The Philippine Red Cross estimates three million Filipinos live in the direct path of Mangkhut, communications officer Mary Joy Evalarosa told AFP.
Mangkhut has already swept past the USA territory of Guam, in the western Pacific, where it caused flooding and power outages.
As the U.S. east coast braces for Hurricane Florence, an even stronger super typhoon is barreling down on southeast Asia, with Hong Kong and Macau square in its path. The Pearl River Delta region, which includes Hong Kong and Macau, is among the most densely populated in the world.
The storm is expected to make landfall in northern Cagayan on Saturday morning and bring heavy rains within its 900-km diameter.
Mangkhut, the 22nd typhoon this year, will pass through the Philippines with estimated maximum sustained winds of 250 kilometres per hour (155 miles per hour), reported The Philippine Star.
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. encouraged passengers travelling this weekend to and from Hong Kong to re-book and the airline will waive the fees.
The storm, which is the strongest to hit the Philippines this year, is also threatening farmlands in Luzon just before the rice and corn harvest.
Weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tropical Depression "Neneng" brought light to moderate rains over the Batanes and Calayan group of islands on Monday as it formed 22 kilometers north of capital town of Basco.
FULL ALERT status has been activated by various government agencies as typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) entered the Philippine area Wednesday afternoon.
The Observatory said it expected to issue the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 around midday, a second-level warning.
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