TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
Number of regular correspondents in the Visayas Bureau, the first INQUIRER bureau, when it was opened in August 1991. The correspondents reported mainly from Cebu, Negros Occidental and Leyte provinces.
12 Number of students who received grants from the INQUIRER Newsboy Foundation when it started offering college scholarships in June 1996
Cost of the Electronic Newsroom and Inquirer.net Classroom at the UP College of Mass Communication in Diliman, Quezon City. Located at Plaridel Hall, Rooms M209 and M211 underwent a multimedia makeover.
Price of the maiden issue
MILLION Number of daily readers, according to a study by Strategic Consumer and Media Incites Inc. (SCMI), a media and consumer research agency
Year the regular “Corrections” column began appearing on Page A4.
Date of first issue
Number of copies sold of the first issue
MILLION Number of Inquirer.net users
Number of entries drawn for the slogan contest, which ended on Jan. 24, 1986. The winning slogan:
“Balanced News, Fearless Views”
P3,000 Prize money shared by the two winners of the slogan contest. The winners were Palanca awardee Jesus S.M. Dimapilis and marketing practitioner Robert M. Friedlander.
Number of journalism scholars as of 2014
MILLION Number of Facebook followers
9.10.93 Date the Northern Luzon Bureau was organized in Baguio City. Rolando Fernandez was the one-man team set up in time for the Marcos burial in Batac, Ilocos Norte province.
AD 5 MONTHS Duration of the boycott of the newspaper led by movie producers and other big businessmen and government officials in Makati City in 1999, reportedly arising from a request by President Joseph Estrada
1997 The Year the Southern Luzon Bureau, the fourth INQUIRER bureau, was established in Legazpi City
1998 Year the newspaper started printing in full color. Originally a black-and-white daily, it began printing its front pages and Section A in full color in time for the centennial of Philippine independence.
Year the Sunday INQUIRER Magazine (SIM) was first published. On March 9, the first issue of SIM came out with then newly installed President Corazon Aquino and her late husband Ninoy on the cover.
Total audience of new platforms
2001 Year the maiden issue of INQUIRER Libre was first distributed to Metro Rail Transit and Light Rail Transit commuters
Year the INQUIRER opened its first bureau, the Visayas Bureau in Cebu City
First profit share received by employees in 1987.
MILLION Worth of the first Collective Bargaining Agreement package signed by the Philippine Daily Inquirer Employees Union and management
8 Number of pages in the maiden issue
1992 Year the Mindanao Bureau was set up in Davao City
14 Number of correspondents in the Mindanao Bureau when it was set up in Davao City in 1992
Number of telephones in the first newsroom
First rice subsidy received by regular employees
Number of awards received as of October 2014
Initial number of employees
Number of essays in the first Youngblood compilation published in 1998
20 Number of typewriters in the first newsroom
COMPILED BY INQUIRER RESEARCH
INQFOGRAPHIC: ERNIE SAMBO
The Philippine Daily Inquirer marks its 29th anniversary today with simple rites at its offices in Makati City.