Kikiam Trending: Pinoys express disgust over subpar food fare for SEAG athletes
If the 30th Southeast Asian Games organizing committee is not careful, the Philippines may find kikiam being known as its national food.
Yesterday, #kikiam became one of the top trending topics on Philippine Twitter when netizens gathered online to call out the government for its substandard food rations for athletes participating in the competition.
The Philippines’ own Women’s Football coach aired her disappointment at the committee for its shabby treatment of local athletes after five athletes were crammed into rooms that were good for twin sharing, and the type of food served to athletes that lacked the nutrients needed to train and compete for the whole day.
It was not just the Philippine team that complained about mere kikiam, eggs and rice for breakfast but coaches from other countries also expressed disappointment over the subpar food supply.
Netizens expressed their disgust over the kikiam issue on Twitter and apologized to the world in behalf of the Philippine government.