General Santos City is a quiet yet developing city in Mindanao, southern islands of the Philippines. It is called Tuna Capital of the Philippines, however, it might be better to call it Tuna Highway of the Philippines. Nevertheless, it is a city with a lot of promise, affordable seafoods, fruits and fresh air.

Should you need any information about Gensan, please send an email to

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  1. hi cath

    job here. my brother sent me this link kasi she found out
    your best foods sa gensan πŸ™‚

    heheh ikaw pala ito…

    you can also link my wifes blog.

    thanks send me regards to sir milper…

  2. Hi job! Good to hear from you. Thanks at nadiscover nyo ang aking munting blog. Obviously halos puro pagkain bec of my clients. hehe! Ano pala blog URL ng wife mo? Magkakaanak ka na ba? πŸ™‚


  3. hi,
    Im from Koronadal City. Juz wanna know wer is the venue for The Company’s concert in Gensan dis coming Feb. 23 and wer to get the tickets.Thank you very much!

  4. hi poh…
    I’m kim..
    tatanung ko poh kung ano culture and tradition sa gensan.Pinanganak ako jan sa gensan pero hnd ko poh alam kng anung tradition meron.assignment po kasi namn about sa province ng families.dito poh ako ngayn sa manila..thanx poh..God bless..

  5. takamus!

    ayos ah. may ganito na palang blogger sa gensan. di ko lang inexpect. hahaha. anyways, good job! very helpful ang mga topics tulad nung sa bir and sa motorcycle drivers. nice. taga gensan din ako.

  6. hi kongleong. what do you mean by providers? if you mean the processed tuna or fresh frozen, they export to japan, US and other countries. though i’m not exactly an expert on that.

  7. what you should have there is where the churches are in gensan and where to shop too.

    It a beautiful city, with very nice people

  8. hi momi..nice to see this site of yours..very informative..your daughter ,camille is such a cutie..classmates sila ng kid ko..keep blogging..ill wait for your next post..

  9. Hi Cat! Musta na??? Hinanap kita sa web ha and fortunately I found you! ano email address mo? may friendster account ka ba? please add me to your ym ha.. Let’s catch up!

  10. hello po im daisy,..paano po mg-aply jan sa gensan robinson saan po bnda mg-aply personaly?..kahit partime lng po ok lng sa akn,bsta my work lng po,…bali college level po ako 2nd year college from GFI-GENSAN BSBA-MA po course ko,..pwde po ako mgstart anytime as possible,…anty po me sa rply nyo,salamat po’…god bless”,)..

    • hello… sa mga gustong mag-apply sa Robinson’s, go to the PESO office sa old city hall. pwede kayong mag inquire doon… hope this helps!

      go gensan!

  11. Hi christine! Thanks for dropping by too. I love your site. Learned about it through Nana Nadal’s facebook link. She’s my friend from college. You should visit Gensan soon. Cheers!

  12. Hi,

    Great site! Love it! Is there anyway that we can contribute blogs about our beloved city and all it’s glory here as well?

  13. Hi Iam! Hey I’d love to accommodate you. though not yet on this site. I’ll be making a more official blog on gensan soon! Do you write now? Thanks for dropping by!

  14. hi miss cathy may vacant poh ba na trabaho kahit ano lang poh na trabaho coolege lecel poh ako,kailangan ko ph kc ng trabaho,thnx

  15. hi mam?

    mam meron po bang hiring para sa encoder??
    sana po magkaroon ng hiring at robinson.. i would like to apply in that posistion mam..
    you can directly contact my # 09215929432..

  16. hi cathy! nice blog.

    anyway, just want to ask if robinsons is still hiring it personnel until now? i’m planning to apply there once i arrived there from manila. hope you can help me out since you have connections with rob people.

    God speed

  17. Hi Moja! I am not sure if they are still hiring. Just send your application to the Davao office found in my blog about the Robinsons hiring. Thanks for dropping by!

