12 Reasons to visit the Gensan Oval Plaza at Kalilangan 2015
Generals, rich and poor, young and old, there are actually more than enough reasons for you to visit the GenSan Oval Plaza this weekend since it is the culmination of the Kalilangan Festival 2015. Commemorating the city’s 76th Foundation Anniversary, this year’s celebration that is being managed by the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges, has something in store for everyone.
Here then are 12 reasons why you should visit the Gensan Oval Plaza this week for the Kalilangan 2015….
1. Agri-Livestock Fair sa Kalilangan
GENSAN CITY COUNCILOR & IP REPRESENTATIVE FULONG MARIO EMPAL IS FLANKED BY MANILA VICE MAYOR ISKO MORENO & GENSAN MAYOR RONNEL RIVERA AS THEY CUT THE RIBBON SIGNALLING THE OPENING OF THE AGRI-LIVESTOCK FAIR AND FIESTAHAN SA KALILANGAN 2015 AT THE GENSAN OVAL PLAZA. JOINING THEM ARE VICE MAYOR SHIRLYN NOGRALES AND FIRST LADY JANE GOLLON – RIVERA.
2. Mini-Zoo sa Kalilangan
GENSAN MAYOR SHIERLYN NOGRALES’ TURN TO OPEN THE MINI ZOO AT THE GENSAN OVAL PLAZA WITH MANILA VICE MAYOR ISKHO MORENO WHILE LOOKING ON ARE GENSAN MAYOR RONNEL RIVERA AND COUNCILOR RIC ATENDIDO WITH FIRST LANE JANE GOLLON-RIVERA.
3. Mini-Forest sa Kalilangan
GENSAN FIRST LADY JANE GOLLON-RIVERA ASSISTS MANILA VICE MAYOR ISKO MORENO IN CUTTING THE RIBBON OPENING THE KALILANGAN MINI FOREST INSIDE THE GENSAN OVAL PLAZA. WITH THEM ARE CITY MAYOR RONNEL RIVERA, VICE MAYOR SHIRLYN NOGRALES, CITY COUNCILOR MARIO EMPAL.
4. Gensan Stunt Show
WATCH OUT FOR THE REMAINING GENSAN MOTORCYCLE STUNT SHOW ON THURSDAY, FEB 26 AT 3:00 PM
5. Kalilangan Trader’s Fair and Flea Market
ALL THE IMAGINABLE THINGS YOU CAN BUY FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS ARE HERE.. PLUS MORE AT THE KALILANGAN TRADER’S FAIR AND FLEA MARKET.
6. Karnabal sa Kalilangan
ENJOY THE CAROUSEL, FERRIS WHEEL, ROLLER COASTER, DRAGON BOAT RIDE, OCTOPUS RIDE, ETC AT KARNABAL SA KALILANGAN WHICH RUNS UNTIL MARCH 12, 2015.
7. Pakarajan sa Gensan – Moro Day
PAKARAJAN SA GENSAN MORO DAY, FEBRUARY 26 AT THE AGRI-LIVESTOCK FAIR GROUNDS. A MAGUINDANAO WORD FOR FESTIVE GATHERING WITHIN A GRAND CELEBRATION, PAKAJARAN SA GENSAN FEATURES DEMONSTRATIONS OF PRACTICES ICONIC OF THE CITY’S MORO IDENTITY.
8. Parada ng Lahi
ALTHOUGH NOT IN THE OVAL PLAZA BUT AT THE NEARBY PLAZA HENERAL SANTOS, PARADA NG LAHI IS A MEMORIAL PARADE MARKING THE HISTORIC LANDING OF GEN. PAULINO SANTOS UPON GENSAN’S SHORES PARTICIPATED BY CIVILIANS, MEN & WOMEN IN UNIFORM, ACADEMICIANS, ETC ON THE EARLY MORNING OF FEBRUARY 27, 2015.
9. Rakrakan sa Kalilangan with the 76Cyclemind
RAKRAKAN SA KALILANGAN: A ROCK MUSIC CONCERT ON FEB 28 AT THE OVAL STAGE. WITH THE 6CYCLEMIND. SHOW IS SPONSORED BY RMMC AS A TRIBUTE TO ALL THE GENERALS.
10. Kadsagayn sa Kalilangan
KADSAGAYAN SA KALILANGAN: THE GRAND STREET DANCING COMPETIITON IS THE KALILANGAN FESTIVAL’S HIGHLIGHT ON FEB 27, 2015 AS THE WHOLE CITY PULSATES WITH THE COLORS AND MUSIC OF THE CITY’S TRADITIONAL DANCERS, FLOATS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS.
11. Kariktan sa Kalilagan
KARIKTAN: THE CLOSING CEREMONY, FEBRUARY 27 AT THE OVAL STAGE. THE CULMINATION OF THE WEEK LONG CELEBRATION WITH PERFORMANCES FROM THE CITY’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST ARTISTS. THIS WILL BE PRECEDED BY A GIANT DANCE OFF ALL OVER THE CITY OVAL PLAZA GROUNDS AND GRAND FIREWORKS.
12. FREE WIFI
PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST REASONS TO VISIT THE GENSAN OVAL PLAZA IS ITS BEING A FREE WIFI ZONE UNTIL FEB 27. SO YOU CAN TAKE PHOTOS, UPLOAD THEM ON FACEBOOK, GOOGLE PLUS, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, SHOTS, ETC ON REAL TIME. THANKS TO DATA-BYTE FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. DON’T FORGET TO WRITE THE HASHTAG #KALILANGAN2015
With all these 12 reasons to visit the Gensan Oval Plaza for the Kalilangan Festival 2015 this week, what more are you waiting for?
Halina’t mag-Kalilangan! Tuklasin na ang Oval Plaza ng Gensan!
For the complete Kalilangan Festival 2015 Schedule of Activities, CLICK HERE.
Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - http://plus.google.com/+AvelManansala. If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.
Bariles (meaning Tuna) is the alias of this blog's author during the early days, Avel Manansala who would like nothing than to write about his beloved city by the bay and share it with his kababayans from all over.
Avel is a top Google Local Guides volunteer and a proud Google Evangelist, the Convenor of the Blogfest Soccskargen, the organizer of the Soccsksargen Experience Tour for Bloggers since 2011 and the co-founder & self-proclaimed mother hen of the Soccsksargen Bloggers, established in 2008. Before his present volunteer capacity as Manager of Google Business Group (GBG) - GenSan, he was the Media Affairs Officer of the City Mayor's Office & before that, travelled with the Royale London Circus in Southeast Asia, as its Marketing & Communications Director. Even earlier, he worked for over 10 years with Procter & Gamble, in Mindanao.
Google flew Avel to the US in 2014 for the Global GBG Summit in Googleplex, Mountain View, California, with the Managers of the Top 10 GBG Chapters worldwide, with GBG Gensan ranked as #2.
He also took part in the 2-day Google I/O conference in San Francisco along with 6,000 attendees.
His volunteer work for Google has also brought him to Singapore, Hyderabad in India, Yogyakarta in Indonesia and Colombo in Sri Lanka.
In Sept 2016, he was the country's representative to the Google Local Guides Summit 2016 in San Francisco.
Avel is a Social Media Consultant, an Online Presence Mentor & much-sought after speaker on these topics; and can be found usually working in one corner of the cafes of Gensan.