On Dec. 22 at 4 in the morning my buddies accompanied me to a shoot inside the General Santos Fishport Complex where we wanted to capture the sunrise as well. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day, but we were more than in luck with other images we captured.
Many thanks to Orman and Avel Manansala who secured a permit for us to enter with the proper strict regulations of wearing boots and outfit. This was our shoot the day after I conducted a photojournalism workshop for the Socksargen Bloggers in The Farm, Koronadal.
Taken from the PFDA website:
"The General Santos Fish Port Complex (GSFPC), covering an area of 11 hectares, is strategically located in Barangay Tambler, General Santos City in South Cotabato. GSFPC is 32 km. South of the city proper, along the shores of Sarangani Bay. Constructed at a total cost of approximately Php 600 M and financed by the Japanese Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund, the port complex is one of the projects under the Nationwide Fishing Ports Package II.
The South Cotabato/Sarangani/General Santos (SOCSARGEN) economic growth area is developing into a profitable business enclave and the GSFPC has emerged as the region's principal trading port. The rapidly increasing population in the area as well as the establishment of East ASEAN Growth Area have resulted into an increased demand for fish products which the port hopes to supply. Moreover, it is expected to service a huge tuna based fishing fleet off Sarangani Bay and the nearby fishing grounds with a projected fish unloading of 300 m.t. per day."