GenSan News Online Magazine is pleased to announce that General Santos City has been included in the list of cities in the Philippines where media conglomerate ABS-CBN will be holding a nationwide simultaneous countdown to the New Year and will broadcast it all over the world where TFC is avelabol!!!!!  Now, isn’t that great?!

"FIREWORKS LIGHT UP THE SKY OF GENSAN IN THIS AWARD-WINNING PHOTO BY LEONARD PE"

Earlier today, Bariles was privileged to attend a coordination meeting between ABS-CBN and the City Mayor’s Office to map out plans to ensure that the New Year Countdown in GenSan will be a success.

This comes right at an opportune time for the city which has been hit by an unfortunate firecracker-related accident last Christmas Day which resulted to the deaths of three residents. Being included in their nationwide coverage and the only city in Mindanao to be afforded this privilege means that ABS-CBN still has the faith and trust in the city’s ability to mount a festive New Year’s Eve celebration and speaks much of the city’s clout with regard to newsworthiness in the global arena.

From the meeting, it was decided that the venue of the countdown, which now becomes the culmination of PASKO SA GENSAN 2009 will be at the City Hall Drive, FLAGPOLE area at the Plaza Heneral Santos right across the City Hall Building.

From 11:30am, ABS-CBN’S MOR FM deejays will be hosting a program featuring the best talents of the Tuna Capital.

Little Grand Winner Philip Nadela (who hails from Barangay Fatima) will highlight the program and will sing the KAPAMILYA Christmas Song, “STAR NG PASKO”.  Together with him is the CENTERPOINT Band, the GenSan POP Idols, Hip-Hop Dance groups, etc.

Expected to join Philip and these artists in the song are City Mayor Jun Acharon, Congresswoman Darlene Custodio, and the other City officials and workers.

After that, the focus will be on Bernadette Sembrano in Manila who will lead the countdown, simultaneously with GenSan and other cities all over the country.

And that’s where all the cities put on an aerial magical show together, including our very own GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY courtesy of the City Government of GenSan, ….. a very fitting end to PASKO SA GENSAN 2009.

HAPPY NEW YEAR GENSAN!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE GENERALS ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!

So, tell your family and friends about it and join us for the ABS-CBN Nationwide Countdown to the New Year, 11:30-12:00 midnight, December 31, 2009 at the Flagpole Area, City Hall Drive, GenSan.

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