Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on the top news stories that you need to know today, March 11.
- Ant-Man was trending out of nowhere after presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos’ wife said the Marvel film served as a backdrop to his decision to run.
- Leni Robredo is Google’s most searched presidential candidate for the 2022 elections one week after her campaign rally in Cavite province drew tens of thousands of supporters clad in pink.
- Bongbong Marcos wife, Liza Araneta-Marcos, is still undecided on her role as First Lady should her husband win in the May 9 elections.
- Facebook Groups now auto-rejects posts that are proven to be false or misleading, as parent Meta attempts a broad crackdown on fake news on the platform.
- The Comelec says Oplan Baklas on public spaces will continue, honoring the Supreme Court to suspend the dismantling of campaign posters in private properties.
- Here are corresponding numbers on the ballot of candidates for president, vice president and senator.
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- Pag-IBIG Fund’s multi-purpose loan can be a lifeline for its members. Here are the requirements plus how to apply.
- It’s the second anniversary of the first ECQ. Where were you when the lockdown life changed your life forever?
- Beware of text alerts that purport to “validate” transactions. GCash, says they’re scams.
- The iPhone SE 5G sports a tired, tired design with the latest chip and connectivity and it allows Apple to compete in price-sensitive markets like Asia.
- Tinder now lets users run background checks on matches before a date as part of efforts to ward off scammers.
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- After weeks of fuel price hikes, Meralco served notice on a power rate increase this March, meaning double the pain for consumers.
- BTS are back on stage, in their first gig in Seoul since the pandemic started.
- The minimum wage of P537 per day needs to increase by P300 if workers are to meet their daily needs, a labor group said. Employers said they can’t fund that for now.
- Boycotting Russian products to protest Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine might feel right, but can it make a difference?
- Here are the updates you need to know about the Russia-Ukraine war.