  18. Good Day!!! just want to inquire the enrollment fee and monthly tuition fee for your school (wizard school)pls!!! if you dont mind! thanks…

  19. have a nice day Mam Cathy! about don sa binigay mong Number sa wizard school (083 3020211) tumawag ako don pero sabi wrong number internet shop daw yon,can i have the number again pls!!!thanks…

    The General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), SMED Council, Inc., the City Government of General Santos, and RK Franchise Consultancy together with the Filipino International Franchise Association (FIFA), will hold the 4th Mindanao Franchise Expo on June 26-28, 2009 at the Gaisano Mall of GenSan Atrium, General Santos City.
    The three-day 4th Mindanao Franchise Expo is one way of bringing franchise opportunities closer to the Mindanao regions where the franchise market is growing stronger. This event is definitely a showcase of successful franchisers from Manila, Cebu, Davao and General Santos City to prospective Franchisees and new and promising concepts in food, retail or services to consider franchising. Franchising has evolved also in Mindanao to be the most successful way to expand a business or to go into a business by yourself. The fastest way for business owners to grow a business is to franchise it out instead of opening own branches. On the other hand, the safest way to invest money is to get a reputable franchise as franchises offers the advantages of being proven profitable, provide training, opening assistance and operations manual.
    Among the exhibitors will be the following Companies showcasing their franchise and business opportunities: Phoenix Fuels Life, Julies Bakeshop, RK Franchise Consultancy, Kuya Chito Takuyaki, Nadies Chicken House, Southern Synergy, Penongs Barbecue Seafood & Grill, Mamma Maria Pizza, Solerex Water Technologies, Asian Tropics, Fresh Salon, Smart Choice Laundry, Hollywood Nails, Aficianodo Germany Perfumes, Swiss Fregrances, Premium Graphics, Inkman Ventures, Global Business World, Greenrose Laundry, Dimsum Diner, Dermaline Facial & Skin Care, Beestop Foodhauz, Star Communication, Rocky Mountain CafΓ©, Botoy’s Lechon Manok, Best Buy Warehouse, Livingwater Systems, Business Mirror and FranchiseToday.
    The expo timed during the GenSan Business Month (Yaman GenSan) and is open to the public during mall hours and is designed to allow prospective Franchisees to get a close-up look at a range of different franchises, meet with the company representatives, attend franchise seminars and become familiar with the growing world of franchising.
    A Franchise Seminar by senior franchise consultant Rudolf Kotik, who has 30 years of experience in the Franchise Business in 3 Continents, is scheduled at June 27, 2009. For reservation please call (083) 552-5105 or 552-8385.
    For details or interested exhibitors please visit the website or contact the organizers CEO Events & Expo Organizers in Manila at (02) 995.0734 and in Cebu at (032) 273.3827 or in General Santos City the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Miss Pilar Afuang at (083) 552-5105 or email

  21. hi kathy,

    we will be having a 14days exhibit at gaisano mall of gensan by july06 to 14, 2009, i just want to ask a favor from you if you have frens or network that has a boarding house or room for rent for 2 persons,, coz we are planiing to rent insted of going to pension or lodging house that wil cost us a lot,,

    i hope you can help us with this,

    you can reach us thrue txt at 0910- 6445578

    thanks a lot in advance and god bless you,

    looking forward to hear from you

    my regards,

  22. HI whilbert! I only know two. NFA it’s just walking distance from Gaisano. Boarding house at Marasa Grill/ Clarisa residence. You can call them at 083 5524628.

    • hi cathy,
      thank you very much for your ,, its highly appreciated,,

      but i try to call the number you gave at your email but its out of service,,

      you might have onother???

      im very sorry to disturb you,,

      my regards,

  23. Good day maam! I just wanna know the complete address and and email of the Human resource department of the proposed Robinson Place in GENSAN.

  24. Unsay availbale nyo na trabaho diha, ipost kay paapplayon nako akong anak. kontaka lang ko ani na number. 09067060525. Salamat po..

