"We plan to move people out of coastal villages," AFP quoted Nigel Lontoc, a senior civil defense official for the region, as saying.
Lontoc added that a total of 24,000 people would be evacuated from the coastal province of Aurora, which is expected to be hit by Typhoon Maysak in the early hours of Sunday.
He spoke as state weather forecasters warned that Maysak’s maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers (99 miles) per hour, was on a collision course with the Philippines.
They predicted that the storm, which had been a super-typhoon but has since weakened to typhoon strength, might lose more steam after crossing the main Philippine island of Luzon, but that large waves of up to two meters (6.6 feet) may hit the area.
Meanwhile, Philippine Social Welfare Undersecretary Vilma Cabrera has said that around 10,000 tourists had been warned to stay away from Aurora’s beaches.
Separately, local fishermen were ordered not to go out to sea while Typhoon Maysak remained close to the eastern coastline.
Last week, at least five people were killed and thousands more displaced when the typhoon pummeled the Federated States of Micronesia.