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Eating healthy while helping local farmers via Session Groceries

Let’s face it: 2020 has been a challenging year—and it’s just been the first month. What with the novel coronavirus outbreak, the massive Australian bushfires, the Taal Volcano eruption, and the series of unfortunate events in the Philippines and across the world, it might be all too easy to feel helpless and hopeless. Instead of …

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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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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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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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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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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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