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.
On Wednesday, G-7 foreign ministers issued a Declaration on Maritime Security expressing alarm over “unilateral actions, such as large scale land reclamation, which change the status quo and increase tensions” in the region. In their communiqué, which did not specifically mention China, the ministers expressed belief that reclamation activities were meant to “change the status quo” in the West Philippine Sea and South China Sea, through which 40 percent of global trade passes. …