Besides getting acquainted with the current events, comic strips will keep us entertained and cause a few laughs.
Pugad Baboy has always been a favorite for its socio-political commentaries and how its author Pol Medina Jr. crafts such expressive artwork producing a great recipe for entertainment.
Though, many are amused on Polgas’ and Brosia’s unfailing punchlines, still a few members of the Pinoy population do not find them laughable. Rather, they see it malicious and worthy of grave correction.
The absence of the June 6th strip of Pugad Baboy caused a ripple after PDI finds Pol’s comic for that day a scandalous issue to be published. PM Jr.’s strips are now suspended from appearing in print till further investigation.
The joke was never pointed out to harm specific people nor stereotype gender issues in a particular exclusive school. It only reflects a character of truth. Definitely no lies were told in the cartoon strip.
None of us would want to be the source of humor. Yet denial of reality is hypocrisy while the truth is coeval.
It is a shame if PB strips will be banned in one of the biggest newspapers in the country. Polgas and the gang will surely be missed.