BOARD OF TRUSTEES

WILLIAM D. DAR, PhD
Secretary of Agriculture
SENEN C. BACANI
Agribusiness Community
HERCULANO C. CO JR.
Grains Business Sector

JOSE S. CONCEPCION JR.
Business Community
WINSTON C. CORVERA
Farming Sector
(Whereabouts unknown to PhilRice)
FRANCISCO GIL N. GARCIA, PhD
Academic Community
DELFIN R. PILAPIL JR.
Consumer Sector
Engr. ROMEO VASQUEZ
Agribusiness Community
LUIS REY I. VELASCO, PhD
Academic Community

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

JOHN C. DE LEON, PhD
Executive Director
E-mail: prri.mail@philrice.gov.ph
EDUARDO JIMMY P. QUILANG, PhD
OIC, Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Research
E-mail: ejpquilang@philrice.gov.ph
Specialization/s: Agronomy, Climate-smart agriculture
KAREN ELOISA T. BARROGA, PhD
Deputy Executive Director for Development
Email: ketbarroga@philrice.gov.ph
Specialization/s: Development/ Educational Communication, Agricultural Extension
ABNER T. MONTECALVO
Deputy Executive Director for Administrative Services and Finance
E-mail: atmontecalvo@philrice.gov.ph
Specialization/s: Food Systems Management, Seed Production
FLORDELIZA H. BORDEY, PhD
Deputy Executive Director for Special Concerns on the Implementation of Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund
E-mail: fhbordey@philrice.gov.ph
Specialization/s: Food Policy, Trade Liberalization, Product Economics, and Rice Competitiveness
Former Executive Directors:
Sailila E. Abdula, PhD (July 2016 to September 2019)
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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