In the light of the skyrocketing price of petroleum and fuel brought about by the recent implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law or Republic Act 10963, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has offered some technologies to help farmers maximize their income despite the incidence. Dr. Arnold S. Juliano, head of the PhilRice Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division (REMD), has recommended the use of renewable […]

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Rice prices are expected to drop when trade protection shall have finally been relaxed in compliance with our international trade agreements. To remain in the market, farmers have to strategize on how to compete in terms of quality and price of their products. This policy brief tackles Hybrid Rice as one of the ways to help farmers survive in a market with tight competition, especially with cheaper imported rice. It […]

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PhilRice and its partners are now working together to unlock the door to rice security using different keys. This issue features how each key is designed to make the Filipino rice farmers and the Philippine rice industry more competitive.

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PhilRice receives JICA chief representative award. The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) was recently recognized as one of this year’s Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative awardees for its outstanding performance and for being a long-standing partner in implementing key projects in the country. For almost 30 years, JICA and PhilRice collaborated on the agricultural development and enhancement of government capacity in delivering extension services and improving farmers’ technologies […]

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Munoz, Nueva Ecija – Thirty-five young candidates vying for the title “Mr. and Ms. Republic of the Philippines” paid a visit to PhilRice to learn about the Institute’s rice advocacies and programs, January 26. PhilRice Acting Deputy Executive Director for Development, Dr. Karen Eloisa T. Barroga, welcomed them with a message highlighting the importance of being riceponsible. By being riceponsible, Barroga emphasized and enjoined the candidates to honor the rice […]

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Dr. Sailila E. Abdula, acting executive director of PhilRice, has designated three acting deputy executive directors (DED) and three acting branch directors, effective 1 January 2018. Deputies Former PhilRice Agusan Director, Abner T. Montecalvo, has been designated as acting DED for Administrative Services and Finance. Montecalvo is a three-time Outstanding Official awardee of PhilRice—in 2002, 2013, and 2016—and has been in the management in different capacities for 22 years. He […]

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Becoming an agriculturist was not Ruben Balagtas Miranda’s (a.k.a. Sir RBM) childhood dream. Yet, he grew to love the profession that made him serve the rice farmers for a lifetime. Sir RBM barely knew anything about farming prior to entering the university. What he did was to follow the footsteps of his sister. “My elder sister was an agriculture graduate, and I saw that she was doing well in her […]

To work with scientists, attend conferences abroad, and serve as a resource person in training programs are among the opportunities she never expected to achieve prior to joining PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Nueva Ecija. Ms. Josefina F. Ballesteros also known as “Fruity”, is a Science Research Specialist who works on market research in support to rice-based product development. At 24, she now leads a project and two market studies […]

Engr. Evangeline Barroga Sibayan, 62, has served the agriculture industry for 37 years. Before her retirement this year, she shares some memories that made her career remarkable as well as some plans for herself and her family. Vangie is a Supervising Science Research Specialist at our Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division (REMD). Prior to joining PhilRice, she was an agricultural engineer, for 10 years, at Maligaya Rice Research and Training […]

Engr. Eden C. Gagelonia has developed quite a number of machines for rice cultivation. She is a Supervising Science Research Specialist at our Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division (REMD). For almost 30 years in the rice engineering sector, she has published numerous research papers and has served as technical reviewer of many of our publications for farmers and other rice stakeholders. Engineering feat She started work at PhilRice in 1989. […]

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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