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General Santos City will be celebrating its 70th Foundation anniversary on February 27. How time flies so fast! It was only yesterday when the then small town, well-known for bearing lots of Dadiangas tree, was discovered by General Paulino Santos. Now, the chartered city, known to many as GenSan, is the well spring of winners. Manny Pacquiao was one of the most famous International boxing star born and bred here in Gensan. Not to mention many other aspiring celebrities who made it to showbizness like Ethel Booba, Gerald Anderson, and the singing sensation,  Philip Cesar Nadela among others.
Hailed as the country's Tuna Capital, GenSan is a three-time awardee for the MOST COMPETITIVE CITY in the Philippines for the year 1999-2000 (all cities category), 2000-2001 (mid-sized category), and 2007 (mid-sized category). GenSan indeed has come a long way from a very small town to a highly urbanized city. It flaunts the program Magandang Gensan to all its constituents and the rest of the SOCCSKSARGEN Growth Area.
The 70th Foundation Anniversary known as the Kalilangan Festival promises more splendor and magnificent display of GenSan's rich heritge and culture. I won't be going anywhere on that day since it was declared to be a non-working holiday. Since all of us will just be staying home and summer is fast approaching, I bet our ceiling fans will be turned on the entire day! Huh! Weather here has been unpredictabe lately. Sometimes the sun refuses to show up but most times the heat is intolerable! Gee! We will have to make do with the fans because turning on the airconditioner would mean expensive electric bill, LOL!