Handumanan: The Original Lim Ket Kai Headquarters

Back in the day when malls were not yet a trend, when strips and commercial establishments were king, when Roket, Skyhi, Kairo, Rizal, and Nation were the city’s go-to cinemas, Capistrano St. was a bustling street full of commerce, operated by Don Lim Ket Kai, Doña Rosario Lim  and family. A strip mall, if you may, akin to Avenida in Manila. When the downtown businesses were threatened by the entry of concept malls, the family spent no time waiting and immediately started work on the Limketkai Center. Today, we know Limketkai, by heart as the Central Business District of Cagayan de Oro, the Makati of Northern Mindanao. The original Headquarters lay quiet along Gomez St. today.

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