Posts Tagged With: Rice Awareness Month


this past few days, ang dami kong realizations in life. realizations na pumapasok nalang kung saan saan depende sa binibigay na circumstances. may tungkol sa pag-ibig… may tungkol sa buhay… may tungkol sa pamilya… at may tungkol din sa pakikipagrelasyon sa kapwa… iba-iba talaga eh.

ang dating tinatawag kong resolutions ay naging realizations na. mas maganda kasing tignan ang bagay na natututunan kesa ang bagay na plinaplano palang at walang kasiguruhan.

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the future is bright… the future is rice…

yes Christmas is fast approaching, i know, but before anything else just want to share some details of what had transpired during the celebration of National Rice Awareness Month last November.

first of all, i would like to recognize my dear blogger friends who showed support to this activity. in behalf of the Rice Awareness Committee of PhilRice, we would like to give you our heartfelt gratitude. this activity would not be complete without you guys, kaya thanks to rye (for being our model in our fansign), kuya tsi (first one to submit an entry to the fansign), papa dence (na talaga namang nagtopless pa), kuya eli, otep, lovely, ax, jason, lei, mr. nonsense, alvin, salbehe, kuya bon, alkapon, miss n, timangkey, pinkdiaries, and everyone who visited us at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia last November 23-26. (whew! did i miss someone?)

this is the grand prize winner of the fansign and to see other winners check it HERE. we received more than 70 entries to this contest kaya sobrang nagpapasalamat kami sa mga sumali.

winning entry from Dae Lee

winning entry from Dae Lee

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Upang lubusang madama ang kahalagahan ng palay/bigas/kanin, muli inaanyayahan po namin kayong lahat na makibahagi sa isang pagdiriwang na kung saan dadalhin namin sa ciudad at ibabahagi ang ano mang karunungang makukuha patungkol sa palay/bigas/kanin bilang parte ng buhay nating mga Pilipino.


November 23-26, 2009

Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia

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shout your love for RICE…



Celebrate LIFE; Celebrate RICE this November – the National Rice Awareness Month.

Be part of the many Pinoys who will express their love for rice through a fan sign. This activity aims to instill the importance of rice to our lives. If every Filipino will learn how to save rice, there will be enough rice for everyone.

Participants will also get the chance to win some prizes.

The Mechanics:

1. Create your most creative way of saying how much you love RICE. For example, you can snap a photo of yourself while holding a piece of paper with the “I love rice” phrase. (You can use your photography skills and Photoshop, too. Moreover, manipulations of photos are also accepted.)
2. When you’re done, email that digital photo/artwork at and use I love rice Fan Sign as a subject. Place also your nickname and contact details in your message.
3. Remember: BE CREATIVE!

Start submitting your entries now. Deadline is on November 20, 2009. Winners will be announced on November 23, 2009. The organizers will contact the winners through email/text messages.
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On the spot…

im starting to count days, that aside from Christmas is coming, i will be celebrating my 24th birthday nxt week. yes, its next week, and that’s three days from now.

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rice matters… and others, too!

November 26, 2008, Rice Garden at the Luneta Park – To conclude the Rice Awareness Month Celebration, a Ceremonial Harvesting was held at the Rice Garden. This activity aims to increase awareness among the people in the urban areas like Manila. Gracing the event were Hon. Arthur C. Yap, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Atty. Ronilo A. Beronio, PhilRice Executive Director, and Dr. Rhoda Lantin from the Asia Rice Foundation. The activity was participated by the different highschools and elementary schools located in Metro Manila, still believing that “ang kabataan ay pag-asa ng bayan”, words from the famous Fr. Jose Rizal.



Students presented a dance depicting a life of a farmer wherein planting up to harvesting was presented. It was a colorful and a fun activity where rice is the subject, emphasizing that indeed RICE is LIFE! Every Filipino, matanda man o bata, should and must know and learn the value of rice in our lives.


on the other hand naman, me and my friend erik also got the chance to glance the Manila Ocean Park, thou we really didn’t go inside the acquarium, at least we had a chance to take a picture outside with the landmark and the Manila Bay on the other side of the building.



We ate lunch here and saw Christmas decors inside, and yes i realized that Christmas is fast approaching. Grabeh, i said to myself, “ang bilis talaga ng panahon.” Parang kelan lang, oh man! I’m starting to feel na tumatanda na pala talaga tayo kasi sabi nga ni bob ong when you are trying to compare yourself already sa panahon mo noon signs daw yun na tumatanda na tayo. Anyway, ayos lang ganun talaga ang buhay. Back to my topic, yes its Christmas na, ano kaya ang plan ko sa buhay ngayong pasko?



Ayan, so another work and play activity we had there. I love my work, I got the chance to do my work and at the same time visit places and meet people from different walks of life.

SO paano ba yan? naka isip ka na ba ng plano mo ngayong pasko? 😉

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November as stipulated in Proclamation 524 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in January 2004 is the National Rice Awareness Month. Kung kaya’t here’s some rice trivia’s for you.

Did you know?

  • p31336711That the first public appearance of Palayman (PhilRice mascot) was on October 24, 2002 with Mr. Carlito Bibal, a Devcomm staff, as the first person to wear the mascot.

Palayman started as a humanized rice character for PhilRice’s information materials. He was also known as the Philippine official mascot for the International Year of Rice.


  • great_wall_china_photo_gov_2The Great Wall of China, known to be one of the eight wonders of the world, is made of rice. Its foundation is composed of plain sticky rice and compressed dirt.

However, this has been reconstructed and repaired for a number of times, but parts of it with the rice and compressed dirt can still be seen today.

  • weissbier_dbb_2The whitish colored beers are those made from rice, the reddish ones from sorghum or millet.

According to data from beer brewers, rice is the second most widely used adjunct (any unmalted grain) material in the United States in producing light-colored beers. The adjunct is used as a cheaper source of carbohydrates that brewers convert into sugar.

  • 800px-flag_of_myanmar_svgThe flag of Myanmar (former Burma) is known for its uniqueness because it is the only national flag in the world where a cogwheel containing a stalk of rice is found.

  • map-chinaChina is the world’s largest producer of rice, while Thailand is the world’s largest exporter. However, it is claimed that the yield per acre of a rice field in Bali, Indonesia is about the highest in the world.

Ever thought of the world’s largest rice mill? It is owned and operated by the Riceland Foods       cooperative in Jonesbro, Arkansas.

  • The smallest card ever made where a grain of rice was inscribed with Christmas greetings was perhaps the one sent to Edward VII of England in 1929.

The grain bore the inscription: “To his Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Sincere Christmas Greetings, From the Joseph G. Gillott Pen Co., London, England, Season 1929.”

  • In 2004, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is the first Filipina to receive the Ceres Medal of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization for her efforts in agriculture modernization.

  • bululAll over Asia, rice gods or deities are almost always depicted as females or mother figures. The Philippines perhaps, is the only country in the world where rice gods are all males, like the Bulul of Ifugao province.

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