The son of Don Limketkai, a family that originally started the transformation of Cagayan de Oro into a growing metropolis, has died at 72.
Lorenzo Limketkai I died in Manila last April 27 but his remains now lie at the Cosmopolitan Memorial Chapel in Cagayan de Oro. He will be brought to his final resting place on Monday, May 6, at Oro Gardens Memorial Park in Lumbia, this city.
He was one of the nine children of Don Lim Ket Kai and Doña Rosario Uy Limketkai. Born on October 19, 1946, Lorenzo was exposed to family business at a very young age and while he pursued his education.
He finished Mechanical Engineering while helping the company grow. In fact, he held various company positions from managing director of LKKS, as well as in all other company businesses, including the general manager position of Limketkai Hotel and Resort Corporation, whose main operation is currently Limketkai Luxe Hotel.
During the opening of the most spacious mall inside the family's 40-hectare property in Cagayan de Oro in 1991, Lorenzo also opened Jollibee, the first Jollibee outlet outside of Luzon.
He also pioneered the raising of ostrich in the country and in 1996 he created the Philippine Ostrich and Crocodile Farm located in Opol town in Misamis Oriental.