Friday, January 11, 2008

Electronic Queuing Machines Ease Up Paying at CTO

ELECTRONIC QUEUING MACHINES. Florentino Magoncia, Lilia Salera and Solomon Vinculado, of the Cash Receipts Divison of the City Treasurer's Office of Gensan are caught in action while receiving payments from their numerous clients who are processing their business permits. Their tasks have been made easier with the installation of the "electronic queuing machines" above them which control and regulate the flow of payment transactions. The local government has set January 20 as the deadline for the registration of business permits. (GenSan CMO/avel manansala)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

US-Based Pioneer's Kin Calls on Mayor

PIONEER'S KIN. General Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. in a souvenir shot with (from right) Carmelita Larrabaster-Vinson who flew in from San Diego, California and her sister, Zamboanga-based Shirley, both daughters of Lt. Jesus Larrabaster, former pioneer and overseer of the Marbel Settlement District when it was created on January 10, 1940 under the National Land Settlement Administration. Together with them is (extreme left) Koronadal Program Evaluation Officer Jennifer Malinao. They were guests of the Koronadal LGU which celebrated its Hinugyaw Festival this week. They called on Mayor Acharon to map out the possibility of a program which could strengthen the viability of Gensan and the whole of the Socsargen Area in the areas of commerce and tourism among retiring Fil-Americans. (GenSan CMO/avel manansala)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Mayor Calls First Cabinet Meeting

FIRST CABINET MEETING. General Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. (center) is flanked by Vice Mayor Florentina Congson and OIC City Administrator Teodorico Dumagan during his first Cabinet Meeting for the year on January 7th at the city mayor's conference room where priority projects were discussed. 2008 has been declared as "YEAR OF EXCELLENCE" by the mayor, details of which will be explained during his State of the City Address (SOCA) scheduled on February 7, 2008. (GenSan cmo/amanansala/foto by pbernaldez)

Monday, January 7, 2008

GenSan Youth Achievers Proclaimed

GENSAN YOUTH ACHIEVERS. Past & present winners of the GSC Youth Achievers Award pose for the camera after the awarding ceremony for Batch 2007 at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Hall, City Hall. From left to right are Joanna Grace Banting-Lapore (2001 awardee), Jonie Rose Louise R. Wee (In-school youth category high school), Jan Robert D. Acharon of RMMC (college), Hannan M. Masdoc (Cultural Communities category), Jovar G. Pantao (2005 awardee), Jessie Augustus R. Lagon of RMMC (in-school youth college category), Eugene L. Dato-on of the Youth Community Service Club (Young Professionals and Workers Category), Allan S. Remedious (2000 awardee), Alfie Maria Rio-Custodio (2003 awardees), City Youth Affairs & Development Officer Elmer Cequiña, and Faustino Jerome G. Babate, MBA (2001 awardee). (CMO/avel manansala/FOTO from YADO)