It’s all systems go for the 10th Tuna Festival, in commemoration of the city’s 40th Charterhood Day slated this year from August 29 to September 7, 2008. Although the Charter Day falls on September 5, Friday, two days were added to the line-up of activities to give way for more merriment.
For this year, the festival theme is: A decade of fish-tivities and oppor-Tuna-ties. Below is the poster designed by Print Factory which you may click for a larger view.
Major events not to be missed are: FISHFEST SA FISHPORT (a hit among foreigners), Search for Ms. Gensan, Bodyfest Modeling Competition, Fishdance – Mindanao Showdown, the 1st GAGAMBA Fighting Competition, LGU Employees Showcase, the Tunafest Badminton Competition, the Tuna Float Parade, the KARAGATAN AWARDS, the Sashimi Night, the BANCARERA and the National Tuna Congress, among others.
Here is the SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES which Festival Director Bebot Haw emailed to Bariles Republic. KITA KITS!!!!
|BODY FEST (Screening & Elimination Show)||Gaisano Davao||Aug 16, 08|
|FISH DANCE (Screening & Elimination Show)||Gaisano Davao||Aug 17, 08|
|FISH DANCE (Screening & Elimination Show)||Gaisano Gensan||Aug 22, 08|
|MISS GENSAN (Screening & Elimination Show)||Gaisano Gensan||Aug 23, 08|
|BODY FEST (Screening & Elimination Show)||Gaisano Gensan||Aug 23, 08|
|SOUNDS AND KEYS: AN ACOUSTIC COMPETITION (elimination/semi-finals)||Preferred station||Aug 27 – Sept 2, 08|
|FLEA MARKET (TINDA-TINDA SA OVAL PLAZA)||Oval Plaza||Aug 16 – Sept 8|
|EDCO FIESTA CARNAVAL||Oval Plaza||Aug 15- Sept 8|
|GARDEN SHOW||Oval Plaza Garden||Aug 23 – Sept 7|
|COCA-COLA PARTY ZONE||Oval Plaza||Aug 27 – Sept 7|
|SAN MIGUEL BEER PARTY ZONE||Aug27 – Sept 7|
|SASHIMI NITES||Party Zone, Oval Plaza||Aug 29 – Sept 5|
|1st FLOWERHORN COMPETITION||Gaisano Atrium||Aug 25-30,|
|CULINARY EXPO||Gaisano Atrium||Sept 1-5|
|MOTOR SHOW EXPOSITION 2K8||Oval Plaza (Carnaval)||Aug 30 -Sept 3|
|1st GAGAMBA FIGHTING IN GENSAN||Oval Plaza (Carnaval)||Aug 16 – Sept 8|
|PBA JR. CUP -KARATEDO INVITATIONAL||Oval Covered Court||Sept 6-7|
|PBA JR. CUP – LUMBA LANGOY||P Acharon Sports Complex Swimming Pool, Calumpang||Sept 13-14|
|2008 SOCSARGEN IT CHALLENGE||ACLC College||Sept 4 – 6|
|CAR SHOW||Gaisano Atrium||Sept 4 – 6|
|DRAG RACE||Sept 4 – 6|
|August 29, 2008 (Friday)|
|OPENING CEREMONY||Oval Plaza||02:00 PM|
|ETHNO JAZZ||Oval Plaza||02:00 PM|
|LGU EMPLOYEE’S SHOWCASE||Ova Plaza l Stage||02:00 PM|
|TUNA FESTIVAL BADMINTON (1st day)||Big Shots Badminton Courts|
|SOUND SYSTEM RUMBLE YEAR 3||Oval Plaza l Stage||6:00-10:00PM|
|1st FLOWERHORN COMPETITION (awarding)||Gaisano Atrium|
|SPLASH IN THE SKY: Fireworks display||Roof Top, Halina Restaurant||07:00 PM|
|August 30, 2008 (Saturday)|
|CHEERDANCE COMPETITION||Sports Complex||7:00AM-12:00|
|2nd KARERA SA TUNA NATIONAL MOTORBIKE COMPETITION 2008 (1st Day)||Sinawal Diversion Rd., GSC||8:00AM – 5:00|
|TUNA FESTIVAL MEN & WOMEN VOLLEYBALL OPEN TOURNAMENT (1st day)||Oval Plaza Covered Court||7:00 AM -5:00 PM|
