10/7/12

The Weekend: Roadhauz Hotel and Kee's Cafe

The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend. Chuck Palahniuk

I'm so excited to share mine...

Warm comforts, sweet, spicy, a self-indulgent glass of carrot juice and full of surprises. That's my weekend, spent with selected  Sox Bloggers on the hidden hotel of eight-division world champion boxer and  a politician Manny Pacquiao and a converted hotelier wife Jinkee Pacquiao.

photo by: Arnel Joshua Lim of  Unedited Captures


In an idyllic spot in the middle of Dadiangas heights, Roadhauz Hotel is located. At first look, it's like a human form stretching out his arms and legs while facing upwards, embracing what tomorrow brings. It was opened first quarter of the year but recently changed its management with new plans and new hopes.


The hotel was divided  into 14 standard twin rooms, 8 triple rooms, 8 superior rooms and 10 Roadhauz suites. All rooms are well-furnished with modern amenities like hot and cold shower, cabled LCD TV and wifi Internet access.  To decorate the 40 rooms hotel, they exhibit valued portraits of PacMan from one corner to another... razzle-dazzle shots of  Jinkee and family pictures can be spotted as well.


Standard Triple Room



Standard Twin Room


Superior Room



Roadhaus Suite


Roadhauz hotel is wide awake now (you can join their zumba dance session every Wednesday 5:45 am for free), plus Kee's cafe is nice addition to it. In this cafe, there comes a selection of hot coffee and refreshing juices, slices of cakes, sandwiches and pastries. Apart from the food, one can watch TV or listen to the music  that was not too loud.  Wifi is easy to use plus ample of seats available both inside and outside thus, a comfortable place to hangout with family or friends.

With their new chef (a Filipino came from Saipan) you'd love their food, especially the sushi.  I thought  sushi is the least impressive food, but  they're fine. I mean they generally taste better. What I enjoyed the most was the fish served with a wedge of cooked tomato and pieces of vegetables. We're lucky enough to taste Roadhauz Hotel and Kee's Cafe dishes before it is officially served to the public. Do you want sushi? Tempura? Pasta?   A full-sheet of new menus will be available soon.

After the heavy food tasting and sipping a healthy glass of carrot juice, here comes a dessert - Jason Veron Francisco (I'm just kidding :D). We chanced upon the opportunity to take photos with this PPB celebrity.

photo by: Arnel Lim of  Unedited Captures


Roadhauz Hotel and Kee's Cafe is located at Aparente Streetcorner Block 0, Dadiangas Heights General Santos City, Philippines. For reservation, dial (083) 553 8888 and (083) 553 5335 or pm them at their Roadhauz Hotel  facebook page.

So how's your weekend? Feel free to share them at the comment box below.I'd love to hear about them. ^_^

10/5/12

Malungon Sarangani Agricultural Investment Opportunities

Malungon Sarangani Province Map

Malungon is politically subdivided into 31barangays
  • Alkikan
  • Ampon
  • Atlae
  • Banahaw
  • Banate
  • B'Laan
  • Datal Batong
  • Datal Bila
  • Datal Tampal
  • J.P. Laurel
  • Kawayan
  • Kibala
  • Kiblat
  • Kinabalan1
  • Lower Mainit
  • Lutay
  • Malabod
  • Malalag Cogon
  • Malandag
  • Malungon Gamay
  • Nagpan
  • Panamin
  • Poblacion
  • San Juan
  • San Miguel
  • San Roque
  • Talus
  • Tamban
  • Upper Biangan
  • Upper Lumabat
  • Upper Mainit

For anyone who had visited Sarangani, there is not a single doubt that it is indeed a beautiful province. Towns like Glan are the most visited area in Sarangani because of its scenic spots. With the increased visits from local and foreign tourists, investors see this as a big opportunity.

Actually there are numerous towns and municipalities in Sarangani that are also worth the investment. Agriculture is one industry that is rampant and major economic booster in the country and here in Sarangani there are lots of potential spots.

Malungon is a town in Sarangani Province that is abundant with natural resources. It is safe to say that this town is blessed with the antiquity of Philippine culture with the tribes living in the area and is also blessed with rich soils for varieties of agricultural products to thrive. However, not much of its rich natural resources are explored and turned into an investment opportunity. Like for example, the corn industry. Sarangani is one of the Philippines’ corn producing provinces and Malungon has the biggest percentage of producing the agricultural product covering 33% of the total land hectare.  Because the province don't have a processing plant for feeds, these agricultural products are marketed to General Santos.

There are lots of potentials that investors will see as soon they consider Malungon as their next agricultural hub. Here are the listed potentials that are guaranteed to yield higher profits for investors:

"Sarangani Golden Mango" photo by: saranganiphotonews


1. The favorable climate of Sarangani makes it suitable to grow fruits like Mango. Sarangani is also a major producer of the Philippines’ national fruit. The municipality of Malungon grows these fruits abundantly with high quality when it comes to taste and size.

Malungon is considered as the biggest mango producing town not only in Sarangani but the entire SOCKSARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and General Santos), with more or less 5,000 hectares and it will be double or triple in  the coming years.

2.  Rubber, a highly indispensable material for many big industries are also grown here locally because of the town’s good rainfall.

3.   Malungon has 117,553 hectares of potential land for Oil Palm Production according to the Office of the Provincial Agricultural (OPag) and Commercial Crops and Development Program.

4.  Waterways in the municipality are not a problem because it is adequately supplied by spring development projects.

Malungon’s potentiality as the next agricultural hub in the province lies in its physical characteristics. The land is of various forms which include plain, valleys, rolling-hilly and hilly and mountainous with soil types ranging from clay, loam to sandy loam. These characteristics are the perfect fit for investment areas such as processing plants, milling plants, Industrial tree Plantation, Agro Forestry, Fruit production, livestock breeding and farming and production of ornamental plants. Investment opportunities like these should not be neglected. This will remain potentials unless someone will take the opportunity.