Unlike Mathematics, fatherhood doesn’t have any formula. This is why becoming a father opens a whole new world and changes the way most men think and act. “How am I going to be a great Tatay, Papa, Daddy to my firstborn? Prepare for an unending duty Fathers are considered to be the provider of the family, but being a Dad is so much more than just providing financial needs. Extending […]

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In a study by Dr. David Richter and his colleagues, first-time and experienced mothers and fathers suffer at least six years of sleep deprivation after the mother gives birth. What’s more revealing is that the wife loses three times more sleep than her husband during the baby’s first year.  These advice will help the struggling mothers balance their duties at home and at work. Discipline Teaching your child to be […]

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In the Philippines, female agricultural workers are paid less than their male counterparts. The 2017 Philippine Statistics Authority data showed that female farm workers receive P255.80 per day while males receive P284.72. Despite this difference, female workers persevere, that just in Central Luzon, there’s a female for every two male farmers. With the involvement of women in agriculture, PhilRice has come up with gender-friendly machines. Ride on attachment hand tractor […]

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Aside from the opportunity of studying in a good school, scholarship gives free education and covers lodging, travel allowance, and book allowance. So, if you’re planning to apply for a free graduate course, consider these tips. Start from the net and Human Resource Management Office Genevive Nemeño of PhilRice Agusan found her scholarship through browsing the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) website. She filled up all the requirements listed […]

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Tired of messy files scattering all over your computer? Can’t find the document needed for your presentation or research? You might have lost it, or worst deleted it. You wouldn’t worry this much if your files are organized. Now cheer up, for we have listed down some of the many ways to organize e-files. 1. Don’t wait for tomorrow, organize now The first key to achieve organized files is to […]

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Work may sometimes burn us up; leaving ashes of stress and problems in personal lives. So, let’s show our self some love by taking care of our health while being productive at work! Exercise Do you sit for more than 7 hours a day finishing tasks and go home tired with work still undone? Having this routine may cause detrimental effects on the mind and body. Be physically active! Based […]

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Farmers in Isabela, one of the country’s top rice producer, are reaping the benefits of practicing direct seeding, a crop establishment method, in which pre-germinated seeds are sown directly onto the soil surface. Helen Pasicolan, lead of the direct-seeded rice technology promotion at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in San Mateo, Isabela said that farmers in their demonstration sites gained high yield and reduced their production cost through direct-seeding using […]

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Varietal Mixture (VarMix) is viewed to be a possible solution to the vulnerability of single variety to diseases, especially under stress-prone areas. The study To Mix or Not to Mix: Compatibility of Selected Rice Varieties to Increase Yield Stability under Stress-Prone Areas of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) showed that the mixture of selected released varieties has the mechanism to increase and stabilize yield, manage pests and diseases, and […]

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A public hybrid variety, Mestiso 20 (M20), exhibited an excellent stand with 98% disease-free leaves during the three-day demo of the 7th National Rice Technology Forum (NRTF) held at Talibon, Bohol. “Every variety performed well. However, M20 had a remarkable outcome, as it showed 98% resistance to blight. Only 2% of the crop was affected, which did not happen in the other areas where M20 was planted,” said Richard Romanillos, […]

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With limited personnel at PhilRice’s satellite station in Samar, Riena D. Namoc has learned how to do various tasks and mastered the art of transitioning from one work to another. Her typical day is filled with processing reimbursements, sales, production and inventory report, and billing statement; accommodating visitors and farmers who usually buy seeds; monitoring the field from sowing to harvesting; and overseeing the station when the station manager is […]

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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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