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On TessDrive’s 5th year, the man behind the ‘unprofitable’ website remains optimistic

It’s Year 5 of a little online project called TessDrive.com. Website founder and manager Aries B. Espinosa shares his thoughts on a future that could be brighter, and kinder, for all creatures on the planet. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, and I realized just lately that we’ve been at this quiet little website …

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Better ways found today: The plant-based bug bites Hollywood’s awards bodies

TessDrive presents a regular summary of online finds, web discoveries that show us better ways to a better world. Ever so slowly, we’ll help you restore your faith in humanity. Three of the world’s most prestigious television and movie awards events have gone plant-based. Here’s looking at you, Oscar. It started with the 77th Golden Globe …

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Farmers, doctors, scientists, activists gather for ‘Food. Farming. Freedom’ conference

“Seeds are essential to agriculture because whoever controls the seed supply will affect the state of food and agriculture.” Thus say the organizers of the October 26 conference “Food. Farming. Freedom” or FFF. They add that it is of the utmost importance that small-scale farmers gain access to farming components. These, however, were just two …

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Vegan mouth-watering and sexy at VegFest Pilipinas 2019

There is strength in numbers. Guilt-free, great-tasting dishes and cruelty-free, environment-friendly products become unlimited when variety is added. That’s the VegFest 2019 in the Philippines, touted as the biggest gathering of the plant-based, meat-free and cruelty-free community in Asia. It’s happening this weekend, and over a hundred merchants await. The vegan expo and workshops celebrate …

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Scholars from TESDA's auto mechanic program

TESDA scholars graduate from Isuzu training program in Tacloban

Isuzu Philippines Corporation, fulfilling the objectives of its corporate social responsibility by uplifting the lives of the youth through free training and education, held on August 28 the graduation ceremonies of the 16th batch of the Isuzu-TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Program at the TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) Region 8 Training Center Compound in Barangay …

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Cassavas and sweet potatoes

How to thrive in the age of climate change: Roots and tuber crops are key

Root and tuber crops (RTCs) are notably versatile, as they are used in various ways in the agriculture, health, and food sectors and climate change resilience efforts. After typhoon Haiyan passed over central Philippines, sweetpotato and cassava were the first main crops distributed and planted towards the food relief and rehabilitation efforts in Leyte and …

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The International Coastal Cleanup Day and Mangrove Planting made more relevant with a meatless feast

On September 21, 2019, TessDrive participated in the International Coastal Cleanup Day and Mangrove Planting upon the invitation of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP). This was held at the Barangay Lumaniag, Lian Batangas. Aligned with Toyota’s global Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota Motor Philippines’ initiative for the National Coastal Clean Up and Mangrove Planting Day is …

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