Good morning. Here's a Heads Up from reportr on what you need to know today, Dec. 7:
- Police will carry yantok or rattan sticks to enforce strict social distancing for Christmas shoppers.
- Vaccine rollouts are near but the WHO said this should not breed complacency since the COVID-19 pandemic is still here.
- Assuming vaccines are deployed by 2021, quarantines in the Philippines could be lifted fully in 2022, Socioeconomic Planning Sec. Karl Kendrick Chua said.
- The StaySafe app will soon be required in all establishments to centralize the government's social distancing efforts.
- Here's something you don't see everyday: A composite photo of typhoons that hit the Philippines in 2020. The satellite images were released by PAGASA.
- Can Sen. Manny Pacquiao parlay his sports and political clout into a presidential campaign? The newly minted president of the PDP-Laban Party said he's still praying for discernment.
- In this video, we tell the story of a family from Rizal who was saved from Ulysses floods with the help of the warm bodies of their pet dogs.
- The NLEX management came under fire from Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian over gridlocks at the tollgates as expressways shift to RFID tech.
- The MMDA has bucked calls to reimpose the number-coding scheme. Not when public transport has not resumed fully.
Here's an update on COVID-19 cases as of 4 p.m. on Dec. 6: