Pugad Baboy November 14, 2009

Pugad Baboy November 14, 2009

Pugad Baboy November 13, 2009

Pugad Baboy November 13, 2009

Pugad Baboy's Debbie

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Name:Debra Ann Sungcal
Occupation: Multi Task Homemaker
Adagulfo III
Sisaki Smell of sauteed garlic, SM Megamall, Squid Balls, Palawan, Sping Beds

The matriarch of the family, a loving traditional housewife and mother. Her recurring traits include a love for bargain shopping, indecision regarding actual purchases (sometimes on purpose), and complaining about decisions she lets Dagul make (much to Dagul's annoyance and regret). Also, she extremely dislikes any honest opinion Dagul gives her about her figure and/or clothes she wears or tries on - to the point of throwing him out of the house, despite her demanding honest opinions in the first place. She calls her husband "Sweet Ham."


Pugad Baboy's Mang Dagul

Real Name : Adagulfo Sungcal, Jr.
Description : A Chef by profession. Also loves to cook at home. Proud owner of Polgas.

Often referred to with the title Mang (Mister) - i.e. Mang Dagul - The patriarch of the family. He works as a chef in a five-star hotel where he specializes in unorthodox dishes. He is often shown at home, usually voicing out on the state of affairs in the Philippines. He is also highly xenophobic. Over the years, he studies different martial arts like karate, arnis and aikido (like Medina), and he also dabbles in tennis and golf. He calls his wife "Honeycured." "Dagul" is Filipino slang for someone or something big.


Pugad Baboy Characters: The Sungcals

The Sungcal family reflects aspects of traditional and stereotypical families, with a housewife and an overseas contract worker as members, with a domestic helper to supplement. "Sungkal" is a Tagalog word for the term "digging a hole with a (pig's) snout".

Dagul (Adagulfo Sungcal Jr)
Debbie (Debra Anne Sungcal)
Kules (Hercules Sungcal)
Tiny (Cristina Sungcal)
Utoy (Adagulfo Sungcal III)
Brosia (Ambrosia Tangara)

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Pugad Baboy November 9, 2009

Pugad Baboy November 9, 2009

Pugad Baboy November 9, 2009

Pugad Baboy Characters

Pugad Baboy has a multitude of characters reflecting each sector of the Filipino community.

Most main characters are still present on the daily comics since the strip first came out while some are added along the way. The characters also reflect people from PM Jr.'s personal life like his friends and family.


The Sungcals
Dagul (Adagulfo Sungcal Jr)
Debbie (Debra Anne Sungcal)
Kules (Hercules Sungcal)
Tiny (Cristina Sungcal)
Utoy (Adagulfo Sungcal III)
Brosia (Ambrosia Tangara)

The Sabaybunots
Tomas, also known as Sarge (M/Sgt. Tomas Sabaybunot)
Barbie (Barbara Q. Sabaybunot)
Paltik (Paul Thomas Sabaybunot)

The Lamouns
Bab (Roberto Lamoun)
Jolen (Joanne Elena Lamoun)
Tita Cel (Cecilia Lamoun)

The Tangeres
Ka Noli (Nolasco M. Tangere)
Joma (Jose Maria Tangere)
Ka Beza (Bezalie Tangere)

The Tangs
Mao (Mauricio Tang)
Pao (Paulino Tang)
Other characters

Igno (Benigno Ramos)
Joboy (Joey Boy Llabe)
Tata Mads (Amado Pascala
Doc Sebo (Miguel Sebo, M. D.)
'Adre (Cesar "Butch" Tangara
Miss Nobatos (Eusebia Nobatos)
Patrolman Durugas (PFC Romeo Durugas)
Senator Cabalfin (Sen. Usurpo Cabalfin)

Recurring minor characters
There are also recurring characters in the strip, including:

Barbie's mother (unnnamed)
Dagul's mother (Brenda)
Madame Cabalfin (Diana Elizabeth Cabalfin)
Attorney Adriano (first name never mentioned)
"Principal Schwarzenegger" (Arnold Palacio)
Nadir Hamid Mohammad
Jacques Vousvoulez
Father Marty (Fr. Mario Martinez)
Rosanna (last name not mentioned)
Frostee (a play on the word prostitute, of which she is)
Mang Igme (full name never mentioned)
The Los Kosas Muntinlupas

Other minor characters in the strips serve as antagonists to the residents. See: Villains of Pugad Baboy On the other hand, the Pugad Baboy gang are often aided by friends and acquaintances they meet during these escapades. See each article of the story arcs for info on these allies.

