Thursday, October 29, 2015


Manila, October 29, 2015— Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like no other!

Ever since 2014, Breakout has been providing a unique experience to thousands of players by trapping them in different themed rooms for 45 minutes. They are given an interactive game where players have to team up to find clues and solve logic puzzles based on various storylines. Participants are encouraged to PLAN as a team, SOLVE puzzles collaboratively in order to ESCAPE before time expires.

This Halloween season, the game is about to change as it is no longer enough to BREAKOUT… you must now also SURVIVE! You and your friends will be trapped in a room and will have 45 minutes to try and survive the horror set before you.

There will be scare actors that will enter and exit the room as they please. Some will be nice and try to help you by giving you clues, while some… are not. Be prepared as they invade your personal space, tell you bone chilling stories, separate you from your friends and sometimes, even leave you alone in the dark. Be ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone.

This is still a BREAKOUT event so there is still puzzle solving involved. You will still choose among the 5 Super-thematic Rooms of Victoria Court Malate, which will determine the style of the overall puzzle you will have to solve:
  1. The Asgard Room
  2. The Casino Royale Room
  3. The Bat Cave Room
  4. The Candy Land Room
  5. The Marakkesh (Sex in the City) Room

If the scares get too extreme for you, there is a safe word… screaming “I want my mommy” will signal our actors to back off and bring you back to your friends. Though be warned, doing so will forfeit the clue you may receive by surviving the scare. Missing out on 1 clue won’t make it impossible to solve the puzzle, but it will make it very difficult. So wear your brown pants and as much as you can, brave up!

To add up to the scare, there will be a free fear flicks marathon happening at the Victoria Court grounds from 6PM until 12PM.

The breakout rooms have limited slots, so be sure to register now through

You can also visit Victoria Court’s facebook page ( or  follow their Twitter & Instagram (@victoriacourtVC)) for more updates about this event.

Prepare yourselves for a scare that you won’t forget. See you there!

Monday, October 26, 2015

CDR-King’s advocates sustainable living thru California E-bike

Disruptors are welcome, from an old school perspective to the most advanced technological breakthroughs in power supply, whichever era you may be, CHANGE is inevitable.

Nikola Tesla during our primary days as student was sadly in obscurity till we reach high school. He challenged the existing and widely accepted manner of lighting though oil lamps to the macro voltage - electricity distribution system courtesy of his well-accepted Alternating Current most commonly known AC. 

Nikola Tesla is not as famous as Tomas Edison as taught during basic education, but his works and legacy blazes up to this day. Same aspiration as CDR-King, your one stop media provider intends to manifest, to bring products and cost efficient means of power/electricity supply to every household. 

California E-bikes, a CDR-King subsidiary, open its doors in TONDO. The branch is powered by a hybrid electricity system that enables sustainable solar energy. As environmental friendly as it should be, it also aims to display similar concept Solar-kit for ones household in turn helps you save thousands of your hard earned money on monthly electric bill.

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California E-bike started its operation in the Philippines early 2013 with E-Scooter and later on came out with other variants of e-bikes. Today California E-bike offers more than 30 variants in more than 40 branches.

With the steady growth of e-bike followers, California E-bike is gearing towards its mission to improve transportation in an eco-friendly way, one e-bike at a time and reaffirming its efforts towards Green Living to save our environment.

Visit them at their newly opened Tondo branch or your nearest California e-bike store. You may also visit and


Posted on behalf of CD-R King

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Herbalife Health Poll: 9 in 10 Filipinos ”Highly Concerned” About An Unhealthy Lifestyle's Potential Diseases

MANILA, Philippines - Nine in 10 Filipino consumers surveyed by global nutrition company Herbalife are “highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause them, with the same number believing that simple 
lifestyle changes can help improve their overall well-being.

A good number of the respondents expressed willingness to adopt a healthy lifestyle; 79 percent said that they would
cut down on unhealthy foods, 78 percent expressed their willingness to exercise more regularly, and 72 percent said 
they would make better nutrition choices. 

“We welcome the results of the survey. It gives an understanding of Filipinos becoming even more health concious and
self-aware that they need to make some lifestyle changes to improve their overall well-being. It also gives Herbalife 
an idea where we are needed, because as the survey revealed only four out of 10 would spend 10 to 30 minutes a day to make simple lifestyle changes,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager.
The respondents, however, cited the following as the top obstacles to achieving a healthy lifestyle: lack of time for
exercise (75 percent), lack of time to make proper nutrition choices (64 percent), and high cost of healthy food (62 percent). 
The same health poll likewise showed that the top three aging-related concerns in the country were heart, brain,
and eye health.

