For the past four years or so, the local government of General Santos City has been coming up with an official calendar which it prints out in limited numbers.
To give you an idea of the past years’ editions, here is a review.
To start with, the two calendars released in 2008 featured the past city officials and SK officers.
The 2nd one below is from a photograph shot by BARILES himself of former Mayor Jun Acharon and some Sangguniang Kabataan officials.
The 2009 GenSan Calendar cum Kalilangan 2009 poster was commissioned by then Festival Director, the current Asia United Bank Vice-President and GSC Chamber of Commerce & Industry Vice-Prexy and Most Influential Emerging Blogger Awardee for 2010, Orman Manansala.
This one commemorates the city’s 70th Foundation Anniversary and features its past mayors and vice mayors…. surely a collector’s item designed by Prints and You’s Ronald Velasquez.
Next, the 2010 GenSan calendar focused on the past administration’s flagship project, the Plaza Heneral Santos magnificently captured in a photo shot at night by Leonard Pe.
This calendar is the first to feature the official city greeting and slogan, MAGANDANG GENSAN.
And now for 2011, with former CEMCDO OIC Egai Cadientej as artistic director, the official calendar features the city’s natural wonders and introduces the year’s battlecry- BEYOND THE BAY.
The featured eco-tourism destinations are the Amsekong Falls, the Nopol Hills, the Bat Sanctuary all located at the city’s highlands and rural barangays.
These places and other outdoor destinations spotlighted on the Tuna Capital’s 2011 calendar is a clear indication that the new administration of Mayor Darlene Antonino Custodio is hell-bent on proving that GenSan has more to offer its visitors other than the usual.