Things you need to know this morning, October 31

Kim Arveen Patria
Kim Arveen Patria
Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
This handout photo taken on October 30, 2013 and released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau (MPB) shows Philippine President Benigno Aquino delivering an address to the nation on live television broadcast from Malacanang Palace in Manila. President Aquino went on national television October 30, to publicly declare that he was "not a thief" in an attempt to head off a growing corruption scandal that threatens to derail his political agenda. AFP PHOTO/Robert Vinas/MPB ---RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Robert Vinas/ Malacanang Photo Bureau" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS--------

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.