President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to confer the highest awards in public service to three PhilRice staff in a fitting ceremony at the Malacañang Palace, Sept. 27. Screened by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for their exemplary performance as outstanding government workers, PhilRice Acting Executive Director Dr. Sailila E. Abdula and Scientist Dr. Norvie L. Manigbas have been chosen as two of this year’s Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardees. Meanwhile, […]
Good harvest under drought condition is now possible with the development of five breeding lines that can thrive well even with less water in rainfed areas. Bred by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the drought-screened (DrS) lines include DrS 1062, DrS 1085, DrS 1061, DrS 1042, and DrS 1057. The lines, which are identified under moderate to severe drought conditions, were developed from NSIC Rc 9 (Apo). “NSIC Rc […]
Rice constitutes a huge portion of a regular diet of every Filipino. On average, a Filipino consumes 114 kilograms of rice every year. Rice, however, does not have much nutrients. It contains largely carbohydrates. To make it healthier and to help address the pressing malnutrition problem in the country, Golden Rice is being developed. According to Dr. Reynante Ordonio, PhilRice Healthier Rice Project lead, Golden Rice is a new type […]
Farmers in a first-class municipality in Albay are learning more about rice production through a recently launched public information kiosk. Called PalayTambayan, the facility is housed at the Hibiga Irrigators Association (HRISIA) office in Polangui, and was set up by Philippine Rice Research (PhilRice) in Batang Ligao, Albay. Melanie de Peralta, PhilRice Bicol Research and Development Coordinator, said that farmers, who have limited time in visiting the PhilRice station can access latest […]
Emmanuel Piñol, Department of Agriculture secretary, led the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-appointed Board of Trustees (BOT) and three deputy executive directors (DED) of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), August 31, Quezon City. Engr. Romeo Vasquez, 56, from Isabela, now sits as the representative of the agribusiness sector in the BOT. Vasquez, a farmer since 1995, received the TOFARM Agricultural Entrepreneur Gold Award in 2013 and the DA’s Regional Gawad […]
Basilisa, RT Romualdez, Agusan del Norte –Children from neighbouring barangays of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) here joined the station’s 28th Founding Anniversary celebration, August 8. Fun games and food were prepared for the young participants who were selected based on economic and nutrition status.
Binhi ang pundasyon ng pagsasaka. Ayon sa mga eksperto, ang pagtatanim ng de-kalidad na binhi ng rekomendadong barayti ay nakapagbibigay ng 5-20% dagdag ani sa tamang pangangalaga nito.