Articles worth reading

PH reports 17,964 new Covid cases on Sept. 10

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 9,067 new recoveries from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday, bringing the country’s total to 1,969,401 or 90.3 percent of all recorded cases, according to a report by Philippine News Agen...

Photo Courtesy of PAGASA

Typhoon 'Kiko' hits Batanes 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Typhoon Kiko has made landfall in Batanes on Saturday morning, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In an interview with DZBB, Raymond Ordinario, weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service...

ARTA defends equal SRA for healthcare workers 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica believes that there should be no discrimination in the disbursement of the Special Risk Allowance (SRA) for healthcare workers, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Be...

Metro News

Panatang Makapalay a pledge in support of National Rice Awareness Month (DA) / PIA

PH celebrates National Rice Awareness Month

account_balanceMetro News account_circleNoah James chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Philippines is celebrating November as the National Rice Awareness Month.

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Proclamation No. 524 on January 5, 2004 tasking the Department of Agriculture as the lead agency for the month-long observance.

The celebration coincided with the anniversary of the Philippine Rice Research Institute created under Executive Order No. 1061 dated Nov. 5, 1985.

Advertisement

This year's theme, “Quality Rice, Quality Life,” forms part of the Department of Agriculture’s awareness campaign to encourage farmers to produce quality rice for consumers, contribute in achieving rice security, promote the values of responsible rice consumption, and to inspire public influencers in advocating this cause.

With NRAM 2019 encouraging consumers to not waste rice, producers are also challenged to use efficient farming technologies and to become agri-entrepreneurs.

There will be various activities lined-up across the country including Agri-Trivia shows for elementary and junior high school students; feeding programs; press conferences on the Suggested Retail Price for rice, and radio guesting, among others.

Meanwhile, as part of the celebrations, the Philippine Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco hosted a dinner for the Ambassadors, the Charge d’Affaires, a.i., and the Deputy Chiefs of Mission of the member states of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Asia Pacific group in Rome recently. The guests were treated to traditional Filipino fare, highlighting the rich culinary arts of the country.

Ambassador Nolasco is the current Dean of the UN ESCAP Asia Pacific grouping in Rome. The hosting of the luncheons or dinner rotates among the ESCAP Ambassadors. Specifically, the observance also aims to strengthen the bond between rice farmers and the consumers towards quality life.

Accordingly, DA encourages farmers to produce quality rice and instill the values of responsible rice consumption among consumers, thus contribute in achieving rice sufficiency in the country.


date_rangeDate Published
1 year ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

North Luzon under Storm Signal No. 3 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Typhoon Kiko maintained its strength as it threatens extreme northern Luzon, the weather bureau said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG...

Gov't denies favoring China PPE makers

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The government is "not favoring" Chinese manufacturers in the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE), assured Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the chief implementer of the National Task Force against Covid-19, according to a report...

Navotas welcomes 28 new scholars

account_balanceNavotas chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The city government of Navotas welcomed 28 new beneficiaries of the NavotaAs Academic Scholarship for school year 2021-2022. Of the 28, 15 are incoming high school freshmen, 11 are incoming college freshmen, and two are teachers seeking higher educa...

Photo Courtesy of PNA

PNP ready for pilot granular lockdowns

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode9 hours ago

As directed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), the Philippine National Police (PNP) is now ready to assist in the pilot implementation of granular lockdowns and quarantine alert level system ...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature