The holiday season in the Philippines is filled with endless reunions, weddings, and karaoke sessions with friends and families. It is the time of the year again of binge-eating and pairing our staple food with lechon, hamon, or another carb such as pasta. Whether you come from a far-flung province, practice a different religion, or speak a dying language, you cannot escape from rice this holiday season. Be riceponsible during […]

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The face of the Filipino farmers will continue to evolve as they tread the path to success. The farmers of the future are the best versions of who they are today.

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A shift in the Filipino’s interest is gleaned from Nueva Ecija teachers encouraging their elementary students to visit museums to complement school learning. “We want our students to be better persons when they grow up so we are exposing them to other educational institutions that will help shape their perceptions about themselves and the world,” Dr. Genalyn Tangonan, Principal III of Maligaya Elementary School in Muñoz, said. Organized by the […]

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PhilRice Acting Executive Director, Dr. Sailila E. Abdula, was awarded as Outstanding Agricultural Researcher during the 46th National Gawad Saka Awarding Ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center, December 12. Abdula was recognized for his significant contributions in the research and development of NSIC Rc120 (Matatag 6) and Rc226 (Tubigan 20). These varieties were developed and released to address the tungro rice disease infestation in Southern Mindanao. He was also […]

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Sadyang hindi na mapipigilan ang pagpapatupad ng trade liberation o pinaluwag ng kalakalan sa bansa. Kay naman, mas mainam nang maging handa! Alamin ang iba’t ibang diskarte upang makasabay ang mga magsasakang Pinoy sa ibang bansa.

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Farmers’ achievement in the unfavorable condition is shown through a month-long exhibit spearheaded by the Rice Science Museum of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).  Launched on November 25 at Balay Dingras in Ilocos Norte, the exhibit titled, Balligi ni Mannalon (Farmers’ Victory), features photo stories showing the traits of the Ilocano farmers and the role of women in rice farming. These traits include being wise, patient, meticulous, and resourceful. “Our […]

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To provide high-quality seeds to farmers and seed growers, the first state-of-the-art rice seed processing facility that houses advanced equipment was inaugurated at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Science City of Muñoz, December 6. Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) under the project Enhancing the capacity of production and distribution of high-quality rice seeds, the said facility is worth more than $2 M and can process up […]

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Photo credit/IRRI PhilRice joined the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in commemorating the 50th anniversary of IR8’s official release during the Partners’ and Farmers’ Day at IRRI’s headquarters, in Los Baños, Laguna, November 29. The semi-dwarf and high-yielding IR8, IRRI’s first rice variety, was released in November 1966 and sparked the green revolution in the 1970s. According to IRRI, it is believed to have saved many regions of Asia from […]

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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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