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(updated! more prizes) GenSantos.Com is 3 Years Old!!! or The 3rd Blogoversary iPod Shuffle Giveaway

Today, November 8th 2010, GenSan News Online Mag is officially 3 years old!!!

In the blogosphere, this is known as the blog’s THIRD BLOGOVERSARY!

WHEW!!  Who would have thought we would reach this far, amass more than a million page views, gather a few awards along the way and have time to lead an active group of bloggers?

Surely someone who puts out a first post like the crude and unimaginative one about banana cue in the city oval below would have no inkling that he would move on to be the most favored chronicler of events, happenings and developments in General Santos City!

Crude as it may look, this blog post paved the way for Bariles to cough out 827 posts in less than 3 years, and in the process, receive awards from Digital Filipino and the Philippine Blog Awards, and be included in features on television and gather link juice from dozens of other blogs.

To commemorate all these, we are running a simple 3rd BLOGOVERSARY RAFFLE.

If you are already a subscriber, just comment or leave a message or greeting on this blog post and immediately you will be eligible to win a BRAND NEW iPod Shuffle courtesy of a friend from Commerce Collective.  This is limited to one entry per person.

Commerce Collective is a web presence management company that helps small to medium-sized businesses with their online presence, particularly in the areas of e-commerce management, social media strategy management, search engine optimization and marketing, and online reputation management.

The Raffle will be done through the site on Tuesday, November 16 at 11pm.
We will be adding more prizes from more friends and supporters.  Watch out for them.

Good luck to all of you!   And again, thank you for 3 wonderful years of visiting GenSan News Online Mag!  Do not forget to SUBSCRIBE first!

You rock!!

UPDATE:  More Prizes….

  • From Little Dubai Kebabs & Grill – One Special Edition Jack Daniels 160th Anniversary Travel Wallet
  • From Nice Thoughts & Thrills – Free 3 Nights Overnight Stay with dinner Buffet for 2 if you’re travelling to Bangkok, Thailand between December 2010 and March 2011
  • Various Fashion Items from Ehlaiza’s Online Boutiquee
  • Two (2) Coffeetable Books, “Filipino Building Beliefs” by Architect Ernesto Zarate with a chapter on Chinoy Fengshui from Architect Michael Ang, donated by Michael Ang himself
  • A Prized collection from Macho Mucho
  • A Tattered pair of pants refurbished and designed  by artist Rain Ramas
  • A piece of jewelry from Impressions jewelry artist Leah Valle
  • An imported ProtecA Ace laptop bag from busy-as-a-bee Enrico Dee of the famous travel blog, Byahilo.
  • A Talking & Moving Stuffed Frog from Toys R’Us courtesy of GandaEverSoMuch.
  • 3 pieces of photo frame sets from Pinko courtesy of Eats Terrific.
  • 2 Cover Girl Lipsticks care of RJ’s Boutique.
  • 5 WordCamp Kits from Avatar Media.  Each kit includes 1 Avatar Ninja T-shirt, 1 Wordcamp Sticker, Assorted WordPress Stickers, a collectible pencil and a Wordcamp Cinch Bag.
  • 1 STUDIO 3802 Shirt of your choice from Sarah Cada, a Webprogrammer who blogs about THE Good Life
  • 1pc tidy bag tealstars,
    1 pc bag pocket – cinnamon and mint ,
    1 pc bag hook RGP-PH-0001 – enamel yellow fashionista, –
    2 pcs claybits key/bag charm BC009,BC016
    and 3 pcs claybits cel charm …. All from Lynette’s Unique Finds of GenSan 🙂
  • 1 pair Spider Energy Sunglasses with 2 extra pairs of lens from the original Mr. GenSan Marthin Anthony Millado
  • Bling-Blings from Fashionista Donna Mae Congson of
  • 1 signed copy of the bookazine “Franchise Your Way to Business Success” by Summit Media from Business Blogger Fitz Villafuerte
  • 1 book from Gilbert Tan of KnowRead-KnoWrite.
  • 1 CD of the soundtrack of the movie “New Moon” from Bibliarch
  • 1 imported NY Thermal Mug from GenSan Gazer
  • 1 Box Myra-E Vitamins from Eat’s Terrific
  • 1 Gift Certificate for a Full Body Massage from a Spa in GenSan courtesy of Rain Cidy
  • 1 Gift Certificate worth P500 from FONTI’s Cafe Robinsons courtesy of Psyche Fontanilla
  • 1 Voucher for a 2-night stay at a condo at the Cypress Towers, Global City, Taguig courtesy of Ms. Wilma Villanueva, author of Postscripts from Mindanao

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. happy birthday and kuya A! more an more blogpost po! weeeee….

