Media inquiries

IRRI is committed to providing science-based information on rice and more broadly on global rice research and development through the media. To facilitate this, we link journalists and other media professionals with our scientists for better and more accurate understanding of our work.

Feel free to direct your inquiries to our Media Team who can address your questions and set up interviews with our scientists and experts. Visit to IRRI for a face-to-face meeting with the scientists and viewing of facilities and research in action can also be arranged.

interview with the media

Science Communication

Bianca Ferrer
Specialist - Communication

+63 2580 5600 (ext. 2295) or +63 917 894 5619

Bernadette P. Joven
Senior Specialist - Communication

+63 2580 5600 (ext. 2848)

Contact Bernardette about climate change research

Rona Niña Mae Rojas-Azucena
Specialist - Communication

+63 2580 5600 (ext. 2359)

Corporate Communication

Lem Rosellon
Specialist - Internal Communication

Lead, Corporate Communication
+63 2 580 5600 (ext. 2204) or +63 917 586 3241 (mobile)

Contact Lem about:

  • Media visits
  • General inquiries related to IRRI News and internal campaigns



Rice Today

Lanie Reyes
Rice Today Editor

+63 2 580 5600 (ext.2372)

Contact Lanie about article submission and general inquiries related to Rice Today–a quarterly magazine with news and feature articles on rice science and development from around the globe.

See more Rice Today contacts or subscribe.

Photos and videos

Journalists are welcome to use our extensive collection of photos (Flickr) and videos (YouTube).

IRRI's photos and videos are available for use via our Creative Commons license, which generally means they can be used free of charge for non-commercial use provided you credit us.

Gani Serrano

+63 2 580 5600 (ext. 2338)

Gene Hettel

+63 2 580 5600 (ext. 2752)