Sen. Cynthia Villar perhaps didn’t anticipate how Filipinos will react when she said that “unlimited rice” orders should be banned during her committee’s inquiry of the National Food Authority’s status regarding the importation of rice. To place it in context. the senator proposed the idea so that Filipinos would be more encouraged to eat brown rice and healthier alternatives to white, milled rice. She even said, “Unlimited rice is bad for the health. We should learn how to eat more vegetables.”
She may have meant well. But that didn’t translate as netizens expressed their dismay and shock over the proposal.
First in line are a few parody accounts of restaurants who are popular for serving unlimited rice options or rice meals.