SarBay Fest 2015 Official Dates unveiled soon, Turns 10
On May this year, Mindanao’s biggest beach party will be unveiling its even bigger and wilder (and much improved) 3-day celebration! And why not, Sarangani Bay Festival 2015 or simply, SarBay Fest 2015 is turning 10!
To herald its first decade, the Sarangani Tourism Office, the organiser of SarBay Fest 2015 have just came up with a teaser video on Facebook which basically sums up what people can expect during this one weekend in May when Sarangani opens its doors to party revellers and beachgoers from all over the country.
Its new hashtag/battlecry: #SARBAYFOREVER.
Pretty soon, we will be sharing the Official Dates of SarBay Fest 2015 here. I don’t know why the organisers are still keeping this info under wraps but whatever that reason is, it should be acceptable to people who want to plan their vacations ahead, book rooms at the resorts along the SarbayFest 2015 activity area and if they’re from outside of Mindanao, buy their plane tickets early.
This being SarBay Fest’s 10th year should make it the most anticipated Summer Event in the Philippines this Year of the Sheep. Take my word for it, after having experienced other beach parties all over the country, nothing comes close to SarBay Fest!
Please check back for the Official Dates of SarBay Fest 2015 and its much-anticipated Schedule of Events.
You may also open their Facebook page- www.facebook.com/Saranganibayfestival.
Sarangani Bay Festival was awarded as the Best National Tourism Event in Sports, Adventure, and Wellness 2014 by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and Department of Tourism (DOT).
UPDATE: SarBay Fest 2015 has been set on May 15-16, 2015.
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 is a Filipino word for “Tuna”, the primary source of income of the people of General Santos City which hosts 6 of the Phils’ 8 tuna canneries & more than 80% of its tuna processing plants.
The city boasts of the only “Tuna Festival” in the world celebrated on Sept 5 to commemorate its charterhood.
Bariles is also 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.