|FISH DANCE SEMI-FINALS SHOWDOWN||Gaisano Atrium||03:00 PM|
|“i GINANG BARILES 2008”||Oval Plaza||07:00 PM|
|LIVE DRAMA PRESENTATION||Oval Plaza Covered Court||07:00 PM|
|TUNA FESTIVAL BADMINTON (2nd day)||Big Shots Badminton Courts|
|August 31, 2008 (Sunday)|
|KARAGATAN AWARDS NIGHT||KCC Convention Hall||04:00:00 PM|
|2nd KARERA SA TUNA NATIONAL MOTORBIKE COMPETITION 2008 (2nd Day)||Sinawal Diversion Rd., GSC||8:00AM – 5:00|
|7th YELLOW FIN TUNA CROSS COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPETITION||Sinawal – Espina, GSC||8:00AM – 5:00|
|TUNA FESTIVAL MEN & WOMEN VOLLEYBALL OPEN TOURNAMENT (2nd day)||Oval Plaza Covered Court||7:00 AM -5:00 PM|
|TUNA FESTIVAL BADMINTON (3rd day)||Big Shots Badminton Courts|
|FASHION GALA||Phela Grande Convention Center||07:00 PM|
|MS. GENSAN Talent Night & Sponsors’ Fashion Show||Gaisano Atrium||05:00 PM|
|September 1, 2008 (Monday)|
|TUNA FESTIVAL MINI SKILLS OLYMPIC||KCC Gensan||9:00AM-5:00PM|
|PRAIZE X-TREME III||Oval Plaza Covered Court||06:00 PM|
|TUNA HOOPFEST INVITATIONAL (Basketball Invitational)||Oval Plaza Covered Court||700AM-5PM|
|CULINARY EXPO (Table Setting))||Gaisano Atrium||03:00 PM|
|September 2, 2008 (Tuesday)|
|TUNA CONGRESS EXHIBIT||KCC Convention Hall|
|SMART & WILD FM CONCERT||Oval Plaza Stage||06:00:00 PM|
|TUNA FESTIVAL BAKBAKAN SA GENSAN (1st Day)||Oval Covered Court|
|THE GRAND FISH FEST SA FISHPORT- LBM||Fish Port Gensan||8:00 AM -5:00|
|LUMBA,BUGSAY,MARATHON (LBM Race)||Fish Port Gensan||8:00 AM-2:00 PM|
|CULINARY EXPO (Cake Decorating Competition)||Gaisano Atrium||01:00 PM|
|September 3, 2008 (Wednesday)|
|TUNA CONGRESS (1st Day)||KCC Convention Hall|
|1st FLOWERHORN COMPETITION (last day)||Gaisano|
|TUNA FESTIVAL BAKBAKAN SA GENSAN (2nd Day)||Oval Covered Court|
|1st BARANGAY OFFICIALS & EMPLOYEES TUNA-SHOOTFIST (1st Day)||Ngilay Ranch, Tambler, GSC|
|CULINARY EXPO (Market Basket Competition- Student Level)||Gaisano Atrium||10:00 AM|
|BACK-TO-BACK FINALS COMPETITION BODY FEST & FISH DANCE||Gaisano Atrium||03:00 PM|
|GENSAN POPSTAR KIDS 1||Parish Center||07:00 PM|
|SAYAW SA BAYBAY Year 5||Ova Plaza l Stage||6:00-10:00PM|
|September 4, 2008 (Thursday)|
|TUNA CONGRESS (2nd Day)||KCC Convention Hall|
|BOMBO RADYO BANCARERA 2008||Queen Tuna Park||06:00 AM|
|TUNA FESTIVAL BAKBAKAN SA GENSAN (3rd Day)||Oval Covered Court|
|1st BARANGAY OFFICIALS & EMPLOYEES TUNA-SHOOTFIST (2nd Day)||Ngilay Ranch, Tambler|
|CULINARY EXPO (Market Basket Competition-Prof)||Gaisano Atrium||10:00 AM|
|MS. GENSAN PAGEANT FINALS||Gaisano Atrium||05:30 PM|
|YOUTH FISH-TIVAL||Ova Plaza l Stage||06:00 PM|
|GENSAN POP MUSIC FEST||Parish Center||06:00 PM|
|SASHIMI NIGHT||Gaisano Atrium|
|September 5, 2008 (Friday)|
|THANKSGIVING MASS||GPS Shrine||06:00 AM|
|PAMAHAW AT PASASALAMAT||In front of City Hall||07:00 AM|
|FLOAT PARADE||Ova Plaza l Stage||07:00 AM|
|CLOSING CEREMONY||Ova Plaza l Stage||09:00 AM|
|SMART DAY||Oval Plaza Stage||02:00 PM|
|KAPUSO NIGHT||KCC Convention Center|
