Investors train eyes on Mati City’s tourism industry

Mati City in Davao Oriental province is now experiencing an influx of investors mostly engaged in tourism-related businesses, an official said.             Mati City Promotions and Investments chief Tanya Rabat-Tan said the investors are particularly … Continue reading Investors train eyes on Mati City’s tourism industry

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Mati City eyed as RP’s Hongkong

By ROGER M. BALANZA It may look like a futile shot at the moon, but an official of Mati City in Davao Oriental is unstoppable: he envisions the city to become the Philippines’ equivalent of Hongkong or Singapore in the next 25 years. Mati City councilor Rey Oliveros said local planners have an eye on Singapore and Hongkong as model as they craft the city’s development plans and would not be surprised if Mati City attain their stature in the future. Oliveros, chair of the council committee on tourism, said Mati’s shoreline, the longest in the country, could be comparable … Continue reading Mati City eyed as RP’s Hongkong

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MATI NOW A CITY

Triple celebration for Mati City residents By ROGER M. BALANZA Mati residents have one other reason to celebrate December with jubilation. Coming ahead of Christmas and New Year, Mati has realized its dream to become a city. In a pre-Christmas offering to jubilant Mati residents, the Supreme Court has endowed Mati, along with 15 other aspiring local governments, the much awaited status as a city The High Tribunal in a 6-4 vote reversed its earlier ruling that granting city hood to the towns was unconstitutional. The ruling stemmed from a petition by other local government units opposing grant of city … Continue reading MATI NOW A CITY

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DINOSAUR ISLAND – MATI CITY

DINOSAUR ISLAND,  jutting out into Pujada Bay, gives Mati visitors a breathtaking preview of the tourism potentials of this Davao Oriental municipality fighting an aborted cityhood at the Supreme Court. One of Southern Mindanao’s mining corridors, Davao Oriental is rich in mineral resources with foreign mining companies posing threats to environment. Environmentalists are keeping an eye on Pujada Bay and Mt. Hamaguitan where open pit nickel and iron ore mining operatins are ongoing. Continue reading DINOSAUR ISLAND – MATI CITY

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Mati picks “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” song as anthem vs. cityhood junking

By ROGER M. BALANZA Reminiscent of the anti-Marcos scenes of the pre-Martial Law of the 80s, people of Mati in Davao Oriental are finding solace in color yellow to buoy up their spirit in the battle against a Supreme Court ruling nullifying its cityhood. Mayor Michelle Rabat is leading her constituents in decking every concievable with a flood of yellow ribbons—lightposts, commercial building facades and the city hall—to fire up hopes the high court would reverse its decision declaring Mati City and 15 other newly-created cities throughout the country as not qualified to be a city. “The yellow ribbon signifies … Continue reading Mati picks “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” song as anthem vs. cityhood junking

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