng kasama ko sa show, tuwang-tuwa sa aming consistent high ratings. 

"At kahit hindi pa natatapos ang show, may mga nagre-request na ng Book Two featuring new adventures for Lolong and Dakila.”

Based on Nielsen Philippines' National Urban TV Audience Measurement overnight ratings for August 15, 'Lolong,' which aired on both GMA and GTV, posted a combined people rating of 17.3 percent – beating its new rival show that only managed to get a combined people rating of 10.5 percent (TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, and Cinemo).

The dambuhalang adventure-serye bannered by Ruru Madrid continues to earn praises for its well-crafted storyline, good acting of the powerhouse cast and its impressive spectacular visuals. 

‘Lolong’ also stars Shaira Diaz, Arra San Agustin, Christopher de Leon, Jean Garcia, Bembol Roco, Malou de Guzman, Rochelle Pangilinan, Paul Salas, Marco Alcaraz, Mikoy Morales, and Maui Taylor.

More revelations and action-packed scenes await viewers as ‘Lolong’ enters its new chapter. 

Set to add more color to Ruru’s character in the series are Vin Abrenica, Thea Tolentino, Alma Concepcion, Rafael Rosell, and Lucho Ayala.

‘Lolong’ has also begun its series of nationwide road tours with the show’s cast and its popular crocodile character, Dakila, visiting key cities in Mega Manila and select provinces in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 

The hashtag #DakSpotted has already been making rounds on social media everytime the ‘Lolong’ crocodile mascot is seen in various areas in the country.

Ruru is also making sure he gets to visit his fans and bond with his friend Dakila. 

Just this Monday, Ruru and the mascot dressed as Dakila went conquering the skies as they boarded an ultralight plane. Afterwards, the two enjoyed a samgyupsal food trip. 

Calling all those in Davao and its neighbors, this Saturday! Maki-Kadayawan na!  

See you at the Kapuso Mall Show at Gaisano Grand Citygate, Davao City with the cast of ‘Lolong’: Ruru Madrid, Shaira Diaz, Arra San Agustin, Paul Salas, and Rochelle Pangilinan on August 20, Saturday 5PM. 

Ruru said Kapuso viewers can expect more from ‘Lolong’ in the coming weeks. Don’t miss ‘Lolong’ every Monday to Friday, 8PM after “24 Oras” on GMA Telebabad. 

Viewers can also catch it at 9:40 PM on GTV and on GMA Public Affairs social media accounts. Kapuso abroad can watch Lolong via GMA Pinoy TV. Kita-kits mga Kapuso! #KapusoMallShow #KadayawanFestival #GMARegional TV