June 26, 2011. Former police officer Michael Ray Aquino, among the persons implicated in the Dacer-Corbito double murder, returned to the country, after ten years of hiding in the United States. Aquino was extradited to stand trial for the decade-old case.
I’d like to tell the Filipino people that President Joseph Estrada and Sen. Panfilo Lacson did not order me to kidnap, harm and/or murder anyone, specifically Mr. Salvador Dacer and Mr. Emmanuel Corbito.
– Michael Ray Aquino, in a statement read by his lawyer
Also on the Covers:
- Typhoon Falcon left one dead, one injured, 16 missing, and more than 720,000 people affected. It caused P54 M infrastructure and property damage in six provinces. [Bulletin | Star]
- The investigation on the misuse of PCSO funds continue, as Inquirer reports that then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo caused the PCSO to have a P4 billion debt.
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.