Mati City History Tourist Spots Festival

Mati is a 5th class coastal city and the capital of Davao Oriental Province in Region 11, Philippines.

Mati City Beach
Mati City Beach (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Mati City (Geography)
Location –> Eastern Mindanao Island, Southern Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Lupon (north), Tarragona (northeast), Governor Generoso and San Isidro (west)
Area –> 588.63 km2 (227.27 sq mi)
Population –> 141,141 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 26
Revenue (2016) –> 554,365,581.78
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plains and rolling hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Fruits, Coconut, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Bisaya, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Joel Mayo Almario
Mayor –> Michelle Marie Denise Rabat
Vice Mayor –> Ma. Glenda Monette S. Rabat-Gayta

History of Mati

Mati was founded by Captain Prudencio Garcia in 1861. In 1903, Mati was organized as a municipality by virtue of Act No. 21. In 1907, Act No. 189 further reaffirmed the establishment of its local government. Francisco Rojas was the first appointed mayor while the first elected mayor was Patricio Cunanan in 1923. On June 20, 2007, it was elevated as city after Republic Act 9408 was ratified.

Economy, Business and Investment in Mati City

The city of Mati is still an agricultural area although it is the main commercial and financial center of the province. Fruits, fish and vegetables are the main products.

Tourist Spots in Mati City

Dahican Beach

Mt. Hamiguitan

Sleeping Dinosaur Island
Provincial capitol and People’s Park
Subangan Museum
Mati Baywalk Park
Mati Centennial Park
Cathedral of San Nicolas de Tolentino
Guang-guang Mangrove Park

Festival in Mati City

Pujada Bay Festival
Sambuokan Festival

Map of Mati City in Davao Oriental

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Nelson Dayanghirang

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