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Dole Philippines Turns 50 (Dolefil Strikes Gold)

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Press Release:

January 8, 2013 | POLOMOLOK, SOUTH COTABATO

The new year calls for a celebration as Dole Philippines, Inc. (Dolefil) turns 50 this 2013. Series of activities and programs for both its employees and its community are lined up throughout the year to celebrate this historic milestone.

As a kick-off, Dolefil had simultaneous fireworks display last January 1, 2013 at its operations in Calumpang, Gen. Santos City, Surallah, and Polomolok, South Cotabato. On January 13 to 19, a surgical mission will be held at Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital in partnership with the Philippine Medical Society of Florida, Mahintana Foundation, Inc., and Mt. Matutum Healthcare Foundation Inc.

There are not many companies that survive 50 years. Dolefil’s VP and Managing Director, Mr. Simon Denye says Dolefil’s turning 50 is an “impressive achievement”. “We are lucky that our customer still love pineapples. With Itochu backing us with their financial support and growth opportunities in countries such as China, we can look forward to another 50 years.”,Denye added.

Dolefil was established in 1963 as one of the largest integrated pineapple plantation, cannery, and packaging complex in the world. After two years, Dolefil was able to produce its first shipment of 30,000 cases of canned pineapple products to Newark, New Jersey, USA. Now, Dolefil, with an annual production equivalent to about 8 Billion servings, provides healthy and high-quality food products to numerous international markets worldwide.

SURGICAL MISSION 2013

Surgical Mission 2013 is an outreach activity of Dole Philippines, Inc., in partnerships with Mahintana Foundation, Philippine Medical Society of Florida (PMSF), and Mt. Matutum Healthcare Foundation that targets to benefit our indigent countrymen needing surgery who are able to provide for their medical care.

With the help of volunteer surgeons, nurses, and medical staff from PMSF; and resident doctors and nurses from Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital and Mt. Matutum Healthcare Foundation, Surgical Mission 2013 shall be made possible this January 13 to 19, 2013. Approximately 100 patients from region XII shall benefit from this historic event.

“I feel fantastic for the beneficiaries, but my thanks really goes to the surgeons who give their time for free and even fly all the way from Florida to help these children and families; and to the hospital nurses who prep the patients.”, Denye said. ” Thier expertise is highly commendable and makes the Surgical Mission a wonderful story of changing people’s lives”, he explained.

As Dolefil turns 50 this 2013, we wish to touch the live of more Filipinos through activities such as this.

 

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Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year 2013

 

Happy New Year 2013! Cheers!

 

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14,610

My Birthday Cake. A gift to me from my two kids.

Today is my 14,611th day in this life. Yesterday was my 14,610th day but I was too tired to blog about it. Read More

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Flooding in Gensan

Photo courtesy of sdumalay.blogspot.com

 

General Santos City is known for its dry and humid weather. Some old folks even call it “dustdiangas” a moniker from the old name of the city which is Dadiangas. The place is dusty and dry and hot on ordinary days. Read More

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5th Gensan Car Show

5th Gensan Car Show

The 5th annual Gensan Car Show was held at Gaisano Mall on October 12, 13 and 14, 2012. There where several entries from Gensan and Davao that participated in this event. We were once again able to see up close some pimped up rides. Most of these setups are very costly that the amount spent on the accessories can buy a you a brand new car.

Below are the photos that I took during the event.

 

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The Boombastic Honda Fit of Drift Tech. This one won the people’s choice award. Read More

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Get Fit Run – Gensan Leg

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After the successful staging of the HyperSports Get Fit Run 2012 at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila last July 8, 2012, HyperSports Philippines, Inc. is now organizing a GenSan leg of this fun filled event to be held on September 2, 2012 (Sunday) which will coincide with the 14th Tuna Festival. This will be entitled GET FIT RUN – GENSAN! Read More

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It’s Half Time

5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays, and 1 Friday the 13th

 

Time flies.

What a cliché.

Still it is true specially when one is busy or having fun.

The first half of the year is finished.

There is nothing we can do about it now.

What happens to the second half is still on our hands though.

We can either waste it or make the most out of it.

I’m doing the latter.

I will treat July 1 like a new year.

From this day on, I will do my best to make everyday count.

No more procrastination. No more lazy time. No more wasting time.

I wish everyone the best for the remaining 182 days of the year.

Let’s make it count.

Let’s GO!

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New Blog

My Tech Blog

 

I have a new blog site. The url is tech.gensanboy.com It’s actually just a spin-off from my main blog. This site will be all tech. I dedicate this blog to all my Non-Techie friends out there who sometimes bombard me with questions about technology. This site will also be for those tips and tricks that I often share with my homies. I hope you will visit this site as you have visited GensanBoy.com.

Thanks.

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Join the Google Map Making Summit Mindanao

Mapping the Philippines

 

This month of April, a series of Google Map Maker Summits will be conducted all over the country.

The first one will be held at the University of La Salle in Bacolod City. This will be on April 12, 2012.

The second one will be at the University of Baguio in Baguio City. This will be on April 14, 2012.

The last leg of the summit will be on our very own General Santos City at the STI Campus, J. Catolico Avenue. It will be on April 21, 2012, Saturday. It will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 PM.

This event is in cooperation with the Department of Tourism.

The Sox Bloggers will facilitate this event.

The three summits are envisioned to kick-off MapUps or Mapping activities and/or initiatives for tourism and health establishments in their respective regions.

This event is totally free of charge and is open to everyone who are interested to join. The will be free food and so are Google giveaways.

All you need is to bring your laptop with wifi access. Internet connection at the venue.

For more info and links to the registration site, just click here to visit Gensantos.com

I was able to join the second and the third mapping party here in Gensan.

Check out the videos that I got during those events.

Register now to any of the Google Map Maker Summits and go help MAP YOUR WORLD!

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The 4th Cong. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao Cup

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