Max’s Opened at Robinsons – Limketkai

Max’s Restaurant relocated at Level 1 Robinsons, Limketkai Cagayan de Oro City. Max’s which is also known as “the house that fried chicken built” opened for business last August 28, 2011. It is operating side by side with another newly opened Gerry’s Grill Restaurant.

Here’s a little bit of Max’s history in case you wanna know :).

Max’s Restaurant’s beginnings started in 1945, after World War II. Maximo Gimenez, a Stanford – educated teacher, befriended the American occupation troops stationed at Quezon City. Because of this friendship, the soldiers regularly visited Maximo’s nearby home for a drink or two. Later on, the troops insisted that they pay for their drinks. This prompted Maximo to open a cafe; where the troops could enjoy food and drinks.

The cafá initially served chicken, steak and drinks. Maximo’s niece – Ruby, who managed the kitchen, created a special recipe for chicken that became an instant favorite for the GIs. Soon, the Filipino public heard about the delicious chicken – tender, juicy and crispy – and they came too! Max’s Restaurant was born.

Over the years, Max’s Restaurant’s popularity grew and became known as “the house that fried chicken built”. It has expanded in Metro Manila, Southern and Northern Luzon, Cebu and California, USA.

Looking towards the next millennium, Max’s Restaurant has established itself as a household name, an institution, and a proud Filipino tradition. The second and third generations of the family continue to zealously uphold the standards and traditions set by Maximo and Ruby for all Max’s Restaurants..

Today Max’s Restaurant has opened a window of business opportunity for dynamic individuals interested and willing to invest in the long standing tradition of quality which only a Max’s Restaurant can offer. It opened its doors to franchising for the first time in the second quarter of 1998. This is the opportunity to join the thriving food service industry in the Philippines.

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Color Me Badd and All-4-One Live in Cagayan de Oro City

Kagay-anons will be serenade and entertained by 2 of the hottest and most popular boy bands in the 90s whose music are still known to many until today. Color Me Badd and All-4-One will perform live on September 10, 2011. Watch the “Dukes of R&B”, All-4-One and the famous Hip-Hop and R&B group, Color Me Badd perform live at the Lim Ket Kai Mall. The groups will also be giving tribute to the King of Pop – Michael Jackson by singing a selection of his greatest hits. Don’t miss this rare and special event! Let’s relive the ’90s and watch them LIVE in the City of Golden Friendship!

Venue: The Atrium, Lim Ket Kai Mall

Time: 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: 500 | 1,000 | 1,500

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Solar Energy Mindanao NOW!

 I had the same question before. Just like what others were thinking, I thought Solar Energy in Mindanao is just another fad and will dwindle in the long run. Thanks to the effort of the Management of CEPALCO for proving me wrong! After listening to that lecture by Engr. Cecilio Sumaoy, we were enlightened and we all realized that it’s high time for the Mindanaoans to fully understand the reliability and effectiveness of the Solar Energy and ACT NOW to support this development plan for Mindanao and for its people.

Mindanao is SHORT in power capacity. As the population grows and as the economy of Mindanao prospers, the demand of power also increases. That is a FACT RIGHT NOW. So how will the current Power Plants address these fast growing demands without us experiencing all those annoying blackouts? Yes, probably the current Power Plants we have now will help but until when? Below is a part of the news I got from Philippine Star concerning the tight electricity supply situation in Mindanao.

Energy Secretary Rene Almendras said the government is also concerned over the tight electricity supply situation in Mindanao especially because reserve energy margins remained below the targeted 21 percent, which could plunge the island into daily brownouts again if a power plant or unit breaks down.

In 2010, a dry spell brought by El Niño caused water levels to go critical in Mindanao’s hydro plants, causing a rotating daily brownout that stunted a three-fold increase in its economy in the last three years of the Arroyo administration.

Even with plans by Conal Holdings, Inc., owned by the Alcantara-led Alsons, Inc., to put up two 200-megawatt coal-fired power plants in Sarangani and Zamboanga, and a P25-billion plan by Aboitiz Power, owned by the Aboitiz family which divested its maritime cargo business to go into the energy industry, to construct a power plant in Davao, power demand in Mindanao is expected to exceed supply by 2014.

Almendras said the Department of Energy is considering the transfer of oil-fired power barges and the re-commissioning of a 35-megawatt thermal plant in Iligan to offset a very tight electricity supply situation in Mindanao as power supply margins last summer had breached the required 21 percent despite the full generation performance of its hydro-electric power plants.

Local economists have bewailed the current high electricity costs in the Philippines as the major contributor to the rapid decline in the country’s competitiveness in the world market, with neighbors like Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand offering rates as low as 5-7 cents per kilowatthour against the Philippines’ 23 cents.

FYI, in Mindanao we have Diesel, Geothermal, Coal and Hydro as major players in providing its people electricity. These sources are FINITE and DWINDLING while Solar Energy has always been there for the longest time and has been utilized by other fast growing countries.

So Why SOLAR ENERGY?

The biggest factor why most people refuse Solar Energy in Mindanao is because of its COST. It’s expensive! It’s not practical! That’s the argument.

Well here are some Facts:

    Solar installed cost is declining! Why? Because its demand is increasing year by year as dozens of countries and millions of people are utilizing it already.
    Solar Energy is the cheapest alternative and probably the fastest power plant to complete (in case the power plant is approved! 100MW in one year!)
    Solar Energy can supply the world’s total energy requirement for the next hundred years!
    Solar energy technology is less maintenance and low operating cost.
    Solar panels may last to up to 30 years.
    Electricity from Solar Energy is covered by the Renewable Energy Law.


The following are the existing RE Technology

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