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Ompong Pagong was a character in the Filipino children's show Batibot. Ompong was in the form of a turtle standing on its hindlegs. Like Big Bird of Sesame Street, Ompong was an enlarged small-animal character, standing over six feet tall and towering over human co-stars and aged to be around six years old.
Together with Batibot's other equally popular muppet, Kiko Matsing, Ompong entertained and taught children. In 1994 both characters were pulled out from the show by the Children's Television Workshop because of licensing issues. Batibot's co-mingling of Sesame Street gave viewers the impression that Pong Pagong belonged to the Sesame Street universe, and thus became property of CTW. CTW never used Pong Pagong, and Batibot thereafter lost Ompong Pagong.
He has a theme song with the following lyrics:
Ompong pong pong pakitong kitong Alimango sa dagat, malaki at masarap Mahirap mahuli sapagka't nangangagat!
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