Dumagit

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Dumagit cover to Pilipino Komiks #30, March 14, 1954, ACE Publications, Inc.

Dumagit is an action-adventure komiks novel written and illustrated by Francisco V. Coching and serialized in Pilipino Komiks from 1953 to 1954. It tells the story of the boy Dumagit who grows up in the jungle with his guardian and animal friends. Dumagit was adapted into a film in 1954.


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Plot

Dr. Joaquin Olivar and his pregnant wife Marina hide in a remote island after Olivar was accused of a crime and Marina feared being ostracized. Marina dies after giving birth to a baby boy, David. Olivar takes care of the baby on his own and gives him the nickname Dumagit. Later, Olivar is killed by a group of men who came into the island to hunt animals. Thus, Dumagit grows up with a deer, monkey, and other animals Twenty years later, Federico Olivar, brother of Joaquin Olivar, comes to the island to look for his brother. He brings back Dumagit to civilization but Dumagit decides to stay in the jungle with his amazon girlfriend, Marabini.


Publication

Dumagit was first published in the pages of Pilipino Komiks in 1953 and adapted into film by Sampaguita Pictures in 1954. The film was directed by Armando Garces and starred Cesar Ramirez, Myrna Delgado, Lolita Rodriguez, Van de Leon.


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