Front Pages 2011

Front Pages 2011: The “SUV Bishops”

Front Pages 2011: The "SUV Bishops"

Front pages of Bulletin, Inquirer, and Star, July 14

July 13, 2011. Seven Catholic bishops tagged to have received sports utility vehicles for their respective dioceses faced the Senate, on the sidelines of a probe on the anomalies in PCSO during the Arroyo administration.

Note: They were earlier tagged by media as the “Pajero 7”, but the PCSO revealed that no Pajeros were involved.

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

  • THE “SUV BISHOPS” and their vehicles
  • Archbishop Ernesto Salgado (Nueva Segovia, Cagayan)
    – Isuzu Sportivo
  • Archbishop Romulo Valles (Zamboanga)
    – Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace
  • Archbishop Orlando Quevedo (Cotabato)
    – Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace
  • Bishop Rodolfo Beltran of (Bontoc, Mt. Province)
    – Nissan Pathfinder (second-hand) and Mitsubishi L-300
  • Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian (Bangued, Abra)
    – Mitsubishi Strada
  • Bishop Martin Jumoad (Isabela, Basilan)
    – Mitsubishi Strada
  • Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos (Butuan)
    – Mitsubishi Montero


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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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