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Breaking the child-trafficking cycle

GENERAL Santos City social welfare officer Rebecca Magante shares recent experiences in handling child-trafficking cases. MA. CECILIA RODRIGUEZ/CONTRIBUTOR

It was the accidental discovery of a child-trafficking syndicate in General Santos City that made chief social worker Rebecca Magante think deeply about the urgency of her duty.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

General Santos makes bid for largest fish display record

FRESHLY caught tuna are on display in a section of General Santos Fish Port Complex, as the city makes a bid for the world record for largest fish display. RUSSEL DELVO/CONTRIBUTOR

City officials here on Friday said they were ecstatic at the possibility that Guinness World Records would accept the city’s bid for the world record for largest fish display.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

General Santos bids for largest fresh fish display

Fish operators in General Santos City display 946 pieces of tuna weighing a total of 33.61 metric tons. Organizers hope the display would be recognized by the Guinness World Record. Photo courtesy of CIRILO ANOTADO

Local officials here are delighted the city surpassed the world record for the largest display of fresh fish and hope that Guinness World Records would recognize the feat.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tuna trade slow but General Santos continues to cash in on industry

TUNA are displayed at the fish port of General Santos City in May this year just months before experts warned of a decline in catch. JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Mayor Ronnel Rivera has admitted that the tuna industry, which has propelled the city to growth for decades now, is getting stagnant.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Tuna industry won’t grow due to int’l fishing rule – mayor


The tuna industry will not experience significant growth in the next years due to restrictions imposed by foreign countries on fishing in international waters, according to city Mayor Ronnel Rivera.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »