Pinoys waste P23 million worth of rice daily


Posted at Jan 21 2014 10:48 PM | Updated as of Jan 22 2014 07:15 PM

MANILA -- The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PRRI) on Tuesday said as much as three kilos of rice are wasted by every Filipino each day because they do not finish their food.

This amounts to P23 million of wasted rice everyday, equivalent to P8 billion every year.

To prevent rice wastage, Sen. Bongbong Marcos has filed Senate Bill 1863 or the "Anti-Rice Wastage Act of 2013" that seeks establishments to sell half-orders of rice.

Supporting the bill is the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines. - Report from Jing Castañeda, ABS-CBN News