GenSan celebrates 13th Tuna Fest


Tuna’s Bounty. Street dancing showing the abundance of tuna industry in GenSan highlights the celebration of the 13th Tuna Festival on September 5, 2011 at Oval Plaza

Convivial. Festive. Jovial.

These were the 13th tuna festival of General Santos City as it swayed on August 26-September 5,2011.

With a theme, “Exploring New Depths, Conquering New Heights.” Festival Chairwoman Hon. Darlene Antonino-Custodio encourages everyone to join their hands for the development of the city.

“Generals are the blessing of our city, let us pray for the fortitude of General Santos, for the officials and for all its constituents.” Custodio remarked.

14 big establishments joined the Tuna Float Competition pushing up the Royal Hotel to be on top, followed by Amandari Cove And DOLE Philipines respectively.

Also, elementary and secondary schools competed on  street dancing competition which mesmerized the attention of over 10,000 people. General Santos City Sped Integrated school ranked first for both category, 2nd place were Pedro Acharon Sr. Elementary school and Ireneo Santiago High School for secondary level and the third place was bagged by  UCCP Christian School of  Lagao for  elementary and Lanton National High School.

Moreover,  Karagatan Awards recognized the top 10 unsung heroes of the Tuna Industry. Other    activities include the Search for, Munting Mutya  ng  GenSan and Pop Idol Competition and the Search for Mr. and Ms. GenSan thrilled the Generals and the guests.