MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If the Philippines’ Department of Health had its way, Filipino consumers will pay much more for their daing (salted dry fish), sinigang (sour soup dish) and leche flan (caramel dessert).
In an unprecedented proposal to improve the health status of Filipinos, DOH is proposing that all Filipino foods that are salty, sour and sweet should be levied with what it is calling “unhealthy tax.”
”Evidence shows that the Filipino diet is causing serious health problems for most Filipinos, and we need to nip this in the bud,” DOH said.
Say goodbye to your binagoongan, kare-kare, halo-halo, laing and all other traditional Filipinos foods that are anything but bland.
Here’s to a healthier Filipino citizenry!