Situation report on the effects of typhoon Pablo (NDRRMC), December 13, 2012, as of 10 a.m.

Update as of December 13, 2012, 10 a.m. (NDRRMC)


State of National Calamity

  • On December 7, 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III placed the country under a State of National Calamity, by virtue of Proclamation No. 522, s. 2012.

Affected Population

  • The total number affected in 1,946 barangays / 252 municipalities / 36 cities in 30 provinces of Regions IV-B, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and CARAGA: 528,750 families / 5,474,313 persons.
  • The total number currently being served by 63 evacuation centers is 19,212 families / 79,885 persons.


  • 902 persons dead (with 567 identified)
  • 2,661 persons injured
  • 934 missing
  • 136 rescued

Status of lifelines

  • Nineteen (19) bridges and seven (7) roads are still not passable.
  • Thirty-five (35) areas are still experiencing power interruption.
  • Six (6) areas are experiencing interruption in water supply.
  • Communication was restored in Compostela Valley, and only three (3) areas in Davao Oriental are currently having interrupted communication.

Damaged Properties

  • A total of 148,887 houses were reported damaged in Regions IV-B, VI, VII, X, XI, and CARAGA, of which 88,090 were partially damaged and 60,797 were totally damaged.

Cost of Damage

  • The total cost of damage amounts to PhP14,303,051,878.05. Breakdown as follows:
    • P4,575,011,300.00 = damage to infrastructure.
    • P9,679,353,165.05 = damage to agriculture.
    • P48,687,413.00 = damage to private property.

Cost of Assistance

  • The total cost of assistance amounts to PhP76,361,221.48. Breakdown as follows:
    • P34,268,968.20 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
    • P21,337,801.73 from local government units.
    • P16,587,036.62 from the Department of Health.
    • P3,505,706.93 from NDRRMC.
    • P2,661,708.00 from NGOs/other GOs.

Actions Taken


  • 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. Updates were sent through SMS and facsimile and were uploaded on the NDRRMC website, for further dissemination to the OCDRCs’ 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 affected 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 at 9 a.m. on December 4, 2012 to plan for the conduct of Joint NDRRMC-HCT RDANA. 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 (2) Memoranda:
      • First memorandum: Inviting the national and global cluster leads or any of their representatives to attend the Inter-cluster coordination meeting at 1:00 p.m. of December 4, 2012, 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, and the organization of the joint NDRRMC-HCT team (terms of reference and timeline of deployment).
      • Second memorandum: Informing the Regional Directors of OCD Regions X, XI, and CARAGA that three (3) 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, vehicles, working area, and internet connection. Also, to provide the team with a list of regional counterparts (name and agency) and a list of most affected areas.
      • The ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) on Disaster Management, along with the joint NDRRMC-HCT RDANA, 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 is preparing 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 disseminated Severe Weather Bulletins, provided media interviews regarding weather updates. And continuously tracked 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.
  • Posted Proclamation No. 522, declaring a State of National Calamity at the Official Gazette website.


  • 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 Philippine Army were dispatched to assist the population affect.
  • The 671B and 701Bde conducted search and rescue and retrieval operations at Municipality of Boston, Davao Oriental.
  • Eastmincom provided trucks and assisted the transportation of Non-Food Items to Municipality of New Bataan, ComVal Province.
  • 6718 and 701st BOE 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); to forward deployment and prepositioning of Search and Rescue (SAR) assets; to inform/warn community leaders on necessary disaster preparedness/actions; and to coordinate with the local DRRMCs; to provide police assistance in the evacuation of residents and deployment of personnel at the evacuation centers; to the clearing of major thoroughfares and highways in coordination with DPWH and LGUs; to 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 – RMU8 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.
  • PNP, through PCRG, donated 1,800 pcs. Blankets for relief operations for the flood victims.
  • PNPXI mobilized one (1) company of 8AR for Search & Retrieval Operations.

Philippine Red Cross

  • Prepositioned relief goods in Mandaue City and held an emergency meeting for the tasking of volunteers.
  • PRC Davao Chapter together with ComVal Chapter deployed and assisted the search and rescue operations.
  • Ongoing rescue operations in Compostella Valley (Municipality of Compostela, New Bataan).
  • ILIGAN: Facilitated transfer of 900 individuals to identified evacuation centers, Facilitated transport of 3 individuals to Adventist Medical Center for immediate medical attention, Rescued a total of 34 persons (2 elderly, 3 children, 29 adults).
  • COMPOSTELA VALLEY: facilitated evacuation and first aid management to 41 wounded individuals in New Bataan.
  • BACOLOD: assisted 92 families 1437 persons during preemptive evacuation.
  • DAVAO ORIENTAL: 1 PSP team deployed from Cagayan de Oro to Baganga, Davao Oriental, 3 teams are still deployed in Baganga.


  • 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.
  • BFP Tandag City together with PNP conducted roving and announced the coming of Tropical Storm Pablo using its public address system to the communities near the shoreline areas and assisted in the preemptive evacuation conducted in the same area.
  • A total of thirty nine (39) fire trucks and 310 personnel were deployed in CARAGA.
  • BFP Tandag City Fire Station personnel distributed goods to the evacuees in Tandag City Gymnasium.
  • BFP XI provided fire trucks for delivery of portable water to evacuation centers.