|TUNA FESTIVAL BAKBAKAN SA GENSAN (4th Day)||Oval Covered Court|
|RMN UNILEVER POPFIESTA CONCERT||Anchor Driving Range||07:00 PM|
|GENSAN MEN’S OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT||Gensan City Tennis Court||8:00 AM-5:00 PM|
|GALAW AT MUSIKA SA GENSAN: Buhay Estudyante sa Makabagong Panahon||Oval Plaza Covered Court||8:00 PM|
|SPLASH IN THE SKY: Fireworks display||Roof Top Halina Restaurant||10:00 PM|
|September 6, 2008 (Saturday)|
|5th TUNA FUN RUN 2008||City Hall Lobby||5:00AM- 10:00AM|
|FLATRACK & MOTORCROSS COMPETITION (1st day)||New Society, Nat’l Highway, Apopong, GSC||8:00 AM -5:00 PM|
|2008 SOCSARGEN IT CHALLENGE (last day)||ACLC College|
|GABI NG KULTURA SAYAW-SAYAWAN||Oval Plaza Stage||07:00 PM|
|GALAW AT MUSIKA SA GENSAN: Dream..||Oval Plaza Covered Court||01/00/00|
|September 7, 2008 (Sunday)|
|SOUNDS AND KEYS: AN ACOUSTIC COMPETITION||KCC Mall of Gensan||03:00 PM|
|GENSAN MEN’S OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT (awarding)||Gensan City Tennis Court|
|FLATRACK & MOTORCROSS COMPETITION (2nd day)||New Society, Nat’l Highway, Apopong, GSC||8:00 AM -5:00 PM|
|GALAW AT MUSIKA SA GENSAN: Tuna Fish Divalicious Act||Oval Plaza Covered Court||8:00 PM|
hi aries, iniiwasan namin na ulanin nanaman kami. nasasayang ang pagod and efforts namin each time bumabagsak ang ulan. sadly our oval stage although pinalaki is not user-friendly too. lagi pang nagko-conk out ang power especially when we need all those lights and sound — nabibitin ang audience. we did our miss gensan last year sa kcc convention and bodyfest sa gaisano. well-received sya – mabilis ang program, enjoy ang tao — wala pang hassle. this year, the two big events will be staged at the gaisano atrium…
Y S IT THAT MS. GENSAN PAGEANT AND BODYFEST FINALS R NOT 2 B HELD AT THE CITY OVAL STAGE?
hi honey! I agree 101% with you, First Daughter. Gising ka pa?
sakto jud ka. maayo na lang ug ok kag panghunahuna.
with regard sa mga banda, will have to get the list from the tuna fest organizers first. salamat bay.
This is the very reason why our Mayor is suggesting for businessmen to also look forward and invest in other types of businesses. We can not rely on the fishing industry alone because we have to admit that we and other countries have OVERFISHED the world’s tuna supply.
Anyway, the good news is, everyone’s doing their share to be more responsible in their catching processes. The TUNA CONGRESS is still held every Tuna Festival in Gensan where they discuss ways to solve these problems.
ok chill everyone. kuya orms! i salute you talaga and i totally agree with your last post. hello! sa mga reklamador, you really should just put a sock in it unless you have a better idea. problema talaga ng pinoy, arguing for the sake of arguing. wala namang patutunguhan. just come down for the events and support the city ok?! haha:D xpeacex
Good works guys, ayaw pataka ug panaway, its really hard to get sponsors and to lead a big event like tuna Festival.
