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Hybrid Rice Varieties in thhe Philippines

Requested from PhilRice by E. AGUILAR at 08:56 AM on Apr 21, 2020.
Purpose: Research and Development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2000 - 04/21/2020
Tracking no: #PhilRice-825073317318

AGUILAR 08:56 AM, Apr 21, 2020

Good day! I would like to request the following documents from your good office for my ongoing research proposal:

1) Nutritional Composition of Hybrid Rice Variety specifically on Bigante Plus
2) Functional Properties of Bigante Plus
3) Available Hybrid Rice Varieties in Northern Mindanao

Thank you very much.

PhilRice 02:56 PM, Jun 01, 2020

June 1, 2020


Thank you for your request dated Apr 21, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Hybrid Rice Varieties in thhe Philippines.

We received your request on Apr 21, 2020 and will respond on or before Jul 14, 2020 08:56:35 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #PhilRice-825073317318.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer PhilRice
FOI Officer

PhilRice 01:20 PM, Feb 16, 2021

June 2, 2020



Thank you for your request dated Apr 21, 2020 08:56:35 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

You asked for Hybrid Rice Varieties in the Philippines.

As to functional properties (physico-chemical characteristics) of hybrid rice varieties, we can provide you information through our website Please visit this and find Products, then click "Seeds". From that landing page, under the information about our fb accounts, you will find "Visit: Rice varieties and characteristics". Click this and you will have the Pinoy Knowledge Bank and get into the choices of the former Philippine Seed Board (PSB) now National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) approved varieties. You will find all the list of all varieties in different ecosystem. Please go to the varieties with H such as NSIC Rc 244H as it connotes hybrid, then go to grain quality tab.

As to what are those hybrid varieties being planted in Northern Mindanao to get the information above, please request data from the DA-RFO IX or provinces under this region so to be precise.

Your FOI request is approved. I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

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