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 Monday, October 7:
1. Aquino highlights ‘inclusive growth’ in APEC meet
In his first speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Indonesia, President Benigno Aquino III stresses the importance of economic growth felt throughout the country.
2. As U.S. Asia ‘pivot’ falters, China steps in
It was the United States that announced that it will be “back to stay” in Asia, but China seems to be beating the global power in boosting ties with other Asian nations.
3. Who is Megan Young’s new defender?
An international artist has joined the public outcry against one Divina DeDiva’s racial slur against Miss World 2013 Megan Young and all Filipinos in general.
4. San Mig finishes off Meralco, storms into finals
San Mig Coffee punched its return ticket to the PBA Governors Cup finals but not after surviving a hard-fighting Meralco crew Sunday night.
5. Talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer?
It’s been theorized that talcum powder applied on the vagina finds its way up the female genital tract and on the surface of the ovary.
Saudi Arabia launched a new tourist visa program this week that allows foreigners to visit the kingdom’s tourist and historical sites. Announced out of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities earlier this year, visitors are now able to apply for a tourist visa under the Extended Umrah Tourism Programme and stay in the country for up to 30 days. According to the Saudi Gazette, foreigners from 65 countries will be eligible for the new tourist visa. Saudi Arabia is home to two of the …