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Gensan’s Holy Trinity College’s Christmas Pavilion Shines

A portion of the marine-themed Holy Trinity College Pavilion at the Oval Plaza seen from one angle. This plus 3 other schools are competing for the Best Pavilion Award at the Pasko-sa-Gensan 2007 Festival. Theme for this year is “Kulay Pasko ang Dagat ng Buhay” roughly translated as “Christmas is the Color of the Sea […]

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Little Drummer Boys of GenSan’s Christmas Festival

“Come, they told me pa-ra-pam-pam-pam…” Little drummer boys from Pedro Acharon Elementary School perform before a very delighted crowd at the “Tunog Tambol, Tunog Lira Drum & Lyre Competition” at the Oval Plaza during the opening of Pasko-Sa-Gensan 2007. This group lorded it over 9 other competing bands and won the GRAND PRIZE.

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GenSan’s Christmas Festival 2007 Lights Up

Oval Plaza Lights UP 5,000 or so spectators look up in awe at the Fireworks Display in the sky after the simultaneous lighting up of the Christmas displays and pavilions at the city oval plaza ushering in the start of the Christmas Festival or the Pasko-Sa-Gensan 2007 last night, December 3, 2007.

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Christmas Arches of GenSan Wow locals

Some of the finished arches which are entries to the “Best X’mas Arch” Contest of the local government of GenSan at the Oval Plaza grounds. They will be graded and judged after the opening ceremonies of the Pasko Sa Gensan 2007 Festival on early Monday evening.

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Carpenters at Work at GenSan Oval Plaza

A carpenter rushing work on the coco lumber flooring of the tents to be used for the flea market section of the main christmas festival area of the oval plaza.

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A Mass Village Wedding (Kasalan ng Barangay) at San Jose, Gen. Santos City

Couples from the mountain village of San Jose stand in attention at their civil wedding rites being administered by GenSan City Mayor Pedro Acharon at the Aspang Elementary School, overlooking Sarangani Bay.

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The Legend of the Imelda Grass found in the fields of Gen. Santos

Imelda Grass or more popularly known as Imelda Flower could be seen sprouting all around Gensan. Legend says that it was former First Lady Imelda Marcos who introduced it here in the 70s upon noticing that the area was one hot, arid desert. This thorny grass which is also known as Imelda creeper thrives well […]

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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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