Situation report on the effects of typhoon Pablo (NDRRMC), December 7, 2012, as of 5 a.m.

Update as of December 7, 2012, 5 a.m.


  • Typhoon Pablo maintained its strength and continues to move away from the country.
  • Pablo was located 410 km west of Coron, Palawan.
  • On Friday evening, Pablo will be at 600 km west of Metro Manila.
  • On Saturday evening, Pablo will be at 610 km west of Iba, Zambales outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
  •  All storm warning signals were cancelled / lowered.


Affected population

  • 1,033,364 families/5,141,356 persons were affected in 1,862 Barangays/188 municipalities/29 cities in 26 provinces of Regions IV-B, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and CARAGA.
  • 64,470 families/306,451 are being served inside 569 evacuation centers.


  •  418 dead (73 cadavers identified)
  •  445 injured
  • 383 missing


  •  A total of 1,710 stranded passengers, 227 rolling cargoes, 79 vessels and 15 motor bancaswere stranded in ports all over the Philippines.

Status of lifelines

  • Seven bridges and 12 roads are not passable.
  • Some parts of Surigao del Sur, Lanao del Sur, Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte are still experiencing power outages.
  • As of December 6, 2012, there is no supply of water in San Francisco and Poblacion Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.

Damaged properties

  • A total of 15,850 damaged houses were reported in Regions IV-B, VII, X, XI, and CARAGA. Of which 5,530 were partially damaged while 10,320 were totally damaged.

Cost of assistance

A total of Php9,632,017.18 cost of assistance:

  • Php6,746,815.00 from DSWD
  • Php2,882,602.18 from LGUs
  • the rest from NGOs

Cost of damage

A total of Php4,001,924,688.02 cost of damages.

  •  Php630,970,000.00 infrastructure
  •  Php3,365,534,688.02 agriculture
  •  Php5,420,000.00 private properties

Areas under a State of Calamity (Dec. 7, 5 a.m.)

Region IV-B

  • Magsaysay, Palawan
  • Araceli, Palawan
  • Roxas, Palawan
  • San Vicente, Palawan
  • Taytay, Palawan
  • El Nido, Palawan
  • Cagayancillo, Palawan

Region VII

  •  Siquijor

Region X

  • Baloi, Lanao del Norte
  • Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte
  • Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte
  • Linamon, Lanao del Norte
  • Matungao, Lanao del Norte
  • Pantar, Lanao del Norte
  • Pantao-Ragat, Lanao del Norte
  • Salvador, Lanao del Norte
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Gitagum, Misamis Oriental
  • Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental
  • Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental
  • Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental
  • Libertad, Misamis Oriental
  • Opol, Misamis Oriental
  • Talisayan, Misamis Oriental
  • Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
  • Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental
  • Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental
  • Plaridel, Misamis Occidental

Region XI

  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao Oriental
  • Asuncion, Davao del Norte
  • San Isidro, Davao del Norte

Region XIII

  •  Surigao del Sur

Actions Taken

As of December 6, 2012, AFP, BFP, PNP, DOH, PCG, DPWH, DSWD, PRC, and RDRRMCs prepositioned their personnel, vehicles, and equipment.


