Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on the top news stories that you need to know today, April 28:
- Senatorial candidate Alex Lacson tells voters why they should vote for him.
- We looked at this campaign season’s pejoratives such as ‘pinklawan’ to see when name-calling works and when it backfires.
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- Vice President Leni Robredo’s youngest daughter, Jillian, was allegedly shouted at while campaigning at the Baguio City market. She asked supporters to stay focused on house-to-house campaigns.
- Poking fun at those who call for her to back out from the race, Robredo "withdrew" from an automated teller machine prop during her campaign rally in Bulacan.
- Rapper Lil Nas X tweeted ‘OMG’ after seeing a viral video of Filipino-Americans dancing the tinikling to one of his songs.
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- SAGIP party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta, one of the lawmakers against the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN, has withdrawn from the senatorial race.
- Bongbong Marcos said that if elected president, he would expand the mandate of the PCGG to include the entire government, not just alleged corruption by his family.
- Marcos has not decided whether he would live in Malacanang if elected president.
- Here’s a recap of what Marcos said during his one-on-one with CNN Philippines.
- Reelectionist Sen. Migz Zubiri has been dropped from Robredo’s senatorial slate after he openly endorsed Bongbong Marcos for president.
- As more return to office orders take effect, lockdown staple foodpanda is pushing its dine-in discount feature pandapro while reassuring customers and riders that its delivery service is “here to stay”.
- How much free speech will Twitter allow now that its boss is brash billionaire Elon Musk?
NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- A sub-variant of Omicron that's driving infections in the U.S. has been detected for the first time in the Philippines.
- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Aug. 30 as National Press Freedom Day in honor of Marcelo del Pilar, who led the propaganda movement against Spain.
- Free rides on the MRT are extended until May 30.
- Tom Holland’s new film “Uncharted” will not be shown in Philippine cinemas over a scene showing a disputed map of the South China Sea.
- China has confirmed its first human case of H3N8 bird flu.
- Testing cuts have blindsided the world on the real spread of COVID-19.
- The world’s oldest person has died at 118 in France, setting a new record.
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