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Happy Tummies and Happy Hearts

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There is nothing more precious, rewarding, and heartwarming than a child’s smile.

And because children are uncomplicated, it’s surprisingly easy to bring smiles to their faces. Share a great meal and spend a little time with them, and you have a bunch of kiddos with full tummies and you’ll surely leave with a happy heart. 


Since school opened this year, Jacko’s Kan-anan had been visiting Bernardo E. Ramos Memorial School (BERMS) in Brgy. Tomas Cabili, Iligan City to share some blessings and lots of love. Here are some photos:


During our first visit to BERMS, we brought arroz caldo and  orange juice.



July was Nutrition Month. What better way to celebrate it than with healthy and nutritious food shared by everyone?


In August, we brought an additional surprise. We turned over some books and encyclopedias to feed the little ones’ curiosity and hunger for knowledge.


In September, as we celebrated the birthday of Ma’am Edith, we were in for a surprise. The pupils prepared a special number! How cute is that?

#Throwback to this year’s birthday celebration of Ma’am Edith at Bernardo E. Ramos Memorial School in Tomas Cabili, Iligan City. Naay dance number from the kiddos pa jud. Maka-touch. Daghang salamat sa inyo. 🙂

Posted by Jacko’s kan-anan on Friday, December 25, 2015


Unfortunately, we didn’t get to visit them in October. It was semestral break for them.


And in November, we brought the all-time favorite champorado, bread, and bottled water. Our friends from Real Buko Bar shared ice pops, adding to the big, big smiles of everyone.


Before they leave for Christmas break, we joined the BERMS pupils in their Christmas party. There were singing, dancing, gift-giving, some shared food, and lots and lots and lots of fun.  Thank you Kim Cortes-Hedges and family for the gifts we distributed to the kids. 🙂


That wraps up our year with BERMS. Thank you to Dr. Teresita Sambo and the rest of the faculty, the pupils and their parents for the opportunity to share and the very warm welcome.  Until next year! 🙂

Eat All You Can sa Jacko’s Kan-Anan

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It’s that time of the month again. Payday Friday! Time to celebrate with friends and families. Indulge in a sumptuous meal filled with Jacko’s goodness. We dare you to eat until you can’t breathe.

Eat All You Can sa Jacko's Kan-anan | Iligan City | August 2013


Crispy squid
Grilled tuna belly
Baked tahong
Crispy Pugapo
kare-kare (oxtail)
Beef caldereta
Beef lumpia shanghai
Fried chicken
Chicken sotanghon
Chicken with vegetables
Pork barbecue
Cream of mushroom soup
Seashell soup
Garden salad
Mangga with bagoong
Macaroni salad
Tickets are sold at P199 per person, exclusive of drinks. Contact 222-4610 or 0917-716-8773 for reservations.

Tips on Buying Fish | How to Choose Fresh Fish

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When buying fish, it is important to ensure that the fish is fresh and properly handled. Aged fish can breed bacteria and accumulate toxins that poses health threats. Knowing what to look for makes buying fresh fish easy.  Here are tips to help you out:
Fresh Fish

Image from delish.com


  • Check the eyes.  Look for bright, clear eyes. The eyes fade quickly into gray dullness as it loses freshness.  If the eyes appear milky, cloudy, faded or dull, the fish is probably several days old and nearing its expiration date.
  • Look at the scales and skin of the fish.  The scales should be bright and look metallic and clean. Look out for missing scales, dried out skin, or presence of discolored patches. Fresh fish should appear moist and firm. The tail of the fish should also be stiff.
  • Look at the gills. They should be a rich red. Make sure there is no slime present. Dull or brownish gills indicate the fish will start to turn soon.


  • Observe the odor of the fish. Fresh fish should smell like clean water or similar to salt-water or brine. Fish that smells sour, overpowering or rank indicates that it has spoiled or is about to spoil.

We’re Sooooooooooooooooooo Back!!!

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The year 2011 did not end right for us. But hey! That’s over. Just like what we would normally do in every adversity, we simply dust ourselves off and try again.;)
But first, let me take you through a little time travel and revisit our history. 
We started operations of our carwash business. 
A month after, we started the kan-anan (diner) for the customers of the carwash.
An expansion on the lower deck was built to cater to the growing customer base.
We also had a small area for carwash customers to sit back and relax while waiting for their precious vehicles being pampered out.
In late-2011, the diner area looked like this…
And we added this feature along with a function room and additional carwash bays.
Everything went well until TS Sendong happened on December 17, 2011, and left us with this:
But it’s not really something that would keep us from standing up, you know. So here we are again, 2 months after that fateful day, cooking again for you. 

