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-- Ferdinand Marcos
General Santos, officially the City of General Santos, abbreviated as GenSan, formerly known as Dadiangas, is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Soccsksargen, Philippines. It is the 15th-most populous city in the Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 594,446 people.
The city was named after Gen. Paulino Santos, a former Commanding General of the Philippine Army and the settlement's leading pioneer.
It is located on the island of Mindanao and the regional center for commerce and industry of the Soccsksargen region, and is geographically located within the province of South Cotabato but administered independently of it.
General Santos City produces export quality high valued crops such as corn, coconut, pineapple, asparagus, banana and rice and is the largest producer of sashimi-grade tuna in the Philippines.