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Villar mulls creation of rice school in Iloilo

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Senator Cynthia Villar wants to establish a rice school in Oton town, Iloilo province.

Villar said the proposed school would provide individuals a training program on the mechanization of rice production.

The Daily Guardian reported that the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization and the Philippine Rice Research Institute will teach local government officials and cooperatives, who in turn will relay their knowledge to the farmers.

The rice school is expected to be created this year, according to Villar.

“Inaayos na namin,” she added.

Villar is the chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food.