General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

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Barangays of General Santos City, in the South Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
Apopong | Baluan | Batomelong | Buayan | Bula | Calumpang | City Heights | Conel | Dadiangas East | Dadiangas North | Dadiangas South | Dadiangas West | Fatima | Katangawan | Labangal | Lagao | Ligaya | Mabuhay | Olympog | San Isidro | San Jose | Siguel | Sinawal | Tambler | Tinagacan | Upper Labay
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List of Municipalities in the South Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
Banga | Lake Sebu | Norala | Polomolok | Santo Niño | Surallah | Tampakan | Tantangan | T'boli | Tupi
Cities in the Province of South Cotabato: General Santos City (Dadiangas) | Koronadal City (Capital)
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General Santos City,
South Cotabato Province, Philippines


Location of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

  • 6.1167° N, 125.1667° E - General Santos, Coordinates

General Santos City is located ....

History of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

General Santos City becomes a chartered City

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Fourteenth Congress
Second Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty eighth day of July, two thousand eight.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

Section 1. Sections 98 and 101 of Republic Act No. 5412, as amended, are hereby further amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 98. All land of the public domain having been ceded by the national government to the City of General Santos, the city shall exercise the rights and prerogatives over such lands in the concept of a beneficial owner. The disposition of all lands of the public domain within the city shall be in accordance with the provisions of Commonwealth Act No. 141, as amended, and all other pertinent laws, executive issuances, rules and regulations: Provided, That all incomes and receipts derived from such disposition, administration and management of all lands of the public domain shall accrue exclusively and to be turned over immediately without need of demand to the city as provided in this Act: Provided, further, That the city government shall at all times be consulted and informed such disposition, administration and management: Provided, finally, That the city government shall consur prior to any disposition , administration and management of such public lands.”

“Sec. 101. Ownership of Waterworks, Electric Light and Power and Telephone Systems, Roads, Streets, Etc. – Any provisions of law to the contrary nothwithstanding, all existing waterworks, electric light and power, and/or telephone systems presently operated by the Municipality of General Santos shall be owned by the city, and revenues therefrom shall accrue to the general fund of the city.

“All existing municipal and provincial roads, streets, bridges, docks, piers, wharves, machineries, equipment and other public works improvements shall be owned by the city, and all the funds and assets of the Municipality of General Santos shall be owned by the city and its liabilities shall be assumed by the city, any provision of law to the contrary nothwithstanding.

“Notwithstanding the provision of Republic Act Nos. 8371, 7916 and 6657, as amended, the city government shall be informed and its concurrence shall be sought on all matters relating to lands by agencies of government concerned, which the city council deternmines for the use of the city.”

Sec. 2. Republic Act No. 5412, as amended, is hereby further amended to add a new Section 101-A to read as follows:

“Sec. 101-A. Establishment and/or operation of any form of gambling authorized under existing laws such as, but not limited to, Presidential Decree Nos. 120, 1869 and Republic Act No. 1169, as amended, and the city shall not be allowed to accept upon prior concurrence of the City Government of General Santos.”

Sec. 3. Within sixty (60) days from the date of the effectivity of this Act, all concerned agencies of the government shall submit a comprehensive and detailed report of all dispositions of public lands in the city to the City Government.

Sec. 4. The provisions of this Act rendered ineffective by virtue of Republic Act No. 7160 or the Local Government Code, as amended, sprecifically paragraph (f). section 534 thereof are hereby deemed repealed and superseded accordingly.

Sec. 5. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Act shall, in addition to the administrative, civil or criminal liability imposable under other existing laws, suffer the penalty of six (6) months imprisonment: Provided, That in the case of a government official or personnled, he/she shall likewise suffer the penalty of perpetual disqualification to hold public office.

Sec. 6. If any provision or part hereof is held invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of the law or the provision not otherwise affected shall remain valid and subsisting.

Sec. 7. All laws, presidential decrees, executive orders, proclamations and/or administrative regulations which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby amended, modified, superseded or repealed accordingly.

Sec. 8. To effectively implement the provision of this Act, the City Council of General Santos City, in coordination with the agencies of government concerned, shall promulgate the necessary implementing rules and regulations within sixty (60) days from the date of the effectivity of this Act.

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days from its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of national circulation.

President of the Senate

Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which is a consolidation of House Bill No. 6014 and Senate Bill No. 3275 was finally passed by the house of Representatives and the Senate on June 1, 2009.

