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|
MR. BIG, pakibasa po ng schedule sa taas. 😉
hello to all!
i salute you sir orman and avel…im glad to get intouch with this site. to all the blogges commenting on the 10th tuna fest, its not the media covering it or the program that will make the festival successful, but the cooperation and patronage of all generals. lahat tayo may gusto na program and all but cyempre the organizer cannot please everybody. kahit ano pakaganda ang event meron pa rin yan negative comment but that would challenge us to be better next time. tama si sir orman sali na lang you will enjoy the moment. like me this is my 3rd week of sleepless night in the preparation of our team for the tuna festival and today is our last day. you know its worth of my pagod because i see everybody enjoyed the activities in culinary expo at Gaisano. Kudos to the General Santos Tourism Association! To all generals, wake-up! give the city your hand for its progress. usahay ang naga reklamo kato pang la natabang…..hehehehe! HAPPY 10TH TUNA FESTIVAL!
san gaganapin ang drag race ??
at anong oras??
ewwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!kapangit ng ABS-CBN ..gaya2!!!!ahhahahah. . . maZuyah Madedz.@@@@@@@@@@@@DAMEANZ BEAT^_^
_+yes .. gma anG mag COverage,!!!hahahha. . .go KAPUSO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>MazUyah MaDEDZ!!!!!!!!!WEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW……i Luv iT.!!! Go DAMEANS . ..!!!!!
Salamat po doon sa sumoporta at sumali kahapon sa 7th Yellow Fin Tuna Mountain Bike Challenge. Sponsored po ito ng GenSan MORBA. I hope this event will further encourage everyone to patronize BIKES coz over na ang mahal ng gas at ang dami na lumalabas na mga lifestyle related na mga sakit sa katawan ang mga tao. needless to say, Malaki tulong din ito mabawasan ang pollution at Global Warming.
Hala!… Wala lageh! Sched. and BodyFest??? unsa purpose sa program nga gihimo?
ayayayyyyyyyyy!!! naningkamot ang GMA sa rating dito sa gensan… KANGUSO,Yuckky!!! sumasakit ulo ko sa mga palabas sa 8.
for how many years ABS CBN ang nag cover sa event.. Kron mkita jud kung unsa nga gi panganladakan nila.. Hala nga KAPUSO paningkamot.. KAPAMILYA keep it up…
just wanna know kung pila ang ticket sa sashimi night?
how to join po the open volleyball tournament?
how to join to the volleyball open tournament for women?hingi po sana ako ng contact number ng mga people assigned…tnx po!
hello pipol, anybody who can give me information about the mechanics of MOTOR SHOW EXPOSITION 2K8. pls? i was wondering if i could join there, i got a amazing motorcycle.
miss kuna talaga ang gensan,,
d best talaga,,
miss kuna ang tuna festival,,
lingaw kau part,,
lalong gumaganda ang poster natin ngayn ahhh
muzta nalng kuya abel..
sayang lang gyud ning activities sa tuna kay ngano….
giyera man ta karon…delikado ang magsuroy-suroy kay basi bombahan ta….dapat na sa ilaha bitayon pa baliktad para kabalos tanan nga namatyan…..
way lami man gyud ng gma oy yaya ang magtelevise.
totoo yan cheap talaga ng magtelevice….lawsi man yan sila…
I think the designer should attend intensive design training. Not to offend but Tuna festival is not about kids you know. It’s about TUNA. If this is official design, then wala tayo magagawa hehee.
Hi! to every one. especially to the author of this site.. waaa lang i just wanna say congratulations! for winning the prize.. I really appreciated all your effort, somehow it would promote general santos. When i found this site i immediately add this site to one of my favorite link in my website http://www.gensankarate.net By the way i am the organizer ng PBA Jr. Karate Cup sched on Sept 6-7 to be held at Oval Covered court as indicated in your 10th Tuna Fest activities. I tought it was already set since already arange the sched and venue as early as july at the office of the sports but unfortunately the venue will be change according to Dong Gonzales and Sir Nanali dahil nga daw conflicts ng basketball championship during that date.
Ok lang…despite napadala na lahat communication to all invited teams all over mindanao and visayas region wherin in the venue is at the Oval covered court… im not blaming Dong and Sir Nanali hectic lang siguro talaga schedule of activities. As i write this, we are still looking for other venue. Thanks to Sir Nanali and Dong for showing their support i just pray na makahanap other venue kasi kung magkataon its a big shame in my part as the organizer kung magkaproblema venue at di matuloy sana naman hindi…..
TUNA FESTIVAL INVADED KADAYAWAN COUNTRY. yesterday, we conducted the 1st screening and elimination round for the FISHDANCE MINDANAO SHOWDOWN in Gaisano Mall Davao. the ORIGINAL tuna festival hymn was played over and over again and am sure people were wondering why that was happening. anyway, the pre-screening on saturday gathered twenty dance groups with one entry from surigao. the pre-screening was probably too rigid for two of the groups that they backed out the last minute. during the pre-screening, we asked each group to present their original dance steps without music. we also asked them to perform to the beat of the music that we played. by 1:30 pm of sunday, we started the show with a superb performance from the gensan intensity boyz against the backdrop of a big tarpaulin of fishdance. as the different groups performed the crowd steadily grew. dj hannibal was our emcee and although he was sick, he managed to bring the show together with the guidance of director dino veloso. i was part of the judges together with intensity boyz founder jeffrey magpantay and oliver neil buiser, leader of multi-awarded manila-dance group LXD Dancers. in the end, the top five groups that will vie for the top six slots for the finals are the following:
1) body extreme
2) 7 @ myx
4) rj company
5) south crew
Uuuy, galing din pala ako davao Kahapon. Napadaan kami sa Gaisano Mall, nagtaka ako bakit andun yung elimination ng Fishdance. Di narin kami nakipag-siksikan pa to find the answers. Baka alam mo sir? Or did they invite Dabawenyos din as competitors? Was curious din, kasi yung Kadayawan yung Banner sa taas ng Backdraft ng Fishdance dun. Was that supposed to be joint activity narin with TunaFest? XD
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Wow bilib ako sa mga activities ninyo! Unfortunately, i haven’t seen any of these events personally,pero i saw some of them through the internet last year. GREAT SHOWS! Maybe in our next vacation itaon pohon during the tunafest. Is it the biggest fest in the city?
Just a thought please… since Gensan naging sikat sa mga boxers why not get them involved?
Lastly, paki “you tube” naman ang mga finals so we can see them.. mahirap ba gawin ang “you tube”? thanks!
Have fun and enjoy the activities!!
PS: friendly advice: for those who got tired of some of the activities then DO NOT watch them. There are other activities to watch!Thank you.
kritiko kung kaya mo ang kaeng-engan ko then welcome to my world! puntahan mo ako… let’s see how you can be part of the team… see you at asia united bank…
Post mo yan sa gensanexhange.com
Sir orman Go go go kunin mo din ako as part of your team pde?
welcome po ba ko? Sir orman
@anynomouse – the poster used now with the two kids was not the winning FORM. the logo that won it was that design with tuna bursting around the number 10. i was not part of those who voted but this was my personal choice. i will not react on how you view it but for me, it best suits the tuna festival. so when it won, i was glad. the other “inputs” the final poster — i gave my two-centavo worth to kuya bebot. as festival director, he has the final say on that. so i will leave it at that.
as for the open call thing to participate, i believe the organizers did so and most of those who attended the initial meetings were those interested. kung interesado ka, there’s always the chamber to ask details. apparently taga-gensan ka so you should know who has been behind the tuna fest — ang gsc chamber of commerce yun. sa ganang akin, kung interesado ang isang taong tumulong sya mismo ang maghahanap ng paraan para makatulong. hindi naghihintay ng lalapitan siya o maghihintay ng kung anik-anik na public call. enough said.
sa puntong ranting and raving which i mentioned in my past comment. i will not justify your observation by explaining my side. basahin mo na lang ang mga punto ko sa mga komento ni tunapie. it is self-explanatory.
sayo anonymouse, i challenge you to do your share for the city. gusto mong tumulong, then iwe-welcome kita sa tatlong events ko. magpakilala ka sa akin. at kung sa tingin ko sincere ka sa pagtulong, kukunin kita to be part of my team.
Good Morning to all!!! excited n ako s FIREWORKS DISPLAY…! sana maganda ang kalalabasan at combination nito…. gud lick to all of us! hehehe
Wala bang competition for the kids ages 2-5 y/o like dancing..?
do we have battle of the bands..?
