Philippines // Mindanao //

General Santos

Around 140km southwest of Davao on Sarangani Bay, GENERAL SANTOS – or “Jen-san” – is the Philippines’ southernmost city, a dense, noisy metropolis of over half a million that isn’t a significant tourist destination; it’s something of a frontier town, founded by General Paulino Santos and 62 pioneers from Luzon in 1939, and best known as the centre of the tuna industry. It’s also the gateway to Lake Sebu.