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The Winners of our 2nd Blogoversary “Ultimate Greeting Contest”

Dya-raaan!!!  Hear ye!  Hear ye!

Bariles is finally releasing the names of the winners to this blog’s Second Blogoversary “Ultimate Greeting Contest”!

The response to the contest was to say the least, better than he ever expected.   Compared to last year, there are more entries this time,  the messages are better composed and conceptualized and more personal in nature.

To guide him in his judging, he was on the lookout for the responses which not only touched him  and inspired him the most but he was also partial to those messages which were able to encapsulate the real essence of this blog’s existence for the past two years.

In the end, all of the greeters are winners and nobody will come out of this unrewarded…. thanks to the generosity of  our sponsors and donors, all of whom have also been part of Bariles’ success and have contributed to GenSan News Online Mag‘s transformation into becoming one of Mindanao’s and perhaps, of the country’s most well-received blogs.

Marami pong salamat sa lahat-lahat!

And now, the winners:


One (1) Free Day Tour for two to Lake Sebu, inclusive of lunch at Punta Isla Lake Resort; zipline ride and trip to the Seven Falls.  Roundtrip transfer starts from Koronadal City to Lake Sebu.  Sponsor:  Francis Sablon of Zion Travel and ToursPLUS

One (1) EAT-ALL-YOU-CAN Buffet at Arnevel’s Restaurant; and,

One (1) Gift Certificate from  THIRSTY Juices and Shakes, Robinsons GenSan (near Mercury Drug).


One (1) Overnight Stay for Two with Complimentary Breakfast at Dolores Tropicana Resort Hotel, GenSan.  Sponsor: Dolores Hotels and Resorts;

One (1) CD of Centerpoint Band’s First Album, “Paper Floors.

One (1) Gift Certificate from Thirsty Fresh Juices and Shakes, Robinsons GenSan (near Mercury Drug).


One Overnight Stay for Two at Lemlunay Dive Resort, Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani.  Sponsor:  Ms. Michelle Lopez-Solon of Go Sarangani Travel and Tours; plus,

One (1) Gift Certificate from THIRSTY Fresh Juices and Shakes, Robinsons GenSan (near Mercury Drugstore); and,

One (1) Token from ABS-CBN Socsksargen, through Station Manager Annie Solon.


One Free Slot each on a short course on either Photo Editing with Adobe Photoshop or Basic Web Design at ACLC College, courtesy of Atty. Rey and Maya Cartojano.


One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Grab-A-Crab Restaurant, Robinsons Place GenSan.  Sponsored by Mr. Michael Wee, owner.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Giacominos Pizza, Robinsons Place GenSan.  Sponsored by Ms. Aymie Bartolome, owner.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Sunset Bistro, Robinsons Place GenSan.  Sponsored by Ms. Petit Veneracion of Sud-An Resto Grill.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Orange Bistro, Lagao, National Highway, GenSan.  Sponsored by Ms. Cathy Teng.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Ranchero Grill GenSan or Davao, sponsored by Mr. Paolo Sunglao.

One (1)  “Dinner for Two” at O-ohlang Native Grill and Seafoods Restaurant, NCCC Compound, NatL. Highway.  Sponsored by Ms. Baby Ayon.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Gio Mongolian Grill, Tiongson Arcade, Tiongson Street, Lagao, GenSan.  Sponsored by Allan Sanidad.

Two (2) “Eat-All-You-Can” Buffets at Arnevel’s Restaurant, National Highway, GenSan.

One(1) Gift Certificate from Bread and Music Box Family KTV, sponsored by Ms. Armie Royeca.

Three (3) Gift Certificates from Kakanin, Atbp., thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Chito and Junith Bugayong.

Two (2) Gift Certificate worth P250 from Fonti Coffee Shop-Robinsons.

Six  (6) Toppings/Sizzler Meals at Junji Oriental Fusion, Robinsons Foodcourt, sponsored by Chimes Concept Events Management.


One (1) CD each of Centerpoint Band‘s First Album, “PAPER FLOORS”:

  • WINNER:  Francis
  • WINNER:  Aprille
  • WINNER:  Lovelz
  • WINNER:  Alexis

One (1) Bestseller Book from KnowRead-KnoWrite, courtesy of blog author Gilbert Tan.

One (1) Free Make-over Gift Certificate from Envy Me Salon, Robinsons, courtesy of Ms. Donna Mae Congson.

One (1) Token from of Mr. Orman Manansala.

One (1) Token from Google Philippines, courtesy of Google Phils Consultant Aileen Apolo.


Three (3) Free Domain Names from Jehzreel Laurente, of Jehzlau Concepts.

