Written by the Web Team   The Department of Education (DepEd) joins the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in promoting the value of rice to elementary and high school students. In his talk during the recent 10th ceremonial harvesting at the rice garden in Rizal Park, Manila, Br. Armin A. Luistro, Department of Education secretary, said 13 schools in Manila will set up rice gardens, tentatively called Palayan sa Paaralan, […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) launched the National Year of Rice (NYR) in the Visayas during the Foundation University’s Rice is Life Dumaguete Adventure Marathon, Nov. 18.   Lighting the lanterns shaped into NYR logo,  PhilRice executive director Eufemio T. Rasco Jr. said the logo’s colors, red, blue, and yellow, also the Philippine flag colors, symbolize the nationalism embedded in the campaign. The […]

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Written by the Web Team   Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) backs up the call of Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III to work together for the country to end rice importation and aim for exportation. Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr., PhilRice executive director, said the National Year of Rice is an opportunity for Filipinos to support the government`s commitment to set the record for rice self-sufficiency next year. “We give […]

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Written by the Web Team   President Benigno S. Aquino III launched the National Year of Rice (NYR) 2013, a social marketing and advocacy campaign to help achieve rice self-sufficiency in the country, at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Central Experiment Station, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Nov. 13. On behalf of Aquino, Department of Agriculture (DA) Sec. Proceso J. Alcala marked the event with the unveiling of […]

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Written by the Web Team   President Benigno S. Aquino III said the country will be rice self-sufficient in 2013 with the efficient and honest administration of government agencies and cooperation of the Filipinos. In a speech delivered by Department of Agriculture (DA) Sec. Proceso J. Alcala during the recent 27th anniversary of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Nueva Ecija, Aquino said the country would not only achieve enough […]

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Written by the Web Team   Dr. Francisco T. Duque III, chairman of Civil Service Commission (CSC), lauded Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) as a “cradle of servant heroes” during the Dangal ng PhilRice awarding ceremonies held in Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Nov. 7. “You prove that government is not wanting in men and women who exemplify integrity and excellence despite the challenges of government service,” Duque, […]

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Written by the Web Team   The National Rice Awareness Month, which is celebrated every November, kicked off through a pledge for rice led by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Nov. 5. “As Filipino, I commit myself to helping conserve rice,” about a hundred PhilRice staff pledged in Filipino. They swore not to cook, scoop, or order rice more than what they can consume; and to properly cook rice […]

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Written by the Web Team   President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared 2013 as National Year of Rice through Proclamation No. 494 signed Oct. 18 to intensify the government campaign on achieving rice self-sufficiency. “Part of the strategy to attain rice self-sufficiency is intensified information campaign and social marketing to enjoin producers, consumers, and policymaker to help achieve this goal,” Aquino said in the Proclamation. He also said that […]

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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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