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@anynomouse – LOL! …’ba YYaaahhn!!
nakit-an nako ang winning poster. sa layo, mukha syang advertisement ng bona powdered milk (bonakid – batang may laban!). di ba nanonood ang judges ng tv? sa malapitang tingin, napansin kong photoshopped ang face paint sa mukha ng 2 bata. ang cheap naman ng winner! hindi naman mahal ang facepaint! at yung mga isdang nakapalibot sa “10th” mukhang mga penguin or hipong walay bungot or bangus at hindi tuna. anobayaaaaaaan! palitan ang judges! 🙂
tito orman/avel/gensanite, ask ko lang – nagkaroon ba ng open call sa general public na mag-participate/suggest/volunteer sa planning ng tunafest? parang wala man akong narinig/napanood/nabasa na ganito nga. no wonder tunapie reacted after the announcement of scheduled events. sana open-minded tayo imbes na outright na tawagin “whining” o “ranting” iyon. otherwise, in-breeding ang mangyayari at walang new ideas ang mage-generate kasi dismissive agad tayo sa ideas/feedbacks ng iba. let us remember we do not have a monopoly on bright ideas. 🙂
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hello, SIR ORMAN…
ang ganda ng package ng gma… mahirap tanggihan… hehehe… i hope other media outfits will follow suit…
with this development, i’m sure the tunafest celebration this year will be a blast…
kudos to the ‘movers’ of this year’s tunafest…
marawi city pepz po i2, cnu pwede namin ma contact about sa bdminton tournament?
@ bariles How did u know? open to Collge sya?
Suggested Festival Activities/Events:
– Mural Painting Contest
– Photo Contest (subject – underwater
– Career Fair (Tuna Industry)
– Exhibit on efforts made on tuna fishery development and management
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Sana man lamang ay may local programs din ang GMA dito sa Gensan. Kung ang ABS-CBN ay may TvPatrol Socsksargen sana ang GMA-Tv8 ay may local news program din na cover ang events dito sa local area natin. Papaano naman sila makaka engganyo ng advertisers eh ni local programs para dito sa gensan wala sila hindi kagaya ng ABS-CBN Tv3 na may Magandang Umaga Socsksargen pa. Hindi po ba? Anu ba yan…parang relay transmitter lang yata ang nilagay nila dito sa Gensan eh…naMan…
the sudden prominence of gma in our festival should be a wake up call for the all-mighty abs cbn. i was pleasantly impressed with how gma presented their proposal. they were already winding up their presentation and yet i have yet to hear the MONEY part of it. in the end, we learned that we don’t have to pay a single cent. gma’s proposal is such that they will use the festival to create “specials” whereby they can sell to their sponsors. isn’t that neat? this is what we’ve been telling all our media partners even before. well, creative thinking is really a gift from God.
Waaaa!!! Inggit ako, October pa ko uli! Enjoy generals!
nice page! happy tuna fest!
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Hi Bariles, Advance Happy GenSan Day. I’m posting this event in my blog (tiohem.blogspot.com). In this regard, I’m requesting your permission to use the poster in my blogpost. I will also link your blogpost. Thanks in advance.
I agree. I heard that Kapuso is bringing in Dennis Trillo. Di pa confirmed pero yun ang bali-balita. 🙂 With regard to Kapamilya, they’re bringing the MY GIRL couple, Kim and Gerald. Daw ha? And Winnie Cordero will cover the Fishfest sa Fishport on September 2. O di ba? 🙂
Kritiko, open to college students ang I.T. Challenge.
hi there kritiko… from sep 1-4 all these events will happen at gaisano atrium:
1) culinary exhibits and competition (table setting, cake decorating and iron-chef competition)
2) talent nite and fashion show of miss gensan
3) semi-finals of fish dance and fashion show of bodyfest
4) grand finals (back-to-back) fishdance and bodyfest
5) pageant nite of miss gensan
so for those days punumpuno ng iba’t ibang activities ang atrium… hope you and your friends could drop by…
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Kng pde lng sumali sa It challenge na yan.. hmmmm dba pde college students?
hay na lang!!! wala na tayo magawa sa poster approved na yan..kayo daw mag design be lalim ba.At saka ok naman ang KAPUSO ah, kung libre pa eh super big help sa mga organizers. kesa mag kapamilya na super mahal naman bayad..kainis!!! basta lets support and njoy our 10th TUNA FESTIVAL.Go Generals
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Whats the IT challenge about po??
BASAHA NLNG GUD ANG SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES.
@ orman ano 2 big event yun sa gaisano atrium…
when and what?
spcial mention to DYESABEL,yap number cla dito sa metro manila ang kapuso, but very unprofsnal naman cla pagdating sa pasbibigay ng ka22han bcoz they are claiming na number cla sa buong pilipinas..hehehe…promdi?bakit tga san ka ba? pluto???
kapamilya is no. real no.1 in the philippines…hope ung logo ng gma at abs-cbn magtabi sa poster para makita yong fairness..hahaha…thanks bariles…
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