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Manila's Firefly Brigade Bikes For Clean Air (VIDEO)

First Posted: 06/19/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:10 PM ET

8,000 members of the Philippine's Firefly Brigade took to the streets of Manila on bike Sunday for the annual 'Tour of the Fireflies,' encouraging people to use bikes as a clean air, transportation alternative, Reuters reported.

The Bridage is a group that advocates for clean air and sustainable environmental practices in the Philippines. The group's president, Ricky Pineda, said that the environment will play a large part in the Philippines' upcoming May 10 election.

"We want the people to vote to change their lifestyles," Pineda said. "For so long we've been trapped in cars produce fumes, and we have to make choices just like the way we make choices in our leaders."

WATCH The Firefly Brigade in action:

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