  25. Just dropped by to say hello to a dear friend, Rue Rivera Ramas. Let meknow where we can view photos of the Vegetable Convention happening this week. Am from Tampa, Florida. Thanks.

  26. Hi Cathy,

    I’m not sure if I’ve used the same email when I posted a question last year about the seafood restaurant in marbel which is known for their crabs..hmm…I’m trying to recall which post was that… I hope you can still recall the name of the restaurant. =)

    I’m coming home this October for my mom’s 50th birthday… I’m scouting for nice and cozy seafood restaurant which can accommodate 100 to 150 close family members and friends… it’s a surprise party so I can’t ask her help in finding a place… I initially thought of Grab a Crab but heard the place is quite small… what do you think? I’ve been there once but cannot remember how big it was.

    I’m based in Singapore now so it’s really hard to plan this alone. Can you recommend any place or restaurant in GenSan or Marbel for this party? Some contact info will be much appreciated too.

    By the way, if I remembered it right, your blog used to have categories. It’s nice to have them back. I’m having a hard time going through all of your archives. I love reading your reviews and posts about GenSan… even those old ones.

    Hope to hear from you again.


  27. Hi Jessica! The restaurant in Marbel is Arpoochi. πŸ™‚

    I am familiar with restaurants only in Gensan. Most of the big restaurants can put together an excellent seafood menu for you. It’s not exactly their specialty but yes they can cook seafoods. Grab a crab has a nice function room but it just might be for around 100 persons. Other places that can accommodate more than 100 persons would be Orange Bistro, Paseo del Sol, Sarangani Highlands, Family Country Hotel, Sydney Hotel and Family Country Hotel.
    Sorry about the categories, I am a little bit of a mess blogging lately. Sorry! πŸ™‚ will fix ’em.

  28. Thanks for the quick reply Cathy!

    I was able to contact Orange Bistro and they are sending me their party package anytime soon. I’ve got their # in one of the Wedding Blogs. I cannot find Paseo del Sol’s contact info over the net though… I’ll try my luck surfing the net again. But should you have their #, just drop me a quick note. =)

    Thanks much!


  29. hi! your blog helps me learn more about gensan.
    we’re pllaning to put up business in near future.
    i read some of your links like restorescue.
    thanks for sharing.

  30. helow good day,,,pano po malalaman pag may hiring po company nyo..kasi interesado po ako aplly..thanks,,,at saka ano po ba requerments nyo po??

  31. Helow Maam Cathy,Good day.Pwede pa po ba mag apply?if Pwede pa,pwede through e-mail ko nalang epapasa yong application letters ko.You can contact me Mam trough this mobile number.thanks and more power.

  32. hi…

    I’m so thankful i found this site..

    I’m from agusan del sur. I’m surfing to find out the complete address and if possible, the e-mail ad and contact number of the Human Resource Dept. of the Robinsons Place in GenSan, particularly the LG Electronics, where my brother is working since it was opened. He is new 2 ur place and we have no communication with him for almost 3 weeks. My family is so worried about him most especially when the massacre in maguindanao broke out (we thought gensan is near to maguindanao). At the back of our minds, we only thought maybe his phone was lost or stolen or damaged. My family would like to knw whether he got a new number nor he is still working for LG in Robinsons or not. We do not know anyone in GenSan who can help and give us contact from his workplace.That’s why I’m so thankful i found this site..Hope u can do us favor.

    I anticipate a favorable response from you soon. Please send me your feedback at or text me at my mobile # 09297317315. Thank you very much and more power.God bless

  33. Hello there Cathy. Thank God I stumbled upon your blog while looking for food reviews! Been wondering where to dine in Gensan on my next visit and that would be 2months from now. My Bro lives there, but he’s no use, he doesn’t know where to bring me and my friends for good food. We mostly ate tuna the last time I visited, which you can grab of course, in all corners of Gensan. I love tuna, no question, but what I’m looking for is variety. Haay talaga! Thank you, your blog is a big help. Now I can try your featured dining places! Can’t wait to visit Pinas again! πŸ™‚

