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PhilRice says Facebook page hacked

Oct 06, 2019 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) Viral videos unrelated to the Philippine Rice Research Institute's mandate are being posted on the hacked Facebook page

HACKED. The Philippine Rice Research Institute says its Facebook page has been hacked. Screenshot of Facebook page as of Sunday afternoon, October 6

Philippines can meet own rice demand, says crop expert

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:40 PM

If farmers decide to shift to planting high-value rice at the right time and place, Teodoro Mendoza says the country can achieve full rice self-sufficiency

A farmer cultivate the ricefield using a hand tractor in Bulacan on Sunday, February 17, 2019, in preparation for planting rice. President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the rice tariffication bill on February 15, 2019. Local farmers had opposed the rice tariffication bill, fearing it would flood the market with cheaper rice from abroad and would result the death of the livelihood and welfare of 2.4 million rice farmers and more farm workers. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

10 gov’t firms fail to remit P68B in dividends – COA

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:09 PM

State auditors find that from 2004 to 2014 these GOCCs either did not declare failed to record failed to remit or under remitted their dividends

Putting 'half rice' on the menu

Jul 28, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Why half rice should be offered for rice loving Philippines

PH rice farmers use SMS service to improve yield

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The top queries that the service receives are on seed quality and varietal information pest management seed availability and nutrient management

'AlDub' rice paddy art hopes to attract millennials to farming

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The rice paddy art featuring the faces of the popular AlDub love team aims to drum up young Filipinos interest in farming and agriculture

PADDY ART. Popular celebrity love team Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are seen in this rice paddy art, which aims to entice young Filipinos to go into farming. Photo courtesy of PhilRice

Why shifting to brown rice matters

May 27, 2015 - 2:21 PM

In a country vulnerable to climate change and its impact brown rice will help us face the threat of food insecurity

10 features of a Philippine farm of the future

May 01, 2015 - 11:32 AM

A working demo of a futuristic farm is connected to apps has its own weather station and uses renewable energy

FARMER'S FRIEND. This solar-powered water monitoring and control system sends a text message when water in the rice field becomes critically low. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

DA to roll out ‘Green Super Rice’

Apr 07, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The agriculture department will roll out a program distributing the newly approved rice breed along with hybrid rice and certified inbred seeds to help farmers hit record harvests

PH rice supply enough for 3 months

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The overall uptrend is attributed to higher domestic production and adequate bulk importation from Vietnam and Thailand says the Philippine Statistics Authority

SUPPLY CHECK. Keeping the rice supply in check is crucial because it tames the grain’s retail price in the market. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

The problem with unlimited rice

Jun 28, 2014 - 9:45 AM

A diverse diet is key to better health but in a country that s big on rice this might be a problem

Pinoy invents eco-friendly stove powered by rice hulls

May 27, 2014 - 1:41 PM

The new stove can save rural domestic households money and doesn t emit any greenhouse gases

ECO-FRIENDLY COOKING. Onlookers are treated to a demonstration on how to use the rice hull stove. Photo courtesy of the Austrian embassy

Online databank offers tips for rice production

Nov 01, 2013 - 8:10 PM

PhilRice posts key information on rice production online for farmers and agriculture specialists

DATABANK. PinoyRice aims to provide useful rice information for farmers and agricultural workers. Screenshot of PinoyRice.

Golden Rice: The next GMO battleground

Oct 05, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Now at the 4th level of testing Golden Rice is seen as the last barrier to wide acceptance of GMOs

STANDING UP FOR GOLDEN RICE. Pro-GMO scientist Wayne Parrot holds up a jar of conventional rice on one hand and a jar of Golden Rice on the other. Photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Rice self-sufficiency target pushed back

Mar 19, 2013 - 7:55 PM

The government still intends to import some 187 000 metric tons of rice in 2013

NO IMPORTS. The Philippines aims to have no more rice imports by 2014. Photo by AFP

Filipinos' high rice consumption fueled by the poor

Sep 30, 2012 - 1:01 PM

Despite rising per capita income the Philippines is still consuming more rice due to high consumption by low income Filipinos a study said