Front Pages 2011

Front Pages 2011: Migz Resigns, Koko Takes Oath

Front Pages 2011: Sen. Migz Zubiri Resigns

Front pages of Bulletin, Inquirer, and Star, August 4

August 3, 2011. Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri resigned from office to protect his honor and integrity, following accusations of poll fraud during the 2007 elections. His irrevocable resignation was the first in Senate history.

Zubiri denied that he cheated, or had any knowledge of the “12-0 sweep” by Team Unity’s senatorial candidates in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, an “operation” revealed earlier by Lintang Bedol and Zaldy Ampatuan.

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

Atty. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, who placed 13th in 2007 and had filed an election protest against Zubiri, was proclaimed Senator on August 11. The Senate Electoral Tribunal declared Pimentel the “real” 12th winning Senator. Koko is the son of former Sen. Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr.

[Page One articles on Koko’s proclamation: Inquirer | Star]

Front Pages 2011: Koko Pimentel Takes Oath

Front pages of Bulletin, Inquirer, and Star, August 12


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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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