Inquirer Libre

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Inquirer Libre
The best things in life are Libre (gratis)
Inquirer Libre with G-Pass.jpg
The Inquirer Libre issue depicting the G-Pass by Globe
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc.
Editor-in-chief Dona Policar
Associate editor Jimmy Alcantara
Founded November 19, 2001[1]
Political alignment Independent
Language Filipino, English
Ceased publication October 6, 2017 (reformated as weekly newspaper)
Headquarters Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Circulation 110,000
Sister newspapers Philippine Daily Inquirer
Inquirer Compact
Inquirer Bandera

Inquirer Libre (Inquirer Gratis) is a free, bilingual (Filipino and English) tabloid published in the Philippines. It is published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and is considered a trimmed-down version of the Philippine Daily Inquirer that is distributed on public transport. Established on November 19, 2001, it is the Philippines' first and Asia's second-oldest free newspaper.[1][2]

The newspaper is available in all stations of the LRT, MRT, and PNR, the Eva Macapagal Super Terminal at the Port of Manila's South Harbor, as well as selected branches of McDonald's. In 2011, a digital print edition was made available for subscribers of the Inquirer digital print subscription service.[3]

Unlike other Philippine tabloids, Inquirer Libre seeks to provide commuters access to decent, useful and meaningful news and current events. The income generated from distributing Inquirer Libre comes from advertising.

On October 9, 2017, Inquirer Libre relaunched as a weekly commuter paper. It will be distributed every Monday. The new schedule also enabled it to follow the look and layout of its sister paper, the Inquirer.

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  1. ^ a b Ulanday, Abelardo S. (December 9, 2001). "'The best things in life are Libre'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Macale, Hector Bryant L. (August 23, 2006). "A recipe for hard times: The free papers are here". Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ Rufino, JV (July 5, 2011). "Libre still free on digital copy". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 

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