Front Pages 2011

Front Pages 2011: The Libya Air Strikes

Front Pages 2011: Libya Air Strikes

Front pages of Bulletin, Inquirer, and Star, March 21

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.

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

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.

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


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