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.
Sen. Sergio Osmeña III wants electricity to be exempted from value added tax under a proposed measure that will amend the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 and the Reformed VAT Law. He said the move aims to ease the burden of the public in paying high electricity rates in the country. “VAT on electricity is another burden on the already over-taxed shoulders of our people, especially those whose incomes are barely enough to cover their basic needs. Osmeña, chairman of the Senate …