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Villar backs up extensive mechanization (3/8/2018) - “It is through mechanization and the use of modern farm technologies that farmers can lower their operation cost, lessen postharvest losses, improve quality, increase their profit and overall to boost rice production,” said Senator Cynthia A. Villar during her visit last February 23 at PHilMech. Villar’s visit was the highlight of the graduation of 24 trainees of the Specialized Training course on the Mechanization of Rice Crop Establishme . . . Click to read more

PHilMech honors SCM employees with a night of glam (1/19/2018) - In celebration of the 5th Uhay Festival and 17th Charter anniversary of SCM, PHilMech sponsored a Bohemian-themed Employees' Night to give recognition, awards and prizes to national and local government employees last January 12 at the PAG-ASA Gym. Joseph Victor Ejercito, senator and agriculture advocate, graced the night and gave his support for the continuous development of the city. He was also given a certification declaring him to be an ado . . . Click to read more

Jallorina forefronts PHilMech (1/3/2018) - Dr. Baldwin G. Jallorina, a licensed agricultural engineer and DOST Academic Excellence awardee, is now PHilMech’s Director IV. Last November 27, 2017, he received his appointment and pledged to continue making PHilMech the top institution for farm mechanization in the Philippines. His R&D agenda include intensifying PHilMech’s efforts in producing more technologies for resource-poor farmers and in reinforcing farm mechanization implementat . . . Click to read more

5th Makina Expo drumbeats mechanized farming (10/5/2017) - Makina Expo highlighted “Makinadong pagsasaka” or mechanized farming in Iloilo City last September 7 to 9. The Department of Agriculture led the drumbeating event with more than 2600 farmers from different regions to enhance their awareness on modern agricultural machinery and on new technologies in farming. Sweden Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries, Senator Cynthia A. Villar and DA Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol graced and opened the . . . Click to read more

CLAARRDEC fiesta showcases local agri-aqua products (10/5/2017) - The Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLAARRDEC) conducted its first Farms and Industry Encounters through Science and Technology Agenda or FIESTA on September 26-29, 2017 at the CLSU Multi-Purpose Gym, showcasing the region’s agri-aqua products. This group of 30-member-institutions has converged all the technology generators, researchers and scientists in the region to this one occasion to . . . Click to read more

Senator Villar inspires national cacao congress (8/16/2017) - Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, Senator Cynthia A. Villar inspired the 800 participants of the national cacao congress held on August 8-9, 2017 at the Grand Convention Center, Cebu City. In her keynote speech she vowed to push the legislation of Senate Bill 320 otherwise known as Cacao Industry Development Act to harness the potential of cacao farming and production. She noted that this is an exciting times for cacao industry in the . . . Click to read more

PHilMech conducts MCSTD learning session for WMEs (7/5/2017) - Women Micro Entrepreneurs (WMEs) now have wider knowledge on the use of Multi-Commodity Solar Tunnel Dryer (MCSTD) as part of their processing business, said Dr. Helen Martinez, project leader. She also said that this learning session thru field exposure/visit with hands-on demo on processing of agri-fishery commodities is regularly conducted to encourage MCSTD adopters in getting the full benefit of technology by maximizing its utilization. . . . Click to read more

38th In-house RD&E Review held (6/1/2017) - Annually, PHilMech conducts an Agency In-House Research, Development and Extension Review. This activity evaluates the agency projects as to their achievement of objectives, application of the proper methodology and determination of issues which should be addressed in order to improve the delivery of results. The Evaluation and Management Services Section (EMSS) of the Planning, Management and Information Technology Division (PMITD) organize . . . Click to read more

PHilMech empowers agriculture sector through techno-talakayan, demo (6/1/2017) - During the 39th anniversary celebration of PHilMech, a Techno-Talakayan and field demonstration of modern rice production technologies were conducted. This activity is an offshoot of the collaborative activities of PHilMech with the Republic of South Korea through Korea Agricultural Machinery Industry Cooperative (KAMICO). The Techno-Talakayan and technology demonstration highlighted the presentation and discussion of mechanization and postharve . . . Click to read more

PHilMech harvests more awards (5/22/2017) - It is harvest time. The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) reaped more awards recently. Scientist, engineers, and Information Technology (IT) expert-- all employees of PHilMech garnered the awards and recognition from different award giving bodies. Dr. Dionisio G. Alvindia, Scientist III and now PHilMech Executive Director received the 2017 Pest Management A . . . Click to read more

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