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Cynthia Villar Wants To Ban Unli Rice

Cynthia Villar Wants To Ban Unli Rice

| On 15, Jun 2017

Senator Cynthia Villar called for the ban of unlimited rice offer of establishments.

Villar, the chair of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, called for this in order to encourage people from eating healthier foods such as vegetables.

“You know, the findings in other countries, mas better ang diet nila. Hindi masyadong maraming rice, may vegetable. If you really ask doctors, that’s a better diet,” Villar said.

This is also as a move to help the Philippines become rice self-sufficient. However, she was not optimistic that the country can make it until 2018.

In an interview with the press, Villar said Filipinos should be trained in eating less rice and more fruits and vegetables.

“So dapat i-train na rin nating mga Filipinos not to eat too much rice kasi nagiging diabetic. And you know, it’s expensive to cure diabetes. Parang sinasabi sa ibang bansa kaya hindi sila nagiging self-sufficient, because they have a better diet. So makakatulong iyon, iyong sinasabi nilang unlimited rice, hindi maganda iyon sa diet natin,” said Villar.

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