BOARD OF TRUSTEES


HON. EMMANUEL F. PIÑOL
Secretary of Agriculture
Ex-Officio Chairperson

SENEN C. BACANI
Agribusiness Community

HERCULANO C. CO JR.
Grains Business Sector

JOSE S. CONCEPCION JR.
Business Community

PACIFICO M. FAJARDO
Community Development Group

FRANCISCO GIL N. GARCIA, PhD
Academic Community

DELFIN R. PILAPIL JR.
Consumer Sector

Engr. ROMEO S. VASQUEZ
Agribusiness Community

ALEXANDER C. UY
Consumer Sector

LUIS REY I. VELASCO, PhD
Academic Community

WINSTON C. CORVERA
Farming Sector
(Whereabouts unknown to PhilRice)

GELIA T. CASTILLO, PhD
Science Community
(Deceased)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

SAILILA E. ABDULA, PhD
Acting Executive Director
E-mail: prri.mail@philrice.gov.ph
Specialization/s: Plant Breeding
FLORDELIZA H. BORDEY, PhD
Deputy Executive Director for Research
E-mail: fh.bordey@philrice.gov.ph
Specialization/s: Food Policy, Trade Liberalization, Product Economics, and Rice Competitiveness
KAREN ELOISA T. BARROGA, PhD
Deputy Executive Director for Development
Email: ket.barroga@philrice.gov.ph
Specialization/s: Development/ Educational Communication, Agricultural Extension
ABNER T. MONTECALVO
Deputy Executive Director for Administrative Services and Finance
E-mail: at.montecalvo@philrice.gov.ph
Specialization/s: Food Systems Management, Seed Production
Former Executive Directors:
Calixto M. Protacio, PhD (February 2015 to June 2016)
Eufemio T. Rasco Jr., PhD (July 2011 to February 2015)
Atty. Ronilo A. Beronio (July 2008 to July 2011)
Leocadio S. Sebastian, PhD ( July 2000 to July 2008)
Santiago R. Obien, PhD ( June 1987 to July 2000)
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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