Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country`s lead agency in rice science and development, recently released eight new early maturing varieties, providing farmers with more options on suitable and better varieties to plant. Thelma F. Padolina, division head of the Institute`s Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Division said the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) approved the release of the eight early maturing varieties after […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) had responded to the call of help for the victims of Typhoon Sendong by sending cash donations through the Sagip Kapamilya of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr, PhilRice executive director, lauded the initiative conducted during the Institute`s Christmas program. “The sufficient amount we raised in an instant announcement shows how we hold the value of […]

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Written by the Web Team   Is rice just a source of carbohydrates? Think again. A food scientist based in the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said that rice has more to give than carbohydrates with the consumption of unpolished or brown rice and colored or pigmented rice. Dr. Marissa V. Romero, who recently presented the health benefits of rice in a scientific forum for the media, said that rice […]

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Written by the Web Team   December may not be a popular month for graduation, but for the farmers in Northeastern Luzon, this month is more special with the completion of their training facilitated by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) based in San Mateo, Isabela. About 1,000 farmers had graduated from Palaycheck Field School in separate ceremonies, Dec. 8-9, after finishing two seasons of learning the PalayCheck principles and […]

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Written by the Web Team   While there are rice varieties that have evolved by natural and farmer selection, rice varietal development remains a priority in a country with a fast-growing population and with a rice self-sufficiency goal, a plant breeder based in the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said. Thelma F. Padolina, head of PhilRice`s Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Division, said that breeding is continuously pursued to provide the […]

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Written by the Web Team   Two of the country’s leading runners dominated the Run for Rice, an advocacy run recently organized by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to cap the celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM). Mercedita Manipol-Fetalvero, Philippine’s unrivaled 10K queen, and Army Duty Sergeant Alquin Bolivar clinched the women’s and men’s top medal in the 10K run covering the Quirino Grandstand and Roxas Blvd […]

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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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