Retraining (Pugad Baboy story arc)

Retraining (Pugad Baboy Story Arc)

Retraining (Pugad Baboy story arc)

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Retraining is an adventure story arc of the Philippine comic strip series Pugad Baboy, created by Pol Medina Jr. and originally published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. This particular story arc lasts 45 strips long. In 1993, the story arc was reprinted in Pugad Baboy 4, the fourth book compilation of the comic strip series.


Sgt. Tomas Sabaybunot receives orders from higher command to the effect that he has to undergo military retraining under Article of War 105. His flight instructor is the short, skinny, buck-toothed Sgt. Reynantes who takes the men through the traditional military tradition of breaking down the individual's sense of independence and attempts to instill esprit de corps by having them "carry the mountain", "consume everything" and "squish da banana". Their commanding general, Gen. Cresendo Lagumbay, one day pays the training troop a visit, speaking of having an open ear for their complaints, but nonetheless sporting a katana, spiked gauntlets, a riding crop, a guard dog and a bodyguard - definitely not standard military issue equipment.

The troops go to Mt. Makulot one day for a jungle and mountain orientation course. In learning how to survive by living off the land, the men stray into a mountain stream where an NPA amazon (a female fighter) is doing laundry. The troops are captured and taken to the NPA camp. The government soldiers are terror-struck; the NPA seem to be getting ready to execute the lot. However,...
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