The first week of September breaths life to the tuna industry In General Santos City. The holding of the tuna festival is the people’s way of commemorating the city’s Charter Anniversary. The fishing industry is the main engine of the city’s economy. Its steadily ascending economic spiral is attributable to the industry’s continuing bullishness; the reason why the city has been able to create a prominent mark in the global economic landscape. The Tuna Parade and the various activities featuring different processed Tuna products and food menus are the main highlights of the festival.