Archive for January 7th, 2012

Beyond the Bay – Experience General Santos City

LOCATION

General Santos City is located in Region XI or Southern Mindanao, at the southernmost tip of the archipelago, with bearings 530′ to 640′ North Latitude and 12415′ to 12545′ East Latitude.

LAND AREA

GenSan (Gen. Santos) covers a total area of 536sq.km. Its terrain ranges from generally flat to gently undulating in the city and generally flat with scattered hills and isolated mountains in neighboring South Cotabato and Sarangani Province.

POPULATION and PEOPLE

In 2000 the city’s population was placed at 411,822. Annual population growth rate is a high 5.1%, mainly due to in-migration to this booming area. Nearly all the ethnic tribes of the country, plus a number of expatriates, are represented in the area.

LANGUAGE

Bilingualism is very common in the area. While Cebuano is widely spoken, many people speak an extra dialect or two. Most people are also conversant in English, it being the official medium of school instructions and business communicatioons.

MAJOR RELIGIONS

Religious freedom is recognized in this southern region. While 70% of the population are Roman Catholics, the rest belong to a wide distribution of religious affiliations (Protestants-20%, Islam-5%, Iglesia ni Cristo-3%).

CLIMATE

The area has no pronounced wet or dry seasons although it can get as cool 21C and as hot as 36C. The average temperature keeps at 28C. The cooler months are expected from November to February while March to May provide the summer heat. The area, protected by the vast mountain ranges surrounding it, is typhoon free.

See Also: Visit my Province South Cotabato

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PARENTS’ QUOTES

If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one. Jessamyn West.

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. Proverbs 19:18

Never, never be too proud to say “I’m sorry”, to your child when you’ve made a mistake.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another… James 5:16

The best academy….a mother’s knee. James Lowell

Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. Proverbs 29:17

A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house. Paul Lewis

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21

The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home. Susanne Wesley

Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Ephesians 6:1

By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father. General Douglas MacArthur

I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you…2 Corinthians 7:4

A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or fathers, even though the heart is breaking. Helen Rice

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4,8

Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute “presents” for “presence.” Dr. Anthony Witham

We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Many parents are finding out that a pat on the back helps develop character – if given often enough, early enough, and low enough. Glen Wheeler

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. Proverbs 13:24

Children desperately need to know – and to hear in ways they understand and remember – that they’re loved and valued by mom and dad. Paul Smally

…Let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them and show it in our actions. 1 John 3:18

An infallible way to make your child miserable is to satisfy all his demands. Henry Home

The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:15

Opportunities for meaniful communication between fathers and sons must be created. And it’s work to achieve. James Dobson

To every thing there is a season, A time to keep silence, and a time to speak. Ecclesiastes 3:1,7

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