If you are a vegan who is traveling to/in Davao who cannot speak the dialect, it is highly recommended that you get the Ako Ay Vegan / I Am Vegan card, most especially if you eat cooked food as there could be hidden seasonings that cooks / chefs use that are from animal products or animal by-products.
Although most Filipinos speak English and may be able to accommodate your requests, however, there are still some people who do not understand the concept of veganism / vegetarianism yet. I've come across many people who do not consider fish and chicken as meat. Understandable though, what we have here is a meat-eating culture.
So I ask that as vegans, we should be understanding and be kind towards those beliefs and opinions differ from us. Let's slowly plant seeds so that in the future, we may be able to reap what we sow. Let's be proactive to the movement and make sure that we explain to them with patience what veganism is.
Let's work together for a vegan-friendly Davao City. 💚