June 15, 2017

Sen. Cynthia Villar Says No to Unli-Rice and the Netizens Are Triggered

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.

It didn’t take long for the everyday citizens to express their love for rice. They even directly addressed the Senator and commented how her suggestions aren’t exactly what we need right now.

The memes were right behind. Ranging from jokes about the Sen. Cynthia to various pop culture references.

Even Netflix joined in.

I guess we have to cool it first with your suggestions, Sen. Villar. No one is having it. What they would rather have is another order of rice.


Photo courtesy of Inquirer.net

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