A social media challenge called #BROWN4good initiated by the Department of Agriculture and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has received a massive hashtag support from the netizens, resulting in more than a million pesos worth of brown rice distributed to chosen charities nationwide. Carried out from August 28 to December 5, 2016, the #BROWN4good Challenge enjoined the netizens to consume at least a cup of brown rice, take a […]

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Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. dela Peña recognized PhilRice’s role in scientific work and inducted some of its able scientists and researchers as new members of the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science (PHILAAS) during his visit to the Institute, January 24. The newly-inducted PHILAAS members are Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang, PhilRice acting deputy executive director for research; Dr. Flordeliza Bordey, PhilRice acting deputy […]

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Elizabeth Arceta Sol from Leganes, Iloilo believes that all farmers are capable of becoming a “rice achiever.” After all, she became one. A retired marketing cooperative secretary, Sol received the 2015 Rice Achiever Award, a commendation given by the Department of Agriculture to farmers who make it big in rice farming. Her story started when she was 28 years old. Her husband, Jerry, convinced her to retire and stay at […]

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DA Assistant Secretary for Field Operations and National Rice and Corn Programs Deputy Director Federico E. Laciste Jr. was given a tour at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, January 17. Laciste visited various facilities and laboratories including the Palayamanan Plus site, FutureRice Farm, Seed Processing Center, Rice Engineering and Mechnization Division, and the Rice Science Museum. He was also briefed on PhilRice’s R&D […]

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The Philippines (PH) currently adopts tariff and quantitative restriction (QR) as trade protection for rice. Tariffs are taxes imposed on traded products; QRs limit the volume of imported rice allowed into the country. Trade protection regulates the influx of cheaper imported rice in the local market, and shields local farmers and traders from superior competition. If government would remove QR, local rice prices would drop (Litonjua and Bordey, 2014; Bordey […]

Of the 23 local government units (LGU) and 39 schools from Metro Manila, the Provincial Government of Sorsogon and San Antonio Elementary School – Silverio Annex in Parañaque City were declared as grand winners in the Search for RICEponsible Champions conducted by the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice), December 27. Baybay City, Leyte and Molave, Zamboanga del Sur received the second and third prize, respectively, in […]

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Thinking of a new year’s resolution? We suggest “healthy eating” as you welcome another year in your life. If you are an office worker, stay-at-home parent, or someone who lives a sedentary lifestyle, these are five principles of healthy eating you should keep in mind:   Eat a complete meal always.  Filipinos typically eat rice and their vegetable and/or meat viands together, leaving out fruits for dessert. Not the best […]

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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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