MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Queen of All Media Kris Aquino just announced that rice will no longer be served at her Chowking franchise restaurants in Quezon City.
She made this announcement in support of her cousin, Senator Bam Aquino, who tweeted that National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino should be fired for what he says the Filipino people are experiencing in as far as short supply and rising prices of rice are concerned.
A survey conducted by The Adobo Chronicles, however, showed that there has not been a short supply of rice in restaurants and carinderias throughout the country. There has not been an increase in rice prices on restaurant menus. Additionally, many restaurants still offer UNLI rice (unlimited rice) on some of their menu items.
But blood is thicker than rice, so we can’t really blame Kris for supporting her cousin in his continued hallucination about runaway prices of rice in the country.
So, if you’re a fan of the ChowKing Lauriat and other rice menus at ChowKing, skip Aquino’s restaurants in Quezon City. There are hundreds of other ChowKing franchises that still serve rice.