Category: General Santos City

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Chiz Escudero to government: respond to Mindanao’s concerns quickly

Following the successive bombings of NGCP towers here in Mindanao and even the lack of water (the Zamboanga City Water District has announced water rationing starting January 7, 2016!), I’m glad that Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has called on the national government to focus its attention and support for the...

Let these T’boli dancers welcome you to Sarangani

I arrived in Sarangani, Mindanao a day before the official start of the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014. And for very good reason – the pretty and amiable Michelle Lopez-Solon, a.k.a. the better half of Sarangani Governor Steve Solon and the lead organizer of SarBayFest2014, invited me and a few other...

Travel guide: CDO to GenSan by land

When I got that invitation to experience the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014 a few days ago, I was supposed to fly from CDO to Davao (a half hour flight) then take the bus from Davao to General Santos City (a 3-hour ride). Unfortunately, the airline had other plans – they...

Where Mindanaoan is heading to next – Sarangani Bay Festival 2014

I’m really, really excited to share this with all of you! I’m heading to Sarangani Province in a few days for the much-awaited Sarangani Bay Festival 2014 or SarBayFest 2014!!! 😀 I can’t wait to visit the beautiful white sand beaches at Glan, Sarangani again and witness just how fun...

Mahin Festival 2014 Sarangani schedule of activities @gosarangani

While we’re all waiting for the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014, also known as the biggest beach festival in Mindanao, here’s another good reason for you to visit the lovely province of Sarangani in Mindanao this summer. The 4th Mahin Festival 2014 will be held on April 25 and 26, 2014...

Mindanaoan is 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year

It still feels a bit surreal, truth be told. Winning the 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year award and the Best Lifestyle Blog award during the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 held last October 26, 2013 in Davao City was the farthest thing from my mind. I was there to meet...

Getting married? Here’s how to win a FREE engagement shoot

Getting hitched soon? Here’s a great way for you to save on your wedding preparation expenses! Just visit the One Happy Story Photography booth during the Kasalang Filipino 2013 bridal fair at Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City from September 13 to 15, 2013. Not only do you get...

GenSan 15th Tuna Festival 2013 schedule of activities

General Santos City, known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines and the Home of the Generals, is currently celebrating Tuna Festival 2013! This Mindanao festival, the 15th Tuna Festival, is in celebration of the 45th Charter Anniversary of General Santos City. This year, the festivities started last August 15,...

Clean low cost electricity in Philippines? Yes!

Clean low cost electricity in Philippines? Yes!

I have so much respect for people and organizations that champion alternative sources of energy for clean and reliable electrical power production! Currently, we depend largely on hydropower plants. Some electric cooperatives also use several solar panels to augment their sources of energy (Cagayan de Oro’s CEPALCO has a solar...

Mindanao to Indonesia RORO vessel to start 2013

Anybody else as excited as I am? Trips from Mindanao to Indonesia aren’t exactly new (there are flights from Davao City to Manado, Indonesia) but I think this new service will be cheaper and more accessible to the public especially to traders. This RORO vessel from Mindanao to Indonesia will...

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Mindanao auditions for “The Voice Philippines”

The local version of “The Voice” will soon hit TV and ABS CBN wants to invite interested Mindanaoans to audition for “The Voice of the Philippines.” You can audition for this singing competition at these areas in Mindanao: March 2, 2013 General Santos City Zamboanga City Cagayan de Oro City...

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General Santos Tuna Festival 2012 schedule of activities

It’s that time of year again – Tuna Festival 2012 in General Santos City! Actually, not only is it the start of the Tuna Festival 2012 celebrations today, September 5, 2012, but it is also the 44th Charter Day celebration in General Santos City. Today is also a special (non-working)...

Perks of Living in Mindanao

If you listen to the news on Mindanao, the most likely reaction is that you’ll hesitate to come here. Much less choose to live here. But given the direness of the news on the peace and order situation here, have you ever wondered if there are perks to living in...

Why Manny Pacquiao cried

Manny Pacquiao cried. He may be the world’s best boxer to date. He may have toppled the likes of Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and Juan Manuel Marquez. He may have mansions in the Philippines and abroad but Filipino boxing champion and Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao recently cried. Yup. Manny Pacquiao...

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