Everyone looks forward to the Christmas season young and old alike. Here in our beloved city of General Santos together with it’s city officials they are also looking forward to this joyous occasion and have prepared a lot of activities that would cater to everyone.
Here is the official press release:
General Santos City celebrates Paskuhan sa Gensan 2013
Gensan gears for a joyous and meaningful celebration of Christmas with Paskuhan sa Gensan 2013.
This year’s theme, Pasko ng Pagkakaisa, Hudyat ng Pag-asa, is the city’s united shoutout of inspiration for victims of recent calamities brought about by Typhoon Yolanda and earthquake in Visayas. It is also for renewed hope in the new year to come.
Paskuhan sa Gensan is organized by General Santos City Tourism Council, headed by the city’s First Lady and the Council’s Chairperson, Ms. Jane Gollon-Rivera, in cooperation with DepEd Gensan and with the support of Department of Tourism Region 12 and Philbest Canning Corporation.
The celebration kicks off with the opening of the Flea Market at the Oval Plaza on December 6 and will be officially opened on December 17 with a spectacular Grand Opening Christmas Show at the Oval Plaza.
The whole month of December features events from various private and government sectors ranging from Variety Shows to band competitions to special parties for indigent citizens of the city.
Christmas is specially featured in first-time events Lantern Parade, Paskuhan sa Barangay, Mayor’s Night, Christmas Carols and Movie at the Park on December 15, 24, 25 and 26.
What’s more, major streets together with the Oval Plaza and Plaza Heneral Santos will be transformed in keeping with the Holidays with the significant help from the diligent businessmen and women of the city. The Oval Plaza will be open daily from December 6 to January 5, 2014 for the Flea Market, Carnival and almost nightly events and parties.
Paskuhan Sa Gensan culminates on December 31, 2013 with a Countdown to 2014 at the Oval Plaza to be lead by the City Mayor Ronnel Rivera and his family.
For more details on the events, please see attached schedule. You may also visit www.facebook.com and “Like” GSC Tourism Council.
GSC Tourism Council
Secretariat of Paskuhan Sa Gensan 2013
2nd Floor Sangguniang Panglungsod Bldg., Roxas East., General Santos City
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact numbers: 0932 5155165, 0933 9405498
And of course for our christmas shopping there are a lot of great and CHEAP finds at the “Pamilihan sa Paskuhan” which officially opened yesterday. Bags at P50; Bracelets at P20 only which you can personalized by putting any word or your name in it; Stuff Toys at P25; Marikina Shoes and Sandals at P199 and of course the stylist dresses and blouses for 350 and below. Christmas gift doesn’t always need to be expensive it’s always the thought that really counts.
After going around shopping there are a lot of food stalls that offer really cheap snacks like burger for P28 buy one take one; mango shake for only P10; chips at P10 only, pizza and buko shakes are also available. And for dinner their is also a “DAMPA” or turo turo style stalls. You choose the seafood and barbecue you want and they also come really cheap for a grilled fish fillet it’s only P40 each, pork barbecue at P5 each and also live fresh cat fish and tilapia. Plus they offer FREE balbacua soup.
We are not yet done what’s christmas without entertainment?? we have it covered with our KARNABAL. They have rides, games and shows which I’m sure everyone no matter what age is will enjoy. The Karnabal and Pamilihan sa Paskuhan was inaugurated yesterday by Mayor & Mrs. Ronel & Jane Rivera along with Councilors Dom Lagare, Lulu Casabuena & Shandee Llido. And they were the first ones to try the rides.
One event I’m looking forward to is the “Movie at the Park” where everyone can watch not just one but 3 to 4 movies per night. They will transform the Oval stage into a big outdoor cinema. Just grab a seat you can opt to bring your picnic blanket, bring some take out snacks and soda and enjoy the night away with family and friends. For complete line of movies and schedules visit: PagesFlipper.
For Calendar of Activities: Paskuhan sa Gensan 2013
Happy Christmas Everyone!!!