Here's a Heads Up from Reportr.World on news that you need to know today May 7:
- Is it called the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea. There’s a difference, and it’s a matter of sovereignty.
- Is it the political parties of “Raffy Tulfo in Action” and “Wowowin” for the 2022 senatorial elections? Here’s why popularity and name recall are still the hottest tickets to the Senate.
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- It’s getting unbearably hot. Here’s what you need to know about the heat index and how to stay safe as temperatures rise.
- Here’s how you can top up your Easytrip RFID tag using old school SMS. You have to be on Smart or TNT.
- Mandaluyong and Muntinlupa lifted liquor bans with a reminder to avoid mixing households and drink responsibly.
- Here’s a first look at Metro Cebu’s dedicated bike lanes, part of a national effort to promote transportation on two wheels during the pandemic.
- Twitter stopped cropping photos on users’ Android and iOS timelines. Now users can literally see the full picture.
- What a leak. Star tech YouTuber Unbox Therapy showed off what he claimed to be a model of the unreleased iPhone 13 Pro Max.
- Talk about luck. A Filipino couple in Canada won the lottery there twice, their winnings enough to pay off their mortgage and go on vacation.
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- Without China’s recognition, the Philippines’ legal victory before a UN-backed arbitration court is just a “piece of paper,” President Rodrigo Duterte said.
- During his midnight address to the nation, Duterte also said he was sending back donated Sinopharm vaccines to China after he was criticized for taking the drug even without emergency use authority from the FDA.
- Duterte also directed police to arrest those who defy orders on proper wearing of face masks.
- The economy restored some two million jobs in March. However, the recovery will likely be set back temporarily by the reimposition of ECQ in April, official data showed.
- Davao City’s airport is opening up to all flights from the Davao Region. A negative RT-PCR test is required.
- Quezon City has tapped its malls as vaccination sites for COVID-19.
- Saying “to each his own,” Senate President Tito Sotto, an Ivermectin advocate, said people should be free to use the anti-parasite drug to prevent and treat COVID-19.