Dya-raaan!!!  Hear ye!  Hear ye!

Bariles is finally releasing the names of the winners to this blog’s Second Blogoversary “Ultimate Greeting Contest”!

The response to the contest was to say the least, better than he ever expected.   Compared to last year, there are more entries this time,  the messages are better composed and conceptualized and more personal in nature.

To guide him in his judging, he was on the lookout for the responses which not only touched him  and inspired him the most but he was also partial to those messages which were able to encapsulate the real essence of this blog’s existence for the past two years.

In the end, all of the greeters are winners and nobody will come out of this unrewarded…. thanks to the generosity of  our sponsors and donors, all of whom have also been part of Bariles’ success and have contributed to GenSan News Online Mag‘s transformation into becoming one of Mindanao’s and perhaps, of the country’s most well-received blogs.

Marami pong salamat sa lahat-lahat!

And now, the winners:


One (1) Free Day Tour for two to Lake Sebu, inclusive of lunch at Punta Isla Lake Resort; zipline ride and trip to the Seven Falls.  Roundtrip transfer starts from Koronadal City to Lake Sebu.  Sponsor:  Francis Sablon of Zion Travel and ToursPLUS

One (1) EAT-ALL-YOU-CAN Buffet at Arnevel’s Restaurant; and,

One (1) Gift Certificate from  THIRSTY Juices and Shakes, Robinsons GenSan (near Mercury Drug).


One (1) Overnight Stay for Two with Complimentary Breakfast at Dolores Tropicana Resort Hotel, GenSan.  Sponsor: Dolores Hotels and Resorts;

One (1) CD of Centerpoint Band’s First Album, “Paper Floors.

One (1) Gift Certificate from Thirsty Fresh Juices and Shakes, Robinsons GenSan (near Mercury Drug).


One Overnight Stay for Two at Lemlunay Dive Resort, Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani.  Sponsor:  Ms. Michelle Lopez-Solon of Go Sarangani Travel and Tours; plus,

One (1) Gift Certificate from THIRSTY Fresh Juices and Shakes, Robinsons GenSan (near Mercury Drugstore); and,

One (1) Token from ABS-CBN Socsksargen, through Station Manager Annie Solon.


One Free Slot each on a short course on either Photo Editing with Adobe Photoshop or Basic Web Design at ACLC College, courtesy of Atty. Rey and Maya Cartojano.


One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Grab-A-Crab Restaurant, Robinsons Place GenSan.  Sponsored by Mr. Michael Wee, owner.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Giacominos Pizza, Robinsons Place GenSan.  Sponsored by Ms. Aymie Bartolome, owner.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Sunset Bistro, Robinsons Place GenSan.  Sponsored by Ms. Petit Veneracion of Sud-An Resto Grill.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Orange Bistro, Lagao, National Highway, GenSan.  Sponsored by Ms. Cathy Teng.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Ranchero Grill GenSan or Davao, sponsored by Mr. Paolo Sunglao.

One (1)  “Dinner for Two” at O-ohlang Native Grill and Seafoods Restaurant, NCCC Compound, NatL. Highway.  Sponsored by Ms. Baby Ayon.

One (1) “Dinner for Two” at Gio Mongolian Grill, Tiongson Arcade, Tiongson Street, Lagao, GenSan.  Sponsored by Allan Sanidad.

Two (2) “Eat-All-You-Can” Buffets at Arnevel’s Restaurant, National Highway, GenSan.

One(1) Gift Certificate from Bread and Music Box Family KTV, sponsored by Ms. Armie Royeca.

Three (3) Gift Certificates from Kakanin, Atbp., thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Chito and Junith Bugayong.

Two (2) Gift Certificate worth P250 from Fonti Coffee Shop-Robinsons.

Six  (6) Toppings/Sizzler Meals at Junji Oriental Fusion, Robinsons Foodcourt, sponsored by Chimes Concept Events Management.


One (1) CD each of Centerpoint Band‘s First Album, “PAPER FLOORS”:

  • WINNER:  Francis
  • WINNER:  Aprille
  • WINNER:  Lovelz
  • WINNER:  Alexis

One (1) Bestseller Book from KnowRead-KnoWrite, courtesy of blog author Gilbert Tan.

One (1) Free Make-over Gift Certificate from Envy Me Salon, Robinsons, courtesy of Ms. Donna Mae Congson.

One (1) Token from Gandaeversomuch.com of Mr. Orman Manansala.

One (1) Token from Google Philippines, courtesy of Google Phils Consultant Aileen Apolo.


Three (3) Free Domain Names from Jehzreel Laurente, of Jehzlau Concepts.

Three (3) Free Premium WordPress Themes from Ms. ChiQ Montes of WPThemeDesigner.Com.

One (1) Free Domain Name and Free Hosting (One Year) , from GenSanSale.com and Nokiahost.com, of Job Oberio.

Hey wait!  That is not all!

Ten (10) Tokens from GMA-8 Kapuso GenSan, through its manager Ms. Mariles Puentebella.

  • WINNERS:  The First 10 Commenters on this Blog Post.

All the winners may claim their prizes starting on Thursday, November 19, 2009.  Just visit Bariles at his office between 9am and 5pm.  You know where it is.

For out-of-town winners, you may want them mailed to you or give them to your friends who are based here in GenSan.  It’s your call.

Again, thanks for joining and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  MABUHAY tayong lahat! See you for the 3rd Blogoversary!!