No worries, rice fans: Sen. Villar says she’s not banning “unli-rice” promos

To rice-lovers who think that the age of unli-rice promos is over, don’t worry: no one’s trying to ban rice, after all.

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Senator Cynthia Villar earlier proposed a ban on serving unlimited rice in restaurants citing health and economic reasons, which caused an uproar among netizens.

Following the criticism on social media, the senator backtracked on her statement, saying that she was not planning to pass a bill prohibiting unli-rice promos.

According to local news reports, the senator said:

“I am not planning to make a law banning ‘unli-rice.’ Not at all. I just voiced out my concern that eating too much rice is one of the main causes of high blood sugar that leads to diabetes,” the senator said. I cannot prevent people from eating unlimited amount of rice. It is their choice. It was just a genuine expression of concern on my part.”

Sen. Villar heads the Senate committee on food and agriculture, where the unli-rice issue was brought up last Wednesday.

So there you go, guys. Enjoy your three or four cups of rice, legally.

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