General Santos City, Mindanao is set to celebrate the Tuna Festival 2009 this month of August until early September. If you’re thinking of visiting that part of Mindanao, then you’re in luck — Mindanaoan found this GTX 2009 Schedule of Activities (updated as of August 7, 2009) online. Check out the schedule below. Thank you to Scribd subscriber Orman for uploading the schedule.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a budget hotel in General Santos City, you might want to read my review of La Tierra Del Sur. My brother and I stayed there last year when we joined the Tuna Festival 2008…and when we learned that our uncle, whom we haven’t seen in more than 10 years, died seeing his brothers and sister without proper homes. You see, my other uncle and aunt’s homes were demolished and until now, they still live in makeshift shanties along the National Road of General Santos City. You can read more about our very sad visit here.
By the way, as of this writing, I still have not yet received an answer to the one question that I want to ask General Santos City Mayor Jun Acharon (who, by the way, I later learned is a distant relative of ours!) I guess my relatives will have another shelter-less Christmas.