Philippine 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.
  • PCG transported relief goods and medicine with a medical team of doctors and nurses from Mati Port to Cateel, Davao Oriental.
  • PCG transported assorted relief goods from Manila to Sasa Wharf, Davao City.
  • Conducted transported relief goods to the Municipalities of Baganga, Cateel, and New Boston, Davao Oriental.


  • 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 (3) 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 Pablo 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 (2) for Davao City and one (1) 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 PhP 5,455,112.23 worth of assorted drugs and medicines, Aquatabs. Lime, Cadaver Bags, Waterine and Oral Rehydration Salt to be delivered to CHD XI and CARAGA.
  • CHD-XII provided 100 pcs cadaver bags, aqua tabs and assorted medicine worth PhP399,744.00.
  • MHPSS cluster coordinated with deployment teams such as NCMH, Southern Philippines Medical Center, Cotabato Regional Medical Center, Cotabato Regional Medical Center.
  • MHPSS cluster facilitated reproduction of MHPSS IEC materials for dissemination to affected regions.
  • Dispatched Health Workers to different Health Units of the region to support the health requirements .
  • Delivered assorted drugs and medicine, supplies and cadaver bags to Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley Province.
  • Dispatched two (2) Rapid Health Assessment Teams to Cateel, Boston, Baganga, and New Bataan.


  • 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 to provide reports on any events, status of stand-by funds and stockpile.
  • Prepositioned P132.46 million stand-by funds and P28.27 million worth of relief supplies in all DSWD-FOs along the typhoon path, amounting to P 160.73 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.  §  DSWD CAR activated SWAD and QUART Teams.
  • DSWD IV-B prepositioned P393,592.38 in standby funds, Php1,332,379.09 worth of relief supplies and 1,049 family food packs for Palawan.
  • DSWD provided P33.6 million worth of relief augmentation support or approximately 134,396 family food packs to affected LGUs. Repacking of family food packs are continuously being undertaken to address the demand for relief support, especially in isolated areas in the hardest hit areas of Region XI and CARAGA
  • Transported 600 sacks of rice worth P1,050,000.00 for Region XI through the C-130 of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Released P14 million to DSWD-CARAGA earmarked for standby funds for relief (P13 million), assistance to individuals in crisis (P280,000.00) and for emergency shelter assistance (P720,000.00).
  • DSWD allocated the P9.57 million donation from the Government of Japan thru JICA to Region XI consisting of tents (300 sets), plastic sheets (200 pieces), polyester tanks (2,130 units) and sleeping mattress (2,820 pieces) set for airlifting on board the C-130 of the PAF-AFP.
  • Installation of two (2) mobile storage units (MSUs) for relief warehousing and management scheduled for setting-up today in Nabunturan and Trento, all in the Province of Compostela Valley. The former will serve the 11 affected towns in Compostela Valley and the latter will serve the affected towns in Agusan del Norte and Sur, Surigao del Norte and Sur, Dinagat Islands, all in CARAGA and the Province of Davao Oriental in Region XI.
  • Deployed a 31-man team of stress debriefers (15) and evacuation center managers (16) from DSWD XI in the hardest hit towns in the Provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. The conduct of stress debriefing shall be based on the readiness of the victims to undergo the process.


  • 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 03 December 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 03 December 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.
  • PNRC Camiguin Deployed 1 team (composed) to conduct assessment and data gathering in the area.  PNRC COMVAL Established welfare desk at New Bataan.
  • PNRC Davao Oriental Assessment 3 (NHQ) deployed to Baganga thru Philippine Naval Ship.
  • PNRC Surigao del Sur distributed relief goods to all affected Barangays.
  • PNRC Palawan PSP provider was activated in Roxas to give CISM to affected relatives of missing and dead.
  • Deployed 2 chapter Disaster Response Teams to Roxas and Taytay Municipalities.
  • 21 students from PSU mobilized to repack relief goods.


  • DA XI in coordination with NIA XI conducted assessment on damages to agriculture.
  • DA Regional Field Units (RFUs) are continuously assessing damages and preparing to rehabilitate the affected areas.
  • DA positioned seeds and planting materials to supply affected farmers so they can replant and recrop losses.
  • DA the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) has already prepared payment of insurance claims valued at P21M, which will be released within 20 days.
  • DA XI and NIA conducted assessment on the affected areas regarding the agricultural aspect.


  • MARINA is coordinating the vessel owners for the transport of relief goods in Mati City.


  • MMDA rescue team assisted NDRRMC New Bataan for search and retrieval operations.
  • Rescue team assisted MDRRMC New Bataan in Search and Retrieval Operations in the Municipality of New Bataan, Compostela Valley.
  • Rescue Team headed by Mr. Daet of Albay assisted P/M/DRRMC in conducting Search and Retrieval Operations in the Municipality of Cateel, Davao Oriental.


  • NBI Medical Team assisted New Bataan Municipality in identifying the dead bodies.