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General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. Pic: Edwin Espejo.

GenSan named Philippines’ friendliest city for business

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 8:34AM UTC Comments Off General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. Pic: Edwin Espejo.

General Santos City has been named the country’s easiest city to start a business by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. The ranking was based on the number of procedures, processing days and costs of processing in starting a business. The list is the latest released by the World Bank...

Election hangover drags on in Gensan, battle on for who sits as city treasurer

By Wed, May 07, 2014 8:02AM UTC 1 Comment Gensan Mayor Ronnel Rivera is adamant.  Hw ill not allow Gonzales to sit as city treasurer.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Either one or the other camp is already posturing and positioning for the 2016 elections or both have not really gotten over the hangover of the 2013 elections.  But the tension Tuesday morning at the General Santos City Hall has all the hallmark of politics rearing its ugly head this early. With determination written all...

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...

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