October 20, 2011. Former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi was killed by revolutionary fighters in his hometown of Sirte. He begged for mercy after anti-Gadhafi forces found him hiding inside a drainage pipe, to no avail. He was shot in the head, and paraded in the streets as he bled to death. His remains were buried in an unmarked grave.
Gadhafi was the leader of the oil-rich nation for nearly 42 years. An “Arab Spring”-inspired protest which started last January was the beginning of the end of his regime.
Also on the Covers:
- Pres. Benigno Aquino III rejected calls for an “all-our war” versus the MILF, and said that talks will proceed between the government and the Moro rebels
[Read the reports: Bulletin | Inquirer | Star]
- The DOJ-COMELEC joint panel recommended filing charges against former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and other personalities for their alleged involvement in pool fraud during the 2007 elections. [Read the reports: Bulletin | 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.