Bariles is a Filipino word for “Tuna”, the primary source of income of the people of General Santos City which hosts 6 of the Philippines’ 8 tuna canneries and more than 80% of its tuna processing plants.
The city boasts of the only “Tuna Festival” in the world celebrated every September 5 in commemoration of its charterhood anniversary.
Bariles is also the alias of this blog's author, Avel Manansala who would like nothing than to write about his beloved city by the bay and share it with his kababayans from all over.
Aside from being a blogger, Bariles is a Google Map Maker enthusiast, the Convenor of the Blogfest Soccskargen, the organizer of the SEX Tour for Bloggers and the co-founder & self-proclaimed mother hen of the Soccsksargen Bloggers. Before his present volunteer capacity as the Manager of Google Business Group (GBG) - GenSan, he used to be the Media Affairs Officer of the City Mayor's Office.