Newly appointed agriculture secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. has pledged to focus on reducing rice importation during his tenure — a commitment made during the Ugnay Palay: 35th National Rice R4D Conference at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Nov. 29. “Our ultimate goal is to swiftly reduce rice imports for food security and efficiency. We also aim to inspire a new generation […]

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Several legislators expressed their support for the BeRICEponsible campaign of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) as they visited the recent exhibit titled, “Palay. Bigas. Kanin. Alamin” at the Senate building in Pasay City. The lawmakers affirmed their commitment to the campaign by endorsing the ABKD practices: (A) Adlay, mais, saba, atbp. ay ihalo sa kanin; (B) Brown Rice ay kainin; (K) Kanin ay huwag sayangin; at (D) Dapat bigas […]

Sen. President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda urged Filipinos “not to waste rice” during “Palay. Bigas. Kanin. Alamin” exhibit held for the National Rice Awareness Month celebration. She also emphasized the importance of achieving rice self-sufficiency and reducing wastage in line with biodiversity and climate concerns. Read: https://www.lorenlegarda.com.ph/dont-waste-rice-legarda-reminds-public-2/?fbclid=IwAR3jFmMynaVa9mDKXxM_5d7O2jo2Yz8v7StCusHuUDwIEALjOJrnYeYVUjc

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The National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) conducted every November has focused on increasing awareness on youth participation in agriculture and rice production processes during the 21st Ceremonial Rice Harvesting at the Luneta Park, Nov. 17. James Elwyn Leyte, senior research associate at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture – Philippines, motivated about 200 students from Salawag National High School in Dasmariñas, Cavite, to pursue careers in agricultural research and development. […]

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As the country celebrates National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM), the call for half-cup rice servings has garnered support from the country’s legislative body to sponsor a bill that was first filed in the Senate in 2013. “As of today, two congressmen have already expressed their willingness to volunteer as sponsors for the bill we are trying to revive,” said Dr. Hazel V. Antonio, lead of the NRAM celebration.  Based on […]

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Representatives from Korean and Philippine national agencies and corporations recently commenced construction on a new rice seed processing facility and warehouse with cold storage, marking a significant step in strengthening bilateral ties.  Established in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, the facility, according to Dr. Byung Ki Lee, Global Agricultural Policy Institute (GAPI) project manager, is expected to help increase the utilization rate of high-quality certified rice seeds, improve self-sufficiency […]

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The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is ramping up its advocacy efforts for the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) to enhance public awareness about “BeRICEponsible.” The online activities, which is a part of the NRAM celebration held every November, will kick off through the RCEF PalayAralan TV on Facebook on Oct. 27, 3 p.m. Established under Proclamation No. 524 in 2014, this year’s NRAM focuses on the theme […]

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Studies conducted by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) researchers were recognized as best scientific posters during the 27th Federation of Plant Science Association of the Philippines, Inc. (FPSAP) Scientific Conference held in Palawan, Aug. 27-Sept. 1. With the theme “Innovative plant solutions for a sustainable and climate-smart agriculture,” the conference cited five PhilRice researches as best poster; two, second place; and three, third place.  Study titled, “Evaluation of genetic diversity […]

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The rice market nationwide is undergoing a surge in palay prices, reaching P25/kg based on data from the Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM) of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). From July 31 to Aug. 6, the average price of fresh palay stood at P17.83/kg while dry palay commanded P19.33 benefitting the early planters this 2023 wet season. In June, the peak price of dry palay per kilogram reached P25 […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has been honored with the “2023 Asia’s Best Employer Brand” at the 18th Employer Branding Awards conducted in Singapore, Aug. 17. The award, presented by the Employer Branding Institute, recognizes Asian organizations that excel in enhancing employee satisfaction, engagement, talent development, innovative talent practices, and retention. In her acceptance speech, Sophia T. Borja, PhilRice deputy executive director for Administrative Services and Finance, emphasized the […]

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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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