  • NDRRMC Operations Center was on RED ALERT status to monitor and disseminate Severe Weather Bulletins and Gale Warnings on typhoon Pablo to all OCD Regional Centers through SMS and facsimile and uploaded on the NDRRMC website for further dissemination to their respective local disaster risk reduction and management councils (LDRRMCs) from the provincial down to the municipal levels.
  • NDRRMC has planned to implement the cluster approach coordination mechanism to immediately address the needs and requirements in the areas in Mindanao.
  • As part of the cluster approach humanitarian response, the UNDAC team through the UN–OCHA arrived in Manila to support the NDRRMC in the conduct of immediate Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDANA)
  • The NDRRMC OPCEN, in coordination with the UN Humanitarian Country Team (UNHCT), conducted a brief initial planning meeting last December 4, 2012, 9 a.m., to plan for the conduct of Joint–NDRRMC-UNHCTRDANA. It was agreed in the meeting that Regions X, XI, and CARAGA will be prioritized for the initial conduct of RDNA and second assessment in Regions IV-B, VI, VII, and VIII.
  •  The NDRRMC issued two memoranda :
  • First, inviting the national and global cluster leads /or any representative to attend the Inter-cluster coordination meeting last December 4 at 1 p.m. to discuss the conduct of the Joint NDRRMC-HCT RDANA in the above regions. The agenda of the meeting will cover the following: initial update of impact of TY Pablo; issues and concerns, organization of the joint NDRRMC-HCT team (terms of reference and timeline of deployment)
  • Second one is informing the Regional Directors of OCD Regions X, XI, and CARAGA that three teams will conduct a Joint NDRRMC-HCT RDANA in their respective regions. Further, directing them to schedule a regional briefing for the Joint RNA upon arrival and to provide the itinerary and logistics for the rapid needs assessment teams in terms of accommodations, meals, and vehicles, working area and Internet connection. Also to provide the team with list of Regional counterpart (name and agency) and list of most affected areas that has not enough.
  • The ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) on Disaster Management along with the joint NDRRMC-HCT will be deployed in the conduct of Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) on December 5, 2012 in the Mindanao area to gather information/data on humanitarian needs. The AHA Center is also willing to provide support to the NDRRMC on the requirements in the disaster stricken areas. Moreover, the NDRRMC-OPCEN issued a Memorandum Order regarding the OCD Team who will join the joint NDRRMCHCT RNA.
  • UN-OCHA prepares their team for humanitarian action in all areas affected by typhoon Pablo.


  • Assigned Detailed Duty Officers (DDO) at the NDRRMC OPCEN for prompt coordination with their respective bureaus; continuously disseminates Severe Weather Bulletins, provides media interviews regarding weather updates. And continuously track the movement of typhoon Pablo.


  • Continuous posting of updates on typhoon Pablo on the Official Gazette ( and its social media channels.
  • Continuously provides updates on typhoon Pablo via traditional and social media from the Presidential Spokespersons.


  • Alerted its operational units to assist local DRRMCs and LGUs and prepositioned SAR equipment.
  • 8th Infantry Division, TOG8-PAF, PCG, PNP, and PN response teams are on standby for possible deployment.
  • AFP prepositioned a PAF Aircraft for the use of OCD5 for disaster response and assessment operation in Bicol, particularly in Masbate province and Ticao Island.
  • The 65IB and 51IB of the Phil Army were dispatched to assist the population affect.
  • 671B and 701Bde conducted search and rescue and retrieval operations at Municipality of Boston, Davao Oriental.


  • Issued Memo to all RDs in affected areas and concerned NSUs on December 2, 2012, directing them to activate respective Disaster Incident Management Task Groups (DIMTGs); forward deployment and prepositioning of Search and Rescue (SAR) assets; inform/warn community leaders on necessary disaster preparedness/actions; and coordinate with the local DRRMCs; provide police assistance in the evacuation of residents and deployment of personnel at the evacuation centers: clearing of major thoroughfares and highways in coordination with DPWH and LGUs: provide assistance in the conduct of medical and relief operations and conduct of actual SAR operations.
  •  PNP-PRO IV-B activated DRRM Committee, assisted stranded passengers in Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Romblon, and provided assistance at the evacuation centers in Palawan.
  • PNP-PRO X deployed 142 SAR Teams and cooperated in the joint cleanup operations conducted by various government agencies in the affected areas.
  • PNP-PRO XI conducted search, rescue and retrieval operations in Compostela Valley and Davao Provinces.
  • PNP MARITIME GROUP – RMU 8 deployed teams in Samar and Leyte. RMU 10 also deployed teams in Cagayan de Oro, Ozamiz, Oroquieta, Mahinog, Camiguin, lligan, Lugait, and Manticao. RMU 11 deployed teams in Davao del Norte.

Red Cross

  • Prepositioned relief goods in Mandaue City and held an emergency meeting for the tasking of volunteers.


  • OIC, PCG directed all Fire Stations under Red Alert and prepositioned their respective manpower and equipment.
  • BFP RO 10 conducted search and rescue operations, clearing operations, assisted in the evacuation centers, and rationed water to evacuation centers.

Coast Guard

  • Warned the operators of small vessels, MBCAs and FBCs’ to avoid sailing in the southeastern and eastern section of the country.
  • CGS Davao has cancelled all voyages from Sta. Ana Pier Davao City bound to Kaputian and Talicud Island, Island Garden of Samal.
  • PCG & NAVY of VI suspended sea vessels trips.


