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Thousands evacuated as rare December typhoon to hit Philippines

(CNN)Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes in the Philippines as a rare December typhoon edges closer to some of the country's most densely populated areas, including the capital of Manila.Typhoon Kammuri, known locally as Tisoy, is expected to strengthen to the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane by Tuesday morning Philippine time and make landfall in southeastern Luzon, the country's largest and most populous island. Authorities in the Albay province began evacuating 100,000 people in anticipation of the storm, according to the government-run Philippines News Agency (PNA)."We have to evacuate them and for those (residents) who are stubborn, I have directed the police to forcibly bring them to the nearest evacuation ca ...