Three (3) Free Premium WordPress Themes from Ms. ChiQ Montes of WPThemeDesigner.Com.

One (1) Free Domain Name and Free Hosting (One Year) , from and, of Job Oberio.

Hey wait!  That is not all!

Ten (10) Tokens from GMA-8 Kapuso GenSan, through its manager Ms. Mariles Puentebella.

  • WINNERS:  The First 10 Commenters on this Blog Post.

All the winners may claim their prizes starting on Thursday, November 19, 2009.  Just visit Bariles at his office between 9am and 5pm.  You know where it is.

For out-of-town winners, you may want them mailed to you or give them to your friends who are based here in GenSan.  It’s your call.

Again, thanks for joining and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  MABUHAY tayong lahat! See you for the 3rd Blogoversary!!

About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. Alexis says:

    Yey! Got a cd of Centerpoint!

    Congratz sa winners :-))

    Happy blogoversary ulet sa!
    .-= Alexis´s last blog ..The Real Nationalism =-.

  2. nice A says:

    Yehey!!!!! I can try Grab-a-Crab for FREE! Thank you so much for this contest, Bariles! I’ll see you in person to claim my prize early December. That’s an early Christmas treat from Gensan News Online Mag. Or a lot more contests coming up? Grabeh!
    Congrats to all the winners especially to my friends, Joana and Jinky!!! And thanks to all the generous sponsors.
    .-= nice A´s last blog ..Christmas in a Buddhist country =-.

  3. rabsky says:

    galing galing. dameeng nanalo ah. congrats sa lahat! 😀

  4. Lyle says:

    Yahoo! Everybody is a winner basta si Avel “Bariles” Manansala ang nagpa-contest. 🙂

  5. Daxi says:

    Thanks, Kuya Avel! Happy Blogoversary again! Congrats to all winners! 🙂

    Wala bang pa-contest for the APO Hiking Society concert? 🙂
    .-= Daxi´s last blog ..Manny Pacquiao: More than Firepower… Speed! =-.

  6. aprille says:

    Thanks a lot for this opportunity of greeting you on your blogoversary with a prize, Sir Avel! More good news from your blog that we keep informed of Gensan and more contests to come for more fun and surprises.
    Mabuhay ang GNOM!!! Mabuhay si Bariles!!! Mabuhay ang Gensan at tayong lahat!!!

  7. orman says:

    yeheeey!!! nanalo din ako! way pabor-pabor!
    .-= orman´s last blog ..Mammograms @ 50 Not 40 =-.

  8. orman says:

    yeheeeyyy uli… dapat makapunta sina Migs, Lyle and Robstroy sa Gensan para ma-enjoy nila ang panalo nila!!! yehhheeeyyy! magkikita nanaman kami!
    .-= orman´s last blog ..Mammograms @ 50 Not 40 =-.

  9. dimple says:

    wow! salamat!.. Free domain.. alam na alam talaga ni BARILES kung anong kailangan ko.. yepey.. lamat!
    .-= dimple´s last blog ..Concert Series: VICE GANDA in KCC =-.

  10. mommydharlz says:

    tsadaha ani nga contest oi.. daghan kau sponsors… Congratz sir… Bongga kau

  11. lito says:

    yehey! im so happy!im really interested to learn adobe photoshop..thanks bariles ,atty. Rey and Maya Cartojano of ACLC COLLEGE and of course GOD ALMIGHTY…
    .-= lito´s last blog ..ang tanging pamilya:a marry go round,a movie to watch =-.

  12. sheng says:

    Congratulations to all the winners, yehey, palakpakan!

  13. Ria Jose says:

    WOW! Daming prizes!

    .-= Ria Jose´s last blog ..Because of One Message =-.

  14. Congrats to the winners

  15. migs says:

    Maraming salamat!
    Im soooooo happppppy!

  16. elmerceq says:

    Yehey, I can now sing again up to the tip of my lungs! Tagal ko na ring di nakapunta ng MusicBox. Thank you very much.
    .-= elmerceq´s last blog ..A Revelation: The Truth Relieves =-.

  17. i find this so cool and amazing.i’l anticipate for thursday. yeppee:)
    .-= cheng gonzales´s last blog ..Find me…Find Me By: Michelle ‘CHENG’ Gonzales =-.

  18. anyabelle says:

    Oo nga! Everybody’s a winner! Congrats!!!

    Happy 2nd Blogoversary again ^^
    .-= anyabelle´s last blog ..Album Review for Michael Bublé’s “Crazy Love” =-.

  19. ianSTAR says:

    wow thank you sir! pero parang hindi ko yata magagamit ang prize kasi wordpress, sa multiply kasi ako by the way SALAMAT Sir Avel! and Congratulations sa lahat ng winners!
    .-= ianSTAR´s last blog ..second sem’s menu ;] =-.

