PhilRice Bicol station is participating in the Institute-wide Walk your Talk Challenge (WokTok) that aims to capacitate all DA-PhilRice personnel/ staff on the PalayCheck System.

After several sessions, participants are now building up knowledge and skills through blended discussions, live demonstrations of farm activities and machine operations, and hands-on fieldwork that will help them serve farmers more confidently.

For security officer Anthony Chad Guazon, among the most important lessons he values are the different seed classifications from breeder, foundation, registered, and certified. He says he now knows how to identify them according to their tag colors and their basic qualities.

“We usually speak with visitors such as seed growers, farmers, and partners who often ask for information on the services provided by the Institute. We can now brief them about the basic information taught to us by the WokTok challenge,” he said.

According to station director Dr. Victoria C. Lapitan, the challenge will help the branch station provide timely and appropriate information to its stakeholders as more staff are equipped with the right knowledge on the technologies promoted by the Institute.

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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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