Out of 393 cyclone-vulnerable cities in 31 countries, 40 percent of the burden of storm-surge catastrophes falls on three cities - Manila, Karachi and Jakarta.
Ayala Land is investing three billion pesos (58 million dollars) building five dormitories on four sites in the Makati and Taguig business districts.
"Our country is turning into a graveyard. People are getting killed everyday and we bury the dead everyday, just like in the time of Marcos," anti-Duterte protest leader Pedro Gonzales said.
Flood waters were waist-deep in some parts of Manila, blocking several traffic arteries including the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue connecting the northern and southern parts of the city.