Written by the Web Team   Plant breeders at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country’s lead in rice research and development, are developing micronutrient-rich varieties to help lessen hidden hunger, the country’s leading nutritional problem. During the recent 7th National Biotechnology Week, Dr. Antonio A. Alfonso, director of the Crop Biotechnology Center of the Department of Agriculture, said that rice fortified with iron, zinc, and beta carotene are […]

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Written by the Web Team   PhilRice, the country’s lead in rice science and development, brings to the kids the importance of reducing rice wastage through a comic book published by the Department of Agriculture. To be launched on Nov. 28, Bagong Bayani, a 16-page Japanese comics or manga, tells the story of a young girl who learned the value of not wasting rice the hard way. It features a […]

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Written by the Web Team   The National Rice Awareness Month team of PhilRice announced that farmer victims in Central Luzon will benefit from the Institute’s advocacy run to be conducted at Quirino Grandstand and Roxas Blvd in Manila, Dec. 3. Diadem B. Gonzales, head of PhilRice’s Development Communication Division, said that helping the rice farmers must be prioritized to keep them on track in helping the country achieve its […]

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Written by the Web Team   Close to 500 students from elementary and secondary schools in Metro Manila experienced rice harvesting in an event led by PhilRice at Luneta Park, Nov. 18. The event, co-sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, was part of the series of activities for the National Rice Awareness Month this November. “The ceremonial rice harvesting is a good opportunity for the kids in the metro to […]

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Written by the Web Team   As part of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) celebration, Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr, executive director of PhilRice and Dante S. de Lima, national rice program coordinator, will lead the ceremonial harvesting in the rice garden in Luneta, Nov. 18. Rufino Z. Tamayao, event organizer, said rice officials and heads of partner agencies will harvest Sinampaguita, a traditional rice variety; NSIC 160, inbred; […]

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Written by the Web Team   PhilRice develops nutrient-rich rice to help the malnourished especially in rural areas not reached by government health interventions – a tactic to meet PhilRice’s second corporate strategic goal of helping reduce incidence of malnutrition. Two types of rice with better nutritional quality are being developed or improved by PhilRice: vitamin B-rich brown rice and beta carotene-containing Golden Rice. Dr. Marissa V. Romero, PhilRice food […]

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Written by the Web Team   With the theme, Eat your rice right, PhilRice through its Save Rice, Save Lives Movement enjoins the public to celebrate the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) this November. This year, the Save Rice, Save Lives Movement highlights the importance of eating the right amount of rice and with no leftovers. “Filipinos depend mostly on rice for energy and eat rice more than what is […]

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Written by the Web Team   Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – The 26th anniversary of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country`s lead in rice science and development, will kick off the month-long celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) this November. Set on Nov. 8, the anniversary will highlight the Save Rice, Save Lives pledge to gain public’s commitment in conserving rice to help the […]

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Written by the Web Team   Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – Rice farmers in this town reported that eels have been burrowing in their fields resulting in irrigation water seepage and affecting nutrient and weed management. Farmer Adriano Comilang Sr. said eels are becoming pests as they bore near dikes letting the water seep in through these holes, which are connected to the holes in adjacent field. The […]

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Written by the Web Team   Hybrid rice, the varieties bred by crossing two rice plants with superior qualities, are being improved to survive environment stresses during the wet season, a researcher based in the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) announced in a recent field day conducted at Brgy. Catuguing, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. “In the next two to three years, a new generation of hybrid rice will revolutionize the […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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