General Paulino Santos Museum | Things to do in General Santos City-General Santos City
Migrants started the development of SOCSKSARGEN; immigration rate to Southern Mindanao remains one of the highest on the archipelago. The pioneering spirit of the settlers from 1939 onwards still burns in the heart of the newer migrants and is the very reason why SOCSKSARGEN remains a bastion of economic growth and progress in Mindanao.
This pioneering spirit must live on and be passed to the next generation. This is the essence of the General Paulino Santos Museum: a tribute to the pioneering spirit of the migrants of Southern Mindanao.
|Address:||Notre Dame of Didiangas University, General Santos City, General Santos City|
Dubbed as the People's Champ, boxer Manny Pacquiao put not just the Philippines, but his hometown, General Santos, in the global spotlight. Together with his wife, Jinkee who once served as Vice Governor of Sarangani, the couple founded Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, Inc. The foundation's main objective is to help finance various activities and livelihood programs, which help uplift the socio-economic life of the undeprivileged. In pursuit of this goal, the couple opened the doors of some of their properties as tourist destinations, which provides employment to locals. Visitors get a glimpse into the life of the famed boxer, whose rags-to-riches story continues to inspire. Sites include their two mansions, Wildcard Gym, PacMan Stadium, Pacman Beach Resort, PacMan Farm and The Manny Pacquiao Hotel, also known as Road Haus Hotel. Proceeds of the tour will be used to support the scholars in Manny and Jinkee's foundation.
Plaza Heneral is actually a big rotunda, the center of the city where you can find the city hall. By nightfall, the plaza comes alive with stalls selling different kinds of street foods from mango shake to fishballs. It’s a place where skaters, bmx riders, break dancers and joggers converge. They have their respective spots inside the plaza. You will also find a big monument dedicated to whom this town is named- Gen. Paulino Santos.
The first Accredited Farm Tourism site in SOCCSKSARGEN(SOX). Nestled in the idyllic city of General Santos City, the farm of Felicidad Orchard and Garden Organics pioneered the vermi culture industry in Mindanao. Its owner is a multi-awarded Filipino inventor, James Fos Reamon. The farm is now being developed as an educational destination in the Philippines for students, teachers, and organic/natural farming communities showcasing Filipino inventions, agricultural machineries and equipment, as well as providing the visitors with event venues for seminars, trainings, meetings, celebrations and field tours on the farm sites of orchard, herbs, and vegetables.
Where to stay
HOTEL SAN MARCO is a newly built boutique hotel situated at the heart of General Santos City. The hotel has twenty eight (28) elegant rooms with unique designs, special amenities and services for our guests. It is listed as one of the leading boutique hotels in Gensan that maintains the highest standards of gracious hospitality and preserves its fine reputation and tradition of excellence.
A boutique hotel in the heart of General Santos City with 28 elegant rooms, Hotel San Marco offer you one of the best accommodations complete with special amenities, services and conveniences. Café Verona offers good dining and provides the highest standards of gracious hospitality and a fine reputation and tradition of excellence.
Getting there and around
Notre Dame of Didiangas University, General Santos City, General Santos CityGet directions