BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Vice Mayor Noel Valdecanas has urged city folks to be RICEponsible during the opening ceremony of the Barangay Week in Poblacion on Monday. “November is National Rice Awareness Month and I ask everyone to avoid wasting rice”, he messaged.
He added, “I have learned that each Filipino wasted 9 grams or 2 to 3 spoons of rice daily in 2008 which would have sufficed to feed 2.5 million persons”.
The government hatched the “Be RICEponsible” campaign that aims to encourage farmers, policy-makers, and the public to be RICEponsible in their own ways. The campaign engages every Filipino to do their part in achieving rice self-sufficiency in the country.
City Mayor Joet Garcia, Valdecanas and members of Sangguniang Panlungsod joined the Poblacion Sangguniang Barangay in leading the Barangay Week opening program.