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Pugad Baboy

Pugad Baboy  is a comic strip created by Pinoy cartoonist Apolino “POL” Medina Jr.  The strip is about the common Manila community of mostly fat and obese  people. It started appearing on a local newspaper on May 18, 1988. It currently appears exclusively in the Inquirer line of newspapers. Its popularity has spawned numerous compilations, a live-action television series, and apparel, merchandise  such as t-shirts and even 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 culture.  Sometimes a political humor  is woven into some ordinary strips and adventure stories.