Today, December 4, 2009 is the launching of the annual Christmas Festival of General Santos City, the Pasko sa GenSan. Spearheaded by the local government through the Office of Kagandahang GenSan under Dr. Rose Acharon, this year’s yuletide celebration has adopted the theme, “MALIGAYANG PASKO SA MAGANDANG GENSAN“. This effectively combines the iconic Christmas greeting with the city’s official and now famous battlecry.
Above is the logo designed by OEMCDO OIC Edgar Cadiente. The 4 stars which are symbols for Christmas represent the development principles of the local government in their thrust for a truly “magandang GenSan” (Livability, Competitiveness, Bankability and Good Governance). The 26 colorful rays emanating from the stars are the city’s barangays.
This year’s celebration will again see the participation of the different schools and universities of the city, the barangays, small and medium sized-entrepreneurs and media outlets in the activities. The focal center will be the Oval Plaza although the stretch of Pioneer Avenue and Pedro Acharon Boulevard will all be dressed up in consonance with the theme.
The first major activity this afternoon is the DRUM AND LYRE COMPETITION, followed by the Opening Program at the Oval Plaza Stage and the Fireworks Display (STARDUST) later in the evening.
Now, that should keep all the photographers busy tonight, including us, of course!
Below, we leave you the Schedule of Activities as we greet all our readers “MALIGAYANG PASKO SA MAGANDANG GENSAN!”
di pa po kayo maglalabas ng sked for pasko sa gensan 2010? oh my … i’m looking forward for the cosplay… ganda din ng theme ng festival ngayon … (–,) pambagets.
[…] 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 […]
I’ll here for the celebration, last year absent ko…I’ve seen the park, and it’s shining, shimmering, splendid jud! Kudos to everyone who made it happen
Maligayang pasko sa lahat =)
Wow! naman sana makauwi ako this season para makita ko ang kagandahan ng Gensan.
Since we have our store at the Oval Plaza, we get to see the programs for Pasko sa Gensan every night. I have to congratulate the city govt and the organizers for making December a more festive month especially for the less fortunate.
Greetings from me and my blogs:
hahaha.. ang galing ng nangayari ahH! im from polomolok! salamat sa pag invite sa competition! sa drumcorp! hew.. naka 1st runner up kami! hehe.. malaki ang naitutulong sa pagkapanalo ng ppnhs! hehe.. go gensan! sa uulitin! hehe..
WOW! Nice yung FIREWORKS kagabi! Pinaka the best fireworks show nakita ko sa GENSAN…
Pinaghandaan Talaga! Maligayang PASKO at Magandang GENSAN sa lahat!
wow!bonga to!paskong pasko na talaga sa gensan!
maligayang pasko sa inyong lahat.!!!
pupunta kami mamaya. 😀
The Official Logo of Maligayang Pasko sa Magandang GenSan logo concept!!!
Maligayang Pasko sa GENSAN sa inyong lahat!
Wow, can’t wait!!! Can’t believe that it’s been a year since I read your post on the festival and made me eager to come to GenSan. Thanks, Avel!
Yehey! I’ll here for the celebration, last year absent ko…I’ve seen the park, and it’s shining, shimmering, splendid jud! Kudos to everyone who made it happen 🙂
maligayang pasko sa magandang gensan! ang ganda ng decorations sa pioneer avenue, city hall, bagong plaza and oval stage!!!