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The Origin of Rice: A Nabaloi Legend
Rice is a staple food for many Filipinos, but do you know how it came to be According to a legend from the Nabaloi people, one of the indigenous groups in the Cordillera region, rice was a gift from Kabunian, the creator god, to a priest named Labangan who visited him in the Skyworld.
Labangan was curious about the rice that Kabunian and his wife ate, and wanted to bring some seeds to Earth. Kabunian agreed, but gave him specific instructions on how to plant and harvest the rice, as well as how to perform a ritual called kosday kanyaw to honor him. Labangan promised to follow the instructions, but he forgot to do the ritual when he returned to Earth. As a punishment, Kabunian created rats to eat the rice. Labangan regretted his mistake, so Kabunian created cats to chase away the rats. Ever since then, the Nabaloi people have been performing kosday kanyaw before harvest season to thank Kabunian for the rice.
This legend is one of the many stories that depict the origin of rice in Philippine folklore. It also explains the creation of cats and rats, and the importance of rituals and traditions among the Igorots. You can read more about this legend and other versions of the origin of rice myth in these sources:
The origin of rice, according to Ibaloi legend â Agriculture Monthly[^4^]
Fong: The origin of rice, an Ibaloy tale - SUNSTAR[^5^]
The Rice Myth - Sappia The Goddess - SlideShare[^6^]
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However, rice cultivation in the Philippines also faces many challenges, such as climate change, pests and diseases, soil degradation, water scarcity, and market fluctuations. To cope with these challenges, rice farmers need access to improved technologies and innovations that can enhance their productivity, profitability, and resilience. One of these technologies is Golden Rice, a genetically modified rice variety that contains beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. Golden Rice was developed to address vitamin A deficiency (VAD), a serious public health problem that affects millions of children and pregnant women in the Philippines and other developing countries. 
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