GenSan News Online Mag

US Ambassador Kristie Kenney visits street kids 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.

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GenSan’s Kalilangan Festival 2008 Opening 16 Feb

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, […]

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Kalilangan Festival’s “Singing for Peace in Mindanao”

Every year, in time for the Kalilangan Festival on the last week of February in General Santos City , local AM radio station RGMA and its FM affiliate Campus Radio, conduct a singing competition called “Singing for Peace in Mindanao”. Unlike the usual talent competitions which are a dime a dozen in the Philippines, this […]

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Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!

KuNG HeI FaT CHoi!!! There are total seven Gods of Happiness who bring you good luck as long as you forward this picture to those whom you would like to be blessed most. In doing so, your dreams may come true…. See how happily and joyfully they are laughing. May your troubles be gone when […]

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MANGGAD, a showcase of Filipino dances in GenSan

The KadSAYAW Performing Group, composed of 20 members, most of them teachers and young professionals intends to revive the Mindanaoan's love and appreciation of the country's best folk and tribal dances through a cultural presentation, "MANGGAD", an Ilonggo term which means "inheritance".

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1st Blog Seminar in Soccsksargen a Smash!

The first Blog Seminar in Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and Gen. Santos City) here in Region 12 was finally held last Saturday , February 2 at the SMC Hall of the Notre Dame of Marbel University in Koronadal City.

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How I Won My First Internet Contest

I won! I won! I just won my first internet contest ever! A few days ago , I came across this site called authored by a lady named Jane or JC for short, which is totally all about the number one networking site in Southeast Asia, FRIENDSTER. Having been a member of Friendster since […]

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Sex, Death and Gambling in GenSan’s Print Media

The past two days since the Gensan bomb blast, I had a chance to compare how the different mini-tabloids (size: 8.5 x 11 inches) of the city reported it. It also gave me an opportunity to examine and rate their contents and features, an activity which made me realize that even at the advent of radio and TV's tabloid-like reporting, community-based newspapers still hold the hearts and the few hard-earned pesos of the ordinary pinoy. And to top it all, just like their Manila counterparts, they also peddle 3 things which sell: SEX, DEATH & GAMBLING in GenSan.

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FREE ABS-CBN Regional TV Patrol on the Web (including Socsksargen)

Good news to all Pinoys abroad who missed watching their favorite regional editions of the TV Patrol. ABS-CBN’s TFC NOW is offering FREE video streaming on the internet of all their provincial news programs in Iloilo, Cebu, Laoag, Negros, Davao, Dagupan, Baguio, Cagayan, Tacloban and Gensan!!! This won’t be for long because they will eventually […]

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GenSan Mayor Acharon’s Statement on Philbest Blast

At 6:50pm today, Wednesday, an explosion wracked the waiting shed in front of the gates of the Philbest Canning Corporation in Barangay Tambler, in this city of Gen. Santos. As of 11:01pm, 4 innocent lives have been lost and 24 others injured. This is the official statement of Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr on this GenSan bomb blast on one of RD Group of Companies' subsidiaries.

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