Most people would say no. The dreaded NFA rice is off-putting to most Filipinos since according to them:
It tastes like its infested by cockroaches.
Its cheap, therefore, it doesnt taste good.
These people just havent tasted yet this heaven-sent food. Its not that bad. I can even say its perfect for the common Filipino people. It has the right mix of affordability, flavor and reachability. Its perfect.
So why is NFA rice better than commercial rice, you ask?
NFA rice costs about ?27/kilo depending on how money-grubbing your retailer is. Typical commercial rice costs about ?45/kilo, so you save ?18/kilo.philstar.com
A typical Filipino household consumes about . That means you save almost ?8500 every year! With that money, you can already buy two snatched iPhones!
NFA rice isnt controlled by rice cartels, only the government. It isnt smuggled so it has no risk of sudden price increase, unlike the smuggled ones which raise their prices if their transportation is busted by the police.gmanetwork.com
Plus, one variety is imported from Vietnam. Its pretty much guaranteed that the price of NFA rice wont go up too high. If its price suddenly goes up without explanation, you can blame PNoy and pretty soon his scapegoat would resign.
Broken rice is easier to digest. You dont have to chew it well, just one grind and you can already swallow it.signatureasia.com
Easier digestion means . You no longer need to drink Lactobacillus milk (mabutiyan!) to maintain a healthy stomach. Now your only problem is when you get diarrhea from eating too much.
Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Sec. Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan (his title is a bit short) NFA Rice.inquirer.net
See, a presidentiable endorses this rice.
He has a good track record. He wasnt involved in the PDAF scandal. And you can see his wife Sharon very healthy and chubby (she has just the right amount of fat).
Therefore, NFA rice is good.interaksyon.com
Are you fat? Want to lose weight but still want to eat rice?Yahoo Philippines
There can be no better solution than NFA rice. You wouldnt get used to its crappy taste and never will be (unlike Miss Sharon), so you would eat less.
Eventually, youll eat one less cup of rice each meal. If youre starting to feel nauseous of eating NFA rice, consider yourself successful in losing weight.
You can thank me later.abs-cbnnews.com
NFA rice is always a better alternative if you think you can no longer afford commercial rice. If you still prefer the commercial one but cant afford it, you can leave your bitchy girlfriend behind since shes the one draining your budget.