LOOK: Coco Martin, FPJ featured in rice paddy art


Posted at Apr 10 2017 07:13 PM

"Ang Probinsyano" star Coco Martin and the late Fernando Poe Jr. are featured in PhilRice FutureRice Program's rice paddy art in Nueva Ecija. Handout photo

MANILA -- The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) launched a new design for its FutureRice Program, this time featuring two generations of "Ang Probinsyano" stars in its rice paddy art.

The faces of actors Coco Martin and Fernando Poe Jr. can be seen on the farm located in the PhilRice's central experiment station in Maligaya, Science City of Munoz.

PhilRice used the Korean variety purple rice for the faces, which provides a visual contrast to the regular green-leafed variety.

The team also used 3D anamorphosis principle, which makes the artwork appear normal only when viewed from a certain angle.

In a statement, PhilRice said the rice paddy art project aims to increase the awareness of netizens and millennials on rice farming and agriculture.

Before the two actors, the images of hero Jose Rizal, President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo have also been featured in previous years.

The five-hectare farm also showcases clean energy facilities, drone technology, advanced farm machines, and an experimental field that demonstrates hybrid, inbred, and traditional rice varieties. 

The image is available for viewing until May 14. Interested viewers may contact FutureRice farm on Facebook or through thefuturericeprogram@gmail.com.