Saturday, October 24, 2009

Concert Series: VICE GANDA in KCC

I am a big fan of STAND-UP COMEDIANS...

I am always in awe how they poke audiences, their co-comedians and themselves just like that...

One of my favorites is VICE GANDA!

Born JOSE MARIE VICERAL, a graduate of Political Science in Far Eastern University, he become a VICE GANDA through the people who watch his shows and compliment him with "ang ganda ng show mo"... From there, he coined this name just by using the word "GANDA" and adding up "VICE" to complete it... And the rest as we always say is history...

"Horsey Rumor" is evident during his hour and a half act in the ATRIUM of KCC Mall of GENSAN . “I would say after my show, ‘O, sige, babay na. Matutulog ako ng maaga dahil may karera pa ako bukas ng umaga sa Sta. Ana.’ I mean., the racetrack.”

He joined O, Diva! search of Eat, Bulaga!, but dropped out when he lost his voice for three months, prompting him to shift to comedy and thanks to The Library (alma mater of many of today’s young comedians) where he started.

“During my early years at Laffline and Punchline, the customers would usually approach me and say, ‘Ang ganda ng show mo!’ Ang ganda mo!’ The word ‘ganda’ stuck. So I decided to use it as my showbiz name. Looks better on the marquee, kaysa naman sa real name ko na masyadong mahaba. I just thought of adding the word ‘Vice’ because ‘Ganda’ naman is too short.”

There was never a dull moment during his show. I even find VICE generous, for his hour act became almost an hour and a half. Fresh from his "SHOWTIME" stint, he went on the way to get in time for his show here in GENSAN... He never looked tired inspite his lack of sleep... Making me adore him more!

Till we meet again!

Thanks to KCC MALL of GENSAN for bringing him for the very first time to the city of GENERALS...

Friday, October 23, 2009

French Boy Adventure - Flavien conquers SANGGUNIANG PANGLUNGSOD of GENSAN

Before seeing the City Mayor, Flavien and the rest of the AFS students went to attend the Regular Session of the City Council...

Flavien with the other AFS Scholars as they were recognized at the SP

Flavien, delivering a speech...

The night before, we informed him to prepare a speech for he might be asked to give one. WE did not see him prepare for it but then before he went out, he asked for a piece of clean paper and wrote something from his cellphone... Finding out that it is the speech he will be delivering that day...

He came prepared after all!


One of the programs of American Field Service is the Intercultural Program wherein High School Students all over the globe are given a chance to be in a Foreign Country to experience its quality of Education and Culture.

The School Program is for one academic year, semester or trimester and begins in July/ August/ September or January/ February/ March depending on the country. AFS students live with a host family and attend a local secondary school as full-time students.

Visit the AFS site for more information.

This is why, we have FLAVIEN...

On his 2nd day in the City, he woke up early to make courtesy call to the Local Government Officials of General Santos...

And Of course, he never missed the chance of meeting the mayor...

Flavien and Mayor Jun Acharon, all smiles for the Camera

the Mayor with the AFS Exhange Students and
AFS Coordinator of GENSAN

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Apopong Urban Race is a 15-kilometer race with in the area of Barangay Apopong.

In finding ways in promoting different advocacies among our constituents, we find unusual ways in giving the message. With this year’s main objective –
TO PROMOTE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN TAKING GOOD CARE OF MOTHER NATURE, Apopong Urban Race ’09 challenges is specially designed to inculcate the importance of an untattered environment to our everyday living. In a way, aside from our main participants, we will be able to share first hand experiences in taking good care –FOR REAL- of MOTHER NATURE.

Started last September 2008, the 2nd Urban Race was held last September 19, 2009 in celebration of the 26th Foundation Anniversary of Barangay Apopong

Here's an amateur video of last year's race:

Meanwhile, for this year here are some  pictures that we took from CP 1 to the last CP:

starts with a prayer

talks with the marshalls

a very inviting OLAER SPRING RESORT

a dip before the final CALL

let the race begin


CP 2 at the Marcos Highway

the marshalls of CP 3

running towards CP 4


the working committee

salamat sa sponsors!