It was 4 months ago when a video entitled “tonton crush ng bayan” was uploaded in youtube. The hiligaynon-dubbed video is a spoof of the movie “Troy” and was uploaded by a user named “talibong1″. A mania of sorts then took place in internet cafes across Iloilo City, it seems the video has gained rapid popularity among young Ilonggos.
Tonton Crush my Bayan
A video then followed entitled “tonton eat my chorizo” and “tonton ang paghaharap” which made the series more popular
Tonton eat my Chorizo
Tonton ang Paghaharap, their most watched video with more than a million views in youtube.
It was not until talibong1 released their next video that they gained widespread popularity in the internet and in actuality. The video is entitled “benjo mangayo ko kwarta”, a spoof of the movie “300″.
Banjo Mangayo ko Kwarta
Their popularity soared that it seemed whenever you go in any internet cafe in the city, someone is sure to be watching the video. You’ll also frequently hear some lines used in the video when you’re walking along the streets or in a crowd like “Kabalo ka ni!”, “Ari ho.. tan-awa tiyan ko gapi-ud .. nah … swabe!”, and “m …m …”. It gained much popularity that rumors started circulating about a controversy between talibong1 and a university, which was mentioned in the video.
Despite the rumors, more episodes of the benjo series were released:
Benjo kag ang Batalyon Pitbull
Benjo ang Paglalakbay
The latest installment of the series is entitled “Benjo ang Pagsalakay (the Rise of the Black-Bord),” added 2 weeks ago.
Benjo ang Pagsalakay (the Rise of the Black-Bord)
To see more of Talibong1′s videos and to keep youself updated with his latest installments just visit his youtube account page.