Typhoon-ravaged Philippine region braces for new storm

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AP) — A typhoon blew closer yesterday to a northeastern Philippine region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just over a week ago, officials said, adding that thousands of villagers were being evacuated again to safety.

Typhoon Vamco gained strength with sustained winds of 135 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 165kph before it was forecast to slam ashore into the Polillo islands in Quezon province yesterday night or early today.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin