General Santos is one developed city in Soccsksargen, Mindanao, Philippines. It is the third most populous city in Mindanao island with 594, 446 inhabitants recorded in 2015 census and ranked as 15th most populous city in the entire Philippines. General Santos has started to develop into a city since 1968 and it is now a commerce center for the region and the neighboring area.
General Santos has an average temperature ranging from 22 to 35 degrees Celsius throughout the year. When the temperature varies so little, it is insignificant to concern about the hot and cold seasons. Instead, the precipitation should be the main concern when planning to visit GenSan, the common name used to call this city. The least precipitation recorded is from December to April. Especially in early March when the temperature is averagely hot with low precipitation, it is the best time for outdoor activities in GenSan.
Francisco Bangoy International Airport – Francisco Bangoy International Airport is the main airport serving the people of Davao City. Therefore, it is commonly known as Davao International Airport. It serves both, domestic and international, flights thus becoming the busiest airport in the entire Mindanao region. It handles seven airlines such as Cebu Pacific, Cebgo, Philippines Airlines and a few more. It is capable of serving 3 to 4 million passengers per year. It is sited at Daang Maharlika Highway, Buhangin, which takes about 20 minutes driving from the city center on smooth traffic condition.
General Santos International Airport – Opened to public since 1996, General Santos International Airport is the main airport serving Soccsksargen. It is also the biggest airport in Mindanao region. It is located at Filipino-American Friendship Avenue. Uhaw, Brgy. Fatima, General Santos. It takes about 14 minutes driving from the city center of GenSan via Pan Philippines Highway.
Davao and GenSan are both located on Mindanao island, which is affected by the tropical climate. Davao and GenSan have similar characteristics. Average temperature for both cities is ranging from 22 degrees Celcius to 35 degrees Celcius. The precipitation recorded for both cities is also identical where March is the driest month and June is the wettest.