Prominent personalities, both local and foreign, have also made cameo appearances in Pugad Baboy. Among them are Presidents Ramos, Estrada, and Arroyo, martial artist Ernesto Presas, politicians Robert Jaworski, Rene Saguisag and Richard Gordon, singer Freddie Aguilar, comedian Leo Martinez, boxer Manny Pacquiao, the late Pope John Paul II, Mel Gibson, and Michael Jackson.

Medina drew many of the above minor characters for the covers of some compilations, but these did not appear in the selected strips. Some of these appeared either earlier in the comic strip's run (such as Father Marty) while others were just mere extras (such as the Los Kosas Muntinlupas, Igno's former fellow inmates in Bilibid Prison). Many of these were only given official names in "character guide" supplements in compilations (such as the inmates and the school principal, mostly hitherto unnamed). These names are then carried over to future strips.

Pugad Baboy Author: Pol Medina Jr.

Apolonio "Pol" Medina, Jr. (born April 6, 1960) is a Filipino cartoonist best known for creating Pugad Baboy, a black-and-white comic strip first published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on May 18, 1988.

Pol Medina graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1983 with a degree in architecture. In 1985, a year after securing his professional license, he went to Iraq at the height of the Iran–Iraq War to work for an Italian construction company. It was at this juncture that he experienced "the most maddening"[1] two years of his life.

In 1986, he started scripting and drawing characters for a new cartoon about a community of fatsos and a dog named Polgas. In 1987, he worked as an architect for a firm in San Juan, Metro Manila.

Plo Medina

In September 1992, he co-founded Pugad Baboy, Inc. with seven other people. The company adopted Ad Astra Per Aspera for its motto, inspired by Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Three years later, the company folded when Pol Medina left in order pursue a career in the advertising industry. Currently he has another company, Pol Medina Jr. Novelties, dedicated to merchandise based on the strip, including compilations.

To date, Pol Medina has three children with his wife Susan: Maia Cecilia, Eladio Jose and Pablo Jose.


Pugad Baboy History

Medina conceived the strip while working under contract in Iraq in 1986. In 1988, he peddled his strips to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. His strip, named after a friend's piggery in Bulacan, was accepted on the spot.

Medina originally spelled "Pugad Baboy" with a hyphen in the strip itself, though not in the title.

Pugad Baboy

For many years, the newspaper strip was exclusively a black and white daily. A full-color Sunday strip in the same paper debuted on October 3, 2004. Before the tabloid Inquirer Libre debuted, the strip appeared exclusively in the Inquirer broadsheet.

In a strip published in September 2006, Medina commented on online life substituting for physical contact. He mentioned Wikipedia as one of the alternatives to library visits, the other being Google.


Welcome to Pugad Baboy Comics

Because of a lack of an updated online portal of Pugad Baboy material, I decided to create this.

Pugad Baboy is widely loved by thousands of Filipinos as can be seen from its strong publishing presence spanning to 20 years and counting. But there does not seem to be an updated online community or portal of this popular comic.

Pugad baboy

I hope fans like me will frequent this humble blog I made to share ideas and just have a good time with our favorite comic - Pugad Baboy.

Pugad Baboy (literally, "swine's nest" in Tagalog) is a comic strip created by Filipino cartoonist Apolonio "Pol" Medina, Jr. The strip is about a Manila community of mostly obese people - "fat as pigs", so to speak (baboy is Tagalog for pig).

It started appearing in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on May 18, 1988. It currently appears exclusively in the Inquirer line of newspapers (Broadsheet Inquirer and its free concise sister tabloid called Inquirer Libre and tabloids Bandera and Tumbok.) Its popularity has spawned numerous compilations, a live-action television series, and merchandise such as T-shirts and figurines.

The strip does not only showcase domestic life; occasionally, it features adventure, drama, and pure spoof sequences. More often, the strip mirrors the general sentiment of the Filipino people on relevant topics such as corruption in the government as well as Filipino pop culture. In this respect, the strip has been likened to Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury. Sometimes, political satire is woven into some ordinary strips and adventure stories.