GSC Honors 29 Local Cultural & Historical Individuals


The 18th Sangguniang Panlungsod led by Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas together with the Pioneers-Descendants of General Santos City conferred recognition and honor to 29 personalities from the Indigenous Communities, Muslim Community, and the Christian settlers whose cultural and historical contributions have impacted the growth and development of the city.

VM Shirlyn Bañas, authored the resolutions that recognize the achievements of these individuals (27 posthumously) (2 living).

The families of the honorees received the certificates and copy of the resolutions read by the Vice Mayor during the ceremony and handed by the members of the city council.

In her message, VM Bañas said that the stories of the people recognized and honored will be part of the intangible wealth of the city that will be featured in the GSC Cultural and Heritage Museum once this is established. – JBS

List of Honorees:
1. Datu Paco Gay Balunto
2. Fulong Mario U. Empal
3. Ante Balunto Lumbos
4. Catalao T. Kindat
5. Tula Sulanting
6. Undo Calim Blaan
7. Senugan Nie
8. Datu Adam Quiol
9. Hamesio Waling Balunto
10. Honorable Sharif Zainal Abedin Al-Maliki
11. Datu Madtud Buday
12. Councilor Benjamin Tobias
13. Hadji Mateo Abdullahad Abellera
14. Abdul Kadir Bajunaid
15. Mohamad Abdawa
16. Abubakar Banisil
17. Mamundas Mamalumpong
18. Saavedra Saway
19. Datu Acad Dalid
20. Alangan Taket
21. Don Francisco Natividad
22. Dr. Victorio Velasquez
23. Former Vice Mayor Hon. Jose Catolico
24. Former Mayor Hon. Pedro B. Acharon, Sr.
25. Eligio “Amang” Leyva
26. Hermogenes & Fausta Cahilsot
27. Mateo Buaya Auguis
28. Engr. Albert Morrow
29. Santiago Odi


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