Tonyong Bayawak

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Agimat Presents: Tonyong Bayawak
Written by Honey Hidalgo
Dindo Perez
Shugo Praico
Directed by Jon Red
Dondon S. Santos
Starring Coco Martin
Nikki Gil
Alessandra de Rossi
Krista Ranillo
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 13 (Total)
Executive producer(s) Emilio E. Siojo
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i NTSC
Original release February 27 –
May 29, 2010
Preceded by Pepeng Agimat
Followed by Elias Paniki
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Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla presents Tonyong Bawayak, more popularly known as simply Tonyong Bayawak (lit. Tonyo the Water monitor lizard) was the third installment of the Philippine weekly mini-series Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla ("Amulet: The Legendary Chronicles of Ramon Revilla") aired by ABS-CBN that started on February 27, 2010 and ended on May 29, 2010. The character of Tonyong Bayawak is portrayed by Coco Martin.


1979 film[edit]

Agimat: Ang mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla presents Tonyong Bayawak is a TV adaptation of a film entitled Tonyong Bayawak ("Tonyo the Lizard"), a 1979 film which starred Ramon Revilla, Sr. as the title role Tonyong Bayawak. It also starred Boots Anson-Roa, Rosemarie Gil, and Paquito Diaz. The film was directed by Jose Yandoc.

Story Content[edit]

Tonyo Dela Cruz (Coco Martin), a responsible father who hunts monitor lizards for a living. One night, he was out to hunt again but he sees a band of men sexually assaulting a woman, he tries his best to save the woman, the woman manages to escape but Tonyo was stabbed to death by the band of men, the men thinking Tonyo was dead, disposes his body in the river. Just then a fairy appeared, had granted a privilege to Tonyo that changed his life forever, the fairy chose him to take possession of the Agimat, Tonyong was given a buckle-belt like that has the abilities and instincts of a monitor lizard (Bayawak). He then takes revenge on the men by slaughtering them one-by-one. Then another night, Tonyo's wife Maring was assaulted by the same syndicate Tonyo encountered in the forest, she was sexually assaulted by the leader and accidentally crushed her skull and died. Tonyo knowing about this gets enraged and tries his best to track down the syndicate responsible for his wife's death.


Supporting Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

  • Giacobbe Whitworth as Young Antonio Tonyo Dela Cruz (5 years old)
  • Paul Salas as Young Antonio Tonyo Dela Cruz
  • John Manalo as Young Adult Antonio Tonyo Dela Cruz

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