Front Pages 2011

Front Pages 2011: Pope John Paul II’s Beatification

Front Pages 2011: Pope John Paul II's Beatification

Front pages of Bulletin, Inquirer, and Star, May 2

May 1, 2011. Former Pope John Paul II (born Karol Józef Wojtyła, 1920-2005), was declared “Blessed” in a beatification ceremony, led by Pope Benedict XVI, in Vatican City. The beloved Pope is one step closer to being canonized as a saint. It was the fastest beatification in modern times.
[Headline stories: Manila Bulletin | Philippine Daily Inquirer | Philippine Star]


Also on the Covers:

  • The country celebrated Labor Day; Pres. Aquino III announced that government employees would receive another salary increase in June. [Bulletin | Inquirer | Star]
  • A son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed in a NATO missile strike [Bulletin | Inquirer]


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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