Hundreds of flights in and out across the mainland were cancelled. Some bridges and railroad sections were shut down, thousands of fishing boats and other vessels were moved to safety, and more than 2,600 residents in the southern mainland regions were evacuated due to the possibility of landslides and other concerns.
The state weather service warned on Monday that it could bring strong winds and heavy rains in the central Philippines and parts of the southern tip of the Bicol peninsula in the next 24 hours.
The typhoon had sustained winds of 83 kilometres per hour (51 miles per hour) and gusts up to 101 kilometres per hour (63 miles per hour). Winds were expected to gradually weaken in the afternoon, the observatory said.
On Friday, Philippine authorities issued storm warnings for Cagayan and Ilocos Norte provinces on its northern island of Luzon and for sparsely inhabited islands of Luzon's northern coast. There were no immediate reports of flooding or damage.
The officers used a plastic tub as a to float the one-month-old across high waters and used an umbrella to shield it from heavy rain brought by Super Typhoon Rai.