  34. Hi AnnSG! I’m glad I could be of help! As for the restaurants, if you want one with a beautiful view, I will recommend Sarangani Highlands. It’s up on Tambler turn right after the Fishport Complex. If you want somewhere downtown, there’s Marasa Grill on Kadulasan St., the place is not fancy but it’s pretty and the food is great. There’s alsoTiongson Arcade where you can have variety to the max. Barbecue, crabs, Mongolian, steak… You can also try Icons/Six Blings/ Oh-olang, Grab a Crab and Orange Bistro. Enjoy!

  35. hi!

    your posts are interesting πŸ™‚ i’ve been searching about gensan these days. im a davaoena, but im currently based in cagayan de oro city with my husband. we’re thinking of visiting gensan. it’s a shame that it’s a 2-hour drive from davao, and i hadn’t even touch my feet on gensan. could you suggest an itinerary for our visit there in the near future? by the way, we’re a young couple and would love to try out new things. πŸ™‚

    thank you very much! advance happy valentine’s day to you and your hubby!

  36. Hi Cristina! Thank you! Glad you like this blog. Gensan is good place for food finds! I will assume you’ll stay for an overnighter. I will suggest you visit Sarangani Highlands, it’s past the Fishport and high up towards PNP Region 12. Don’t got to Manny Pacquiao’s house unless you’re okay to see the gate only (it’s huge by the way) but I do suggest you check out their store at Robinsons Place. Other restaurants you should visit are Icons/Six blings for some ostrich and crocoddile dishes, Marasa Grill along Kadulasan for simple but extremely good tuna dishes, Grab a Crab (robinsons too). Do check out also the tuna fresh frozen stores along National highway. See you ni Gensan soon!

  37. Hi Cathy,

    Thanks for the very informative writeup you made.

    I’d like to ask your permission to use the photo you took of the Gensan View Resort for our plan to make a streamer.

    best regards,

    Joel Santos

  38. Hi Mr. Santos! No problem using our picture. Can I just ask that we be acknowledged properly if there’s any chance to do so (Cathy and Milper Bolodo, my hubby and I both took photos). Which picture will that be? I’m glad you liked the article.

    Hope to meet you the next time we visit.

  39. hi cath!
    just need help in Gensan. My three siblings need a house for rent for P1,500-P2,000/month. we badly need it para may mastayhan sila habang mag aaral sa Gensan. hope you can help me find 1 for them. wala kasi ako masyadong alam sa Gensan. sana may maraming for Rent na House na swak sa budget πŸ™‚


  40. Hi Clea77! I don’t know of any house for rent right now. I’ll post it here if I find anything. Best would be for you to come here and go around the area of the school. Thanks!

  41. hi! Cathy

    am 27, a fresh graduate of computer base accountancy. Single mom. I want to know if there’s any vacant job that i am qualified, please help me.. thanks..

  42. hi cathy

    i am a resident of gensan,,,im planning to start a business,,but i dont know what to start with,,,where can i inquire or seek advice on what profitable business is good in our place


  43. Hi, Cathy! We will be having a big event in Gensan ths coming may 21-23, and i’m looking for a local events coordinator to help me out with the client’s requirements like promo models, hosts, caterers, etc…and to also do some legwork in facilitating permits and registration of dance showdown and band competition contestants. If you know anyone there who’s into this kind of work/business, please let me know. My number is 0917-7232184 or 0920-6622777. Thank you very much!

  44. Hi Cathy,
    Is it ok to post here? I’m Hiring service crew / washer Male atleast 18 yrs old for a food kiosk At Robinsons Mall, they may contact me @ 09228411659. Thanks and more power to your informative and helpful blog,

  45. Hi Cathy!

    Good day,

    I been working for almost 4 years already as a Sales Information Analyst and Data Encoder in Makati City, and i’m planning to stay in General Santos City for good, try my opportunity here if there’s any i been searching a lot on online jobs but theirs no job posted located around Gen San, and then i found out this site it helps alot specially a jobseekers like me.. please let me know if there’s a job opportunity that i could apply on or recommend me then,

    Here’s my mobile number 0918-2141252

    Hoping on your favorable response, thanks and more power on this site

    Best Regards

    Jesie James Ginez

  46. Hi Jesie! Yes, job hirings here are rarely posted online. My best advice to you would be to keep coming back to this blog since I post job hirings that come my way. Thanks!

