A few weeks from now, the 2008 2nd Place winner of the Association of Tourism Officer Of the Philippines‘ Search for the Best Tourism Event – Chartered City Level, goes full swing. We are referring of course to General Santos City’s TUNA FESTIVAL.
For 12 days from August 25 to September 5, 2009, in commemoration of GenSan’s 41st Charterhood Anniversary, it is mounting the GenTeX, the GenSan Tuna Festival Xperience!
According to Tuna Festival Director Orman Manansala, this year’s festivity is made special by the fact that a major activity has been added to give it more weight in terms of tourism potential and participation by the citizenry. Therefore, aside from the anchor events like Search for Ms. GenSan 2009, the Cheerdance Competition, the Tuna Float Parade, the Tuna Culinary Expo, the Body Fest Modeling Competition and the Fishdance Hip-Hop Dance Competition, and the Karagatan Awards (The Best of GenSan), the generals will be treated to the GTX Mardigras Competition.
As we move closer and closer to the Festival’s launching on August 28, 2009, GenSan News Online Mag will leave you with details on the rest of the activities. In the meantime, below is the slideshow of the Schedule of Activities, as of August 6, 2009. You may click on the arrow to advance to the next page.
ask lang po sir kung meron bang chess tournament o painting contest?
[…] all the activities in the recently concluded Tuna Festival, one can’t help but be inspired with cooking all the tuna dishes that you can. Here’s […]
sir, meron po bang mga pictuures taken from the event yesterday sa tuna fest closing
na na-upload na sa internet? hehe.. gusto ko kasing makita..
(–,) sana po ma-upload na.. tsaka pls sabihin nyo po kung saan makikita..
hehe.. enjoy ako sa closing ceremony ng TUNA,.
kaya lang di namin nakuha ang champion..hehe,
okey lang naman..go cityhigh.. nah nah nah..
di madalag sayaw.. kylangan daw may props..
bahala kayo oie.. hhehehe., basta
happy ako nakasayaw ako sa TUNA FEST 09!!!(–,)
there are a lot of performances pa naman din.. aie, congrats na lang pud diay sa mga
Magandang Gensan sa lahat!!!!!!!
Opening daw ng GSC Park Ngaun! YAHOO…
whew..! ang daming event….!
lots of fun in Gensan now… how i wish i will be there for the next Gensan Tuna Festival..
[…] part of this year’s celebration of the Tuna Festival in commemoration of the city’s 41st Charter Anniversary. Event organizer was RPN Radyo Pinoy and Ms. Faith […]
ah grabe kahapun buh.., MAGANDANG GENsAN talaga ang lakas2x!!! hehehe,
nakakabingi ang sigawan sa fireworks..
at salamat kasi lahat kami may 20%.. hehe..
tagal pa naman naming nakatayo bago sayaw,,.
buti’t nakayanang sumayaw.. hehe,enjoy man pud!
september 5 napud! thank you lord!(–,)
[…] Now on its 2nd day, check out the activities and events at the GenSan Oval Plaza. For more on the schedule, SIMPLY CLICK HERE PLEASE. […]
ah, sir.. punta daw sila sam milby
bukas dito sa gensan? sabi kasi niya sa the buzz..
yung sa bagong movie nila ni mommy d pacquiao..
GENSAN!!! bukas na grand ceremonial opening,,
MABUHAY!!! kitakits ta ninyo..
sana mgkaroon na ng over pass d2 sa gensan. pra naman iwas trafic..maliit na nga ang gensan kay dami dami pang tricycle nagsilabasan..ayon tuloy maxadong taffic kahit saan..
This will be my first time to watch the tuna float parade. Since the bombings started years back, I never watch activities at the oval anymore. So I am behind of the activities going on in the city during festivals. I also don’t go anymore to our public market. Hilarious, right? This time I will try my best to watch the parade. I am missing a lot of things in Gensan. I hope our military and police officers will be vigilant enough o protect and watch for the people…..and everyone too should be vigilant and cooperative. Mabuhay Gensan!
