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Mayor Ronnel Rivera (left) says the renowned Tuna Festival, a one of its kind in the world, will push through amid ongoing threats.FOTO BY EDWIN ESPEJO

Philippines: Gensan on high alert amid festival threat

By Thu, Aug 15, 2013 6:22AM UTC Comments Off Mayor Ronnel Rivera (left) says the renowned Tuna Festival, a one of its kind in the world, will push through amid ongoing threats.FOTO BY EDWIN ESPEJO

Like the rest of Mindanao cities that are celebrating their respective festivals, General Santos City is also pushing through with its 15th Tuna Festival that coincides with the 45th Charter Anniversary of the city. This time, close to 500 policemen will be deployed in major activity areas as Mayor Ronnel Rivera acknowledged that security threats...

Philippines: Gensan takes over as Mindanao murder capital

By Tue, Jun 11, 2013 10:38AM UTC Comments Off Pic: Francis Canlas.

In a space of two weeks, 15 shooting incidents have rocked General Santos City in the southern Philippines.  Thirteen people were killed and 2 others were seriously wounded in the recent surge of killings that baffled even police authorities and worried residents here. The latest murder victim was a vegetable vendor who was shot by...

Philippines: Gensan mayoralty race too close to call

By Thu, May 09, 2013 8:03AM UTC Comments Off THE triumvate of Rep. Manny Pacquiao, his brother Rogelio and mayoralty candidate Ronnel Rivera is trying to dislodge the Antoninos.FOTO BY EDWIN ESPEJO

In four days we will know who is the winner in the mayoralty race in General Santos City. But unlike the last four elections, predicting the victor here is no easy job. If the power issue has become a thorn in the side of re-electionist mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, the latest poster caper against her rivals...

Philippines: Energy crisis threatens General Santos mayor’s grip on power

By Wed, May 01, 2013 5:06PM UTC Comments Off Re-electionist Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio is facing the hardest fight of her political career.

Antonino family’s failure to face up to power crisis could cost them dear in upcoming election For the first time since they began to hold political fort in General Santos City in the southern Philippines in 1992, the Antoninos have never felt so threatened and so in danger of losing their once impregnable political fiefdom...

PNoy in Gensan for final Custodio push

By Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:40AM UTC Comments Off PNoy in Gensan for final Custodio push

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – President Benigno Aquino III arrived here Friday afternoon (April 26) to lead a big rally on Saturday, April 27 for his coalition Team Pnoy as the May elections head into the homestretch. Aquino is also here to give a strong, final push for the re-election bid of General Santos City Mayor...

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