Better knowledge and understanding
 “The findings from the Herbalife survey clearly show that the majority of people in Asia Pacific that we questioned
believe in the value of good nutrition and exercise as contributing to their overall well-being. We aim to play a
greater role in providing practical tips and information to people to help them understand that the journey to a
healthier, more active lifestyle is not difficult to achieve. With as little as 10 minutes a day, consumers can take positive steps to improve their nutrition and be more active, which will improve their overall well-being,” said
William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.
Herbalife conducted the survey in September 2015 in the lead-up to its Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour. It surveyed
1,200 respondents across six countries, including the Philippines, on perceptions towards their health and current
lifestyle. Respondents from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand were likewise included in the

Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour
Now on its fourth year, the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour aims to deepen people’s practical understanding
of the various aspects of living a healthy active lifestyle. Its previous tours in the past three years saw close to 60,000
participants across the region.
This year’s Wellness Tour will feature five members of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) visiting 14 markets and 21 cities across the Asia-Pacific in the month of October. They will share their expert views on how people can
make use of the little time they have to make simple lifestyle changes that will enhance their well-being.
Herbalife’s NAB experts will likewise share their views on a wide range of health-related topics, including weight
management, brain health and aging; heart health; immunology; and skin care at the medical symposia being held in
Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,
and Vietnam.
The Herbalife NAB experts participating in this year’s Wellness Tour include Dr. David Heber, who incidentally will be
coming to Manila, is a leading expert in the field of nutrition and named as one of “The World’s Most Influential
Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and considered one of “The Best Doctors in America”; Dr. Lou Ignarro, a
Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for his discovery of nitric oxide’s health benefits; Dr. Gary Small, a
specialist in brain health and aging who has authored over 500 scientific works and has received numerous awards and honors, including the “Senior Investigator Award” from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; Dr. Marion
Fltechner-Mors, a health nutrition specialist who is currently heading the nutrition and obesity research group
at Ulm University, Germany; and Dr. Wang Jae Lee, a physician and academic specializing in immunology and a
professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine.
Dr. Heber, who is the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los
Angeles, will be conducting a symposium for free to Filipino medical practitioners on October 23, 9am, at the Manila
Hotel. The symposium will gather a group of 100 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and medical practitioners. The title
of the symposium is “Obesity: More Than Just Being Overweight and Nutrition Forecast for 2020.” Seminars of Dr. Heber are recognized by US hospitals as part of Continuing Education Studies, which are often required of applicants. The
following day, Oct. 24, Dr. Heber will be holding seminars for thousands of Herbalife Independent Members in the same hotel. This is the first time Dr. Heber, who is also the Chairman of the NAB and the Herbalife Nutrition Institute, to
conduct a seminar in Manila since the company was founded in the Philippines 22 years ago.

About Herbalife                                                                                                                                        Herbalife is a 35-year-old global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products
intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent members. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to
help bring good nutrition to children. To learn more visit

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#MabiniMabiskeg: A Fundraising Project for the Typhoon-Stricken Youth of Pangasinan

Typhoon Koppu (local name, Lando) is a super typhoon that hit Northern and Central Luzon in the Philippines, leaving a sore devastation to communities. Despite this, as nation of undeniable human spirit, we are 
mabiskeg enough to go through anything. Mabiskeg is the Pangasinense term for strong and firm.

Mabini is a town in Western Pangasinan. It is one of the most devastated  by Typhoon Koppu (local name 
Lando). In Mabini, schools are one of the hard-hit structures, and some of the structures are in isolated areas. 
More often than not, people who watch the news or read the paper offer relief goods, clothes, medicines, and toiletries as forms of help. Only few give attention on the education of the children who are affected, how
the kids can go back to their schools.

This project is to maximize and spread out the help people can offer. This may sound little, but a notebook
can do so much especially that many families lost literally everything; it would help them get back on their feet and start again.

Furthermore, the focus is on education because I was a child in that town who experienced being evacuated and all that. I could have saved other things, but my Mom would tell me to save my bag. I resolve that to
parents, knowing that their children go back to school is quite a relief.

The main focus of the campaign is to consolidate school supplies, but it would be best to include basic needs like cash, relief goods, clothes, sheets, medicines, and toiletries because many families were not able to save a single thing due to flashfloods. For local cash donations, please contact Franz Marabe through 0999 551 4843. International cash donations are also accepted through online fundraising campaign via Indiegogo
Anyone from abroad may click the link to donate. Rest assured all monetary donations will be converted
into helping the children go to school again. In Quezon City area, donations can be turned in through Romelie Tamares (0936 694 9555). For Makati area, reach Koko Alviar (0917 826 1557). The crowdsourcing 
campaign runs until the 6th of November 2015. The items will be delivered on the 7th of  November 2015.

Another part of the project is to tap interested groups especially student organizations, fraternities, and 
sororities to spearhead or partner with local teachers and government officials to help rehabilitate the
damaged schools. Interested parties may contact

If typhoons can leave a mark, why can’t we? Let us help out and rebuild our nation together. As how they 
put it, the Filipino spirit is waterproof.

Posted on behalf of Balincaguin Conservancy.