March 19, 2011. US and European planes and warships launched air strikes in Libya, hitting key air defense facilities. At least 110 missiles were fired. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed retaliation following the attacks.
This came two days after the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973, demanding “an immediate ceasefire” and authorizing the international community to establish a no-fly zone and to use all means necessary short of foreign occupation to protect civilians.
Also on the Covers:
- Star/AFP reported on an AFP torture video, wherein recruits were abused and made to perform humiliating acts, as part of an “escape and evasion” training
- Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who was among the “Most Influential Filipino Women” by Female Network magazine, in celebration of Women’s Month
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.