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The Pioneering Chinese Settlers of General Santos City

Kung Hei Fat Choy!  Gong Xi Fa Cai! Today, January 26, 2009, our Chinese brothers and sisters all around the world are celebrating the Chinese New Year or what is known in Mainland China as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. Here in General Santos City, a good number of Chinese Families open their […]

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Ric’s, the oldest barbershop in General Santos City

Long before the ubiquitous beauty salons and spas became vogue in General Santos City, there was the corner barbershop catering to the grooming needs of the local men (and women). At that time, crewcut was the “only” acceptable hairstyle for the men and kids like us, and so off we went to our friendly barbers […]

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Prelude to Dela Hoya-Pacquiao Fight: Bad Boy from Dadiangas’ Rolando Navarette’s Classic Fight Video

Before Manny Pacquiao, Rolando Navarette was General Santos City’s first gift to the boxing world.  Known as the “Bad Boy of Dadiangas” for his penchant to be always involved in petty fights and brawls, Rolando won the WBC Super Featherweight title from Cornelius Boza Edwards in Italy in August 29, 1981. I remember watching the […]

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Mercury Drug rises in Barangay Lagao

I was joyriding onboard my partner’s motorbike the other night when I saw a streamer along the corner of Lagao National Highway and Tiongson Street, which caught my eye. Hey!  It’s an announcement about an upcoming branch of Mercury Drug! The following day, I went back to the same place and took these pictures. Now […]

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Junk Food from my childhood: Ampao and Pop Rice

I was at the KCC Mall of GenSan supermarket yesterday, doing my grocery when I came upon some familiar chichiria or what people now call as “junk food”. These are the home made pinoy snacks, AMPAO and POP RICE, two of my favorite snack foods during my youth which I could easily buy at the […]

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(updated)Has anyone ever seen a Dadiangas Tree?

Has anybody among you ever seen a Dadiangas Tree, the plant from which Gen. Santos City was used to be named after?       I have.  And that was just over a year ago when someone told me that one can be found near the flagpole of the Gen. Santos Park across the city […]

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