Blog Posts - General Santos City



TNALAK FESTIVAL – July 18 2016 declared a holiday in South Cotabato

The province of South Cotabato in Mindanao will be celebrating its 50th foundation anniversary this July 18. The day is a special non-working holiday as mandated by Republic Act 9654, which was signed into law by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroy...
by The Filipino Scribe on Jul 2, 2016

#PopeTYSM

There is a new craze in town! The Francis Effect. This intoxicating effect is due to this geek-Pope occupying the seat of Vatican and as seen in many selfies all over the world he is the very first pope to have entertained people who asks for a pose...
by Pinoy Travel Maniac on Dec 26, 2014

Some Hybrid Adeniums at Sarangani Highlands

Adenium, Impala Lily, Dessert Rose or locally known as Bangkok Kalachuchi from the family Apocynaceae is one common houseplant that produces beautiful blooms. It can live for years and is a favorite plant subject of bonsai enthusiasts. My mom actuall...
by January's Scraps of Life on Jul 13, 2014

4 Things I Did in General Santos City

One of the perks of being a corporate employee is getting to go places for free. Though the main purpose is work related, like attending meetings, seminars, or field work, etc. at the end of the day, even an hour or two there will always be free t...
by January's Scraps of Life on Jul 9, 2014

Satele Shan dual-blade Custom Lightsaber Part 1

This is my sixth custom lightsaber. I put in more detailed work compared to my previous lightsaber projects. This project started last January 2014, and …...

Upper Labay Sunset

While coming home from Davao, I happen to pass by a nice cloud formation somewhere at the border of Sarangani and General Santos. It was …...

Milky Way

Taken last February 27, 2014. I was getting ready for the Kalilangan thanksgiving celebration at that time. I woke up around 4am when the electricity …...

Kawas Revisited

After having quite a few typhoons that passed through the country, today, the sky was so clear that it was virtually cloudless. The sunset was …...

A Visit to Antonio C. Acharon Memorial Park

Today is All Soul’s Day. My father has been dead for almost six years now and the family had been regularly visiting his grave every year (almost monthly during the first two years). So this morning, we woke up early, thinking that the cemetery wou...
by GENSANarium on Nov 2, 2013

2013 Barangay Elections

Today is a national holiday as the whole nation holds barangay elections today. So last night, I promised to wake up early the following morning so I could also go to my polling precinct early. But nah, promises are made to be broken and I woke up on...
by GENSANarium on Oct 27, 2013

SOCOTECO 2 Implements Seven Hours Daily Rotating Brownout

It’s the Season of Brownouts again! I thought that after the elections and all the bombing chaos and rains and floods in the country, particularly in Mindanao, we would finally be spared from electrical brownouts. But nah, I am so wrong. That feeli...
by GENSANarium on Sep 30, 2013

Anime Delight at Comic Alley, Veranza Mall

For the Anime fans, there is only one good place for you – that is the Comic Alley. And here in General Santos City, Comic Alley can be found on the second floor of Veranza Mall.I did not know about the shop until a colleague told me about it last...
by GENSANarium on Sep 14, 2013

Get to Know Hon. Ronnel C. Rivera

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, and even to mothers who also do the job of fathers! And speaking of fathers, let us get to know better the father of our dear city – the newly proclaimed mayor of General Santos City, Hon. Ronnel C. Rivera!Well,...
by GENSANarium on Jun 16, 2013

JUNE 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS & FESTIVALS

CALENDAR OF MAJOR EVENTS & FESTIVALS REGION XII JUNE 2013 20th day of June – 23rd day of July – YAMAN GENSAN CELEBRATION @ General Santos City “Devoted to the celebration of the business month in General Santos City, the undertak...

The Amazing Camachile Tree

General Santos is endowed with rich soil that almost any tree can grow on it. Before, back in my primary school days, back when Gensan was still Dadiangas, one of the most thriving trees was the camachile. In almost all nooks and niches in the city,...
by GENSANarium on Jun 9, 2013

Chillaxing with Good Old Buddies at SM City General Santos

There are plans meant to be successful. But then there are moments meant to happen though plans will be unsuccessful.I guess that’s the best way to describe my recent get-together with my best friends from high school. From Surigao, it was cancelle...
by GENSANarium on Jun 4, 2013

Gensan Weather Update (June 2013)

Much of the day has been gloomy. The afternoon sky was especially grayish dark scattered with fluffy cumulonimbus clouds. There was even slight rain for a couple of minutes. And the wind was chilly and fresh. Has the rainy season official begun? And...
by GENSANarium on Jun 2, 2013

FDI: Can the Philippines Compete with Thailand?

When I started this blog, I wanted my first post to be about economic development in relation to geographical size and population size.   I wanted to present why medium-sized (in area and population) cities, regions, provinces, municipalities, and e...

FDI: Can Philippines Compete with Thailand?

When I started this blog, I wanted my first post to be about economic development in relation to geographical size and population size.   I wanted to present why medium-sized (in area and population) cities, regions, provinces, municipalities, and e...

Tuition Fee Hike in Region 12 for School Year 2013-2014

May is coming to an end and enrolments in both primary and secondary levels are almost done. But for the tertiary or college level, most enrolments have just started and already picking up speed for many schools. Eager students are flocking in their...
by GENSANarium on May 27, 2013


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