Media inquiries

IRRI is committed to helping journalists find experts to talk about our rice science and more broadly on global rice research and development through the media.

Please feel free to direct your inquiries to our Media team who can help answer your questions and set up interviews with our staff. They can also help journalists who would like to arrange a visit to IRRI to meet our scientists and see our facilities and research in action.


Lizbeth Baroña
Public Relations Specialist

+63 2580 5600 (ext. 2587)

Contact Liz about:

  • Plant breeding
  • Rice varieties
  • Biotechnology
  • Social sciences
  • Rice prices

Liz also looks after public relations for staff at PBGB and SSD.

Bianca Ferrer
Public Relations Specialist

+63 2580 5600 (ext. 2587)

Contact Bianca about:

  • Crop management
  • Environmental issues
  • Crop health and pests
  • Water and nutrients
  • Climate change
  • Post harvest

Bianca also looks after public relations for staff at CESD.

Aileen Garcia
Senior Specialist - Communication

+63 2 580 5600(ext. 2587) or +63 917 564 8478 (mobile)

Contact Aileen about:

  • Golden Rice

Gladys Ebron
Public Relations Officer

+63 2 580 5600 (ext. 2587)

Contact Gladys about:

  • Genetic diversity
  • International Rice Genebank
  • C4 rice
  • Grain quality
  • Training

Gladys also looks after public relations for staff at GQNC, GRC, C4C, and TC.

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.

Flaminia Lilli
Partnership Development Manager
IRRI Fund Singapore

+65 9112 2071 (Singapore)

Flaminia works at the IRRI Fund Singapore and is IRRI's local Singapore contact in Singapore. Contact Flaminia for all inquiries about the IRRI Fund Singapore.

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)