To keep you updated with the latest news here and abroad, Yahoo! Philippines is giving you a roundup of morning headlines. Here are things you need to know this Thursday, October 31:
1. Aquino: ‘Hindi ako nagnakaw’
President Benigno Aquino III addressed Filipinos via primetime television Wednesday to defend the Disbursement Acceleration Program and President’s Social Fund.
2. Janet Napoles needs a new lawyer
The alleged mastermind in the pork barrel scam would have to look for a new lead counsel after her lawyer Lorna Kapunan quit.
3. PH wows in Miss Universe
Yahoo Philippines OMG! marks milestones in Ariella Arida’s journey to the Miss Universe pageant in Russia.
4. Heat keeps fire burning with season opening win
Playing host to the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat went on a wild 31-5 run that spanned the opening two quarters to a 107-95 victory.
5. What women are addicted to
Men, beware: A new study claims women have found a new “most important” presence in their daily lives.
Manila, Philippines --- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said yesterday that not one of the 10 business tycoons listed by Forbes Magazine as the richest Filipinos was in its list of top 10 individual income taxpayers. Henares explained that these heads of business conglomerates pay more taxes in terms of final withholding tax on interest on bank deposits and capital gains tax on the sale of shares of stocks and other properties. Top individual taxpayers for 2012 showed that Andrew Tan who …