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Charcoal exports from Sarangani Island

Coconut Shell Charcoal or “ULING” from sArAnGaNi island unloaded at the old pier at the Lion’s Beach or what is now Queen Tuna Park. The trip from the island to GenSan normally takes 5-6 hours. 90% of the needs of the islanders there and nearby Balut Island are sourced from the Tuna Capital and most […]

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Gen. Santos’ Rolling Hotcakes & Shakes Stores

A ROLLING store selling hotcakes with sugar and condensed milk filling priced at P5 each at the Novitiate Compound during a Diocesan GKK Assembly last Sunday. The shakes come in a variety of flavors – mango, avocado and coconut. That’s my niece Paula at the rightmost portion of the picture waiting for her hotcakes.

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Young Folk Dancers @ GenSan Oval Plaza

Folk dancers from a local high school in GenSan smile for my camera in this shot taken after their performance during a competition at the Oval Plaza stage. Despite the searing heat, their troupe managed to perform beautifully to take home the Grand Prize.

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GenSan Mayor Acharon and his Food Carts

This orange and green food cart from Gensan Mayor Acharon is one of the many found in the street corners of the city selling anything from siopao and ice-cold drinks (pictured here) to hotcakes, native delicacies like suman (rice cakes), puto, fresh fruits like green mango, junk food and candies. This is his gift to […]

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PBA in Gen. Santos: Barangay Ginebra versus Sta. Lucia

The “generals” came out in full force for the latest road basketball game of the PBA at the Lagao Gym between Barangay Ginebra and Sta. Lucia last Saturday. Although the basketball game was lopsided in favor of crowd favorite Ginebra, the realtors had their moments with the exploits of Joseph Yeo who scored 24 points. […]

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Chichiria and Lapad: Cheap thrills at Queen Tuna Park

A colorful display of local snack food or “chichiria” are stringed together like christmas lanterns inside one makeshift stall at the Queen Tuna Park. They mainly serve as “pulutan” or “pica-pica” to go with the variety of liquor being peddled there which includes Tanduay Rhum, Generoso Brandy, Matador Brandy, Emperador Brandy, London Gin, Tanduay White […]

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Queen Tuna Park – Gen. Santos City’s Lovers Lane

A pair of LoVeBiRds resting under the shade provided by a dinosaur at GenSan’s Queen Tuna Park (formerly known as Lion’s Beach). Being a weekday afternoon, the beach was deserted except for this couple and a group of park cleaners nearby. The mood turns festive however when throngs of people converge here during weekends. It’s […]

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Christmas Lanterns Light Up Gen. Santos City Streets

With cHRistMas just around the corner, ambulant vendors selling star lanterns have started hanging their colorful wares along the shaded sidewalks of Gensan, as shown in this photo taken at one such display at Santiago Boulevard. The smaller ones at the lower portion of the photo are made up of waterproof shiny plastic material and […]

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Rolando Navarette, the Bad Boy of Dadiangas NOW

Chanced upon former World Featherweight Champ rOlaNdO nAvAreTTe at the City Hall while waiting for his flight ticket to Manila where he was invited to attend the 45th World Boxing Council Convention. He will be presented together with other former and current world boxing champions during the Opening Ceremony on Monday, November 12, 2007. A […]

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The Flower Boy at the Gen. Paulino Santos Park

This boy must have been sooo tired helping out his family prepare flower arrangements for their clients on hAlloWeeN or Kalag-kalag. Their flower stall at the Gen. Paulino Santos Park in front of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish Church is one of the many who made a killing with their overpriced […]

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