Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on news you need to know today, Oct. 26:
- Can’t sleep? It could be COVID-somnia. Here’s how you can reclaim that restful night of sleep during the most extraordinarily trying times.
- Sen. Ronald dela Rosa met with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on the Nov. 15 deadline for candidate substitution. Dela Rosa had said that he was willing to yield his slot as presidential candidate to Duterte-Carpio.
- Senators have filed a bill seeking to safeguard candidate substitution against abuse to allow such only in cases of death or incapacity.
- It was the pink caravan vs the blue wave as Vice President Leni Robredo and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno tested the new normal for presidential campaigning.
- The DOH recommends booster shots for these COVID vaccine brands, staerting with priority sectors.
- A COVID vaccine third dose is different from a booster shot, according to the WHO. Here’s what you need to know about additional protection against the virus.
- Mixing trials for vaccines will start by early November to see which brand goes well with China’s Sinovac.
- The DOH confirmed the Philippines’ first case of a coronavirus “variant under monitoring” from a sample taken in March. The variant was first reported in Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean.
- Boracay could waive the negative RT-PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated tourists as early as November, when 100% of the island’s residents would have been fully immunized.
- The Manila Bay Dolomite Beach drew “tens of thousands” over the weekend, prompting authorities to review COVID protocols.
- There were 4,405 new COVID cases yesterday.
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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Revered Kalinga tattoo artist Whang-od and NAS Academy have settled their contract dispute, according to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
- A group called Plastic Flamingo is turning tash like sachets into eco-friendly building materials.
- The government will release P1 billion to subsidize fuel for some 178,000 public utility drivers.
- James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on “Friends”, has died of cancer. Before he passed away, he urged fans to get regular screening for the disease.
- Calls to ban guns on movie sets grow after actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a crew member with a prop firearm on set.
- China has passed a law that aims to reduce the pressure of homework on school children.
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