These are some of the pictures I took during the Opening of Kalilangan Festival 2008 on Saturday, February 16, 2008 which was covered live by ABS-CBN at their affiliate SkyCable Channel 28. The festival commemorates the 69th Foundation Anniversary of General Santos City on February 27th where everything culminates in one big street party invoking […]
Gen. Santos City’s Kalilangan Festival 2008 which is in celebration of its 69th Foundation Anniversary was formally opened yesterday afternoon at the Oval Plaza Stage. A Folk Dance Contest and a Grand Fireworks Display preceded the formal opening ceremony which was spearheaded by the Department of Education. I am reposting the poster in its final […]
Although belatedly, I am posting pictures of the Mini Crown Roast which was our main course during the New Year’s Eve dinner whipped out by my four nieces, headed by Claudine who is a 3rd year Hotel and Restaurant Management student at the Golden State College in GenSan. It was our first NY dinner since […]
My Internet Yahoo Group ICON (International Circle of Online Noranians), with GANAP (The Grand Alliance for Nora Aunor Philippines) and the Federation of Nora Aunor Followers, Inc., is proudly announcing the celebration of GUY an PIP DAY (in honor of Superstar Nora Aunor & her former screen partner Tirso Cruz III) slated on Monday, February […]
The Kalilangan Festival 2008 will be in full swing starting Saturday, February 16, 2008 with a Grand Opening Parade around the city’s main streets. This 11-day long affair which is in celebration of General Santos City‘s 69th Foundation Anniversary is one of the most anticipated festivals this year aside from the Tuna Festival in September. […]
With almost all the restaurants and hotels in General Santos City offering Valentine’s Day promos, today, one of the better ones is that of East Asia Royale Hotel‘s “Romantic Valentine Dinner” which I received by email from owner Romeo Bartolome‘s staff. Hmmm… consider these: a live classical piano player entertains you and your partner while […]
Welcome to my first post at my blog’s new address which is my very own domain. Other than getting the address I wanted (http://www.gensantos.com), I have also switched from using the personal publishing flatform Blogger to WordPress. With these changes however, come the difficult part… relearning the ropes of posting again. For this initial post, […]
THE STORY OF HOW A US AMBASSADOR WAS AWED BY A TUNA SLICER IN GENSAN.
My good friend, the US Ambassador to the Philippines, Kristie Kenny who was here in GenSan last year, was in town again for a whole day visit. In the morning of February 8, she attended the graduation at the Barangay Tinagacan Gym (about 10 kms from downtown) of 39 former street children and out-of-school youth who just finished their short technical course on Shielded Metal Arc Welding through the Marcellin Kapatid Program under the Marcellin Foundation, Inc.
One of Gen. Santos City’s flagship festivals, the KALILANGAN FESTIVAL will be launched on February 16 with a Grand Ceremonial Opening Program at the Oval Plaza . A celebration in commemoration of the city’s 69th Foundation Anniversary, the theme of the 2008 Kalilangan (which means “merriment” or “revelry” in the Maguindanao dialect) is KALINAW, KALAMBUAN, […]