  20. Robstroy says:

    Woah!!! kapamilya Winner ko!!!

    Naks, maka adto man jud ko ug Gensan ani. Thanks koya Avel, Ikaw ang tunay na panalo! Sa puso, sa isip at sa gawa! heheheheh.
    .-= Robstroy´s last blog ..Sulat ng Nanay at Tatay sa Studyante nga Buotan =-.

  21. Ragpalizer says:

    TANGK U! wehehehehehe. Naa nko libre domain name!
    .-= Ragpalizer´s last blog ..Mia Eteläpelto: In Her Own Words =-.

  22. fahdingding says:

    Congratulations to all the WINNERS!
    kasali ako! naiiyak nako! : )

  23. fahdingding says:

    Same ta prize KUYA ORMAN!

  24. ryann says:

    weee.. gracias!

    Thanks for the prize. 🙂
    .-= ryann´s last blog ..90th WMSU Grand Alumni Homecoming =-.

  25. RainCindy says:

    Congrats sa lahat ng nanalo =) Basta si Bariles magpa-contest I had always a priceless experienced.. =)
    .-= RainCindy´s last blog ..Giacomino’s Pizza =-.

  26. fahdingding says:

    WHeeee! I also want to learn ADOBE PHOTOSHOP!

  27. Jinky says:

    Thank you so much, Bariles!

    Congrats sa ating lahat!


    See you soon, Ms. A!
    .-= Jinky´s last blog ..Movies in my Mind =-.

  28. lito says:

    yehey!daghan gyud kaau nalipay sa 2nd birthday sa

    clap clap clap… congratulations!
    .-= lito´s last blog ..ang tanging pamilya:a marry go round,a movie to watch =-.

  29. sweet says:

    wow!!! may prize ako!!! (–,) thanks kuya avel!!! hehehee
    .-= sweet´s last blog ..Dodong =-.

  30. psyche says:

    Yehey! Congrats ulit Sir Avel 🙂

  31. aprille says:

    wowwwww!!!! walang katapusang surprises!!! pati pala 1st 10 commenters sa post na ito ay may premyo? so generous naman! endless thanks din po.
    .-= aprille´s last blog ..Christmas in a Buddhist country =-.

  32. Joana says:

    Sir Avel, being influenced by you is already a gift,
    winning a prize for greeting you is a refreshing bonus!
    It feels great to have touched someone’s heart and be touched in return.
    Indeed, you are blessed to be a blessing!

    Here’s to more blessings!
    Here’s to a greater extent of influence!

    Congratulations, everyone!

  33. nice A says:

    I wonder why your ComLuv here says: “Oh no! Comluv had an error with your feed, see message below.” I checked my URL many times but it’s correct. Any help with this, please? I love commenting here also because of it, hehehe!

    Btw, I’ve featured my prize sponsor, Grab-a-Crab, and of course GNOM in my post today and I hope you don’t mind if I took screen shots of your post about Grab-a-Crab.

  34. faust says:

    I’m so ever touch by the prize… sniff.. sniff… first time ako nanalo online.. WOOT.. GENSANTOS ROCKS!!! wee…..
    .-= faust´s last blog ..Lessons from Photojournalism Workshop =-.

  35. gensanite says:

    thanks, KUY!!!

  36. rammyboi says:

    wew! tnx koya! 😀 love you so much 😀
    .-= rammyboi´s last blog ..Gensan : The Next ICT Destination =-.

  37. Arlene says:

    Congratulations to all WINNERS!

    Ay isa na ako dun. Thanks so much, Avel for sharing your blessings. Since am from Iligan, i can’t see you at your office tomorrow but favor lang – i want you to mail it to me. hahaha. bitaw. bisan unsa na kagamay, id like to add that to my collection.

    Good evening, Avel!
    .-= Arlene´s last blog ..Two Offices and Two Homes =-.

  38. Miah says:

    Wow naman nakadaug diay ko…. hehehe… daghang salamat Avel! 🙂 More power to your blog… 🙂
    .-= Miah´s last blog ..Watch High Definiton TV with Cignal =-.

  39. fahdingding says:

    Yes! to the office of Sir Avel tomorrow!

  40. orman says:

    lito, fahdingding — magtanong na tayo when ang available schedule ng short course natin… yahoo!
    .-= orman´s last blog ..Pinoy Big Brother Showdown Heats Up =-.

  41. lito says:

    oo nga…

    orman and fahdingding, havent you notice? tayong tatlo din ang top november chikadoras ng a coincidence!
    .-= lito´s last blog ..ang tanging pamilya:a marry go round,a movie to watch =-.

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