Many of us, if not most, tend to look for the exception rather than become exceptional. That is to paraphrase my favorite author and leadership guru, John C. Maxwell. If truly “everything rises and falls on leadership” most of the time, then why would we rather beat on the bush than grab that chance to lead others well beyond all expectation? One reason perhaps lies in the uncertainty of a […]

The Future Rice Farm in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, on Feb. 23, has progressed with a milestone as it housed the ground breaking of a science park called sPark. Funded by the Kiwanis International Philippine Luzon district under the leadership of Gov. Glenda Hufano, the sParK serves as a venue for teaching rice science to the children and honing their leadership skills.  “Let’s start teaching them young and […]

PhilRice Batac and Isabela have renewed their commitment to excellence, a core value that has been at the center of their operations, during their 25th and 32nd anniversary, respectively. With a month-long theme, “DA-PhilRice Batac@25: Navigating Milestones, Cultivating Excellence,” the station highlighted its celebration through its Pammadayaw awarding ceremony, held on Feb. 22, to honor its exceptional employees and partners. In 2023, PhilRice Batac, under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund […]

Palayamanan Plus model farm in PhilRice Midsayap will launch hydroponics as an additional component in its set-up this March. Ommal Abdulkadil, lead of the station’s Branch Development Initiatives, said that by testing the new component in their locality, they aim to evaluate its potential to enhance farmers’ income from rice-based crops. This will be achieved by transitioning from manually fabricated hydroponics using PVC pipes to advanced technology hydroponics. He added […]

Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, commended PhilRice as she graced the 2023 RCEF Seed and Extension Programs Annual Review on Feb. 6-8, in Nueva Ecija. She strongly supports an extension of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) to continue providing crucial support to local farmers. Villar emphasized the need for sustained efforts to increase rice output per hectare and reduce production costs under the Rice […]

Youth in Naga City and Los Baños have appreciated modern, easy rice cultivation through mobile apps and modern farm machines during their visit to the PhilRice stations.  About 350 students and educators of the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture in Naga City learned ICT tools including apps namely PalayCheck, Binhing Palay, Minus-One-Element Technique (MOET), Leaf Color Chart (LCC), e-Damuhan, and Rice Crop Manager Advisory Service, on Dec. 18, 2023.  […]

In a move towards enhancing agricultural production and ensuring food security, PhilRice Bicol has pledged to train irrigators associations (IA) in Region 5 on agroenterprise development inked in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 14 national agencies. Signed on Jan. 24 at the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Regional Office Compound in Naga City, the MOU also stated that PhilRice will link the IAs to the Rice Business Innovations System (RiceBIS) […]

The PhilRice management has finalized details of its 2023-2028 operational plan during its Annual Review and Planning Workshop at its Central Experiment Station in Nueva Ecija, Jan. 15-17.  Focusing on improved productivity and income for prosperous rice farming communities; better consumer access to affordable, safe and nutritious rice; and stable rice supply, the plan includes implementing innovative farming technologies, improving the rice seed system, and linking farmers to market.  It […]

PhilRice has kicked off the national advocacy of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) dubbed as the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) with the theme “United for a VAW-free Philippines.” The national advocacy seeks to heighten public awareness and garner support for multi-stakeholder efforts aimed at eradicating Violence Against Women (VAW). The 2022 Philippine National Demographic Health Survey released by the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that 18 […]

The PhilRice Midsayap Admin group is boosting station operations by updating R4DE staffers on government procurement policies in preparation for 2024 operations. In October, the Property Management Unit presented updates on RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act. The briefing aimed to improve the acumen and skills of study and project leaders for a more efficient planning and implementation of their R4DE workloads. The Admin group likewise led the […]

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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