When asked during the press conference at Menzi Beach Park and Campsite, since Mati is undeniably a progressive city, what issues/strategies do you consider in becoming an urbanized society? Mayor Carlo Rabat said in response that we move where development is leading us, however, we shall always keep and uphold our rich cultural heritage that makes Mati what it is now.

Around 80 students under the Advanced Journalism Class from the Ateneo de Davao University led by Journalism Professor and a native of Mati, Dr. Gemima Valderama, visited the city yesterday during their community exposure trip.

Their visit to the premier tourism destination in the region is expected to come up with their-own-design-magazine and other print-out media featuring substantially the various industries of the city.