General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
Barangays of General Santos City, an independent and chartered city within but not under the jurisdiction of the South Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
Apopong | Baluan | Batomelong | Buayan | Bula | Calumpang | City Heights | Conel | Dadiangas East | Dadiangas North | Dadiangas South | Dadiangas West | Fatima | Katangawan | Labangal | Lagao | Ligaya | Mabuhay | Olympog | San Isidro | San Jose | Siguel | Sinawal | Tambler | Tinagacan | Upper Labay
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List of Municipalities in the South Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
Banga | Lake Sebu | Norala | Polomolok | Santo Niño | Surallah | Tampakan | Tantangan | T'boli | Tupi
Cities within the Province of South Cotabato: General Santos City (Dadiangas)-Chartered City | Koronadal City (Capital)
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- 1 Location of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 2 History of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 3 People of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 4 Elected Government Officials of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 5 Businesses in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 6 Real Estate for Sale in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 7 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 8 Schools in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 9 Economy of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 10 Natural Resources of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 11 Tourists Attractions of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 12 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 13 General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 14 Featured News of The Philippines
- 15 General Santos City News
- 16 Your story about General Santos City
- 17 The oldest man or woman in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 18 General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines Photo Gallery
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Location of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- 6.1167° N, 125.1667° E - General Santos, Coordinates
General Santos City is located ....
History of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
One thing consistently present in history since the arrival of Christian settlers is the vast potential of the city. This has continually become more attractive until now… with the presence of world class infrastructures, its fast growing economy and continued government dynamism and civil society support. On February 27, 1939, the Christian settlers landed on the shores of the beautiful Sarangani Bay led by General Paulino Santos with the 62 first batchers. In January 1948, Buayan District became a full pledged municipality as provided by Republic Act #82 with NLSA Hospital Administrator, Ireneo I. Santiago as its first mayor. The municipality was renamed – in honor of its great pioneer – to General Santos. The administration Mayor Pedro Acharon, Sr. concerned itself with the barrio programs of President Magsaysay.
Through the PACD (Presidential Assistance for Community Development), feeder roads connecting the remote barrios to the national highways were built. Artesian wells were established to solve the problem of water supply among the rural folks. Likewise, he finished the projects started by mayor Santiago particularly Makar Wharf which was declared an open port of entry in 1959. The Buayan airport was also rehabilitated from the ruins of the war during his term. Economic growth however, gained a very significant momentum when Mayor Lucio A. Velayo took over from 1963-1967. during this time, multi-million agri-based corporations such as Dole Phils., General Milling Corp. and UDAGRI started operations in the area.The City of General Santos was officially created on July 8, 1968 by virtue of Republic Act 5412.
Knowing the people’s desire to keep the name of General Santos, Hon. Congressman James L. Chiongbian worked for the approval of Republic Act 5412…converting the municipality of General Santos into a city without changing its name. The city was then inaugurated on September 5, 1968 with its incumbent mayor — Hon. Antonio C. Acharon as the first City Mayor. From that time until 1986, Mayor Acharon led the progress of Gen. Santos from a Third Class City to First Class A. The agriculture and fishing industry flourished during his time. This earned a place for General Santos City in the international market.
The historic EDSA Revolution, in February 1986, changed the political history of GenSan. Mayor Acharon was relieved by the Ministry of Local Government and Hon. Dominador A. Lagare was appointed as OIC City Mayor. With the local government’s dynamism and support under the leadership of Hon. mayor Rosalita T. Nuñez, GenSan became a Highly Urbanized City. The city earned for itself the nickname “Boom City of the South” and also firmed up its mark in the international market as an exporter of tropical fruits, yellow fin tuna, prawn and copra. READ MORE about the history
General Santos City becomes a chartered City: July 7, 2009
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Second Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty eighth day of July, two thousand eight.
Republic Act No. 9649 AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5412, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. Sections 98 and 101 of Republic Act No. 5412, as amended, are hereby further amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 98. All land of the public domain having been ceded by the national government to the City of General Santos, the city shall exercise the rights and prerogatives over such lands in the concept of a beneficial owner. The disposition of all lands of the public domain within the city shall be in accordance with the provisions of Commonwealth Act No. 141, as amended, and all other pertinent laws, executive issuances, rules and regulations: Provided, That all incomes and receipts derived from such disposition, administration and management of all lands of the public domain shall accrue exclusively and to be turned over immediately without need of demand to the city as provided in this Act: Provided, further, That the city government shall at all times be consulted and informed such disposition, administration and management: Provided, finally, That the city government shall consur prior to any disposition , administration and management of such public lands.”
“Sec. 101. Ownership of Waterworks, Electric Light and Power and Telephone Systems, Roads, Streets, Etc. – Any provisions of law to the contrary nothwithstanding, all existing waterworks, electric light and power, and/or telephone systems presently operated by the Municipality of General Santos shall be owned by the city, and revenues therefrom shall accrue to the general fund of the city.
“All existing municipal and provincial roads, streets, bridges, docks, piers, wharves, machineries, equipment and other public works improvements shall be owned by the city, and all the funds and assets of the Municipality of General Santos shall be owned by the city and its liabilities shall be assumed by the city, any provision of law to the contrary nothwithstanding.
“Notwithstanding the provision of Republic Act Nos. 8371, 7916 and 6657, as amended, the city government shall be informed and its concurrence shall be sought on all matters relating to lands by agencies of government concerned, which the city council deternmines for the use of the city.”
Sec. 2. Republic Act No. 5412, as amended, is hereby further amended to add a new Section 101-A to read as follows:
“Sec. 101-A. Establishment and/or operation of any form of gambling authorized under existing laws such as, but not limited to, Presidential Decree Nos. 120, 1869 and Republic Act No. 1169, as amended, and the city shall not be allowed to accept upon prior concurrence of the City Government of General Santos.”
