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By Emmanuel P. Solis

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 14 (PNA) — This city is establishing a Comprehensive Septage and Wastewater Treatment Facility in the upland area of northern Barangay Banquerohan.

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BEIJING, Oct. 14 — Smog-prone Beijing will adopt a special air pollution control plan for next month's APEC meetings, which features temporary closure of factories in the event of a pollution warning, local authorities said Tuesday.

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TOKYO, Oct. 14 — Typhoon Vongfong having made landfall twice on Monday after sweeping through Okinawa and hitting southwest and western regions of Japan, before side swiping Tokyo early Tuesday and heading northeast toward the Pacific Ocean, left at least two dead and more than 90 injured in its wake.

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MOSCOW, Oct. 14 — Russia's emergency situations ministry discovered a peat fire spread over 20 hectares in Bryansk Region, Russian news agency Gazeta reported Monday.

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 13 — Scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 percent in only two minutes.

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WELLINGTON, Oct. 13 — The diet of a small Malaysian spider could hold the key to curbing the spread of some of the world's worst human diseases, such as malaria, according to research by New Zealand, Singaporean, Chinese and Malaysian scientists.

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CEBU CITY, Oct. 13 — The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) will hold Energy Smart Cebu 2014 on October 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu in Cebu City, a press statement said.

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TOKYO, Oct. 13 — A large typhoon made landfall on the southern tip of the southwestern main island of Kyushu on Monday morning, and is likely to sweep through the Japanese archipelago through the next day, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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WELLINGTON, Oct. 13 — Seabed mining around New Zealand's volcanic exclusive economic zone (EEZ) areas could destroy unique underwater ecosystems and have profound effects on sea life, a leading marine biologist warned Monday.

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MOSCOW, Oct. 13 — Russia does not yet have the weapons suitable for equipping its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) but such possibility is now being discussed, Director of UAV development programs at Russia’s Vega Radio Engineering Corporation Arkady Syroyezhko told RIA Novosti.

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MANILA, Oct. 13 — Those who want to own Pope Francis merchandise should visit branches of a Catholic book store in Metro Manila which have started selling such pope items.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Oct. 13 (PNA) — The government's weather agency will further pursue its bid to even more improve climate information it provides the public.

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MANILA, Oct. 13 — Artists, designers, small gallery owners, struggling painters, art studio owners, among others, who are facing difficulties in sustaining their business can learn to break away from the stereotype of the “starving artist” to become a business-keen creative entrepreneur instead.

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DAGUPAN CITY, Oct. 13 — With less that three weeks to go before the annual All Saints' Day observance, the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) is now almost ready with its traffic rerouting plan in downtown Dagupan in anticipation of heavy traffic to and from the cemeteries on Nov. 1 and 2.

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ILOILO CITY, Oct. 9 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has admitted that it has no capability to make an assessment on the impact or damage caused by the oil spill in Estancia to the environment.

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LONDON, Oct. 9 — The first space weather forecast center opened Wednesday in Exeter, southwestern England.

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MANILA, Oct 9 — In a forensic investigation conducted by Kaspersky Lab experts, a malware being used by cybercriminals has been detected which infects multiple automated teller machines (ATMs) around the world.

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HA NOI, Oct. 9 — There is considerable overlap in the nation's climate change and green growth policies, and the country needs to better prioritize funding in implementing them, the National Assembly Standing Committee said yesterday.

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MOSCOW, Oct. 9 — The next Proton-M with a Briz-M booster will lift off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on October 21, the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on Wednesday.

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BACOLOD CITY, Oct 9 — Some areas in seven villages here went underwater after several hours of torrential rains brought by Typhoon Ompong Wednesday night, causing a number of families to evacuate.

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