The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) has conferred on PhilRice the Innovation Award (research institution category) for its Multi-purpose Seeder (MP Seeder) during its 2023 annual meeting in Montreal, Canada. The award is a testament of the institute’s commitment in advancing innovation and licensing procedures as awardees were selected for their inclusive and impact-driven outputs. A machine for the dry direct seeding of rice, corn, and mungbean, the MP Seeder […]

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) confers the Gold Award to PhilRice for its achievement on intellectual property (IP) in a ceremony at Sequoia Hotel Manila, March 28. IPOPHL recognizes the Institute’s Innovation and Technology Support Office for conducting 12 IP awareness activities, two patent search seminars, and one patent drafting seminar in 2022. PhilRice has also filed invention patents for six technologies including straight-row planted weeder for […]

DA-PhilRice is eyeing more modern, non-exclusive technology licensing agreements following the signing of two agreements allowing the Guimba, Nueva Ecija-based ACT Machineries and Metal Craft Corporation to manufacture and commercialize institute-developed farm machines. These machines are the Multipurpose Seeder that distributes seeds uniformly and the Ride-on Buoyant Tiller capable of tilling soft, shallow, to relatively deep-mud fields. Executive director Dr. John C. de Leon said the agreements are “gateway to […]

Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) recently signed a technology transfer agreement with an agricultural machine shop to fabricate and commercialize the Institute’s developed machines. “[Within this agreement], PhilRice becomes the first agency to be issued a Fairness Opinion Report facilitated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 3. It’s not an easy task because four technologies were evaluated,” Leidi Mel B. Sicat, OIC Provincial Science […]

Crude bioethanol distiller that is powered by rice husk was acclaimed grand prize winner during the recent Alfredo M. Yao Intellectual Property Awards (AMY IP Awards) held at the Manila Hotel. Invented by engineers at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the machine uses rice husk as alternative fuel to produce crude bioethanol (lambanog or vodka) from fermented feedstock. Engr. Alexis Belonio, PhilRice senior research fellow and main inventor, said […]

The Philippine Rice Research Institute was recently recognized by the Intellectual Property (IP) Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) for having the most number of patents granted to a government institution in the past 20 years. “Gawad Yamang Isip: Special Awards” was given to PhilRice during Intellectual Property Convergence 2018 held in Makati City, April 26. The said award is usually given to private and public institutions with record-breaking achievements in […]

Written by Chona S Narvadez   Rice is a great companion when eating morning, noon, and night. But rice, fermented into Tapuy wine, is an even fun friend when you wish to celebrate, relax, and unwind. PhilRice Tapuy satisfies your thirst With 14% alcohol, Tapuy rice wine gives just the right level of inebriation, with no hangovers and allergies the morning after. Traditionally used by our forefathers for important occasions […]

Written by the Web Team   Rice scents, anyone? With inspiration from modern expensive scents in the market, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) had added more value to rice by creating its line of scents that are environment-friendly and non-allergenic. Available in 20 feminine, masculine, and unisex fragrances, the rice perfumes are produced using semi-organic materials that include glutinous rice – the type of rice used as raw material […]

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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