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.
Avel Manansala: @day, I would really LOVE to have HARBOUR CITY DIMSUM HOUSE here in GenSan! I have been a fan since they were known as DING HOW in the 70s-80s. Thanks for commenting. :) View Post
Avel Manansala: @Jessica, I agree. As young as they are, they should develop in themselves a "culture of tourism" just like the Thais who receive millions of visitors each year. View Post
day: Wendys, kenny rogers, harbour city dimsum house (love heir steamed rice), teds batchoy, View Post
Jessica: A Mindanao university's active participation and leadership for events such as tourism is one thing that our region needs. Students who are this land's future handlers should really be aware of tourism's importance not just here but also in the entire Philippines. After all, our country not only needs academically qualified graduates but Filipinos who care. View Post