For the information of the public, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center (NDRRMC) follows an official and standard process when reporting on the number of casualties in tragedies. Therefore, pending necessary requirements and procedures, all reported figures in the news remain unofficial.
A December 5, 2012 press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: For their outstanding contributions to the safety and health of their workers and their workplaces and communities, 28 companies and 11 individuals have been declared winners of the 8th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan, the Department of Labor and Employment’s highest and most prestigious award for occupational health and safety, Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced yesterday.
As of 1 p.m. of December 5, 2012, the eye of Typhoon Pablo was located 80 km northwest of Roxas, Northern Palawan.
Typhoon Pablo has further weakened as it continues to move toward northern Palawan. It was last located 120 km northeast of Puerto Princesa City with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is moving west-northwest at 24 kph.
As of 10:20 a.m. of December , 2,000 family packs have been released; the packing of relief goods continues with the help of volunteers.
As of 12 noon of December 5, 2012, the eye of Typhoon Pablo was located 70 km northeast of Roxas, Northern Palawan.
We are pleased with the announcement that inflation for the month of November had slowed down to 2.8 percent from October’s 3.1 percent. This small reduction in inflation brings the consumer price index from January to November this year to 3.2 percent or well within the lower range of the medium-term target of 3–5 percent set in the Philippine Development Plan.
Speech of President Aquino at the League of Municipalities of the Philippines general assembly, December 5, 2012
Nahaharap na naman po sa pagsubok ang ating bansa, at lagi nating pinatutunayan sa ganitong mga pagkakataon kung anong uri ng lahi mayroon tayo. Tirik man ang araw, o may banta ng bagyo, nasa kabilang panig man ng mundo, o nakatira sa mga pinakaliblib na sitio, lalong tumitingkad sa mga panahon ng pagsubok tulad nito ang kakayahan ng mga Pilipino na magkapit-bisig para sa kapwa, at magtulungan sa ngalan ng nag-iisa nating bansa.