The Philippines' national disaster agency said that about 15,000 people, most of them from areas prone to flooding in Manila and those in other low-lying provinces, had been moved into evacuation centres.
Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who is seen as a possible contender to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte in next year's election, was ousted as ruling party leader after a row with Duterte.
In a nightmarish situation, Covid-19 patients in Manila are being forced to drive from one hospital to the next as emergency rooms and even their waitlists run over capacity.
Manila condemns Beijing's "unlawful presence" around contested Spratly Islands, saying more than 200 Chinese ships are scattered across there, while China says all vessels are fishing ships sheltering from bad weather.
Battle between economic optimism and fears about inflation and possible rate hikes that recovery will fuel has continued to play out on trading floors.
Italian nurses at the Castelli Hospital turn a doorframe into a plastic hugging area for Covid-19 patients.
More than 350,000 people were evacuated to safety, mainly residents fleeing vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas before the Typhoon Vamco passed hit the Phillipines, toppling power poles and trees and damaging homes.
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila, trapping some people on rooftops and claiming at least one life in another part of the country.
Typhoon Goni hit Catanduanes Island before dawn with sustained winds of 225 kilometres per hour. It came a week after Typhoon Molave battered the same region, killing 22 people.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
Maria Ressa, 56, and her news site Rappler have been the target of legal action and probes after publishing stories critical of Duterte's policies, including his drug war that has killed thousands.
Campaigners want an independent probe into the socio-economic issues that led to minorities being more vulnerable to Covid-19.
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