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SM City Gen. Santos to finally open Aug 9-10

Okey guys, let me make this short and sweet!

After so much delay, I got the FINAL WORD that the most awaited opening of Henry Sy‘s biggest project in Mindanao, which is SM City General Santos,  will definitely happen in less than two months from now!

The exact dates?

August 9, 2012 for the Blessing (with select guests, hopefully including moi) and August 10, 2012 for the Grand Opening of SM City GenSan!

SM City General Santos as it looks in a photo Bariles took yesterday, June 13, 2012

The date comes right before the start of the Ghost Month which is from August 17, 2012 to September 15, 2012, a period which the Chinese avoid.

With its opening date finally secured, expect to see a few weeks (or days) from now, vertical tarpaulines all over GenSan announcing something which will take “shopping to the next level“.

Yey!  That’s it!  No more guessing games!!!  Eventually, we will get to to enjoy and relish what it’s like to shop and dine at the country’s most exciting shopping destination, right at our very own shores very, very soon when SM City General Santos opens its doors for us!



About Avel Manansala

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+ – If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. charito says:

    welcome to the magical world of SM!!!!
    hehe, got news for tomorrow.

  2. lito says:

    Wow! malapit na talaga….

  3. Popotoi says:

    This is the biggest project in mindanao. Cheers. Sm lanang, although bigger by insignificant numbers, has lots of partners while smgs is sy’s biggest investment 🙂

  4. mallrat says:

    congrats the way,sm has corrected the figures,sm lanang is slightly bigger at 144ksqm while smcgs is only 125ksqm =)

    1. bariles says:

      @mallrat, SM Lanang is still under construction and when it’s finished, that’s when they get that distinction from SM GenSan. Cheers! 😀

  5. syadaker says:


  6. Admin says:

    See you ka dyan! Mangwarta na sad si Henry Sy diri sa Mindanao. Dapat pera sa Mindanao para sa Mindanao..Nganong mga dato sa Mindanao di dyud patindug ug ingon ani kadako nga mall.

    1. killedbyfaith says:

      are you stupid or something?

      do you even study economics or have a slight background in business? or better yet, do you even have a brain?

      Having an mall in the region is the best thing to happen to a city, regardless if the owner is from Mindanao or not. The job opportunities, the taxes, more business opportunities, the list goes on. It’s a chain reaction.
      Now your telling us that why aren’t there any rich people who would build a mall? Simple. IT’S NOT THEIR FUCKING BUSINESS! Do you think it’s that easy to build a mall? It takes a lot of connections, a lot of clearances, things that only people like Henry Sy could do.

      I am really sad that someone as stupid as you existed in this world. I can’t even believe that you’re still alive.

      Sorry if you can’t understand my English.
      Tatagalugin ko nalang para maintindihan mo.
      TANGA KA!

      1. Admin says:

        Unya happy na kag yawyaw? 😀

        1. iKilledme says:

          Nakakatawa no?
          Ganito ka ignoranteng tao na walang maayos na edukasyon ay naantala sa ganitong mga problema.
          Hindi ko maisip ang kapasidad mong maunawaan kung gaano kalaking karangalan mapunta ang SM dito sa GenSan.

          Isa ikaw sa mga taong walang ginawa sa buhay kundi umasa lamang sa limus galing sa gobyerno.
          Nag rereklamo na akala mo naman na may naitulong sa siyudad upang umasenso ito.

          Isa ka lang ipis. Isang suliranin.
          Di edukadong gago.

          (tinagalog ko na upang maunawaan ng utak mo. O baka bisaya lang talaga ang nasa laman ng ulo mo) ^_^

  7. Jessica says:

    Well~ here’s to hoping that the opening shops will actually be exciting… And its Friday to boot~ Classes are still in session… to stall possible influx of students and to limit customers on Friday and Saturday? Hmmm~ what stores would open in SM GenSan? Well aside from the usual stores of course and other partners of the SM MAll chains… Oh well, just hoping that this SM’s going to have numerous baggage counters unlike all the other branches, if not well, there are other malls in GenSan~ Hope it really blows away the current competition like they are promising!

  8. Finally, the long wait of the generals will be over soon!

  9. dudz62 says:

    sm gensan according sa list nang SM projects all over the phill ang gensan sm has 150,000 sqm total floor area.

    1. bariles says:

      @dudz62, that still makes SM GenSan the biggest SM Mall in Mindanao.Thanks for the update. 🙂

      1. mallrat says:

        here is the link to the corrected figures..dated April 2012 which is a correction of the earlier press release na 150,000sqm ang SMGS

  10. rrrr says:

    IMHO,KCC+ Veranza will be the biggest Mall in Mindanao, hehehe

    I can’t wait for the Grand Opening of the very first SM in Region XII. KUDOS SM and Magandang Gensan.!

