CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros is headed for a direct confrontation with fellow lawmaker Cynthia Villar.
Villar recently proposed that Philippine restaurants stop the practice of serving UNLI (unlimited) rice as part of their menu in order for the country to achieve self-sufficiency.
On Wednesday, Hontiveros said: “Ang masasabi ko lang ay mayroong unli-rice pero walang unli-Martial Law (What I can say is that there can be unli-rice but there can’t be unlimited martial law).” The senator made the comment at a forum at the Xavier University Little Theater attended by a mixed audience composed of the academic community and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Reached by The Adobo Chronicles, Villar said that Hontiveros cannot contradict herself. “She cannot favor unli-rice but oppose UNLI-Martial Law. It should be one for all and all for one.” she said.
So Madam Hontiveros, make up your mind. If no unli-Martial Law, there should also be no UNLI-rice!