Here's a Heads Up from Reportr.World on news that you need to know today, March 5.
LOOKING TO TRAVEL?
- It's the weekend. If you're planning a summer getaway, of course with COVID protocols in mind, here's your guide to airline seat sales.
- La Union also released guidelines for travelers. Keep these in mind if you're planning a surfing trip soon.
- Fo reference, here are the new travel guidelines that apply to all locations. Yes, there's no more need for a travel pass or travel authority.
- The first in our series of special reports on one year since the Philippines lockdown, we talked to Grab and Lalamove drivers to tell the bigger story of an economy that is running on two wheels.
NEWS YOU CAN USE
- We found a credit line for students in need of learning gadgets. Land Bank of the Philippines is offering up to P50,000 credit.
- The LRT-2 extension from Marikina to Antipolo could be open to the public as early as April 27, the DOTr said.
- Here are some pegs for your resignation letter in case you need it, corutesy of #MyResignationSpeech on Twitter that was trending yesterday.
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- More vaccines have arrived. The second batch courtesy of the global COVAX alliance is from Britain's AstraZeneca. They're more efficacious than the earlier delivery of Sinovac jabs.
- President Rodrigo Duterte received the vaccines and appealed to the public to get the jabs. He also announced a second donation from China of 400,000 doses.
- Monde Nissin, maker of Lucky Me, is planning to sell P63 billion in shares in the stock market. It is poised to become the Philippines' biggest IPO.
- We are watching Mt. Pinatubo, where the alert was raised to level one due to underground earthquakes. Phivolcs however said that an eruption was unlikely for now.
- That's Chris Evans, Marvel's Captain America, for Smart Communications. His two-minute ad was released ahead of third telco DITO's launch.
- Sorry, Solenn Heussaff didn't mean to offend the poor when she used a Manila slum scene as backdrop for her promotional photo. She took it down after uproar online.
- Vaccines are encouraged, not required, more so for work, Malacanang said as it debunked a reported "no vaccine, no work" policy.
- That woman in the Google doodle yesterday was Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, who fought for the right of Filipino women to vote. Power.
- U.S. President Joe Biden said state authorities seeking to remove mask-wearing rules have "neanderthal minds."
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Here's an update on COVID-19 cases as of 4 p.m. of March 4: