Parade inspires Filipinos to replace meat with plant-based food

Features Philippines Oct 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm

vegan-parade-no-dairyBy RONALYN V. OLEA

MANILA — To encourage plant-based nutrition and lifestyle, Filipino vegans held the first ever vegan parade in Quezon City, Oct. 19.

Carrying placards that read “Being Vegan is Fun” and “Love All Animals: Go Vegan”, members of Vegans of Manila shared vegan food including pizza, isaw, barbecue, tacos, cookies, ice cream and sweet banana to passersby along Timog Avenue.

The activity is a kick-off to the VegFest 2017, a vegan festival to be held on November 18-19 in Eastwood Central Plaza and November 25-26 in Lucky China Town.

Jaq Abergas, founder of VegFest Pilipinas, said during the media launch that the festival aims to “plant the seeds of compassion.” She invited everyone from all ages and all walks of life to come to the festival.

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