Front Pages 2011

Front Pages 2011: Angelo Reyes

Front Pages 2011: Angelo Reyes

Newspaper front pages, February 9

February 8, 2011. Former general and Cabinet member Angelo Reyes shot himself in the chest before his mother’s grave at Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City. He was 65.

[ Headline stories: Manila Bulletin | Philippine Daily Inquirer | Philippine Star ]

Days before the suicide, former Army Col. George Rabusa stated in a Senate inquiry that Reyes and other former Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received P50 million in “send-off” money when they retired from service.

Reyes was laid to rest February 13 with full military honors at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

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Also on the Covers:

  • The news coincided with the 51st birthday of Pres. Benigno Aquino III.
  • Updates on theĀ revolution in Egypt and the situation of the OFW’s in the area, and the country’s deportation of 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects to mainland China.

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I first saw the news of Reyes’ death on TIME.com’s Breaking News section, then at the homepage of Yahoo! Philippines.

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Front Pages 2011 is Pinoy Index’s way of looking back at notable events of 2011, as presented on the front page of the three leading broadsheet newspapers in the country: the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the Philippine Star.

Images of newspaper front pages featured in this post are retrieved from the Bulletin e-paper site at Pressmart.com, the Inquirer e-paper site at PressDisplay.com, and the Philippine Star archives.

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