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Cynthia Villar’s proposal to ban ‘unli-rice’ in restaurants face stiff opposition on social media

While Sen. Cynthia Villar has all the good intentions when she urges the ban of ‘unli-rice’ in restaurants, the opinion of social media is divided on the matter.

Villar made the statement while the senate she chairs started the hearing “into the current rice importation program of the National Food Authority and the proposed cancellation of the quantitative import restrictions on rice.” [PDI]

In the video, Villar can be heard saying the words that fans of the ‘unli-rice’ does not want to hear: “Ipagbawal na yang sinasabi ah, “unlimited rice” kasi nagkakasakit tayo dulot ng unlimited rice na yan. We should learn to eat vegetables.”

Villar’s statement quickly made the rounds online and has been drawing mixed reactions on social media. Let us roundup the comments on social media to get the pulse of netizens.

Cyrus Sky Dela Cruz has a valid point here: “Gusto kase ni Cynthia Villar na matuto daw tayong kumain ng prutas at gulay. Pero ang presyo ng prutas at gulay mas mahal pa sa manok at baboy! Jusko! 😂

RapBoy De Vera wrote: “Bakit ka ba nangengealam Cynthia Villar? Kaya mo bang bigyan ng mura at nakakabusog na pagkain ang mga pilipino? Buset ka! Tampalin ko ngalangala mo eh!”

Rowell Anusencion David is another unhappy fella. “Dun ko nalang nga nilalabas sama ng loob at stress ko sa unlirice.. tapos ganito pa.. naku naman.. dapat ginagawan nyo ng batas.. yung mga kawatan pag nahuli putulan ng kamay.. hndbka namn pinapakialaman ng Unlirice.. epal naman neto.. KJ.. ano gusto unli bread? Nasa tao talaga yan.. kung ganyan alam nyo na mangyayari.. BAON NALANG TAYO NG MADANING RICE…”

Nemz Flores understands Villar’s point but…“May point din nman sya kasi nagdudulot ng diabetes ang sobrang pagkain ng carbohydates… Kaso sa tulad nating mahihirap, d natin afford ung fruits and veggies kz sobrang mahal eh.. Kaya para mabusog at makatipid, mas ok an ung may unli rice.”

Rheanna Tuazon is not in favor of Villar’s idea. “Well, sabagay, mag-welga tayo kung talagang well-milled rice na ang iba-ban; but I don’t like the senator’s perspective towards the issue. Instead of changing Filipino’s mindset from rice to vegetable in just one wink, can’t they focus first on the economy at first hand? Sana magfocus muna sa pagpapababa ng presyo ng gulay. Only rich people eat salads or brown rice because only them could afford it. Although the concern for health is very appreciated, sana i-make sure muna na afford na ng lahat.”

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April Joy Tangcalagan goes ballistic upon hearing Villar’s proposal. “Hindi putangina! Kahit i-ban pa yang unlirice na yan kung baboy kang kumaen sa bahay ka din babawi sus. Pakshet na mga politikong to! Hala sige gawin nyo na ring tigsampung piso lahat ng kendi!”

Another angry netizen Hannah Asuncion Moctal ranted against Villar: “Srsly, Sen. Cynthia?! Ubos na po ba ang mga pwedeng gawing batas at yan ang naisip mo? I tried not to talk po pero triggered din si aqou e (for someone who can eat 5 whole rice at Mang Inasal, well yes I should be). Health issues – well it’s true that too much can hurt, masama ang labis (pati pagmamahal kasi nakakaumay haha) pero how would you control someone’s aim to eat? Kahit i-ban ang unli rice, di ba pwedeng magsaing ng dalawang kilo sa bahay at ubusin ng isang upuan lang? The point is, it’s the person’s choice to eat that much. Kahit nasaan pa yan, kakain yan kung gugustuhin niya. Next, on economic aspect – I really don’t know what she is pointing on this one (and I refuse to read, wala namang kwenta in the first place) pero nagka-scarcity ba ng rice supply dahil sa unli-rice? Kung ganon, hala kayo Mang Inasal! Haha I never heard of such. Ang alam ko may sariling rice plantation ang MI (correct me if I’m wrong) not sure with the other restaurants that offer unli-rice. Pag ba na-ban yan e mumura na ang presyo ng bigas? If that’s the case well this law is worth a try. Pero wala naman akong narinig na ganun ha. Hays. While my mom will probably like this law (because I eat too much) I don’t know how such absurdity can even reach the mind of a senator. I truly wish the country good luck.”

Jane Peramo wrote: “Jusko! Pati ba naman kanin pinagdiskitahan? Mas marami pang problema ang Pilipinas kaysa diyan. GUSTO NIYO LANG GUMASTOS KAMI NG BONGGA. Tuturuan niyo pa kami maging magastos para lang bumili pa ng extra rice. #Walangkwenta”

Meanwhile, some are completely sold Villar’s proposal.

Marinel Bautista Thomsen wrote: “actually tama sya,, madame ng matataba, high blood at diabetic sa pinas,, oo tamang ang dameng problema sa pinas pero dapat unahin din naten mga kalusugan. running for healthy lifestyle buti nga may isang senadora na naisip yan ang pangkalusugan,, dapat kumain ng madameng gulay tama yan!!!!”

Nona Inabangan commented: “About time na ibalik ang green revolution ni marcos. Be self sufficient. Health is wealth nga naman. Kung puro rice ang laman ng katawan natin ay hindi maganda. Prevention is better than cure. Ilabas na ang mga garden tools!!!”

Sherlloyd Pebenito wrote: “Somehow. May point naman si Senador Villar. If mababawasan ang konsumo sa bigas mababa ang importation natin. Yung supply nga natin dito sa ph, di na kasya sa population natin and one good point of ms villar is yung nasasayang na kanin. Yun lang naman, but for me, okay lang.”

While some netizens couldn’t help but partly blame Villar’s real estate business for the rice shortage in the country.

Yoj Yaj commented: “Daming problema sa pilipinas ito pa pinoproblema niya 😒😂 YUNG PABAHAY NYO IBIGAY NYO SA NABIKTIMA NG MARAWI!”

Christopher Julian wrote: “Ginawa na kasing subdivision nila Cynthia Villar ang mga bukid sa Pilipinas !
Kaya wala nang mataniman!”

Video here.

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Source: Senyora

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