Secretary of the Senate

Secretary General, House of Representatives

APPROVED: (July 7, 2009)

President of the Philippines

People of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

  • Total Population of General Santos City as of 2010 per Census: 538,086
  • Registered voters as of 2010 per COMELEC: 303,994

Elected Government Officials of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Elected officials of General Santos City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of General Santos City: Ronnel Chua Rivera - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT
  • Vice-Mayor of General Santos City: Shirlyn Legario Bañas - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT
  • Councilors of General Santos City:

Elected officials of General Santos City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of General Santos City, South Cotabato

Businesses in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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Possible Businesses
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  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

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Schools in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

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Jobs in General Santos City

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Natural Resources of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

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General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

Featured News of The Philippines

  • Top French companies keen on investing in PHL BPO sector
  • Sunday, November 29, 2015
PARIS, France — Top French companies are reportedly keen on investing in the Philippines’ business process outsourcing (BPO) sector due to the country’s impressive economic growth and stable fiscal condition.
Philippine Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa Lazaro said that 13 chief executive officers (CEOs) from the top blue chip French companies are interested in tapping Filipino talents for their BPO branches ........ Full Story»

  • PH to receive disaster response support from Australia
  • Saturday, November 28, 2015
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 28 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Australian government are set to launch a partnership project that will enhance the DSWD’s capacity in responding to natural disasters and other emergencies.
The launch, which includes the groundbreaking for a new warehouse, will be held on December 3 at the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City ........ Full Story»

  • Festivals and Events in May

Pattaraday Festival-May 1–5(Santiago city) ★ Katagman Festival - May 3(Oton,Iloilo) ★ Panagat Festival-May 2–8 (Buruanga, Aklan) ★ Binatbatan Festival of the Arts - First week of May, Vigan City ★ Obando Fertility Rites - May 17, 18 & 19 Obando, Bulacan ★ Domorokdok Festival-May 4 Botolan Zambales ★ Bariw Festival- May 14–15 Nabas, Aklan ★ Pahiyas Festival - May 15, Lucban, Quezon ★ Agawan Festival - May 15, Sariaya, Quezon ★ Araquio Festival - May, Gen.Tinio, Nueva Ecija ★ Pasayahan sa Lucena (St. Ferdinand) -May 30, Lucena, Philippines ★ Samahang Bulaklakan Festival - Last Sunday of May, Siniloan, Laguna ★ Tapusan Float Parade Festival - May 31, Alitagtag, Batangas ★ Festivity of Saint Michael - May 7–8 San Miguel, Panganiban, Catanduanes [Louie B. dela Cruz] ★ Binirayan Festival - May 1, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique ★ Araña`t Baluarte Festival- May 15 Gumaca, Quezon ★ Pista ng Banal na Krus- Every 2nd Saturday of May, Tanza, Navotas City ★ Pangisraan Festival- May 1–10 Calatrava, Romblon ★ Ati-atihan Festival - Last Saturday of May - Brgy. 7, Fermont Village, Victorias City, Neg. Occ. ★ Pastulan Festival- Every 2nd Saturday of May. San Pascual, Batangas

  • PSC promotes ‘Spike For Peace’
  • Sunday, November 28, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - PSC chairman Richie Garcia said yesterday the government agency for sports is going all-out to promote the International Invitational Beach Volleyball Exhibition called “Spike For Peace” with 14 teams from 11 countries battling for the $8,000 first prize on 300 cubic meters of fine sand at the PhilSports Arena starting today until Thursday.
The Philippines is represented by the Shakey’s V-League pair of 5-11 Alexa Micek, 24, of North Carolina State and 5-9 Charo Soriano, 30, of Ateneo and the Philippine SuperLiga tandem of 5-7 1/2 Danika Gendruali, 24, of Southwestern University and 5-5 Norie Diaz, 23, of Perpetual Help. The 12 other teams are from Australia (two), Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the US, Netherlands and New Zealand. Oliver Almadro was designated by the Larong Volleyball Sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) to coordinate the training of both Philippine teams ................................ Full Story»

General Santos City News

Tax holiday for Pacquiao’s business

By Joseph Jubelag

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – The city government here has given a six-year tax holiday for the newly-opened hotel business of couple Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao and wife Jinkee.

City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, who was among the guests during the inauguration of Roadhouse Hotel located along Barangay City Heights here, said Pacquiao’s new business venture will help boost the local tourism industry. She said the tax holiday is given by the city government to any investor, like Pacquiao who is willing to put up business venture in the city. “This is one way of encouraging more investors to invest in the city,” Custodio said. Jinkee Pacquiao led the opening ceremony last Tuesday of the 42-bedroom county like hotel in the suburban Barangay City Heights which was attended by local officials including Sarangani Vice-Gov. Steve Solon and Vice-Mayor Shirlyn Nograles. The hotel is equipped with modern facilities including a coffee shop, restaurant and function rooms. “We assure that our guests will have a memorable stay in our place,” Jinkee said.

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