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Welcome to General Santos City!






General 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 economic potential. 


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.

By Air,
      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.

see Flight Sched

By Sea

      Manila-Iloilo-Zamboanga-GSC route has a total navigation time of approximately 56 hours.

By Land

See Transportation
See Air, Sea and Land Travel Sched

September 1-5 Pagdiriwang City Charter Day

December 16-31 - Paskuhan

May 29-30 - Bulaklakan sa GenSan
                   SantaCruzan Festival
       A Santa Cruzan festival Paseo de Flores Sagalas and Aches selection of the best in Bulaklakan sa General Santoss.

Kalilangan -
Pageantry including colorful religious, cultural and enthronement rites, culminating in the exchange of goodwill among traders and local folk.




Postal Code  9500
Area Code   083
Land Area 536.06sq km
Population  324,128 
Dialects Spoken  


Educational  Facilities Mindanao State University
Notre Dame College
Holy Trinity College
R. Magsaysay Memorial College

Medical Facilities  Polyclinic General Santos City
General Santos City Doctor's Hospital
ST. Elizabeth Hospital
Mindanao Medical Center
Socksargen General Hosp.
Specialist Medical Center

Water Supply
General Santos Water District

Power Supply

Communication Facilities

Telephone Companies 

Cellular Phone Networks

Internet Service Providers 
Omnitronics (Moscom)

Sydney Hotel
Pioneer Hotel 
Matutum Hotel 
Tiera Verde Hotel 
Phela Grande Hotel Pietro's Hotel 
Tiboli Hotel 
Anchor Hotel
Dolores Hotel
Pension Eleona
Family Country Hotel and Convention Center
East Asia Royale
757 Inn & Restaurant
Anahaw Village Inn 
Cambridge Farm Pension House
see Hotel Addresses

Shanghai Hotel

Garden Grill Restaurant Sea Front Restaurant
Royaleno Restaurant
Ambok Seafood
Orient Seas Int'l Cuisine
Calamares Verde's Grill Hse.
Peacock Garden Oriental Cuisine
Kanto Grill
El Garden Restaurant
Dragon Palace Rest.

Night Life
Overtime Disco
Pier 8 Disco 
Kada's Bar and Restaurant
Nighshift Bar and Restaurant
DiscoRama Palace
Ribs & Jazz
Oscar Bar Disco
Star War Disco
Skyline Top Spot Disco

Sports and Recreation
Lidwina Golf Driving Range
Jover Lanes
Aly Sports Arena
Casa Luisa Diving Center
Matutum Bowling Lanes
7M Bowling lanes

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