Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on top news stories that you need to know today, Aug. 15:
- The patatas memes of the mid-2010s culminate in a vlog reunion between Sarah (Camille Prats) and Becky (Angelica Panganiban). Yes, they peeled potatoes.
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- Here’s how you can link PayPal to your GCash account to make your financial transactions much easier.
- Heads up, motorists. CAVITEX C5 Link Flyover Extension has been opened to the public, promising faster travel times.
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- Johnson & Johnson said it would stop selling talc-based baby powders in 2023 to focus on cornstarch-based products.
- Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his knees, limiting his appearance in events until Tuesday.
- Taal belched steam overnight until late last week, causing volcanic smog or vog to form over parts of Batangas.
- Meta clarified that the Facebook live selling feature will still be available, contrary to previous reports.
- A new virus called langya has sickened dozens in China.
- Scotland becomes the first country to make period products universally accessible to its citizens.
- Hollywood actress Anne Heche has been pronounced legally dead after figuring in a car crash.
- British-Indian author Salman Rushdie, whose writings made him the target of Iranian death threats, was stabbed in New York.