What you need to know this morning, October 7

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Philippine president Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during a conversation on Inclusive Growth with Peruvian president Ollanta Humala (unseen) at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 06 October 2013. Indonesia's resort island of Bali is hosting the APEC Summit from 01 to 08 October 2013. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

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.