Inquirer Libre

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Inquirer Libre
The best things in life ay Libre (gratis)
Inquirer Libre with G-Pass.jpg
The Inquirer Libre issue depicting the G-Pass by Globe
TypeWeekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s)Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc.
Editor-in-chiefDona Policar
Associate editorJimmy Alcantara
FoundedNovember 19, 2001 [1]
Political alignmentIndependent
LanguageFilipino, English
Ceased publicationOctober 6, 2017 (reformated as weekly newspaper)
Headquarters Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Circulation 110,000
Sister newspapers Philippine Daily Inquirer
Inquirer Compact
Inquirer Bandera

Inquirer Libre is a free, bilingual (Filipino and English) tabloid published in the Philippines by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trimmed-down version of the newspaper for distribution 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.

Inquirer Libre hosted Inquirer Libre day, an event where everything is FREE (LIBRE) last May 18, 2019 at Ayala Malls Circuit. It was attended by over 10,000 people and enjoyed free food and concert (with Rox Puno, After 5 and Janine Tenoso in the line up).

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  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.