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RP Issues of 2010








2010, November 5.  Philippine Rice Institute (PhilRice) - 25th Anniversary

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 14.

Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Sheets of 40  (4 x 10)



Se-tenant Blocks of Four  (25,000)

   7p   PhilRice Administrative Building

   7p   Rice Research/Test Tubes

   7p   Rice Farmer on Field

   7p   Rice Farmer with Tractor


Lay out Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo

Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Jocelyn E. Cacho, Chona Suner-Narvadez, PhilRice


First Day Covers:  Manila & Munoz, Nueva Ecija




The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is one of the Philippines' rice research institutes, and collaborates with the International Rice Research Institute also headquartered in the Philippines.  PhilRice plays a key role in building and sustaining a competitive rice economy through research into farming systems, technology, and policy-making. Their credo is "Technology today, food for tomorrow."

DA-PhilRice is a government corporation attached to the Department of Agriculture (DA). Executive Order 1061 approved on November 5, 1985 and amended by EO 60 dated Nov. 7, 1986, created PhilRice to help develop high-yielding technologies so that farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos. PhilRice accomplishes this mission through research, technology promotion, and policy advocacy, which are implemented through a network that includes 57 agencies and 108 seed centers strategically located nationwide.

Philrice began as a research unit of the University of the Philippines, Los Baņos (UPLB) in 1985, until it became an independent Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation. Its headquarters was subsequently moved from UPLB to Science City of Muņoz, Nueva Ecija, although it still maintains a research center in Los Baņos.

Its interdisciplinary programs include the following:

direct-seeded irrigated lowland rice

transplanted irrigated lowland rice

hybrid rice

rice for adverse environments

rice-based farming systems

rice and rice-based products

policy research and advocacy

technology promotion

With these programs, PhilRice aims to develop and promote technologies that are ecosystem-based, location- and problem-specific, and profitable to the Filipino farmers.





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Issues of 2010