In the Ceremonial Hall of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, Robert S. Zeigler, director general and chief executive officer of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), received the Order of Sikatuna, the highest award that the Philippine Government can give to a foreign national.
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