The 16th typhoon of the year in the country, "Pedring" (international name "Nesat") brought not only heavy rains but also really strong winds up to 120 kph. Click on these photos to see larger images.
As of this writing, at least 18 people have died, many dozens still missing -- mostly due to drowning or penned by falling trees or collapsed walls while inside their houses. Fatalities usually rise after the storm has passed as indirect effects -- diseases from dirty water, infected wounds and animal bites -- set in.
Cobblestones along the seawall were thrown out. But look at the Filipinos strolling the seawall after the high waves have passed. Typical "cool" Filipinos :-)
I really hope that there will be no idiots around who will boldly proclaim, "Man-made global warming causes less rains and more rains, less typhoon and more typhoon."