Front Pages 2011

Front Pages 2011: Duterte Punches a Sheriff

Front Pages 2011: Duterte Punches a Sheriff

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

July 1, 2011. A demolition in Davao City days after a flashflood turned into a “derby” between the city mayor and a court sheriff, with the former dishing out all the punches.

Mayor Sara Duterte arrived at a squatter’s area in Davao City, and saw the chaos ensuing between the informal settlers and the demolition team. Duterte earlier pleaded to Sheriff Abe Andres to delay the demolition by two hours, or at least wait for her, to ensure a peaceful demotion. But Sheriff Andres refused, claiming that he was just following court orders. Upset and enraged, Duterte called for Andres and unleashed at least three punches to the sheriff’s face.

[Page One stories: Manila Bulletin | Philippine Daily Inquirer | Philippine Star]


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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, the Inquirer e-paper site at, and the Philippine Star archives.


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