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Project V360: The Bicycle and Vegan Food Tour

They say a 100% plant-based diet and strenous physical activities can’t mix. That when you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you’re lethargic and weak. Well, TessDrive.com has decided to put that common perception to the test. Over the course of the next 5 days, our willing group of 10 non-vegan cyclists will pedal some of the …

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Sure and steady run through the course, and to the toilets, on Day 2 and 3

Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines—Some noticeable effects of a 100% plant-based diet were already being felt as early as the 2nd day of the 5-day  “Project V360: The Bicycle and Vegan Food Trip”. And, shall we say, those effects are truly relieving. Apart from the noticeable energy boost the cyclists felt during the arduous climbs in …

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Day 1 of Project V360 a lung-busting, lip-smacking success

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya—The first day of a one-of-a-kind ecotourism project has just wrapped up. Despite a few minor hiccups in scheduling and route coordination, the group of cyclists and support crew comprising the first “Project V360: The Bicycle and Vegan Food Trip” arrived in this first-class municipality happy, and hungry for more 100% plant-based food after …

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Apart from ‘brain drain’, PH also bound to suffer ‘muscle drain’ if the minimum wage for construction workers isn’t increased

The party-list group ACTS-OFW on March 2 has called for a P900-daily minimum wage for construction workers to help address a looming shortage due to migration. “We are losing a great deal of good construction laborers to other countries that are paying up to 10 times the P537 daily minimum wage in Metro Manila,” said …

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More than 10K nurses sought jobs in the US alone in 2018, and that’s worrisome if you’re a PH resident needing nursing care

Last February 5, the ACTS-OFW Party List of the Philippine Congress revealed that in 2018, a record number of nurses sought jobs in the United States–the highest in 9 years. According to the group, a total of 10,302 Filipino nurses hoping to practice their profession in America took the US licensure examination for the first …

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Bamboo: The worthy alternative to rapidly disappearing wood

The search for alternatives to wood for handicraft, furniture, and construction industries is intensifying, thanks largely to the dawning realization that wood products are quickly becoming depleted as the world’s forested areas inevitably give way to human development. The remaining naturally forested areas and timber lands, at least in the Philippines, have become protected by …

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Global Pinoys are among those most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

According to a recent announcement by the Philippine National AIDS Council, every day, an average of 32 Filipinos are tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the infection that would most likely lead to full-blown Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). On the occasion of World AIDS Day this December 1, the party-list group ACTS-OFW …

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Gretchen Ho: On Vios Cup and her favorite “meatless fuel”

During the Vios Cup’s just-concluded final leg of the 5th season held September 21 and 22 at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga, TessDrive.com got to sit down with TV and sports personality Gretchen Ho, who shared her experiences behind the wheel and her favorite meatless snack Quorn. The adrenaline-pumping Vios Cup has been touted …

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Want to start a plant-based Christmas feast in your home? Get great ideas from VegFest Pilipinas this November 17 and 18

“Let there be peace on every plate” is this year’s VegFest Pilipinas theme, and the 80 all-vegan merchants of the most awaited festival will prove that vegan food can be delicious, fun and exciting to eat, without the artery-blocking cholesterol and all the violence that comes with eating meat. “This 2-day festival is filled with …

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Philippine centenarians get P100,000 incentive; double if you live in this city

Since the passage of the Centenarians Act in 2016, the Philippine government (via the Department of Social Welfare and Development) has awarded a total of P468.8 million in cash to 4,688 Filipinos who turned 100 years old–a one-time, tax-free payout of P100,000 per centenarian. For 2019, the government will set aside another P109 million for …

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