I want to special mention JERMAINE, don’t “yak” the GMA shows, don’t you know that they are number one sa Luzon area? promdi ka kasi!!!!!
hai isa lng akong masulti ana, maskin knsa man mu cover ana, basta kay madayong tanan ng mga nka skedule na event LINGAW giahapon na.. dili man ang nagcover ang ga celebreate lgn kita man tanan taga gensan… hahahaha…
ai tama diay, kinsa man mga banda anang panahuna? hehe.. kang libre lng.. amping tanan mga taga gensan! i lab u ol.! haha.. tinuod na….
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i rest my case. it’s a waste of time talking to a blank wall. anyway, as a general, i do my own share in helping my city. my ideas may not sit well with everyone and i always make it a point that when issues raised merit attention then i (together with my team) try to do better the next time around. what pisses me off (and i believe most of the decent-thinking general) is when people rant and rave and do nothing constructive. criticism is welcome but please be prepared to take up the cudgels of responsibility when confronted. i love gensan. i am a proud general. and i can look anyone in the eye and say, i’ve done my share — doing my share and will continue to do my share for my city. have you? enough said.
hold your breath guys…………
ok. isa lang masasabi ko! nalingaw ko sa mga comments! darn. tama jud ang schedule sa akong holidays which start on aug 27 kasi i end my exams on 26. my gosh, penge naman ng sponsor ng pamasahe jan para makauwi ako! heehee!
Kamusta na kaya ang Tuna industry sa Gensan? Alam nyo, labis ang aking pag aalala sa kalagayan ng idustriya na at one point ay naging sandalan ng ekonomiya ng lungsod. Hindi po ba noon ay may TUNA CONGRESS tayo? Meron pa bang ganoon ngayon? Kung noong late ’90’s eh kapag somebody will ask me where Im from, then the first thing thats comes into their mind is “Tuna”–ang isdang kasing laki ng tao. But now, they would immediately associate Gensan with Manny Pacquiao. No offense meant to Mr. Pacquiao ha. He deserves naman the honor and we are indeed honored na kababayan natin sya. anyway back to the tuna industry, im hearing news before na pahina na nang pahina ang catch ng isda. Dagdag pa itong problema natin with our neighbor Indonesia dahil hindi na tayo pinapayagang mangisda sa lugar na sakop nila. Sana makarinig man lang tayo ng any good news para sa idustriya ng pangingisda like yong tinutulungan ang mga small time fishermen sa kanilang mga pangangailangan…Goverment assistance ba…
Tunapie, please go straight to the point and stop your pointless ranting. Orman, gensanite and blackmeat were asking about your suggestions. Why don’t you do that? You have better ideas?
As owner and moderator of this blog, I would suggest that after writing our own negative comments, then we should come up with our suggestions.
We are all generals here and I would expect you Tunapie to write more sensibly and judiciously and answer the reactions up front that your “throwing not so good comments and finding faults” (your words) have merited.
I hope that clears things up Tunapie.
Your comments are still up there, answered by Orman.
hehehe… that’s what KUYA AVEL told me… i’m just putting in my ‘two cents’ in this potpourri…
let’s have coffee when i get home…
Its seems you take my review a descructive one.Come on! take this instead a tool for improvement.Yes I watched most of the events that’s why I knew that most of the activities are repetition. No need to reveal my identity.This is how I view things here Incognito!In blogging rude comments? part and parcel yan! boring ang site if purely good comments ang makikita.Same also with events expected you can hear myriad of comments.Bodyfest! really need improvement.Parang may kulANG! ANG KULANG?Its up to them to think! Kaya nga sila yong kinuha Because for them to think harder!
I notice deleted yong recent comments ko.
Tunapie, you better enjoin yourself in helping the tuna festival organizers. I know you have bright ideas there, but not “totally working”. You better approach the organizers and sit down with them and help them work it out.
Two minds are better than one, right? But more minds working are always close to perfect..