  2. Hey! I`ve been such a fan of this blog site. Initially, I wasn`t really interested in visiting this kind of website but this one is different. This reminds me of my life in Gensan. It reminds me of my friends and colleagues whom I`ve worked with.

    Truly, it is an amazing journey discovering a new horizon in our life but rediscovering your way back is another journey that entices and invigorates yourself to a new dream. This website offered me a lot of things from history to sightseeings, from culture to arts and from parties and celebration to diverse economic development of my city, called General Santos.

    Thank you to my friend, Kuya Avel for making this possible for the people of General Santos to be proud of where they came from; to nurture their rich history and to cultivate its resources as an evolving city.

    Congratulations for 3 years of service for the community!!!

  3. Cris Lopera says:

    all the best to, Hi Avel….keep the good thing coming….

  4. Leah says:

    Happy blogoversary, GenSan News Online Mag! Congratulations and more power to you, Avel. 😀

  5. Winston says:

    wooooot! Congrats kuya avel. you have gone a long way in your blogging career! 😀

  6. Chessy says:

    Happy 3rd Blogoversary Bariles Republic!!! hope to have more food adventures with you keep up!

  7. Cedz says:

    happy 3rd Blogversary! excited to go to Gensan Soon! 😀
    Godbless sir Avel!

  8. Surely, the “crude and unimaginative blog about Banana cue in the City Oval” as the writer puts it, inspired all the humble achievements that have been accumulated by GenSan News Online Mag all these three years.

    An inspiration always beckons through people, events, circumstance, even hard times.

    But inspiration usually visits someone, some place. If there’s no recipient, what good would inspiration be?

    I have to grant it to Avel for receiving and responding to the inspiration. (“,)

    As a favorite book says, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.

    Indeed, Avel has come a long way from his first blog. Incidentally, I am a banana cue eater myself haha.

    And he has inspired me, too, to start scribbling again after a great loss.

    So my dear Bariles, continue inspiring. Your life has just begun.

    A toast to your anniversary!

  9. zoan says:

    Magandang GENSAN 🙂 wow, happy 3 years in blogging. ako nga, di pa ako nakapag 1 year but it is nice to know that there blogs who lasts for a long time 🙂 congrats! pahingi ng Bariles! ehehehe ang pang huling sumali may extra prize este special prize din ba? LOL ahahahaha

  10. orman says:

    congrats ter! if not for your perseverance i would have not started blogging. if not for blogging, my cold, lonely nights would have been unbearable. char! happy 3rd!

  11. ormanganda says:

    hanap pa ako ng pwedeng papremyo galing sa pinakabagong Food Blog sa Gensan, ang EAT’S TERRIFIC!

  12. Nica says:

    happy third year anniversary!!

  13. Fitz says:

    Congrats blogging batchmate! Halos magkakasabay tayong nagsimula. Hehe.

    From me and Don of BonggaBa, we’re giving a signed copy of Entrepreneur Magzine’s Franchising Your Way To Business Success: ITO YUN

    Again, congrats sa pinakamaganda at pinakasexy na blogger ng GenSan. Hehe.

  14. JenJacqs says:

    Congrats! Many many more posts and updates about General Santos City. More people will be updated about the Dadiangas even though they are away from home. More power!

  15. colin says:


    Cheers for more hits and more years! ^0^

  16. ahgarcera says:

    Truly Blogging is not a simple endeavor to be done especially if you are working fulltime. Blogging requires a massive time and effort of thinking over your next post and arranging your ideas so that people from all walks of life will keep coming back. Not only that, Sir Avel still have extra time for leading the bloggers group here in Sockssargen and of course a time for his family, friends and personal life. That’s why in terms of time management, this man pushes himself beyond the borders of his imagination.

    With my experience and subscription on RSS feeds, I was able to discover the history, culture, arts, education, business, religion, travel and all other aspects which I need to know about our beloved General Santos City. I often visit more than I visit my facebook account.

    Mr. Avel Manansala aka Bariles was also my inspiration on why I started created my own blogging site.

    Congratulations Sir Avel for all your achievements, truly the Generals are very proud of you. Thanks for sharing all information for free.

    Always remember that a million people know and love you for more than three years. I am proud to say that I am one of them.

    Keep blogging and making people informed. I will never be tired of reading all your posts.

