Super typhoon Haima, the strongest cyclone to hit the Philippines in three years, caused massive destruction in the Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rainfall leading to severe floods. At least 12 people died and tens of thousands were evacuated and taken to safer grounds.
Schools and government offices were all closed while flights and train services were cancelled due to one of the country's worst-ever storms.
Haima, which is locally known as Lawin, littered the Manila Bay with rubbish, toppled power and communication lines and damaged many houses in the northern part of the country.
Haima is the 12th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year and the second one in a week, after typhoon Sarika struck on Sunday.
One person was killed due to Sarika while three people are still missing. Authorities say every year, an average of 20 typhoons hit the Southeast Asian nation.