  47. Hi there! I’ve been looking for a blog about General Santos that’s why I’ve seen your site. We are going to GenSan next year, but i am starting my research (excited much! haha!)

    Do you have an idea if there is a vehicle for rent there? We wanted to spend overnight in Gumasa beach, day tour at Isla Parilla and spend our last night in GenSan.

    Thanks and more power to the site!


    • Thanks Ms. Cathy! Can you email me the numbers? I just want to have an idea how much we will spend for the car rental or if we can save if we do DIY. Thanks again! Informative site!

  48. hi cathy! i’m glad you have this blog site. my family and i are already booked to visit gensan for a day or two in october. i searched for a place in the net where we could stay and found the tierra montana hotel to my liking because it has a swimming pool which my daughter will surely enjoy. i would appreciate if you would post your comments about tierra montana. thanks!

  49. Hi Gay! Glad you like this blog. I have not stayed overnight at Tierra Montana but I heard from friends that the rooms are nice but the toilets are small daw. Should be no problem staying there.


  50. i lyk ur blog…thans for giving such wonderful infos bout our place…nver thought of those places b4.thanks..u’ve helpd me with my asynment.hehehe

  51. Hi mustah po I am I.T. technician pwde po bah maka apply diyan Robinson…

    ito po number ko 09262812358 or 09106273445

    thnks po!

  52. Hi Anonymus! There are lots of facial care centers here already. flawless in KCC mall, skin perfect in Robinsons and Beauty Box Spa along National Highway.

  53. Hello Cathy,

    About your recent reply about the Beauty Box Spa along Natinal Highway. Can you pls PM (private message to my email) the Telephone number of the Spa…Plssssssssss…

    Thank you!

  54. hi, im planning a 4 day trip to gen san but i dont know how much it will cost me, could you give me an idea on how much i should have, my travel iteneraries will include a 1 day hotel stay, uhm a fair priced hotel will do not cheap not that expensive either, plus a tour around the city and maybe a overnight stay in a beach resort… plus could you give me an idea where are the romatic places there? thank you very much! πŸ™‚

  55. Hi Cris! You can already get a good hotel for 1,300 ot 1,900 per night. Beach stay about 3,000. Van rental is at 2,500 per day not including fuel. My recommended places to check out: Sarangani Highlands, Durian Garden, Gumasa beaches, Lemlunay in Maasim. Thanks!

  56. hi cathy..ive read your ad about eyelashes extension…im interested ..but are the price for it are still reasonable just like what you have posted in here? thank you …

  57. hi po a pleasant day!

    may ask if stil theres a vacant job that suit to my qualification in the field of Hotel Restaurantand Tourism Sector.Please reach me in my number 09058171892. Thanks po..

  58. ma’am..

    I’m from Gma Gensan .. nabasa kopo ang blog mo po regarding sa Kasalang Gensan 2010…
    pwede po bang malaman kugn sino ang organizers nuon and baka po may mga gusto kayong mai-feature sa programa po namin .just email me po sa e-mail add ko po

  59. maam cath’can i ask where the exact location ng paquiao office tnk u,may iba pa bang mga hiring sa mga hotel?tnk u maam cath big help ka po godspeed!!!

  60. hi maam cathy ask ko lang po kung may bakanting waiter dito po sa gensan maam!salamat po please text me po kung may hiring sa gensan eto po number ko 09993050731 maraming salamat po maam!!godspeed u po!dami mo pung natutulongan!!thank you!