  17. marianne says:

    whoa!!. this calls for a celebration!!. congratulations kuya Avel!!. continue to inspire people through your blogs.. i’m a big fan of this page!. happy birthday!. godbless :))

  18. Faust says:

    Happy Birthday, we wish you more fruitful years to come and reap more awards

  19. chris says:

    wow 3 years in making!!!truely an inspiration to all blogers.
    congratulations sir…god bless

  20. hibalag says:

    wow! 3 years of blogging.. belated.

  21. sheng says:

    Sir Avel, 3 years of accomplishment in blogging is hard to cope! in 3 years, you got 800 plus posts, while in 5 years, I only had more than 300 hahaha!. Way to go! Congratulations!

  22. jim says:

    Congratulations on your third year, Bariles! Keep those blog posts coming!

  23. Denden Oville says:

    Congratulations Sir Avel and to All Gensan Bloggers…Happy 3rd year Anniversary sa Inyo!!! Saludo talaga ako sa Passion mo SIr Avel. Thankyou Informing and Updating Me All the Time sa mga Blogs mo..Maraming salamat sa tulong at suporta mo sa akin at sa Centerpoint. Sa inyo ni Sir Orman Mabuhay Kayo!!! I’m very Proud of You!


  24. tiara says:

    Kuya Avel! Congratulations, 3 years, wow! See you in gensan, gagala ako jan next year. 🙂

    1. bariles says:

      Guys, thanks! Di ko na kayo iisa-isahin pero salamat ng maraming marami. Keep them coming!!! 🙂

  25. Lee Choi Woo says:

    General Santos is indeed a wonderful and very blessed city. The most competitive and productive city is blessed with brilliant minds, friendly residents, and YOU. You were one of the instruments to make Gensan today a reality. Continue to spread the good news. More powers Bariles Republic = Happy 3rd year anniversary…Wish you all the best!!

  26. RonyS says:

    Hi Avel. Gensan has become livelier in recent years…in no small measure because of your exciting, not to mention award-winning, blogsite. It has kept the Generals, especially those based out-of-town and the road warriors, in the loop about our fair city’s goings-on and fast-paced development. Indeed, your daily dose of blogs has made us familiar again with Gensan and even prouder of her achievements and her people. Happy 3rd blogoversary! Congratulations, more power, keep on blogging and spreading the good news! =)

  27. Your passion for blogging has inspired a multitude! You are simply contagious. I will always be grateful for the impact and influence you have on me. Happy 3rd Blogoversary, Sir Avel! Blog on!

  28. cliff says:

    thank you for this blog where i grasped information about my place, my home the General santos City. Thanks also for the generous blogger or should i say superkind and super cute author for the knowledge and the best of all, friendship.Congratulations sir avel!and more years to come. Keep touchin and reaching lives through this medium. keep up the best work!


  29. win says:

    Happy happy birthday Truly, a venue of everything-GenSan.

  30. Isa Belle says:

    hApPee Wapee 3rd BiRthdAy!!! GenSan News Online Mag is a favorite everyday staple in keeping upbreast with the current happenings in the Tuna City! May you have a blast in the next years to come! 😉

  31. bambina says:

    congratulations on your third year! keep going po!

  32. marz says:

    Congratulations Bariles sa 3rd Blogoversary mo!

    I am proud of you. 🙂

  33. bheyah says:

    woah! its been three years already? parang kelan lang. . .

    happy 3rd blogoversary!!!!
    i am so proud of you tito. . .keep up the perseverance and more power to you and your blog. . .

  34. maraganda says:

    maligayang bati sa iyong ika-tatlong taong anibersaryo….pagpalain ang iyong blog ng POONG MAYKAPAL lalo na ang mga sumusuporta sa iyo….ipinagmamalaki kita aking kapatid….

  35. fahdingding says:

    More Power Kuya!
    We are all proud of you!

  36. badette31667 says:

    Happy Anniversary Tito Avel. Congratssssssssssssssssssssss… Mwahhhh!!!

  37. What more I can say!

    Congratulations and More Powers Bariles and Mr. Avel!

    Continue to inspire, appreciate and spread to the world “MAGANDANG GENSAN”!

    Mabuhay ang Talentong TATAK GENERAL!

    From the GMA News and Public Affairs GenSan with LOVE

  38. Cidy says:

    Time flies so switfly, parang kailan lang and now you are celebrating your 3rd year blogoversary. CONGRATULATIONS!

  39. fahdingding says:

    Looking 4ward na for the 4th blogoversary! hehe

  40. Fitz says:

    Asan na ang prize ko? Nanalo ba ako dito? 😛

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