The backstory of my close (embarrassing) encounter with an American Ambassador while visiting my City in the island of Mindanao.
After the welcome ceremonies at the Makar Wharf (read account here), the guests including myself were invited to take a tour of the USS Blue Ridge. Before this, we (with the mayor) passed through a rigid search for credentials/bombs/explosives/etc at the entrance to the welcome area which was cordoned off by container vans. We were […]
The USS Blue Ridge visited the Philippines sometime last year as part of a three-country goodwill tour (known as Project Kaibigan) to deliver – through a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Phils – donated goods such as clothes, toys, food & medical supplies, provide free health clinics for citizens in poor or remote […]
These are the pictures I took at the 6-kilometer GenSan Off-Road Race at the Silway River involving 25 vehicles with upgraded machines and really big tires. Sponsored by the Gensan Off-Road Fun Club headed by Assistant City Administrator Teody Dumagan, this has been an annual sports affair for the past 5 years in the Tuna […]
Every February, the city of General Santos showcases the musicality of kulintang players through the "Kulintangan sa Kalilangan", a competition among kulintang groups timed during the Kalilangan Festival. With the 2008 festival fast approaching, am posting these pix which I took last year.
Although having had my breakfast an hour and a half earlier, I couldn't resist my driver's invitation to try out AWENG BALBACUA on our way back to the office from the airport where I delivered a cargo of tuna for Manila. Long been a favorite stop-over of drivers who just sent off their passengers to their planes out of Gensan, I felt it was time to try its famed balbacua.
Here are some recent photographs of the Parish of Sto. Niño at Barangay Bula in General Santos City which I took myself. Enjoy them...
Eleven contingents participated in the ISDA-ISDAAN Festival Street Dancing Competition at last Tuesday's Feast in honor of the Sto. Niño in Barangay Bula, Gensan. The dancers had to traverse through half of Pedro Acharon Boulevard up to the streets of Bula and ending up at the grounds of the Parish of Sto. Niño.
A group of dancers from a fishing firm dance below the Welcome Arch at the Queen Tuna Park while waiting for the image of Sto. Niño on board a fishing boat at the Fluvial Parade winding its way across Sarangani Bay along with 300 other vessels.