July 6, 2011

Tuko For Sale in the Philippines For One Million Pesos

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Seems like the gecko lizard or "tuko" craze in the Philippines is becoming wilder and wilder!

I really don't know where this "Tuko Buying Craze" started. All I know is, if you'll be able to catch one (it must be alive), it can be your ticket to a millionaire's life. As a result, many people (Filipinos) started hunting these poor reptiles... aside from the fact that these species are already endangered. Well, who could blame them? According to them, a full-sized gecko lizard (tuko) is worth a million!


Now, my questions are:

1. Is this true? I have lots of friends hunting for "tuko". But none of them can show me some proofs that there are real "millionaire" buyers.. or atleast, a common friend who was able to sell one for that price.

2. If this is true, who are "these" buyers? What are they going to do with these gecko lizards? Why would they throw their millions for these reptiles?

3. Are these buyers medical researchers, searching for a cure for AIDS or Cancer? Seems like there are thousands of these foreign researchers in the Philippines. But why Philippines? There are also lots of gecko lizards in Indonesia and Vietnam.

4. Some people say that "tuko" is the most effective cure for ASTHMA. If that's their reason, why would they invest millions when there are lots of more affordable (and also effective) medicines for asthma on the market?



For a price of one million pesos for a full-sized single "tuko", I can't help but think that they're into something bigger than a cure for aids or cancer... if this is true. Or if not, is it possible that someone just started this "fake craze" to divert the attention of many?





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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have proof buyers. You said you have friends Hunting for "tuko" Send me message in my Facebook Accnt. rodny miguel velasquez gamulo

lzlpio90 said...

Yes, i know someone too who buys toko but not for a million!LOL... Our neighbor has toko but he didnt sell it to anyone,,it has been said that it brings luck to the owner.. i dont know if its true though.

Anonymous said...

yeah, they're very much lucky lizards:) got a couple of 'em tuko in the apartment i used to rent back in college.. there were 7 of us college studs living there.. and all 7 of us are RNs now with just 1 take! (that would include 70% gimiks, 15% studying and 15% praying) :) anyhoo, they're worth thousand.. some for even half a million depending on their weight and size.. sigh.. when will the masses learn their importance to the environment?....

Anonymous said...

I know buyers. I've seen 5million cash just for a down payment. It's for real.

Anonymous said...

yes its true.. i have a friend and he showed me his bank account. he has around 500M earned dealing with tuko. they have permits, you wont see them until you have the tuko they needed. its confidential. i have a copy of them too.

Anonymous said...

all of this is a big piece of crap, we have been victimized by these scam, s una kunwari intresado, pic. weighed, e-mail, then.. shit!!! madami n q friend n naloko ng scam n yn dito s mindoro, mr. m dw, tpos mario, meron pang mga babae n kinakausap, lhat cla magkakasama s scam...

Monisma said...

My friend has one that visits her rooftop now and then. She first thought it was a bayawak and named it Barry. Now she thinks it's a tuko because it says toooo ko.

Ichsan said...

I am an Indonesian and I know that tuko transaction is real, the problem is that this animal with the right criterias and weight is really hard to find now in Indonesia. You are right for one thing, buyer or payor of this animal is not looking for its medicinal purposes, but more for a specific purposes needed from this animal, and the value is much more than you can imagine.

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