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.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Japanese Navy’s biggest warship at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines, 70 years after US forces sank it. Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of the World War II battleship Musashi’s rusty bow, which bore the Japanese empire’s Chrysanthemum seal. The American billionaire, who has also pursued space exploration, said his luxury yacht and exploration ship, the M/Y Octopus, found the Musashi one kilometer (1.6 miles) deep on the …