Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on news you need to know today, Feb. 7:
- Children aged 5 to 11 can get their COVID-19 vaccines starting today as the Philippines ramps up inoculations to slow the spread of the virus.
- Where can your kids get the vaccine, and what vaccine will be used? Here are the answers to frequently asked questions on pediatric vaccination.
- The first month of the year is over, and a lot of things had happened. How did we survive January 2022?
- Presidential candidates took on hard questions at the KBP presidential forum, including whether good intentions is enough for Sen. Manny Pacquiao to win.
- Sen. Ping Lacson posed an important question to voters: Why would you vote for thieves if you fear getting robbed?
- Labor leader Leody De Guzman said he would impose a 20% wealth tax on the richest Filipinos if he gets elected as president to bridge the country’s wealth gap.
- De Guzman also opposed mandatory military service for Filipinos as he was against a policy of war or killings.
- Vice President Leni Robredo said she would push to improve the country’s internet connectivity after her performance during the forum was disrupted due to bad connection.
- Bongbong Marcos was the only leading presidential candidate who skipped the KBP forum. Where was he?
- The only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos also denied on DZBB radio years-long talk that his family was keeping wealth in gold.
- Marcos said now is not the time to discuss the dictatorship of his father.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE
- Here’s all the essential information you need to know about the presidential and vice presidential candidates for the May 9 elections.
- The official campaign period for national candidates will start on Feb. 8. How are presidential candidates planning to kick off their campaign?
- Do you want to master Wordle? Here’s how you can make your first guess, according to a finance professor.
NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Religious leader Apollo Quiboloy has landed on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's most wanted list for alleged human trafficking.
- The law requiring social media users to register their legal identities and phone numbers when creating new accounts is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.
- The end of the pandemic could soon be seen in Europe due to high vaccination rates and the milder Omicron variant, the WHO said.
- The number of daily Facebook users fell for the first time in its history, the company said, reigniting debate around its problem with attracting new, younger subscribers.
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