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: @jasmine, hi! Yes, very much in operation ang Arcadia. You can visit us from Mondays to Saturdays, 6am to 9m. And Sundays, 6am to 12pm. See you there. Thanks. View Post
jasmine: HELLO SIR GOOD DAY! i just want to ask kung naga function pa po ba gym niyo until now? may boss po kasi ako na foreigner na gusto mag gym. please let me now. thank you. View Post
Avel Manansala: @toti dial, walang anuman. Hopefully, makauwi ka uli sa mahal mong Dadiangas at makapag-swimming sa Olaer. At mas importante, makasama mo uli ang mga kaklase mo't mga kaibigan at mga kapitbahay sa downtown area. Cheers! View Post
toti dial: bossing renato salamat sa post mo..now i remember the last name of my classmate in grade 6 bobby montilla,sa dadiangas west....kapitbahay lang kami ni bobby & joseph nasa papaya st. kami nasa kabilang kalye lng sila..kilala ko din si carding magkapatid sila ni ernesto decenorio..si boy quizon tatay yata niya yung pintor?kapitbahay namin sa papaya st...i remember olaer,nuong maliliit pa kami,palon or falon ang dating pangalan ..the last time na visit ko ay 1975 pa yata...tagal na kaau...salamat kay sir avel..sana makabalik pa kami diyan... View Post
Avel Manansala: @Juan Paulo Rico, that's great to hear. You will surely enjoy the better managed Olaer Resort upon your return. Wishing you well, kabayan. :) View Post