August 4, 2011. President Benigno Aquino III and MILF leader Murad Ibrahim held a two-hour secret meeting in Tokyo, Japan, to try to speed up the peace process in Mindanao.
Also on the Covers:
- The Philippine Dragon Boat team won a gold medal in the 10th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Dragon Boat Championships in Florida, August 5. They would later win four more gold medals, and two silvers, and set a world record for the event. [Read also a related article in Star on the “Dragon Warriors”]
- DOJ Sec. Leila de Lima apologized to former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, for an immigration mess-up [Inquirer | Star]
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.