2012 in Review / Front Pages 2012

Front Pages 2012 Gallery

Front Pages 2012 is Pinoy Index’s way of looking back at notable events of 2012, 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.

Front Pages: Best #CJTrial CoversJan-May 2012 | The Impeachment Trial of CJ Corona
From impassioned speeches to impromptu walk-outs, the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona during most of the first half of the year almost had it all. In the end, it all came down to a 20-3 vote by Senator-judges for his conviction and removal from office.
Front Pages: Landslide in Compostela ValleyJanuary 5
Landslide in Compostela Valley
Front Pages: Black Nazarene Procession 2012January 9
The Historic Black Nazarene Procession
Front Pages: North Korea’s Rocket LaunchApril 13
North Korea’s Failed Rocket Launch
Front Pages: Victory at Last for Hacienda Luisita FarmersApril 24
Hacienda Luisita Farmers Finally Get Farmlands
Front Pages: Goin’ Gaga Over Lady GagaMay 20-21
Goin’ Gaga Over Lady Gaga
Front Pages: Jessica SanchezMay 23
Jessica Sanchez in American Idol
Front Pages: Donaire's Sensational 2012 Wins2012 | Nonito Donaire’s Sensational Wins
It was a whirlwind year for “The Filipino Flash”: four straight boxing wins in the super bantamweight division, with the last one ending with a KO and forcing his opponent to retire. Down the road, when Donaire looks back in his career and picks his break-out year, his finger might point to 2012.
Front Pages: Manny Pacquiao2012 | Manny Pacquiao
The nation was used to seeing Manny Pacquiao knock out opponents and win boxing bouts. For seven years, the eight-division World Champion is chopping down boxing’s greats one after the other. But something happened in 2012. His last two controversial losses got people talking about Pacquiao’s recent shortcomings.
Front Pages: Mining EO and Metro Bus JamJuly 9
Mining EO and Metro Manila Bus Jam
Front Pages: Dolphy (1928-2012)July 10
Dolphy (1928-2012)
Front Pages: P-Noy's Third SONAJuly 23
P-Noy’s Third SONA
Front Pages: Rolito GoAugust 14
Rolito Go “Kidnapped”?
Front Pages: Jesse Robredo (1958 – 2012)August 18
Jesse Robredo (1958 – 2012)
Front Pages: Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes SerenoAugust 24
Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno Sworn In
Front Pages: Gener and "Habagat"August 2012 | Typhoon Gener and the “Habagat”
Luzon and Metro Manila received a “double dose” of heavy rainfall on the first week of August. The first was expected from an incoming tropical storm, but the one that followed, emanating from a habagat, caught everyone by surprise.
Front Pages: GMA's Continuing Ordeals2012 | GMA’s Continuing Ordeals
Former President and current Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s legal battles and health issues continued in 2012, as the Aquino administration attempts to hold her accountable for major anomalies during her nine-year term.
Front Pages: The 2013 Election Season BeginsOctober 1
The 2013 Election Season Begins
Front Pages: TRO on the Anti-Cybercrime LawOctober 9
TRO on the Anti-Cybercrime Law
Front Pages: The Bangsamoro Framework AgreementOctober 15
The Bangsamoro Framework Agreement
Front Pages: San Pedro CalungsodOctober 21
San Pedro Calungsod Canonized
Front Pages: Obama Wins Second Term as US PresidentNovember 6
US Pres. Obama Re-elected
Front Pages: Typhoon PabloDec 2012 | Typhoon Pablo
Exactly a year ago, typhoon Sendong ravaged Mindanao and caused a lot of death and destruction in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. In December 2012, unfortunately, it happened again, this time in the provinces of Davao and Compostela Valley.

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