GenSan News Online Mag

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. Advertisements

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Our Twitter Followers