A category one typhoon has slammed in to the Philippine capital of Manila and surrounding provinces killing four people.
Flash flooding in some areas meant that families had to be evacuated and moved to temporary shelters.
Winds of up to 120 kph swept across the region bringing down power lines and causing a 90 per cent outage.
The financial markets opened as normal mainly due to buildings in the central business district being powered by back up generators.
Elsewhere 19 fishermen are missing and feared dead after their boast capsized off the coast and nearly 4,000 people were stranded at local ports after ferry services were suspended.
Typhoon Conson lost some of its intensity after hitting the island of Luzon overnight but is expected to regain strength as it heads towards China.