Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on news that you need to know today, July 22.
- Here are the world’s five favorite emojis, plus those that are the most misunderstood yet loved by Gen Z. Software company Adobe compiled the list in time for World Emoji Day.
- Emojis are good for mental health. The cute icons also make chats friendlier, funnier and cooler, according to the study.
- It’s a rainy midweek as two tropical storms sandwich Luzon, enhancing the Habagat or Southwest Monsoon.
- Here’s what you need to know about Habagat and why the seasonal winds can be dangerous like typhoons.
- It’s the season for PAGASA’s yellow, orange and red rainfall alerts. Here’s a refresher on what they mean and how you should prepare.
- An initial list of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Senate bets include TV hosts Raffy Tulfo and Willie Revillame and actor Robin Padilla.
- Should Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte switch posts after the elections, she said she would not treat him the way he did to her.
- Sen. Leila de Lima said she’s seeking reelection in 2022, adding her four-year-long detention on drug charges only strengthened her resolve to fight for her advocacies.
- Sen. Panfilo Lacson is running for president with Senate President Tito Sotto as his vice president. What are the prospects for the duo?
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- Camera-maker Canon is under fire in the Philippines for shutting out women and non-binary photographers from its list of ambassadors. They’re all men.
- Siargao makes it to TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places 2021, the only Philippine destination on the list.
SUMMIT SANDWICH SESSIONS
- During her turn on the hot seat with Summit Media journalists, Sen. Risa Hontiveros discussed why she is seeking a fresh six-year term in next year’s elections.
- Hontiveros also pushed for a House counterpart bill to a measure she pushed for in the Senate seeking to end the practice of child brides.
- She called on journalists to fight fake news, especially in the run-up to the elections.
NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Vice President Leni Robredo urged President Rodrigo Duterte to be “very honest” when he delivers his final State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 26.
- Miss Universe 2021, the pageant’s 70th edition, will be held in December and will be hosted for the first time by Israel.
- The President's youngest son, Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, has COVID-19, according to his sister, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
- Quezon City will require the KyusiPass QR code in all establishments starting Aug. 15.
- Victoria Court in Pasig is offering couples the chance to make love in what looks like U.S. President Joe Biden’s White House office.
- Instagram now let’s you filter sexually suggestive and violent content through its newest tool.
- So another billionaire made it to space, this time, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, via his other venture, Blue Origin.
- With a top speed of 600kph according to state media, China’s new maglev trains are the fastest vehicles on land.
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