December 8, 2014
The Rice Processing Centers (RPCs) intended as shelter for the rice mill and post-harvest facilities and as storage facility for palay seeds also proved to be a safe refuge and shelter from the typhoon of some rural folks in Bicol.
In Buhi town in Camarines Sur some 500 evacuees took refuge at the RPC 1 building constructed by the Department of Agriculture and PhilMech at barangay San Antonio of this municipality. The facility which is being operated by the San Antonio Farmers Irrigators Multi-purpose Cooperative chaired by Loreto Ceneta. The evacuation was facilitated by barangay captain Edito Lleno and Mayor Rey P. Lacoste who provided food.