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Cyclists go vegan for 5 days while biking PH’s most difficult mountain passes

Meat-eating cyclists of Cycad (Cycling Adventures and Advocates) recently went on a 100% plant-based diet for five days while biking the most difficult mountain passes in the Philippines. On their fourth day, these cyclists pedal on for another 100 kms, from Bontoc, Mountain Province to Cervantes, Ilocos Sur. The “Project V360” has been envisioned to …

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How delicious and easy it is to go vegan on bike tours

Everyone knows how important nutrition and hydration are to any physical activity, and never is this more evident in a sport as physically taxing as cycling. For the first time ever in this country, we combine endurance and recreational cycling with a 100% plant-based diet for a full five days. And we’ve made sure that …

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Manila’s best vegan desserts: Pouring sweetness into compassion

Who can refuse desserts? Why, even vegans crave for their sweets! And guess what, there are plenty of dessert options today that do not use animal products such as dairy and eggs. There’s so much to choose from, that quite literally, you can already hold a competition for the best vegan desserts in the city! …

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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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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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The pursuit of happiness is best achieved on a bike’: Musings of a newbie bicycle commuter

“Isn’t it risky?” That is what most people I talk to automatically ask, when I say “I commute by bicycle to my work in Makati from Bacoor, Cavite every Monday.” Well if they mean, me getting arrested for having such a handsome face while riding a bicycle along the streets of Metro Manila, then it …

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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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