November 19, 2001
Libre was launched
Maiden issue of Inquirer Libre is distributed to Metro Rail Transit and Light Rail Transit commuters. Libre pioneers in being a free paper and in reinventing tabloid readership with access to decent and useful news and feature articles, and in attracting a substantial number of young and female readers-who used to avoid the tabloids for their racy photos and stories-and a host of advertisers. (It has a circulation of over 125,000, and is distributed during weekdays).
IPI was launched
November 7, 2001
Bandera was launched
Inquirer acquires the Bandera and Tumbok tabloids from the Gokongweis. The two titles along with Cebu Daily News from the nucleus of Inquirer Publications, an Inquirer unit for titles addressing the different needs and interests of specific audiences.
The Philippine flag is waved in protest as thousands of people converged on Edsa to press the ouster of Pres. Joseph Estrada. His departure from office led to the installation of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, his vice president, to the premiere post in the land.(Photo by Mike Alguinto)