  • Directed its District Engineers in areas likely to be hit by typhoon Pablo to be on stand-by and preposition all heavy equipment in strategic areas.
  • DPWH provided three trucks for the transport of 2,000 family packs from DSWD to the province of Davao Oriental.
  • DPWH XI conducted assessment and coordinated clearing of roads.


  • Directed CHDs likely to be hit by typhoon Bopha to raise code white alert status and activate their respective disaster operations center (DOCs) in Regions V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM.
  • Region VIII – First aid kit worth Php183,000.00 and family kit worth Php106,200.00
  • Region X – drugs and medicines worth Php50,000.00 and buffer stock worth Php500,000.00
  • Region XI – drugs and medicines worth Php50,000.00 to each province.
  • Region XII – drugs and medicines worth Php250,000.00 to each province, with buffer stock of Php1.5M
  • CARAGA – drugs and medicines worth Php180,000.00 to each of the 5 provinces
  • ARMM – drugs and medicines (amount still undetermined
  • DOH coordinated with UNICEF for provision of three (3) units of Mobile Water Treatment Device, two for Davao City and one for CARAGA, 450 units of Latrine Slabs, and 100-200 units of Portable Toilets. Nutrition Cluster Partners involved in the Initial Rapid Assessment are UNICEF, WFP, Save the Children, ACF and Plan International.
  • CHD-XI is on Code Red Alert Status, provided fifty cadaver bags to Command Post in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, and deployed Assessment Team in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.
  • DOH-CO prepared Php5,455,112.23 worth of assorted drugs and medicines, Aquatabs. Lime, Cadaver Bags, Waterine, and Oral Rehydration Salt to be delivered to CHD XI and CARAGA.


  • Alerted its Field offices along the typhoon path such as FOs CARAGA, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, and XI and advised to closely monitor the situation particularly those flashflood and landslide prone areas within their jurisdiction and provide reports on any events, status of stand-by funds and stockpile.
  • Prepositioned Php3.70 million stand-by funds and Php38.64 million worth of relief supplies in all DSWD-FOs along the typhoon path, amounting to Php42.35 million.
  • DSWD VII activated Quick Response Teams (QRTs), pre-positioned food and nonfood items for Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor, readied 2,000 family packs containing rice and canned goods.
  • DSWD X pre-packed food items for 10,000 families; activated its Crisis Intervention Office and Quick Response Fund (QRF) are in placed.
  • DSWD XI has standby 2,155 packs of food items and they’re now packing additional 2,000 packs of food items.
  • DSWD I prepositioned 500 family food packs per province for the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.
  • DSWD is continuously managing evacuation centers nationwide. Food and non-food items were distributed in affected areas.
  • DSWD XI provided 14,500 food packs for Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.


  •  Activated the DILG Disaster Monitoring System and directed all LGUs in Regions CARAGA, 10, 11, 8, 7, 6, 12, ARMM, 5, 4A, 4B, 3, and NCR to immediately convene their respective LDRRMCs, reactivate their respective LDRRMOs, assess local community vulnerability and institute appropriate measures such as pre-emptive evacuation in order to ensure the safety of all residents.
  • Directed all coastal LGUs in the Eastern seaboard to prevent fishermen from going to sea effective December 3, 2012.
  • Directed LGUs to ensure that all early warning systems are working, immediately prepare evacuation centers, and to continue to coordinate with OCD, DSWD and other concerned government agencies.
  • Culasi MDRRMO instructed LCE to be ready and alert; transportation on standby at the Public Market beginning afternoon of December 3, 2012.
  • DILG provincial office identified the immediate needs in Compostela Valley. The needs are as follows: potable water, relief goods (food), and clothing.


  • Advised LGUs/local executives to check geo-hazard maps to locate flood-prone areas.

National Grid Corporation

  • Ensured the reliability of communications equipment, availability of hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damages to facilities, as well as the positioning of line crews in strategic areas, to facilitate immediate restoration work.
  • Overall Disaster Command Center, which operates 24 hours a day, will monitor all power restoration activities, reports, updates from the Regional Command Centers in North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
  • NGCP Bohol activated its operation center to respond to power outages due to broken lines.


  •   Assisted OCD in the dissemination of weather and warning bulletins to the public.


  • Provided hot meals and distributed relief items and bottled waters in evacuation centers in affected areas. SAR Teams were also deployed.


  • DA XI in coordination with NIA XI conducted assessment on damages to agriculture.