Thursday, March 31, 2011

CONCERT SERIES: Urbandub vs PowerSpoonz: Attack of the South

Its been five days already, yet I cannot still get over Urbandub and Powerspoonz gig at Davao. It still gives me shiver as I think about them. It was ultimately AWESOME! Can't get enough of them since then.

The GENERALS attacked Davao City for the much awaited ATTACK OF THE SOUTH Gig at The Tent-Matina Town Square on March 26, 2011!

Everyones excited as they bought their tickets and lined-up for the entrance. My group was among the Early Birds. We are obviously excited. We wanted to get the best seat and luckily, we did!

GETTING STARTED. The local bands from the Davao never failed to get the ecstatic audiences entertained for Four Long Straight hours. Azimuth started with Three tracks, followed by the fun and young performance of Ten in a Row. Davao Karate Club was also something to watch out for while Spasm and Polar Depth kept the vibe alive before the highlight of the gig that night.


HEATING UP. Then came the funky POWERSPOONZ and the audience went wild. Asked to stand up, the audience instinctively went right in front the stage and started to jump up and down. Instigating a MOSH, boy, it smelled like teen spirit! Its so good to be YOUNG and FREE!

Honestly, I haven't heard of Powerspoonz not until this gig. Oh yeah, they became an instant favorite. I love their songs serendibity, barrio, overflow and more. And Philippines, you better watch out for them, for they are a discovery. Read more about POWERSPOONZ here.

CLIMAX. Everbody came to their climax when Urbandub's Frontman Gabby Alipe joined Powerspoonz for a Sublime Cover. The bouncers can no longer control the crowd when Lalay Lim (bass guitar), John Dinopol(lead guitar) and JanJan Mendoza(drums) joined Gabby on stage. Everybody went crazy wild as they dance and sing along with this NU ROCK AWARDS favorite band. Their 9-Song Playlist that night never allowed the audience to take a breather or sit. They keep their hearts pumping till the last key of GUILLOTINE - one of the fans favorites from Udub's 4th Album Under Southern Lights.

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THANK YOU STORMPROOF of DAVAO for bringing them a bit closer to us!



Cannot wait for them to COME AND PLAY for GENERAL SANTOS CITY!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I remembered waking up very early of October 31, 2011 to join the PNP's Takbo Gensan para sa Kabataan. It was a well attended fund raising activity whose primary objective is to help the Youth of the city and to reach-out to the civil society. Click this for related article. From then on, the PNP continued this program with different objective every other Sunday.

Now for the nth time, the General Santos City Police Office is inviting everyone   to their Takbo Gensan Series entitled 
KAGITINGAN MARCH - "Freedom Run" on April 10, 2011.

Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation No. 466, s 1989 declaring the period of April 5 - 11 of every year as the Philippine Veterans Week and Executive Oder No. 203 - 2, 1987, declaring April 9 as "Araw ng Kagitingan",the GSCPO celebrates the historic event with one of the Takbo Gensan Series.

Bataan Day shall also be celebrated by commemorating those who lost their lives defending the peninsula of Bataan (in the Philippines) against the Japanese in 1941 - 42 and those who subsequently died on the "Bataan Death March". Also called "Day of Valor". Celebrated on April 9th, each year.

TAKBO GENSAN Series 8, KAGITINGAN MARCH - "Freedom Run" will take place on April 10, 201; 5 o'clock in the morning at Oval Plaza Ground, General Santos City.

You register from March 30 - April 9, 2011 by visiting the General Santos City Police Office or by contacting these numbers: 301-6728(landline); 09298725321(mobile) Look for PO2 Lourei-liz S. Framil-Rodriguez, the Takbo Gensan Series Coordinator.

Registartion Fee:
Php25.00 - Elementary

Php 50.00 - Adults

Php250.00 - w/ T-Shirt

To those of you who wish to get a shirt make sure to reserve in advance. The first 150 to register can get hold of the Takbo Gensan Series 9 Shirt. Here's a picture of the shirt for those interested.

You may also add the General Santos City Police Office on Facebook by clicking this.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Skim Dance
Where in General Santos City, can you spend one summer day or afternoon just lazing and dozing on the sand or swim and soak in the salty waters or learn new water sport with all your might for FREE?

Years after rehabilitating the Lion's Beach Resort, people of General Santos and few of its neighbors started to flock their way to the now known QUEEN TUNA PARK during hot weekends and holidays.Located just at the downtown area, the park is pretty accessible for beach bums everywhere. FACT. It is near the Public Market and a walking distance to a number of restaurants. Plus, rides like tricycles and jeepneys are available on your way out.

QUEEN TUNA PARK is now clean and safe to bum around the place. The Generals who are on tight budget or not, go to the park to meet with friends, bond with love ones or just enjoy the beach. There are those who do more than that!

Introducing a water sport that you might consider learning - SKIMBOARDING!

- n The sport of riding a skimboard over shallow water on a beach and into oncoming waves close to shore The board is usually tossed ahead and jumped on after a running approach.


Since its was introduced in 2000 at Tanauan, Leyte (SkimBoarding Capital of the Philippines), the SKIM fever reached the shores of General Santos City also!At first, young generals usually come together at the Queen Tuna Park to simply enjoy the small waves through skimboarding, until they considered joining friendly competitions and staging Skimboarding Competition as well.  

Considering that  General Santos shores does not have huge waves like those of Hawaii, skimboarding is a good substitute for surfing. No need to go to Leyte to experience SkimBoarding. You just need a skim board and you are good to go!

Interested? Let me know and I'll help look for someone to make a Skim Board specially made for you.

Who says Summer Outing need to be expensive? That I differ! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Been to: SUSAN's BEACH, Maasim

Relax & Enjoy at Susan's Beach

If you think Gumasa is the only place that offers commercial-free white sand beaches in the district of Representative Manny Pacquiao, then I must say you have not gone to the other side of Sarangani.

Opposite way going to Gumasa in Glan, there is this unassuming place where beach lovers will surely add up to their must-go to lists.

Susan's Beach is a white sand beach in Maasim, Sarangani Province. Going to the place is so easy, cause it is just along the national highway, below the 73rd IB Philippine Army Camp in Maasim. If you are coming from Gensan, it is before another tourist destination Lemlunay. Yes, you can see it from the Highway.

The place is still going through different improvements like additional cottages and other amenities, but the resort has available clean bathroom and shower area. Plus, a weekend treat for your family does not need to be expensive for the entrance for both children and adults is only Fifteen Pesos while the cottages rate is only P300 for medium size and P500 for the large sized cottage. 

The next time you want to get sunburn, check out Susan's Beach! It is worth the long ride!