TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles, Toronto Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo’s brand of economics is quite avant-garde. Remember how she calculated the impact of the increasing prices of rice on poor Filipinos (4x10x4=1,600)?
Now, Robredo has what she calls a “fool-proof” solution to the rising inflation in her country.
Speaking to reporters upon her arrival in Canada, Robredo said the government needs to do more to ease the prices of basic commodities while boosting consumer spending in local industries.
”I propose that the government impose a total ban on hamon, keso de bola and fruit cocktail this coming Christmas season,” she said.
“These luxury food items prepared by many Filipino households as part of the traditional ‘Noche Buena” could only exacerbate the country’s sick economy. Imagine if Filipinos spend their hard-earned money in more basic and simple commodities like rice, fish and vegetables rather than fancy food fares? That’s a lot of savings! Moreover, they would have extra cash to do their Christmas shopping for other goods like clothes, shoes, bags and new cell phones which, in turn, would benefit many of the small retailers. It’s a win-win situation,” she told reporters.
So, here’s to a simpler and austere Christmas. No more inflation!