On Wednesday, June 14, a statement from Senator Cynthia Villar about how unlimited rice should be banned in the Philippines made the rounds on social media.
During a committee hearing on rice implementation, the senator said: “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.”
After that controversial statement, Sen. Cynthia eventually clarified that she’s not planning to propose a law banning unli-rice and posted a “Keep calm there is no unli-rice ban” photo.
— Cynthia Villar (@Cynthia_Villar) June 15, 2017
Well, it’s kinda late because she quickly became a Twitter famous. A lot of ~triggered~ posts and memes are all over the social media. Aside from Ryza Cenon memes and famous movie GIFs, here are the 10 best unlimited rice ban tweets that we’ve seen:
1. “Pabibo kasi ihh”
Cynthia Villar: Let's ban unli rice
— HIRAETH (@joshsparklings) June 14, 2017
2. Rice is lyf. Rice is everything.
who gave cynthia villar the audacity to stop filipinos from eating unli rice in mang inasal
EXTRA RICE IS LYF PERO UNLI RICE IS LIFER
— tyra (@tyraphernelia) June 14, 2017
3. Mumsh, let’s talk about this.
I do not understand the point of banning unli-rice promos. Who hurt u, Cynthia Villar?
— Akhina Tiu (@akhinamatata) June 14, 2017
4. We all deserve an explanation
— Jelo👟⚫️⚪️ (@Cley_oooo) June 15, 2017
5. Unli-overtime and OTTYs please
Huwag na lang po yung unli-rice pagtuunan ninyo ng pansin, @Cynthia_Villar. Yun na lang pong unli-overtime.
— Creatives of Manila (@CreativesOfMNL) June 15, 2017
6. Ryza Cenon is all of us right now
"Ipinagbabawal na ni Sen. Cynthia Villar ang unli rice"
People of the republic of the philippines: pic.twitter.com/gr5dsIhFoY
— Ivan? (@IvanUngui) June 14, 2017
To Sen. Cynthia Villar, I think ung conversion of ricefields to subdivision like Camella ang dapat i-ban than Unli Rice sa Mang Inasal etc.
— Mykiru Isyusero (@mykiru) June 14, 2017
8. ~triggered~ and ~shookt~
Cynthia Villar: ban unli rice promos, we should eat healthy like vegetables
— ;bisheu (@AsawaniYeollie) June 14, 2017
9. Even Netflix joined the Twitter fun!
— Netflix Philippines (@Netflix_PH) June 15, 2017
10. Who ever said it was easy?
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