Although sea surface temperature varies a little, warmer water are observed near philippines coast with colder at near east of Guam. Depth 26 isotherm also shows a broader area of above 26C though not as warm as 2008 across the area. Example of the effect of this was typhoon Imbudo (http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dataphod1/work/HHP/VAL/IMBUDO/HHP_Imbudo.jpg) (http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dataphod1/work/HHP/imbudo.html). In this imagery shows a sudden intensification of Imbudo to a almost super typhoon as it moves to higher SST, OHC and SHA.
If this condition persist, a stronger tropical cyclone expected over 8-22N,126-138E as rapid deepening and drop of sea surface pressure likely as warmer and plenty of moisture expected over the area which is main ingredient for intensification of TC.
As observed, rainfall anomalies over the area near east of the Philippines shows above normal amount as convections along the area keeps developing due to high moisture content over the area.