Written by Jaime A Manalo IV   It is no secret that unhealthy lifestyle is key culprit to major fatal diseases in the Philippines and the world over.  From smoking, improper diet, and lack of physical activity—in years, signs of diseases will surface, from reversible to irreversible, all hostile to life. If lifestyle has a lot to do with the demise of humans, it is by no means a hopeless […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   In our pre-conquest world, rice was harvested with minimum disturbance so as not to scare away or stir the wrath of the spirits that reside in the staple’s stalks and grains. This tradition and belief still live today among the Bontoks in mt. province. The research of Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr. published in 2005 by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies revealed that […]

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Written by Andrei B Lanuza   Most westerners look at rice simply as a side dish. But Asians, like Filipinos, view rice as the center of the meal around which other foods such as meat and vegetables gravitate. This explains why the typical diet of Asians has less saturated fats that are usually found in meat-based diets. Rice is nutritious, but… Is rice by itself nutritious? Many nutritionists believe so. […]

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Written by the Web Team   Promoting brown rice, an advocacy of the National Year of Rice (NYR 2013), kicked off this year’s Diabetes Awareness Week Campaign in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. The Diabetes Awareness Week is an annual campaign started in 1993 through the Presidential Proclamation 213 issued by former President Fidel Ramos. In Nueva Ecija, the activity is led by the Nueva Ecija Medical Society (NEMS), a component […]

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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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WE ARE BACK! Our Facebook page has been reclaimed by the Philippine Rice Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). We will continue to share rice technologies beneficial to our rice farmers.