Here's a Heads Up from Reportr.World on news that you need to know today, Feb. 18.
- San Miguel boss Ramon Ang said he got COVID thrice, making 2020 even more trying after his son died. What he learned from the experience: humility and charity.
- There's an "increasing possibility" of a steam-driven or phreatic eruption at Taal, but will likely be limited to volcano island, Phivolcs said.
- We know you've been googling this: What's the difference between GCQ and MGCQ? Socioeconomic Planning Sec. Karl Chua is urging the President to place the entire country under MGCQ by March.
- What's Next for Bongbong Marcos? He's Running in 2022, according to his lawyer. The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
- Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo has gone viral for saying in a YouTube interview that being a woman is not a disadvantage for a leader.
- Here's our video interview with Fiel Pareja, Father TikTok to Gen Z.
- On Ash Wednesday yesterday, Catholic Bishops reminded the faithful to be compassionate. Kindless goes a long way during the pandemic.
- Coming soon to GoRobinsons.ph, Handyman and South Korea's No Brand. Robinsons Retail is expanding its e-commerce presence.
- AstraZeneca vaccines could arrive in the Philippines by March, according to an adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte.
- Mindanao is helping Metro Manila tame pork prices by sending 2,000 pigs up north.
- Auring, the first tropical depression of the year, entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility yesterday and was on track to hit the Davao-Caraga region by the weekend.
- Grab opened its second cloud kitchen, located in Sampaloc, Manila. That's multiple brand choices for one delivery fee.
- A portion of the Central Luzon Link Expressway from Tarlac to Nueva Ecija will be toll free for a limited time.
- AutoSweep RFID sticker applications are happening at Robinsons Malls. Here's the schedule.
- Here's your guide to the reopening of Intramuros on Manila.
- Globally, COVID-19 cases are down 16% from the previous week, according to the World Health Organization.
- In the U.S., President Jose Biden said COVID vaccines would be available for all Americans by July.
- In Myanmar, fresh charges against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi triggered a warning from the UN to the ruling junta.
Here's an update on COVID-19 cases as of 4 p.m. of Feb. 17: