Ariella Arida, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner-up, kicks off this year’s celebration of National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM), Nov. 4 at UP Diliman. As “Be RICEponsible” ambassador, Arida, who joined the Run4Rice for the Yolanda survivors six years ago, will help promote NRAM’s theme, “Buy local. Eat local. Support our rice farmers.” Campaign implementers based at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), said the theme “imparts […]

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The Department of Agriculture accelerates the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) by releasing the P10 billion allotment to implementing agencies. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said 32 percent or P3.2 billion is being used for RCEF program activities such as procurement of high-quality inbred seeds, bidding of farm machines, granting of loans, and training of rice specialists. “[RCEF activities] are timely as [it’s generally the start of rice cropping season]. Now, […]

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Dr. William Dar, acting Department of Agriculture secretary, had recognized the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) as a lead agency in research during his recent visit at the Institute’s Central Experiment Station in Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija. “I’ve [already said this] and I will always mention that the number 1 research institute in the country, comparing any research institute, is PhilRice. [This is not to flatter you. I […]

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Dr. William D. Dar, acting agriculture secretary, stressed the inclusion of the private sector and the local government units in empowering farmers’ groups and for agricultural development to “stand the test of time.” “We are sowing the seed; we are laying down a strong foundation of the kind of agriculture that we want to be. [To do this], we want to have more engagement with the farmers’ associations and cooperatives. […]

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Sen. Cynthia Villar expressed confidence that government institutions will effectively implement the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund or RICE fund once the tariffication bill is passed into law. “Kailangang magtiwala sa kanila dahil kung hindi, walang mangyayari (We need to trust them for the programs to work),” Villar told media in a graduation ceremony of the trainees on quality inbred rice seeds production and farm mechanization late last year. A government’s […]

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  The rice hull protects the rice grain, but at the end of its “life,” it is usually dumped or burned after milling, left as agricultural waste. This destiny of the rice hull is changed through artists’ creativity. In a new exhibit titled “In Progress of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)” in Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, rice hulls and their carbonized form are used as medium in […]

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Working on a prosperous new year need not be strenuous. For rice farming, gaining abundant harvest and more income may start through a fun tour, easy reading, or clicking on the mouse. So, rev up the year with new knowledge for prosperity! Check out the most convenient and most practical way of learning new knowledge about rice farming: 1. Join Palay-Aralan Palay-Aralan provides a venue for farmers, rice farm owners, […]

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The Department of Agriculture through the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has technologies in place to help lessen the impact of TRAIN law to the rice farmers. Dr. Sailila E. Abdula, PhilRice executive director, said yield-enhancing technologies such as machines, water management, and varieties are easily available for the rice growers to offset the P0.50 increase in the production cost of pump-dependent farmers. TRAIN or Tax Reform for Acceleration and […]

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A senior research associate based in a top university called for the promotion of mental health in the workplace, especially for the working women. In her talk at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Feb. 27, Creselda O. Doble of Ateneo de Manila University, emphasized that the women are prone to mental health illness owing to their multitasking roles at home and the office. […]

Women-farmers spend more time and receive lower wage than their male counterparts, an exhibit of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija showed.

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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