advocacy about environment

‘3-peat’ win highlights basketball showdown in ‘Tagisang Robotics’

For the third time, Pitogo High School secured the Best Team Award and dominated the playing field of 16 schools anew during the “Tagisang Robotics 2.0” last Nov. 19 and 20 at the Forum 2 of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. Pitogo High School’s do-it-all robot secured the best win-draw-loss record …

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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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This school has a ‘golden rule’, and it’ll make you think twice about what your kids eat in cafeterias

The easiest way to convince people to stop eating meat is to ask them to go meatless on just one day of the week, then gradually work up to the entire week. Taking the first step may be the most difficult, but it is so important. People usually designate Mondays as the official start of …

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Better ways found today: Windmill built from junk; forest created by one man; sugary drinks’ ads to be banned

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. The boy who built a windmill A number of Facebook posts had been recently circulating about a 14-year-old boy from Malawi, named William Kamkwamba, who, …

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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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Man riding a biycle on a busy street

The 12 most dangerous spots for a cyclist

Anyone who has experienced cycling on Metro Manila’s streets would conclude that this megalopolis isn’t that bike-friendly. The road networks and the transport infrastructure have been clearly set up to favor motorized vehicles. It’s a bias that has seen some tragic results for the two-wheeled community. According to figures from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority–the …

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Better ways found today: Boracay for sustainable tourism; Harvard to go vegan; climate change deniers’ deep pockets

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. Boracay: Leading the way to sustainable tourism Episode 1139 of the massively popular Nas Daily Facebook page tackled the global problem of “overtourism” and its …

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‘Bambullet-proof’ vests being developed by DOST-FPRDI

Did you know that the lowly “sawale” (woven bamboo mat) is being considered as a key material in making body armor to protect and save the lives of our armed forces? The Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently found that the woven bamboo mat, paired with a stainless …

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