Category Archives: SOCCSKSARGEN

It’s more FUN in the Philippines

What I See Is What I Blog supports It’s more FUN in the Philippines campaign of the Department of Tourism.


Native weaver

A native of  Saranggani weaving clothes.
Picture by A. Rubio

Robinsons Place GenSan

The most vibrant mall in General Santos City, Robinsons Place Gensan, opened its doors to bloggers and allowed us to take snapshots of what’s inside the mall.

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It is a two story mall built along Jose Catolico Avenue, in Lagao, Gensan. It is the biggest Robinsons Mall in gensan as of posting time.

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Day 2 of the SOCCSKSARGEN Safari started with a 20 minute ride to Dolores Farm and Resort were we will have breakfast. The place was a quiet sanctuary and a breakaway from the city life.

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Piyesta KTV and Resto Bar

If you ask me for a place that offers great food at reasonable prices, I would only give you one answer… Piyesta KTV and Resto Bar.

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The place is along the stretch of establishments at Robinsons Place Gensan. But every night, you’ll only see one place that’s full of customers and some even falling in line to get their seats – only in Piyesta.

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Arnevel Restaurant and Catering Services

A business that just started  from a barbecue stand is now Gensan’s biggest and known catering services, Arnevel Restaurant and Catering Services.

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It all started when Nitz Velasquez decided to venture into her first business in 1984– a small snack house and selling barbeque – with a capital of P3,000.

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Pacman’s Sports Bar

Our hotel was near our first stop… Pacman’s Sport’s Bar…. yes, the pound for pound king’s very own!

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According to the locals, this is where you would normally catch Manny Pacquiao if not in their home or in the Gym. And he really came by during the latter part of the evening (we saw him on our way back to the hotel) with is friends and billiard mates.

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