General Santos City Travel Guide

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General Santos City Overview

General Santos City (or GenSan, as it is fondly called) is the southernmost city of the Philippines. It is home to a thriving tuna industry, as well as the hometown of the Philippine's most famous athlete, boxer Manny Pacquiao.

As the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, GenSan has its own tuna festival, and accounts for the second largest daily catch of fish anywhere in the Philippines. Sarangani Bay and the vicinity are the sources of the tuna catch and there are also little explored beaches in the southern part of the province, within an hour's drive (or two) of GenSan.

GenSan was also previously known as Dadiangas, named by its original settlers, the Blaan people. Dadiangas is also the Blaan's name of a thorny tree commonly found in the area.

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