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Sen. Cynthia Villar: 'Unli-Rice Is Bad'—Of Course Twitter Reacts

'Kanin is life!!!! Kung ayaw mo ng unli-rice e di 'wag ka kumain o mag-order!!!'

Senator Cynthia Villar is the chair of the Senate committee on agriculture and food. "On Wednesday, June 14, the committee began the inquiry into the current rice importation program of the National Food Authority and the proposed cancellation of the quantitative import restrictions on rice," reported Jocelyn R. Uy in Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Villar stated, "We should not encourage consumption of well-milled rice. If possible, we should already shift to brown rice so Filipinos would eat less and so that finally, we can already be self-sufficient."

She then added her now-infamous words: "Unlimited rice is bad for the health. We should learn how to eat more vegetables."

While Villar may have had good intentions behind her comment, many rice-loving Pinoys didn't see it that way. They pointed out that for people who aren't exactly well-off, rice is the most affordable option available.

Check out some of the heated reactions on Twitter:

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