  61. gud day, cath! I jst read d post a while ago about house 4 rent ranges frm 1500-2000 naa pb availble s north osmena st lauzon, or knang mlapit lng s ten point export cmpany. Mgblhn man gud mi w/ my 2 kids s gensan asap ky ngwork man akng wife s ten point. Cn u help me?hr s my 09213953553.

  62. Hi Al! I don’t know of any house for rent now. You really have to go to the subdivisions to scout for vacant houses. SOrry I don’t have the time to go around for you e. 😦 But I’ll let you know if there’s any house for rent I pass by.

  63. good morning po tanong ko lang po kung nka register itong JUTILES INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT SEC REG.NO.: CN201128866 my offer sila sa amin bka manloloko lang pla check lang po

  64. need help sana…hanap ako ng rent to own house jan sa gensan..near schools, malls and churches. khit apartment nlng…thanks po!

  65. Hi Cathy,
    Just passing by. Good to know I have a go to person for that region. I would love to visit some day and get tips from you. Ciao!
    Irene (Subol)

  66. hi cathy. πŸ™‚ meron kaming ROOM FOR RENT dto lng bnda sa may JMP II building ni pacquiao (Jmix).
    P 500.00 lang – good for 2 persons na. air conditioned ofcourse. hehehe. baka lng kasi may magtanong kng san mura magstay dto sa gensan. πŸ™‚

    ito ang link para maview ang photos and ang details πŸ™‚

    by the way, i read your blogs. πŸ˜€ very informative and sweet. thank u cathy.

  67. Hello po. Meron po bang oath taking ceremony na magaganap here in Gensan for BSECE? Kasi po ayaw ko nang pumunta ng davao for oath taking,sana meron po dito. Pero kung wala po,its ok thanks.. Kindly inform me po ASAP, thanks again..

  68. Hello Cathy….I’ve just newly here in Gensan and I ‘ve looking for a Job. Pwedi mo ba inform sa akin saan ang mga recuitment agency dito sa Gensan…..Thank a lot

  69. hello ma’am. I’m graduating this October 2012, and left only 1 subject for next semester.. I would like to ask if there’s any job that suits with my course? By the way, I am taking Accountancy course..I don’t have any experience in applying jobs..will you help me? kahit part-time po muna..

    • Hi Angel! You can start by making your resume and application letter then send your applications to companies you’d like to work for. You can go to PESO office in the Old City Hall or check my other blog, for job hirings in Socsargen. Thanks.

  70. Hi, Cathy. Am wondering if you could provide a list of upcoming workshops for kids this summer. I’ve been wanting to enrol my nephew to a book writing workshop, if there is. Thank you! Looking forward for your response.

  71. Hi,
    My family is about to relocate to GenSan next month, I’d like to know if you can recommend a good school for my 9-year old daughter and how much the tuition fees cost. She will be in 4th grade this coming school year and she wants a school that has a big library while I need a school that has very tight security. We will be residing in Brgy City Heights near Purok Malakas. I would really appreciate any feedback you might have. Thanks!

  72. Hello Ms. Cathy. I’ve been encountering bad tricycle drivers in our city like not giving the exact change, bad-mouthed ones and many more irritating attitudes of drivers. Hope that there are ordinances or hot lines regarding these problems. They make a bad reputation about our city.

  73. hi Ms. cathy, I would like to ask if you knew an agency /person/gov’t agencies, where I could enroll for a skills training about corn husk decoration making and others regarding corn husk. thank you so much.
    Looking forward for you positive response.

  74. Hi Mam Cathy, saw your profile n FB while searching for Gen San contacts. My name is Joanna Marie and am Looking for Models for our Globe Telecom project in Gen San for this weekend Nov 31-Dec2. Three days, P2000/day to be brand ambassadors. Please let me know if you can help me or refer us to your friends in that area. i hope to get in touch with you 09178219555. Thank you po

  75. hello,matanong ko lng kng san banda tong rent to own house sa gensan at magkano ang down feemint at ilan room po.

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