Sec. 3. Within sixty (60) days from the date of the effectivity of this Act, all concerned agencies of the government shall submit a comprehensive and detailed report of all dispositions of public lands in the city to the City Government.
Sec. 4. The provisions of this Act rendered ineffective by virtue of Republic Act No. 7160 or the Local Government Code, as amended, sprecifically paragraph (f). section 534 thereof are hereby deemed repealed and superseded accordingly.
Sec. 5. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Act shall, in addition to the administrative, civil or criminal liability imposable under other existing laws, suffer the penalty of six (6) months imprisonment: Provided, That in the case of a government official or personnled, he/she shall likewise suffer the penalty of perpetual disqualification to hold public office.
Sec. 6. If any provision or part hereof is held invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of the law or the provision not otherwise affected shall remain valid and subsisting.
Sec. 7. All laws, presidential decrees, executive orders, proclamations and/or administrative regulations which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby amended, modified, superseded or repealed accordingly.
Sec. 8. To effectively implement the provision of this Act, the City Council of General Santos City, in coordination with the agencies of government concerned, shall promulgate the necessary implementing rules and regulations within sixty (60) days from the date of the effectivity of this Act.
Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days from its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of national circulation.
(SGD) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate
(SGD) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which is a consolidation of House Bill No. 6014 and Senate Bill No. 3275 was finally passed by the house of Representatives and the Senate on June 1, 2009.
(SGD) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of the Senate
(SGD) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General, House of Representatives
APPROVED: (July 7, 2009)
(SGD) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines
House Bill 4678 of the 17th congress
General Santos to be a "LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS"
People of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- For 2015 General Santos City (Dadiangas) Population = 594,446
- For 2010 General Santos City (Dadiangas) Population = 538,086
- Registered voters as of 2010 per COMELEC: 303,994
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state"..
- Elected officials of General Santos City for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of General Santos City: Ronnel Chua Rivera
- Vice-Mayor of General Santos City: Shirlyn Legario Bañas
- Councilors of General Santos City:
- Ate Beth Bagonoc
- Bobby Pacquiao
- Rosalita Nuñez
- Odjok Acharon
- Dominador Lagare Jr.
- Jeng Gacal Gacal
- Shandee Theresa Llido
- Jose Edmar Yumang
- Van Van Congson
- Ate Lulu Casabuena
- Elected officials of General Santos City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of General Santos City: Ronnel Chua Rivera - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT
- Vice-Mayor of General Santos City: Shirlyn Legario Bañas - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT
- Councilors of General Santos City:
- LAGARE, DOM-DOM (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 83321 4.86%
- BAGONOC, BETH (AIM) ACHIEVEMENT WITH INTEGRITY MOVEMENT 81753 4.76%
- MELLIZA, MONCHING (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 80271 4.68%
- GACAL, JENG (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 79883 4.66%
- NUÑEZ, LITA (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 79116 4.61%
- LLIDO, SHANDEE (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 78372 4.57%
- TAN, LIKLIK (PCM) PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 77737 4.53%
- CLOMA, ART (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 76730 4.47%
- ATENDIDO, RICHARD (AIM) ACHIEVEMENT WITH INTEGRITY MOVEMENT 75910 4.42%
- DINOPOL, VIVENCIO (AIM) ACHIEVEMENT WITH INTEGRITY MOVEMENT 74029 4.31%
- Elected officials of General Santos City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of General Santos City: Darlene M Ricasa Antonino-Custodio
- Vice-Mayor of General Santos City: Shirlyn Legario Bañas
- Councilors of General Santos City:
- Ronnel Chua Rivera
- Elizabeth Bairoy Bagonoc
- Vivencio Estrella Dinopol
- Richard Lozano Atendido
- Nepthale Piedad Natividad
- Eduardo Dacillo Leyson IV
- Dante Samson Vicente
- Virginia Tiongson Llido
- Dominador Santiago Lagare III
- Marius Orlando Aquino Oco
- Margareth Rose Narvaiza Santos
- Remus Pardillo De Claro
Businesses in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
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- DOST - Website
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- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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Real Estate for Sale in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
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Economy of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
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Natural Resources of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
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The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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Cycling Activity to Participate In
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
Featured News of The Philippines
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- Peso strengthens further ahead of US data, RRR cuts
- Saturday, May 25, 2019
- THE PESO strengthened further against the dollar on Friday ahead of US data and the implementation of the first wave of reductions in banks’ reserve requirement ratios (RRR).
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- NGAP to hold SEA Games qualifying tourney
- Sunday, May 26, 2019
- The National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) will hold a two-stage qualifying tournament for the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that the country will be hosting in November.
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Tax holiday for Pacquiao’s business
- Source: http://www.tempo.com.ph/2012/tax-holiday-for-pacquiaos-business/#.T65AgOgzCsE
- Saturday, May 12, 2012
- By Joseph Jubelag
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – The city government here has given a six-year tax holiday for the newly-opened hotel business of couple Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao and wife Jinkee.
City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, who was among the guests during the inauguration of Roadhouse Hotel located along Barangay City Heights here, said Pacquiao’s new business venture will help boost the local tourism industry. She said the tax holiday is given by the city government to any investor, like Pacquiao who is willing to put up business venture in the city. “This is one way of encouraging more investors to invest in the city,” Custodio said. Jinkee Pacquiao led the opening ceremony last Tuesday of the 42-bedroom county like hotel in the suburban Barangay City Heights which was attended by local officials including Sarangani Vice-Gov. Steve Solon and Vice-Mayor Shirlyn Nograles. The hotel is equipped with modern facilities including a coffee shop, restaurant and function rooms. “We assure that our guests will have a memorable stay in our place,” Jinkee said.
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