  11. mallrat says:
    (see page 14)

    SM City Lanang in Davao 144,002
    SM City General Santos in South Cotabato 125,245

  12. daryl padayao says:

    Wow..this is one proves again that Gensan is indeed booming. So glad to see my small hometown improved,and shine from the eyes of many investors and because of this more job for the constituents of Gensan.
    On the other hand,I also hope that together with the growing of malls and other businesses government officials would also make ways to have our road fixed,widened and or construct new ones to at least show where the businesses taxes where being spent because sadly I would say roads are mostly in bad shape and the size are the same 20 yrs ago where only few transportations vehicles are running.
    Anyway…..still i look forward to see my beautiful hometown again with or without malls. SHINE GENSAN SHINE!GOD BLESS!

  13. White Knight says:

    As for me Mr. Bariles, just teasers of what SM-GenSan would look like. Thanks

  14. nice A says:

    Yey, finally mag-open na rin! Whether bigger or smaller than the one in Lanang or everywhere in the Philippines, the good point is, we don’t have to go anywhere else pra lng mag-SM. Dati sasadyain naming pumunta ng Davao dahil sa SM, hahaha!
    K. Avel, di tlga tau nagkita, naghintay po ako (: Di bale marami pa next time.

  15. naitsirk says:

    I killed grbeh nmn pgkasabi mo sapat na cgro para maintindihan yn ni admin?in short wla nga pag iicip,,hehehe..bka wlang sm sa bundok nla,,,NXT LEVEL TO THE SKYLINE OF GENSAN,,,ANG PAG DOMINATE NI AYALA HIGH RISE HOTELS OG CONDOS AND MALL SOON…after sm finished?

  16. rib says:

    mo abre ba gyud sa wakas. wasak napod atong bulsa ani.

    1. White Knight says:

      Wasak gyud? hehe grabe ha. To the max ka siguro mag shopping, hinay2x lang.

  17. ariel says:

    Finally, the long wait is just around the bend, there is no need for me to drive 3 hours to Davao just to sip a tiny starbucks or munch on a yellocab pizza, ay nga pala meron ba yellow cab nakupo baka kelangan ko pa rin mag magrive nito hehehe…nevertheless, at least th SM complex is here and its just a matter of time na papasok na dito ang yello cab, coffebeans and krispykreme…hay takaw ko talaga basta food…

  18. ariel says:

    Que malaki ke maliit ang SM Gensan it doesnt matter what matter is the fact that SM decided that business here in this side of Mindanao is reaching feverpitch, kaya they decided to splash in here, bringing with them good job opportunities for the generals isnt that something to be happy? while other neighboring cities here in Mindanao are wilting or dying (zambo, iligan, and oh that terrorist laden cotabato city and neighboring maguindanao, baka dito sila manghasik sa atin ng kanilang lagim wag naman sana Panginoon with no opportunities for their citizens there), the exception of Davao and Cagayan de Oro of coarse, the rest are just dying …and with their populuation growing exponentially adding burden to our governemnt …so Generals keep watch of a massive influx of these people from dying cities to flood in our doorstep, beloved Gensan baka mamaya aagawan pa tayo nila ng mga job opportunities na para sa tiga Gensan, hahaha….

    what i am trying to say is that with SM, Robinsons and soon Ayala in Gensan, they open a floodgates of opportubities for the generals to improve economically kaya kahit naman paano kahit na sabihin natin na nakakapera sina Sy and ohers, theres no denying the fact that they help provide job opportunities for us in here…

    So tuloy na talaga ang grand opening sa August hahaha, malamang isa ako sa mga unang maki uzi whats insde SM hahaha ay sana naman di ako maubisan ng parking area hahaha

  19. MSU GENSAN says:

    Yes, finally…
    May laagan na pud na ibang lugar sa Gensan.

  20. joe says:

    Just in time for my home coming, adding to my excitement.. though malls is everywhere its a different shopping, dining and fun in your comfort zone.. See you…

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  24. heart says:

    dalawa nmn ang SM sa davao haha.. it doesnt matter how big it is as long as its a mall where you can stroll

  25. bon says:

    bagong tambayan na naman …. hhoooo . see ya soon gensan friends

  26. Gab Gab S says:

    wow !! its great hoping to visit someday, kay layo kaau from cagayan de oro city to gensan city it tooks 12 hours to travel.. hahahahah

  27. cjink says:

    malaking biyaya sa gensan ang SM maraming tao mag kakatrabaho dyan.galing

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