Products of modern biotechnology all went through rigorous research and assessment to ensure they are safe before they reach the consumers. In March 2016, the Joint Department Circular No.1 series of 2016 titled Rules and Regulations for the Research and Development, Handling and Use, Transboundary Movement, Release into the Environment, and Management of Genetically-Modified Plant and Plant Products Derived from the Use of Modern Biotechnology was issued. This regulation governs […]

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While hybrid is not a new technology, this issue reintroduces it to the public to help them learn and unlearn the things that they know; provide explanations to their judgements; and consider it another option for them to be more competitive

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Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – Twenty senior agriculture students from Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMU) in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte completed a week-long training program on the science of rice production at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station, June 19-23. According to Richard D. Romanillos, senior science research specialist of PhilRice’s Technology Management and Services Division, the training will help the younger generation realize the importance of understanding the science of […]

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Eight research teams of PhilRice won awards in the 47th Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP) Scientific Conference held in Iloilo City, June 13-16. The PhilRice Rainfed lowland/stress environment rice breeding and variety development team received the CSSP Achievement Award in technology development. Led by its principal breeder Dr. Nenita Desamero, the team was recognized for their contributions in developing high-yielding, pest-resistant, and good-quality breeding lines for […]

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MIDSAYAP, NORTH COTABATO ― The Department of Agriculture turned over P25.9 million worth of farm machineries to farmers’ associations, fishing communities, and local government of Midsayap, June 1. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol led the mass distribution of 94 machines that include 11 mobile corn shellers, 21 mobile rice threshers, 28 hand tractors with tiller and accessories, 17 floating tillers, 4 trailers, 10 trailers with engine and transmission, and 3 four-wheel […]

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In the light of the issue of unlimited rice serving in food establishments, one piece of advice from the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is – Be Riceponsible! The Institute, through its Be Riceponsible Campaign, has affirmed that eating too much rice has ill effects to human health. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health showed that excessive rice intake may adversely affect glucose […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute has just published its 2016 Milestones, a comprehensive reporting of major accomplishments in rice R&D of the Institute. The Milestones reports the accomplishments of the Institute in three key areas: research, development, and administration. Among the research highlights are the release of six new rice varieties, including a hybrid that can yield as high as 11 t/ha, established protocols and methods in DNA fingerprinting and […]

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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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