HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICERS. As an institution holding three ISO  certifications, PhilRice further improve its working environment by conducting a  seminar on basic occupational safety and health.About 40 staff were trained, April 22-25. The Integrated Management Systems and Services, headed by Hazel Jane Orge, led the five-day activity.

  

  

PHOTO RESOURCE ADMINISTRATORS (PRA): A more efficient knowledge management is expected with the new PhilRice photographers. Trained on basic photography and photo editing,the 38 designated PRAs will lead their respective offices in photo documentation and storage. With Carlo G. Dacumos, senior creative specialist as lead facilitator and trainer, the three-day activity was conducted at PhilRice CES, April  23-25. 

  

  

TARIFFICATION LAW EXPLAINED: About 1500 farmers, seed growers, extension workers, and students join PalayTalakayan, a forum led by PhilRice Central Experiment Station, which aimed to clarify the issues raised by farmers about the Rice Tariffication and Liberalization Law (Republic Act 11203). Participating agencies discussed rice buffer stocking, palay procurement, machine distribution plan, seed production allocation,and cooperative formations. Farmers were joined by (mention here the agencies in full names,not abbreviations). 

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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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