Thank you sooooooooooooooooo much!!!

 And oh, we have a new phone number. Call us up at (063) 222-4610 for your orders. 😉

Jacko’s Supports Project 111111

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Jacko’s Kan-anan, together with Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc., expresses its support to Project 111111.  We are happy to take part in this effort to collect donations to be given to the less fortunate ones this yuletide season.

The figure stands for ONE CITY making this ONE noble PROJECT, realizing ONE GOAL to extend generous help to the less privileged, working together with ONE HEART for ONE DAY (November 11, 2011), reaching and breaking ONE RECORD at the Guinness Book of World Records.

Project 111111 is a call to donate books, clothing, toys, etc. intended for the less fortunate community in the city.  On November 11, 2011 (11/11/11), all donations from concerned individuals, groups and other entities will be gathered in one area. Clothes will be weighed to possibly beat a world record that would urge others to replicate this noble activity. The collected donations will be for the benefit of people in under-served communities, especially in the rural areas and other locales within or outside Iligan City.

How can YOU join the project?

You can take part by donating, spreading the word, and volunteering.

  • Donate books, toys, used clothes, shoes, etc. You may drop your   donations at Jacko’s Kan-anan along National Highway, Hinaplanon, Iligan City.  You may also visit other receiving stations closest to your home: 
    • Corpus Cristi Church, Camague
    • Dunkin Donuts, Quezon Avenue
    • DXIC RMN
    • LCD Bakeshop
    • Rotary Club of Iligan North Clubhouse Center at Sheker Park, Brgy. San Miguel
    • New Life Christian Center, Tibanga
    • Office of Councilor Sweet, Pala-o
    • Resurrection of the Lord Parish
    • St. Michael’s Cathedral
    • Vcoy Ticketing Express
  • Spread the word through blogging, texting, or simply spreading the      news to your friends, colleagues and families.
  • Volunteer your time. Your presence during the collection process and information dissemination would greatly help in the success of this project. You, together with your colleagues and friends, can help make this one worthwhile undertaking remarkable.

For more details, any interested group or individuals may contact:
        Councilor Michelle Sweet (Sangguniang Panglunsod Office)
        Telephone No. (063) 225-4510 local 117
        email address: sweet_iligan@yahoo.com

        Ms. Darell, the Project 111111 Secretariat
        Telephone No. (063) 225-4510 (local no. 117)
        Cellphone No. 0926-3886-996

Jacko’s Goes Green!

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Here’s a very, very good news for everyone: 

Let’s be responsible and take part in saving the environment. =)

26th: the celebrations

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I recently celebrated my 26th birthday, and I know there are sooooo many reasons to party. And so this year’s celebration was super-duper-mega-over special — even better than last year. An entire weekend was for me. Haha!

So as promised, here’s what transpired on that memorable weekend:

On Saturday, February 26, 2011, we had a party for the kids of Pugaan at Jacko’s Kan-Anan. It’s year 2 of February Prject! Yeay!

So here are our guests:

And of course, like any birthday party, we had foooooood…

which everyone joyfully devoured…

We also had games….

and of course, the best part — there was a bunch of happy faces…

It was truly a blast! Many thanks to Tita Rose, Tito Nonoy, Ate Annie, Ma’am Fe, and the rest of their churchmates for facilitating the activity; to Ate Jenny and the people of Pugaan. Many, many thanks also to Mama, Papa, Gogong and Ate for the support and everyone at Jacko’s Kan-Anan. 😉

Part 2 of the celebration was a dinner party with family and friends the next day (same venue, of course).

We enjoyed a sumptuous meal…

with family and family friends… 

and my fabulous friends…

thanks everyone!

Next year ulit… 🙂

Note: More pictures of the celebrations here and here.

Eat Your Heart Out

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What better way to celebrate a special day than with good food and good company?

Spend Valentine’s Day with a sumptuous dinner at Jacko’s Kan-Anan. Bring your special someone, your friends, your family. Whether your relationship status is happily single, bitter, moving on, single and ready to mingle, searching, choosing, on the process, under construction (or renovation), more than friends but less than lovers, almost there, in a happy relationship, or it’s complicated, let’s just EAT OUR HEARTS OUT tonight. See you later! 

Cooking Tip of the Day

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In barbecuing, soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before using them so they won’t burn during cooking.

A Birthday Celebration for a King

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Sharing with you what we prepared for Joash Rhom’s birthday celebration last January 30, 2011

For inquiries on pricing for catering services, feel free to contact us or browse through our menu. =)

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