Pugad Baboy cartoonist Pol Medina Jr. resigns from Philippine Daily Inquirer, says he’s sorry he "dishonored" paper

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that "Pol Medina Jr., the creator of Pugad Baboy, has resigned as contributor to the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), following a controversy involving the long-running comic strip’s mention of lesbians and an all-girls school." The report explained: "Medina sent his letter of resignation to the local newspaper on Friday, June 7, the same day he apologized for a Pugad Baboy strip published last June 4." The strip had mentioned the said Catholic school by name, St. Scho or St. Scholastica’s College.


Medina told ABS-CBN News: "’Yung pag-resign nga ang ultimate expression nga ng regret eh, na may ginawa ka...Ito pa nga makakapagsabi na mas sincere ang pag-sorry mo (My resignation is the ultimate expression of regret for what I did. It’s proof that I’m sincere in saying sorry)." Medina’s Pugad Baboy has been published in the Inquirer for the past 25 years. In his resignation addressed to PDI editor-in-chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc, Medina simply wrote: "Sorry I dishonored you. I resign."



The report also noted: "In a separate interview with ABS-CBN News, Atty. Raul Pangalangan of PDI said the daily is not inclined to accept Medina’s resignation." Pangalangan said, "We respect his decision, pero para sa amin, we would like him to continue."


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