There is a peculiar reason why the Rose Kambingan Kainan in Sapang, Jaen, Nueva Ecija is a long-time favorite of its loyal customers. Aside from their delectable goat meat-based dishes, the humble restaurant is known for serving the best variety of rice – soft, white, and steamy. In a day, the restaurant cooks 25kg of rice from 7AM to 8PM. Cashier Epifania Ramos identifies NSIC Rc160 and Rc218 rices as […]

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  Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has bred two promising hybrid lines that show outstanding high-yielding performance and resistance to bacterial leaf blight (BLB). Joanne D. Caguiat, PhilRice hybrid project leader, said most of the previously released hybrid rice varieties lack sufficient resistance to bacterial leaf blight (BLB), one of the common rice plant diseases that can cause a yield loss of […]

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Let’s begin by imagining a Filipino father of three eating a riceless meal. He desperately realizes that rice has become so near yet so far, as though rice were only for the rich. His wife reiterates to him that their remaining money isn’t for rice alone. He finishes his fourth boiled banana. Meal over. At least, he saw his wife and kids enjoy the available “lugaw.” Now, back to reality. […]

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To provide awareness on the annual yield increase of rice due to researches on improving traits associated to high yield, PhilRice conducted a seminar on Genetic gain in rice held at its Central Experiment Station in Maligaya, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, April 20. Dr. Shoba Venkatanagappa, senior scientist of the International Rice Research Institute, served as the speaker. In the seminar, Dr. Venkatanagappa explained that genetic gain in […]

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Do you still remember the iconic line of the late Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ) in the film Batas Sa Aking Kamay? Playing the role as a police officer, FPJ said, “Di ako kumakain ng bigas, Major. Sinasaing ko muna para maging kanin bago ko kainin.” Three decades since the film’s release, Senator Grace Poe, FPJ’s daughter, found herself at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to visit her iconic father […]

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PhilRice, in partnership with the Bureau of Agricultural Research and International Rice Research Institute, developed new machines to help farmers cut on fuel and labor costs. The Hydrous Bioethanol Fuel-Feeding Device, installed in a modified spark-ignition engine, uses hydrous bioethanol fuel to power small agricultural machines. “It can power microtillers, power tiller haulers, micromills, water pumps, pump boats, and other machines operated by gasoline engine,” said Engr. Alexis Belonio, lead […]

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Out of ingenuity and resourcefulness, the Grade 10 students of Baluan National High School (BNHS) in General Santos City fabricated a simple, open-type carbonizer that farming families can duplicate in their own households. Agri-crop students Joshua Padilla, Jenny Algarme, Arhon James Patricio, Selwyn Luayon, 16, and Amie Lym Dedel, 17, shared that their version of the carbonizer first emerged as a school project after watching a video presentation on the […]

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Midsayap, Cotabato – PhilRice Midsayap trained the Ulamas (muslim religious leaders) in Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to become rice advocates, April 3-7. In the one-week training, PhilRice equipped 20 Ulamas with technical knowledge on integrated crop management systems, such as the Palayamanan Plus and PalayCheck System.  Aside from attending technical lectures, they also conducted field demonstrations of various farming techniques technologies, such as the agroecosystem analysis, alternate wetting […]

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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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