Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on news you need to know today, Nov. 25.
- Why is Never Forget vs Move On the most painful debate in Bongbong Marcos’ march to Malacanang? It’s a case of remembering and misremembering, analysts said.
- Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has warned the Catholic faithful of vote-buying politicians who use ayuda or lockdown aid as bait.
- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno rejected criticism that he’s a political butterfly and trained his guns at an independent rival, without naming Vice President Leni Robredo, who fit his description.
- Vice President Leni Robredo said she too would undergo a drug test, but it has to be unannounced and random.
- Former senator Bongbong Marcos’ negative drug test result can stand on its own and those who think it’s fake can check with those who screened the presidential aspirant for drug use.
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- Surf’s up in Baler as it welcomes fully vaccinated tourists without the need for RT-PCR tests, just proof of vaccination. Here are the requirements for travelers.
- Here’s how you can protect yourself from spam texts that can be used to steal personal data that can be used by fraudsters to access your finances.
- Here’s how you can outsmart spam scammers by thinking like a fraudster.
- Stay clear of this popular disposable face mask brand, according to the FDA because it’s uncertified by the local regulator.
- Before Baby Shark, Crazy Frog was the standard for viral earworms and it’s making a YouTube comeback on Dec. 10.
- The Philippines is leading the world in terms of adoption of NFTs or non-fungible tokens the proof of ownership in the digital real for everything from viral videos to rare works of art.
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- S&R Membership Shopping said it was the subject of a cyber attack that may have compromised a “limited’ number of members’ contact data.
- Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto trusts the science of proper ventilation enough to do away with plastic barriers in new normal classrooms.
- There were 890 new COVID cases yesterday, the second lowest single-day jump for 2021.
- Senatorial aspirant Rodante Marcoleta, the congressman who voted to keep ABS-CBN off air, has aired a political ad on the network’s streaming channel. The irony was not lost on netizens.
- Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 are ‘Bayanihan, Bakunahan’ Days to encourage more people to get jabbed against COVID-19. However, they’re not holidays.
- How bad did the brother-sister duo of Pharmally Corp, supplier of alleged overpriced face shields, want to escape a Senate investigation? They chartered a private jet for P1.8 million, said Sen. Risa Hontiveros.
- To justify Manila’s request to suspend its investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, the ICC has asked the Philippine government to prove that it’s investigating it on its own.
- NASA has launched a spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course, a test mission in case the Earth needs it.
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