August 2, 2011. Two helicopters sold to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2009 were allegedly not brand-new, and were previously owned and used by former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo. This was revealed in a Senate hearing by two businessmen involved in the choppers’ procurement.
Also on the Covers:
- Nora Aunor, who returned to the country after eight years of absence in showbiz to live in the United States [Bulletin | Inquirer | Star]
- Heavy rains in the Metro, intensified by typhoon Kabayan, called for suspension of classes and work in government offices
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.