to General Santos City!
Santos City is situated at the southern
part of the Philippines, it is bounded by three
municipalities of Sarangani Province and two municipalities
of South Cotabato, namely, Alabel, Malungon, Maasim,
Polomolok and T'boli.
It has a total land area of 53,606-hectare,
which is 1.7% of Region XI's entire area.
35% or 19,040 hectares of the whole area are suitable for
urban uses. Around 23,000 hectares
can be used for intensive and specialized
agriculture while 11,564 hectares of higher slopes are
available for reforestation and grazing purposes
The city has six rivers, three of which, namely, Silway,
Siguel and Buayan rivers,
are rich sand and gravel quarry sites
General Santos has a justly earned
reputation as the boom city of the Philippines. General
Santos ranks only second to Manila for fish production, the
prize catch being giant yellow fin tuna, many of which are
destined for the Japanese sashimi market. Aside from the
Fish Industry, businesses also include Fruit Processing,
Packing and Canning, Prawn Processing, Meat Processing,
Agriculture, and many others.
Major products include corn, rice, coconut
and copra, fresh and canned pineapple, bananas, asparagus,
frozen and canned tuna, livestock and poultry, fruits and
vegetables, coconut oil, forestry products, handicrafts,
processed food products and minerals.
The brand new international airport affords an excellent
vista of the city and Sarangani Bay, while the ultra-modern
Fishport is a spectacular example of the city's
There are excellent swimming and diving beaches and spring
resorts with first rate accomodations in the City. The more
adventurous can take an organized trek up mighty Mount Matutum.
There exists a wide choice of
comfortable places to stay in the City. For active backpackers
and fast-paced business minds, our lodging facilities range
from budget accomodations to modern hotels.
Our stay-in hosts offer a
variety of in-house services coupled with warm rural
hospitality in the midst of GenSan's bustling urban climate.
Amenities would include swimming pools, business centers,
national and international direct telephone lines, cellular
lines, cable TV, Internet and E-mail services. Conference
venues also provide facilities which could serve a team of 10
to 1,000 guests
The city's restaurants and eateries offer not only native
Mindanaoan and Filipino but Asian and Western cuisine as well.
Fish and seafood probably do not come any fresher than in
General Santos. Tuna "kinilaw" and "sinugba"
is a must-eat in the place. Food prices are also unbelievably
lower in this city.
The city can be reached by
air via 1 hour and 45 minutes direct flight from Manila to
General Santos or an hour flight from Manila to Cebu with
another 1 hour 20 minute connecting flight to the new GSC
International Standard Airport. Also, an hour and a half
PAL, Grand Air, Cebu Air Pacific, Air Philippines flight to
Davao completed by a three-hour overland trip. Mindanao
Express, operated by Corporate Air, is serving direct
flights to key cities in Mindanao.
route has a total navigation time of approximately 56 hours.
Sea and Land Travel Sched
1-5 Pagdiriwang City Charter Day
December 16-31 - Paskuhan
May 29-30 - Bulaklakan sa GenSan
A Santa Cruzan festival Paseo de Flores Sagalas and Aches
selection of the best in Bulaklakan sa General Santoss.
colorful religious, cultural and enthronement rites,
culminating in the exchange of goodwill among traders and
Land Area 536.06sq km
Educational Facilities Mindanao
Notre Dame College
Holy Trinity College
R. Magsaysay Memorial College
Facilities Polyclinic General Santos City
General Santos City Doctor's Hospital
ST. Elizabeth Hospital
Mindanao Medical Center
Socksargen General Hosp.
Specialist Medical Center
General Santos Water District
Cellular Phone Networks
Tiera Verde Hotel
Phela Grande Hotel Pietro's Hotel
Family Country Hotel and Convention Center
East Asia Royale
757 Inn & Restaurant
Anahaw Village Inn
Cambridge Farm Pension House
Garden Grill Restaurant Sea Front Restaurant
Orient Seas Int'l Cuisine
Calamares Verde's Grill Hse.
Peacock Garden Oriental Cuisine
El Garden Restaurant
Dragon Palace Rest.
Pier 8 Disco
Kada's Bar and Restaurant
Nighshift Bar and Restaurant
Ribs & Jazz
Oscar Bar Disco
Star War Disco
Skyline Top Spot Disco
Lidwina Golf Driving Range
Aly Sports Arena
Casa Luisa Diving Center
Matutum Bowling Lanes
7M Bowling lanes