Critics Hit Senator Bam Aquino Proposal For A Food Bank of Leftovers

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Bam Aquino is now under fire about her proposal of a food bank for leftovers.

Have you heard about the "Zero Food Waste Bite Bill" proposed by Philippine Senator Bam Aquino?

This proposal's goal is to let fastfood and restaurant's surplus food to a leftover bank and be distributed to those who can't afford to eat.

“Given the high price of food these days, it is unjust that a lot of food goes to waste,” Aquino said in a statement.

Food businesses will be tasked to transport their excess food to food banks or distribution centers on their account, to ensure that the surplus would remain safe for consumption.

However, critics easily bring this proposal into bad taste.


They said that using leftover foods for consumption is like comparing poor people to pigs.

An open letter was also posted in Facebook by Raffy Gutierrez saying that he make more sense than the Senator's proposal.

A short, open-letter to Senator Bam Aquino:
Dear Senator Bam,

Instead of collecting left over food from hotels, restaurants and other types of food establishments, how about:

1. Passing a law that will allow food establishments to reduce the tax they pay the government if they will pledge to donate either food or money to feeding programs run by legitimate charitable organizations,

2. If there are actually unused (not used) left overs (huwag yung tira na may kumain na, yung hindi pa nagalaw at all), to donate the food to the local baranggay who will then administer it to their constituents in some form of feeding program.

But please don't make it look like you're passing a law that reinforces the PAG PAG image that your uncle left behind. I don't think you have the same aspiration as your Uncle Noy but most people don't see the law you're trying to enact as different.

Please rethink this law you're passing. There are better ways to make this idea of yours happen. Think through it more carefully.

Sincerely,

Raffy Gutierrez

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