Quezon City to implement new "rice rule"

It’s all about stopping the wasting of food.

In a bid to stop the wasting of Pinoys’ favorite food item, the Quezon City council approved an ordinance that will require restaurants and other such places to offer half-cup servings of rice.


Philstar.com’s Janvic Mateo reports, "The ordinance was introduced by 5th District councilor Allan Butch Francisco." It may be recalled that Francisco is the very same guy who proposed to jail comedy club performers for their nasty jokes.


The half-cup rice ordinance has been approved by the Quezon City council on third and final reading, but it still has to be signed by Mayor Herbert Bautista.


Once signed the ordinance would "require all restaurants to include in their menu a half cup serving of rice (or around 80 grams) priced at exactly half of the cost of one cup serving." At present, when you ask for half a cup of rice, you’re told that you have to buy a whole cup’s worth. So, whether you can finish it or not, you end up paying for it. That means you waste your money on rice that you don’t eat.


The report noted: "Those who fail to comply with the measure on the first offense would merit a written reprimand. Second offense violators will be penalized with a P1,000 fine, while third-time offenders will be fined with P2,000 and one month suspension of license or permit to operate."


As of posting, we have not yet confirmed if comedy bar performers are already cracking jokes about this ordinance.



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