Written by Coxiela L Cabrera   Rice prices are quite expensive. Do we have a cheaper but healthy alternative? A corn expert said mixing rice and corn is an option. It has long been known that rice is a good source of energy for the body. Most Filipinos cannot let a day pass without eating rice; it’s part of local culture to eat rice three times a day. In developing […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Department of Agriculture (DA), with the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) as lead, is kicking off a nationwide rice production competition dubbed as Palayabangan: The 10-5 Challenge starting this June. Palayabangan aims to level up the rice production standard to 10-5, that is, 10 tons/ha yield (or 200 cav) at only P5 input cost per kilogram of palay. The current average input cost […]

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Written by the Web Team   PhilRice Los Baños trained 28 National Irrigation Systems staff and agricultural technicians (AT) from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit IV-A on the PalayCheck System at the Ouans Worth Farm and Family Resort, Lucena City, from May 6 to 10. This is just one of the series of trainings to be conducted under the Agricultural Support Component of […]

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Written by the Web Team   The country is starting to resume its status as rice exporter. After 40 years, the Philippines is a rice exporter again, and shipped 35 metric tons (MT) of the staple consisting of 15 MT of organic black rice and 20 MT  of aromatic long grain rice to Dubai on May 6. A ceremonial send-off for Philippine rice exports led by the Department of Agriculture […]

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Written by the Web Team   With over 400 participating researchers, Gina D. Balleras, an entomologist based at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Midsayap, won the 2013 Outstanding IAMURE Filipino Researcher award in the World Research Festival (WRF) held at  Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City on May 1-3. The WRF 2013 gives due recognition to “great achievements of individuals and institutions in the production, promotion, utilization and commercialization […]

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Written by the Web Team   Returning scholars of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are getting ready to make farming more profitable. In a recent meeting, executive director Eufemio T. Rasco Jr urged them to support  the “10-5 project,” PhilRice`s new initiative that aims to produce 10 t/ha at P5 input cost for a kilo of rice produced. Rasco said that average rice yield is around 4 t/ha while […]

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Written by the Web Team   When Benigno Aquino III was proclaimed the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, one of the major objectives he set or proclaimed is for the country to become rice self-sufficient by the end of 2013. Some sectors thought that was an “impossible dream” but the Aquino administration strongly believed that rice self-sufficiency can be achieved at the end of this year. President […]

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Written by Alfred Franco T Caballero   Many people will swear to love one spouse in their lifetime but Alfredo Roble swears he will love hybrid rice even in his next life. “Mamatay man ako at mabuhay uli, hybrid pa din ang itatanim ko!”was Roble’s impassioned words during his presentation during the 1st National Hybrid Rice Congress at the Philippine Rice Research Institute in Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva […]

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United for rice. Supporting the National Year of Rice (NYR 2013), hundreds of Santiagueños in Isabela pledged to save rice during the Pattaraday festival, May 2.  Pattaraday, which means unity in Ybanag, is a celebration of the founding anniversary of Santiago City. Although Isabela is one of the country’s top 10 provinces cited as 2012 Agri-Pinoy Rice Achiever, its residences vowed to “eat what we could only consume and eat […]

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Written by the Web Team   A bite for health; a toast for culture. The Asian Institute of Management Conference Center Manila and the Food for Life Bistro Concept Company, Inc. recently held a Tapuy Cooking and Cocktail Concoctions and Brown Rice Cooking Competition in Makati City. Fostering the advocacy of the National Year of Rice (NYR 2013), contest judge Alvin Lim said the “event doesn’t only show talents in […]

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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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