Glan Municipality, Province of Sarangani, Island Mindanao, Philippines

September 23, 2014

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Madayaw na GLAN

“Your search for nature and in the clear enjoyment is not completed until it ends – in GLAN.”

Come find it then!

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Glan Municipality, Province of Sarangani, Island Mindanao, Philippines –  Byaheng Mindanaw Team and I visited and explored the oldest town of SoCCSKSarGen in Region 12, as our team toured last September 12-13, 2014 that served as our silent eyewitness of Glan’s affluent chronicle, the GLAN100 Centennial Celebration on October 8, 2014.

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Some of the places we visited to wit;

CENTURY OLD ACACIA TREES

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Just a walked from the Glan’s Municipal Hall in the compound of Glan Central Elementary School of which the Centennial Acacia Trees are standing at a standstill and physically powerful for the past 100 years giving shed to the students from the heat of the sun as there quiescent break area.

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 GABALDON BUILDING

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In the midst of the century old acacia trees in Glan Central Elementary School where you can find the Gabaldon Building which was built in 1913 (now is converted into school building)

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 SANTA CATALINA DE ALEXANDRIA CHURCH

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Sta. Catalina De Alexandria Parish, which was erected in 1949

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 CENTURY OLD ANCESTRAL HOUSES

– Emilio Alegado Colonial House – an Spanish inspired heritage house was built after the World War 2 by the first elected municipal Mayor of Glan – Emilio Alegado.

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– Hacienda Don Juan – built during late 1930s, located in Barangay Lago, 15 minutes away from Glan’s business district. Don Juan hacienda was the ancestral house of the Escobar Family and now being transformed into a restaurant bar.

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GUMASA WHITE SAND BEACH

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A short ride from the town center is the famed strip of powdery white-sand shorelines of Glan, one of Philippines’ best beaches.

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– Isla Jardin Del Mar, Barangay Gumasa, Glan

Experience Island Paradise -”the pinkish white shoreline stretches and curves 750 meters, which gives one an impression that the beachfront is part of a small island, with 30 cottages and a restaurant floating over two separate white sand bars plus with a huge grounds”

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– Rosal Beach Resort, Barangay Gumasa, Glan

This beach resort is one of the best white sand beaches scattered all over the province. There is a wide variety of options where one can break the stillness of the resort. One is to indulge in the beauty of the place by simply taking a walk in the fine white sand while having a conversation with new acquaintances or friends. Another way is to hang out with the beach while sipping refreshing drinks.

A SHORT GLIMPSE

Glan was founded on October 8, 1914

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Glan is a first class Municipality in the Province of Sarangani, Island Mindanao, Philippines – boasts of pristine shorelines dotted with strips of powdery white-sand beach resorts facing the Celebes Sea which, hands-down, is among the Philippines best beaches. Colonial-era structures and archeological discoveries dating back to the 15th century make Glan even more alluring to visitors.

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Glan is a leading producer of copra in the region and has survived the ups and downs of the coconut industry. However, as the burgeoning industry of coconut by-products continues to expand plus the demand for coconut surging in the world market, the people of Glan is enjoying the benefits as investors are setting-up shop throughout the town.

Glan is a 45 min trip via air-conditioned public utility vehicles from General Santos City along a well-paved highway. However, for those who would like to experience Rural Philippines, there are jeepneys that ply the same route.

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In Glan Centennial Celebration!

ARYA TOURTOWN GLAN MARTSA!

Come, Join and Witness as historic event, REVEALED!

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With the theme, “GLAN: A Century of Sharing, Caring Among One People, One Culture…”, the Municipal Government have lined up activities for the commemoration of  Glan’s centennial founding anniversary on October 8, 2014…

For more updates visit Glan100! It All Started Here facebook page.

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A Special Thanks to:

Ms. Lodar Dagoy- Escobillo, Glan Municipal Tourism Operations Officer ll for making our heritage tour possible (at the center wearing white dress); Ms. Haydee Bernabe, Smart Communications In., Public Affairs Officer for South Central Mindanao for lending us LTE Pocket Wifi for the live updates; Mr. Jonallier Mana-ay Perez, Mindanao Tourism Council Director and Mr. Olan Emboscado, the Travel Teller for inviting me in this events  and to….

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…. My Byaheng Mindanaw Team ….

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

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