Pugad BaboyHistory of Pugad Baboy• Started to appear in Philippine Daily Inquirer in May 18, 1988• Named after a friend’s piggery• The comics is centered on a community of mostly obese people (hence pugad baboy)
• There are currently 23 compilations, the first compilation was originally part of a thesis by Frank Aldana. The compilation became so popular that Medina himself made the compilation after the first one• It was made into a live action TV show called Rated PB in 1993
Apolonio “Pol” Medina Jr.• Born in April 6, 1960• Graduated in UST in 1983 with a degree in Architecture• Worked in Iraq in 1985 where he experienced “the most maddening” two years of his life• Medina conceived the strip while working under contract in Iraq in 1986
Significant CharactersSungcal Family• Mang Dagul – the patriarch of the Sungcal family. He works as a chef in a five-star family. He is a proud owner of Polgas• Debbie – the matriarch of Sungcal Family. She is a typical housewife.• Kules – the eldest son of Dagul and Debbie, works as an engineer in Saudi Arabia
• Tiny – daughter of Debbie and Dagul. A typical teenager who is conscious to her figure• Utoy – the youngest son of Debbie and Dagul. He is smart and musically talented.• Polgas – dog of the Sungcal family. Initially a normal dog that walks on four but later transformed into an anthromorphic dog.