Typhoon Phanfone made landfall on Christmas Eve and swept across several islands in the central Philippines on Christmas Day.
The Times reports winds knocked down trees and debris, blocking roads and leaving thousands of people stranded.
Mobile phone and internet access on Boracay was cut off on boxing Day and the networks remained down yesterday (27 December).
Travellers planning on flying the the Philippines are advised to contact their airline for further advice. Holidaymakers in the Philippines are advised to remain indoors and follow the advice of local authorities.