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Barangays of General Santos City, an independent and chartered city within but not under the jurisdiction of the South Cotabato province within REGION XII (Soccsksargen) in the Republic of The Philippines
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Federalism in the Philippines is simply a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State. Bangsamoro is POISON. Religion must never rule supreme over any region, province, city, municipality or barangay. All religions must be treated equally.
The Philippine government must STOP FINANCING Islam.

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To have an Islamic State in a Non-Islamic federal form of government invites CHAOS and or possibly later secession from the country. India, USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina are some of the countries with the federal form of government. Issues with Islam exist but so far not one of them has a Muslim state. Because they know that it will only lead to chaos. Yet the Philippines tempts this Bangsamoro State idea. Learn from the mistake of Russia. They did this, and is now miserably paying the price. Religion and Government must be kept separate. Doesn't the Philippine legislature understand this? Or possibly the legislature of the Philippines was "bought and paid for" by the Muslim advocates and the Political Dynasty advocates?

Soldiers of the Philippines, you are at war with the Islamic Terrorists in Mindanao. These terrorists are MOROS or MUSLIMS.
The government of the Philippines is financing these Moros/Muslims, and here you are being shot at and killed by these Moros who are financed by the Philippine government.
Those who claim to be against the BBL(Bangsamoro) but say that they are for FEDERALISM, are big fat LIARS. No one can be for Federalism and be against the BBL(Bangsamoro). Those who are for federalism, are for Bangsamoro.

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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

One thing consistently present in history since the arrival of Christian settlers is the vast potential of the city. This has continually become more attractive until now… with the presence of world class infrastructures, its fast growing economy and continued government dynamism and civil society support. On February 27, 1939, the Christian settlers landed on the shores of the beautiful Sarangani Bay led by General Paulino Santos with the 62 first batchers. In January 1948, Buayan District became a full pledged municipality as provided by Republic Act #82 with NLSA Hospital Administrator, Ireneo I. Santiago as its first mayor. The municipality was renamed – in honor of its great pioneer – to General Santos. The administration Mayor Pedro Acharon, Sr. concerned itself with the barrio programs of President Magsaysay.

Through the PACD (Presidential Assistance for Community Development), feeder roads connecting the remote barrios to the national highways were built. Artesian wells were established to solve the problem of water supply among the rural folks. Likewise, he finished the projects started by mayor Santiago particularly Makar Wharf which was declared an open port of entry in 1959. The Buayan airport was also rehabilitated from the ruins of the war during his term. Economic growth however, gained a very significant momentum when Mayor Lucio A. Velayo took over from 1963-1967. during this time, multi-million agri-based corporations such as Dole Phils., General Milling Corp. and UDAGRI started operations in the area.The City of General Santos was officially created on July 8, 1968 by virtue of Republic Act 5412.

Knowing the people’s desire to keep the name of General Santos, Hon. Congressman James L. Chiongbian worked for the approval of Republic Act 5412…converting the municipality of General Santos into a city without changing its name. The city was then inaugurated on September 5, 1968 with its incumbent mayor — Hon. Antonio C. Acharon as the first City Mayor. From that time until 1986, Mayor Acharon led the progress of Gen. Santos from a Third Class City to First Class A. The agriculture and fishing industry flourished during his time. This earned a place for General Santos City in the international market.

The historic EDSA Revolution, in February 1986, changed the political history of GenSan. Mayor Acharon was relieved by the Ministry of Local Government and Hon. Dominador A. Lagare was appointed as OIC City Mayor. With the local government’s dynamism and support under the leadership of Hon. mayor Rosalita T. Nuñez, GenSan became a Highly Urbanized City. The city earned for itself the nickname “Boom City of the South” and also firmed up its mark in the international market as an exporter of tropical fruits, yellow fin tuna, prawn and copra. READ MORE about the history

General Santos City becomes a chartered City: July 7, 2009

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.

Republic Act No. 9649 AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5412, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS.

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.

APPROVED,
(SGD) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate

(SGD) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
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.

(SGD) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of the Senate

(SGD) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General, House of Representatives

APPROVED: (July 7, 2009)

(SGD) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines

House Bill 4678 of the 17th congress

General Santos to be a "LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS"

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People of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

  • For 2015 General Santos City (Dadiangas) Population = 594,446
    • For 2010 General Santos City (Dadiangas) Population = 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.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.

Elected officials of General Santos City for the term of 2016-2019

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:
  1. LAGARE, DOM-DOM (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 83321 4.86%
  2. BAGONOC, BETH (AIM) ACHIEVEMENT WITH INTEGRITY MOVEMENT 81753 4.76%
  3. MELLIZA, MONCHING (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 80271 4.68%
  4. GACAL, JENG (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 79883 4.66%
  5. NUÑEZ, LITA (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 79116 4.61%
  6. LLIDO, SHANDEE (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 78372 4.57%
  7. TAN, LIKLIK (PCM) PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 77737 4.53%
  8. CLOMA, ART (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE / PEOPLES CHAMP MOVEMENT 76730 4.47%
  9. ATENDIDO, RICHARD (AIM) ACHIEVEMENT WITH INTEGRITY MOVEMENT 75910 4.42%
  10. DINOPOL, VIVENCIO (AIM) ACHIEVEMENT WITH INTEGRITY MOVEMENT 74029 4.31%

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

Barangay's power and authority

This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress, not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and ignorant barangay leaders.

When roads need to be built or any infrastructure within the barangay is needed, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and demand for it from the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city council and congress to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Information is power. Be informed.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • Imperial Manila does not exist anymore. Budgetary planning has been "DECENTRALIZED since 1991.".

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

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

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • 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

  • If you have real estate property for sale in General Santos City, you can list that property for free.
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  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale for free here in Z-Wiki

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

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (admin@zamboanga.com) or via Facebook.


Schools in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (admin@zamboanga.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

School year 2017-2018 starts Monday, June 5, 2017 and ends Friday, April 6, 2018, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.


The name of your school in General Santos City can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of General Santos City you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of General Santos City, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in General Santos City

If you have a job available and that job is within General Santos City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in General Santos City" page.

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.

Contact:

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

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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

  • Help us post some interesting pictures. This will help boost the local economy of the community. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Send your pictures via email to (admin@zamboanga.com) or via Facebook.
  • Post the General Santos City landmarks here.

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

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

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.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • 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>>>

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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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