For me that’s the basic way of thinking out of the box. Do the basics first before criticizing. God bless!
so what are you thinking about, good sir/madam? can we hear from you? what GOOD ACTIVITIES do you have in mind? what 21st century project do you think would be good for our city? enlighten us please. or let’s just put it this way – I CHALLENGE YOU TO COME OUT OF THE OPEN AND LET’S SIT DOWN AND DISCUSS YOUR IDEAS. and by the way, have you ever watched any of these events? and don’t give me that BULL about thinking out of the box — you’re in your own convenient CLOSET yourself! lumabas ka muna and discuss your issues without hiding in your ANONYMOUS CONVENIENT SELF.
Ganahan kaayo ko anang idea sa ABS-CBN to broadcast in LIVE ang mga highlights sa Tunafest in Gensan. Perti “Social studies” lang gid!!! sana ituloy yan ng ABS beh.hehehe
Pero ang gagamba fighting event, medyo lang beh please…makabuluhan naman at sana may relevance ang mga activities sa Tuna industry ng ciudad na syang isa sa mga pinagkukunan ng pangkabuhayan ng mga “generals”. pwede rin ang mga activities na related sa dagat ang sa pangagalaga ng ating yaman sa dagat at maging sa mga ilog at lawa. More on marine conservation sana at of course may fun pero sa dagat o tubig at buhay sa tubig…hindi po ba? kasi ang KALILANGAN FEST natin ay patungkol na ito sa Agricultural abundance natin eh, so this time ang Tuna Fest sana ay patungkol naman sa mga biyaya na natatanggap natin mula sa ating mayamang karagatan. WAKE UP Generals pls. 🙂
Malapit na ang tuna fest sa Gensan.. Grabe I missed it talaga. Sana this year maabutan kupa kaya lang bakasyon ko sa pinas sa sept 20 pa i guess tapos na?
Btw, thanks for leaving me a comment. I really like ur blog, very informative.. now, i save it to my fav. para madali kung mahanap whenever i want to read about news or updates in Gensan..Thanks talaga Sir.
have a nice day!
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gensanite, well said. Very well said. Instead of finding fault, let’s do our share to help enliven our city’s festivals. All of us are “generals” and we are all expected to prop up and not pull down the volunteers who work for the city. Anybody who begs to differ? Hehehe! 🙂
no offense, TUNAPIE, but i agree with SIR ORMAN… instead of whining and complaining, the ‘generals’ should also take an active part in the festivities, and suggest/come up with other events/activities that can add color to the celebration… i know it’s not easy to come up and facilitate an event; with the tunafest, there’s gonna be a lot… i’m pretty sure the council/organizers have had their hands full for the past few weeks or probably months… it would be very good if we can join a committee and play a role in an event or organize a new gimmick for the festivities… 🙂
let’s enjoy the coming tunafest…
just thinking out loud… 🙂
ano sa tingin mo ang magandang proyekto para sa tuna fest? malamang marami kang nasa isip. kesa sarilinin mo mas mabuting maging aktibo ka sa pagtulong sa syudad mo.
OMG!Bodyfest na pod! is it really a must have event every TunaFest?I hope by next year new set of events and activities naman nakakasawa na! its time to innovate! To the organizer please think harder to make this festival better one.
Hi Shen! Oo nga ano? I don’t have the mechanics ng Popstar Kids. Hope to get one to upload here. 🙂
Orman is now considering ONLINE VOTING for Ms. GenSan using this website. Watch out for it! Thanks for the suggestion ARIES. 🙂
kuya avel can post the pictures once we choose the official candidates. as for the online voting, we can look into the possibility but right now, the best manner for the public to choose their pick is via TEXT VOTING. however, text voting will only be available for MISS GENSAN.
kasi may nakalagy po sa schedule niyo gensan popstar kids parish center 7 pm, oo nga bakit sila diba dapat tuna?
UNTA IPAKITA POD DRE ONLINE ANG PICTURES SA MGA ASPIRING MODELS.
OG UNTA, NAA POD ONLINE VOTING PRA MY PARTICIPATION POD AND MGA NTERNET ENTHUSIAST S PAGPILI KUNG KINSAY MODAUG. SUGGESTION LANG NI.
