General Santos

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General Santos

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General Santos City[1] or "GenSan" is in the province of South Cotabato in the Philippines. It is a highly urbanized city located at the southern portion of South Cotabato. It is known as "The Tuna Capital of the Philippines".


Cebuano and Ilonggo are the main dialect spoken in the city. Filipino based on Tagalog is spoken as the National Language. English is also widely used.


Average temperature in the city is 28 degrees celcius with a maximum of 36 degrees celcius. There are only two seasons. Wet season starts on June to October. The Dry season starts on November to May. The city is outside the typhoon belt.

Religion and Culture

People from GenSan are mostly Roman Catholics. There are also a large number of Protestants and Muslims in the city.

Every February, the city celebrates the Kalilangan Festival. And every September as also the celebration of the city chartered anniversary the Gensan Tuna Festival

Get in

By plane

GenSan is served by the General Santos City International Airport one of the largest airport in the country. It has daily flights to/from Manila and Cebu.

  • Philippine Airlines [2] - flag carrier
  • Cebu Pacific [3] - 2nd flag carrier - budget airline
  • Air Philippines [4] - budget airline

By boat

GenSan Seaport has frequent boat trips to and from Manila, Cebu and iloilo

  • Super Ferry [5]
  • Negros Navigation [6]
  • Sulpicio Lines [7]

By bus

  • Yellow Bus Lines - serve for Davao City and Koronadal City
  • Holiday Bus - serve for Davao City
  • Husky Lines - Koronadal City

Get around

Jeepneys, Multi Cab and the Tricycle are the main mode of transportation within the city. White, air-con taxis with meters installed are also available.


See the Majestic Mt. Matutum located north of the city.




  • KCC Mall of Gensan - the biggest in the City located in J. Catolico Ave. Lagao
  • Gaisano Mall Gensan - located along J. Catolico Ave. Lagao
  • Fitmart GenSan - located in Pendatun Ave. corner CM. Recto St.
  • RD Plaza - located in Pendatun Ave.




Get out

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