Saturday, September 11, 2010

Experience the Glamor and Awe of Gensan Tuna Festival 2010

General Santos City is known nationally and internationally for many reasons: boxer Manny  Pacquiao, beauty titlist Romarie Cunanan, Showtime grand winner XB Gensan,Pinoy Big Brother grand winner Melay, actor Gerald Anderson, monstrous Tuna, and glamorous festivals. 

And, for those who have witnessed and opt to witness what is new and what is hot in Tuna Festival set this September 2010, they won't be disappointed at all as organizers and the local government headed by Mayor Darlene Antonino in partnership with GenSan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc (GSCCII)  prepared only the grandest ever celebration the city and the locals can be more proud of. 

The September - month long celebration of Tuna Festival is grounded on this  year's theme,"Go Global Gensan: We Are Ready for the World." The celebration already fills the month with the conduct of thousands attended 12th National Tuna Congress on September 2-4, 2010 at Family Convention Center. 

Two of the spectacular events I personally witnessed were the ASAP SESSIONISTAS held September 10 and the elimination round for  Fish Hip Hop Dance on September 11. 

 fun - filled concert of ASAP Sessionistas Concert (photo: Orman Manansala)

The major highlights of the Gensan Tuna Festival will occur during the week of September 18-26, 2010.

Expect these crowd-drawing beauty and talent search events to dazzle the generals and visitors alike:

  • Search for Ginang Bariles on Sept 22
  • Search for Ms. GenSan 2010 on Sept 25
  • Search for Mr. GenSan 2010 (new event!) on Sept 25
  • Gaisano Mall's Search for Munting Mutya ng GenSan 2010 on Sept 26

Then there are these youth-powered dance and singing competitions:

  • Pasiklaban Cheer Dance Competition on Sept 18
  • Campus Radio's Sayaw Sa Baybay-Kids Edition on Sept 21
  • Search for GenSan Pop Idol Year 6 on Sept 22
  • GenSan Pop Star Kids Competiion on Sept 23
  • Fishdance Hip-Hop Dance Competition on Sept 24
  • Search for GenSan Band Idol on Sept 24

To enliven the GTx more, there are the parties and concerts!

  • Kapamilya Caravan featuring ABS-CBN stars @ KCC on Sept 18 (new!)
  • Kapuso Night featuring GMA stars @ KCC on Sept 24 (new!)
  • Robinsons' Praize Xtreme Concert on Sept 19
  • Foam Parties @ East Asia Royale Hotel with Eli Buendia & PUPIL on Sept 24-25
  • Robinsons' Al Fresco Sashimi Night featuring the Best of GenSan Bands on Sept 25
  • SMART Communications Concert @ Oval Plaza Stage on Sept 25
  • GLOBE Telecoms Concert @ Oval Plaza Stage on Sept 26
  • San Miguel Beer Concert @ the Junction on Sept 26

    To see the complete list of events and to make sure that you will be witness to this grandest ever Gensan Tuna Experience Festival, you can check out this file. 

Tunafest Schedule as of Sep 3, 2010(2)