Hi Glen! Yeah, I agree too. Competition brings out the best in everyone, especially TV stations. Saw you on Channel 28 where the Yaman Awards are being shown daily. You’re at your best elements while emceeing that prestigious affair. Congrats! 🙂
oo nga tama ka!glengonz rock on
i’m not sure kung included ang winning poster ng print factory during the presentation when we had the first meeting.. anyway highway…. there were better posters that were introduced, but i respect the decision of the BOJ. gma kapuso ang official carrier? bongga! free man kaya? much better talaga pag may competition….
Ok fine…Good luck & have fun
parang may hindi maganda sa poster…hmmm? maybe sa treatment ng “General Santos City” na nasa upper left nito…at medyo kulang sa harmony ang pagkaka layout…and whats with the dots on the children’s face all about? hehehe
contest pla sa poster bat di ako na inform and the whole gensan… daya cla cla lng kaya di minsan napapamalas ang galing ng generals ge kayo nlng parati……XD…
i’m comin’ home!!! 😀
the items you mentioned are all regarding bodyfest. the only change there is that the august 16 screening in gaisano davao had to be cancelled due to the existing local ordinance disallowing events like bodyfest in davao city. the august 24 screening in gensan will push thru at gaisano gensan. the presentation of official candidates of both miss gensan and bodyfest will happen on september 1 during the opening ceremonies of the culinary expo. anyway for concerns, you can call me at 552-8803.
Hello anonymouse! You’re trying to be funny ha? Careful…. 🙂 🙂
abs-cbn called me kahapon… they’re offering to air LIVE all the activities in gaisano – culinary, miss gensan, bodyfest and fishdance. i hope matuloy nga… biglang sosyalan ang dating! hehehe!
the finals of the bodyfest modeling competition will be on sept 3, back-to-back with the finals of fishdance mindanao showdown…
Mga anak/pamangkin/apo ba ni bebot haw ung mga kids sa poster? Kasi last year anak nya ang nasa poster.
may balak ba ang city hall na palitan ang pangalan ng festival from tunafest to haw-fest kasi parang ang daming haw-related activities gaya ng badminton sa mr bigshot?
may plano bang tumakbo si haw sa 2010?
Shen!!! Joker ka tlaga! You made my day! Mga models lang ang mga iyan. Pampaganda ng poster. Mga cute nga di ba? POPSTAR KIDS? Hahaha! 🙂 😮
hI jERMAine, mas mabilis mag-marketing ang GMA siguro kaya sila naging media partner. Pero am sure, di pahuhuli ang KAPAMILYA. From what I heard, they will air the OPENING & CLOSING Ceremonies LIVE over Channel 28 and will feature updates on Magandang Umaga Socsargen all throughout the duration of the Tuna Festival…. just like what they did to the KALILANGAN last February.
Masaya ka na? 🙂
Hi Samara and Kritiko! Actually, Print Factory won the poster design contest for the Tuna fest sponsored by the Tuna fest Council headed by Bebot Haw. Yan ang napili nyang design. Mukha ngang KAPUSO no? HAHAHAHA! 🙂
DATES TO REMEMBER
July 14 – August 14, 2008 – Application Period (Davao and GenSan)
August 16, 2008 – Screening and Elimination (Gaisano Mall Davao)
August 24, 2008 – Screening and Elimination (Gaisano Mall GenSan)
September 1, 2008 – Presentation of Candidates (Gaisano Mall GenSan)
ITS CONFUSING HUH! PLEAE MAKE IT CLEAR.
HAIN NA MAN ANG SKEDYOL SA BODYFEST MODELLING FINAL EVENT?
contest po ba yang popstar kids? pano po sumali?
Yaks GMA pa talaga…hindi sikat yan ano e telivise nila ang pangit pa naman mg feature ng GMA…yak yak yak…..cheap
ahehe. baka sponsor ang Print Factory? ang Cute ng poster..parang naalala ko tuloy: Kapuso GMA? Toinks <3
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Kapuso nga. Ang Laki2x ng Logo nila at ng Smart. 😛
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what? pinag bigyan ba ang Printfactory na mag design ng poster?
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