Right after the breakfast at the City Mayor’s Office courtesy of Mayor Jun Acharon himself, attendees of the earlier mass rushed off to the Oval Plaza Grandstand to witness the Tuna Float Parade.  The highlight of every Tuna Festival in GenSan, this year’s competition was participated in by 14 float entries.

I had my own bet on who would win because I felt that it was the most difficult float to mount and the most unique… but hey, am not a judge.  Anyway, I will reveal my choice later.  🙂

So here they are, my friends… the winners of the 10th Tuna Festival TUNA FLOAT Competition, in ascending order.  (You may click on each image for a larger view.)


East Asia Royale Hotel Float

5th Prize Winner: East Asia Royale Hotel Float  (P25,000 Cash)

San Andres Fishing Industries, Inc. Float

4th Place Winner: San Andres Fishing Industries, Inc. Float (P50,000 Cash)

Tuna Canners Association of Gen. Santos Float

3rd Prize Winner: Tuna Canners Association of GenSan Float (TCAGS) – (P75,000 Cash)

Barangay Bawing Float

2nd Place Winner: Coastal Barangay Bawing Float (100,000 Cash)

RD Group of Companies Float

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  RD Corporation with P150,000 Cash Prize

I like the winning float from RD Group of companies since it best illustrated the theme: A Decade of Fishtivities and OpporTUNAties with its cardboard mock-ups of the City Hall building and other infrastructure of the city.

However, I feel that the 3rd prize winner (from the Tuna Canners Association) with its “under-the-sea wonderland showcase” complete with mermaids and mermen, should have won not only because of its being different from all the rest but because of how complicated it was to make.   But since it digressed from the Tuna Festival theme, it had to lose some precious, precious points from the judges.

Happy Tuna Festival again everyone!