Philippine Daily Inquirer


Philippine Daily Inquirer

Infobox Newspaper
name =


type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1985
owners = Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc.
political = Independent
headquarters = Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
editor = Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc
website = http://www.inquirer.net
The "Philippine Daily Inquirer", popularly known as the "Inquirer", is the most widely read broadsheet newspaper in the Philippines, with a daily circulation of 260,000 copies. It is one of the Philippines' newspapers of record. It is a member of the Asia News Network.

History

The "Philippine Daily Inquirer" was founded on December 9, 1985 by Eugenia Apostol, during the last days of the regime of the Philippine dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, becoming one of the first private newspapers to be established under the Marcos regime. As the successor to the previous "Mr. and Mrs. Special Edition" and the weekly "Philippine Inquirer", it was founded on a budget of one million pesos and enjoyed a daily circulation of 30,000 in its early days. The newspaper was also instrumental then in documenting the campaign of Corazon Aquino during the 1986 presidential elections and in turn the 1986 People Power Revolution. Its slogan, "Balanced News, Fearless Views", was incorporated to the newspaper in January, 1986 after a slogan-making contest held during the first month of the Inquirer's existence.

In 1990, the "Inquirer" took the lead from the Manila Bulletin to become the Philippines' largest newspaper in terms of circulation. It appointed its current editor-in-chief, Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, on June 14, 1991. After transferring headquarters four times, the "Inquirer" moved to its current headquarters in Makati City in 1995.

During the administration of president Joseph Estrada, the president criticized the "Inquirer" for "bias, malice and fabrication" against him — a charge The Inquirer denied. In 1999, several government organizations, pro-Estrada businesses, and movie producers simultaneously pulled their advertisements from the "Inquirer". The presidential palace was widely implicated in the advertising boycott.

In 2007, according to the survey conducted by AGB Nielsen, Inquirer is the most widely-read newspaper in the Philippines. Philippine Star and the Manila Bulletin followed as the second and the third most-widely read papers, respectively.

Filipino of the Year

The Inquirer annually names a "Filipino of the Year", honoring a living Filipino who has made the most positive impact on the life of the nation. [Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 January 2007, p. 1]

*1991 - Raymundo Punongbayan
*1992 - Haydee Yorac
*1993 -
*1994 - Overseas Filipino Workers
*1995 -
*1996 -
*1997 -
*1998 -
*1999 -
*2000 - Hilario Davide, Jr.
*2001 - Supreme Court of the Philippines
*2002 - Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
*2003 - Manny Pacquiao
*2004 - Fernando Poe, Jr.
*2005 - The Filipino Athlete
*2006 - Antonio Meloto, Gawad Kalinga founder
*2007 - Ed Panlilio

References

ee also

* "Inquirer Compact"
* "Inquirer Libre"

External links

* [http://www.inquirer.com.ph/ Philippine Daily Inquirer] – Corporate website
* [http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net - Philippines News and Entertainment Portal]


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