Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte issued a warning, during his weekly program ‘Gikan Sa Masa, Para Sa Masa”, to smugglers of fake rice from China. He vowed to make smugglers eat all smuggled fake rice within 24 hours.
“I’ll make you eat all of it,” Duterte said during his Sunday program.
“You better stop it. Huwag mong gawin ‘yan kasi ipapakain ko sa iyo lahat ‘yan,” he added.
“If you’ll be caught with 200 tons of fake rice. I’ll give you 24 hours to consume it all,” the Mayor said.
In reports, a Davao resident complains before the National Food Authority after finding out that the cooked rice she bought from Cidudad Esperanza Canteen in Cabantian, Davao City is fake. NFA is currently testing the cooked rice provided by the complainant.
Fake rice from China are allegedly made of made of potato, sweet potato and plastic components. It is also believed that fake rice are being exported to Asian countries like Indonesia, India and Vietnam.
“Once eaten by a person, it would go into his system and put his health in great danger,” Mayor Duterte said.