@Slaz, in fairness to our peace keeping forces, they have been very vigilant naman in their duty to ensure that no untoward incidents occur during the major activities of all our festivals. But still, this also entails the cooperation and vigilance of the generals too which I think is key to a peaceful conduct of all the events. Kung tayo rin mismo ang matatakot, eh saan na pupulutin ang GenSan?
Welcome back to the outside world and so happy you could make it to our Tunafest parties, Slaz!
Can’t wait! Can’t wait! ^^
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[…] the opening weekend of the 2009 GenSan Tuna Festival Experience, a sports event which the “generals” are now starting to excel at will take center […]
oo nga.., pinaghahandaan na namin ang opening, nindot kay magkitakita mi sa amu kalaban, hehe.. kalaban sa competition, tapos may senator ponce pah.. anong oras nga yung sa fireworks? mga 6pm ba yun? kasi every year, tuna fest has its very wonderful and new sets of fireworks eh,inaabangan talaga,(–,)
the grand ceremonial opening happens on august 31 at the oval plaza stage… the new festival theme music will be introduced and the mardi gras contingents will dance to its beat. senator juan ponce enrile is our guest of honor. fireworks will follow right after the vice mayor declares the festival open.
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[…] line with the celebration of the GenSan Tuna Festival Xperience 2009, the General Santos City Tourism Association is mounting once again, the biggest food show in […]
wow daghan activities!.. heard before the mountain bike event was scrapped, good thing nga dayon diay. thanks!
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haha.. can’t wait kasi exciting yung prize sa Mardi Gras Competition.. hehe, tsaka malapit na rin yung grand ceremonial opening.. saya na naman nito! (–,) wohoo!!!
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[…] to open the 11th GenSan Tuna Festival commemorating the city’s 41st Charterhood Anniversary, the 11th National Tuna Congress, which […]
sayang… di ako maka sali sa tuna… punta man ako sa cotabato city…
can’t wait for sashimi night =)
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We should be THANKFUL kahit papano may TUNA Festival pa this year despite of the TUNA INDUSTRY CRISIS…
Baka sunod tawagin na ito as “ARAW NG GENSAN” (Charter Anniversary)
Wew! Ano kaya masayang panoorin? hmmm…..
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for an undated Schedule of Events, please click on this: http://gandaeversomuch.com/2009/08/festivals/2009-gensans-tuna-festival-experience-schedule-of-activities/
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It looks like it’s gonna be an interesting festivity.
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[…] the GenSan Tuna Festival coming up this September, Sydney Hotel is the place to be. I can just imagine how fun it would be […]
Call it the biggest Tunafest celebration so far! Being considered as one of the top Philippine festivals, the Tunafest 2009 really offers the best events that somehow aim to surpass the previous ones. Kudos!
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very cool poster, catchy and upbeat…lyka-lyka-like it..
whew! loaded na loaded and sched ng tuna fest natin. . .
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WOW.. I Love the POSTER.. Magagaling talaga ang mga taga RMMC ah! I like din yung POSTER ng KALILANGAN before yung RED THEME…
MAGANDANG GENSAN TO ALL… Malapit na talaga ang TUNA FEST! YAhoo…
love the poster… it’s very colorful…
i’ll be home for the pre-festival activities… yehey!!!
asa man ang venue sa pre-festivaql activities, KUY?
wow! galing naman. Iba talaga ang mga generals, bigatin!
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Akala ko wala nang Tuna Festival kasi wala daw budget??? meron pa pala…I Mark it all in My Big Calendar here…ComPleto ang Laag sa Adlaw Adlaw…ipon na ko ug Pamasahe..hahahahha!
BRAVO sir marthin!
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the poster is just so awesome…
Wow, im excited!
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wow!masaya to!ang daming activities!thanks for this post we will be guided by the schedule.
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