It is incredibly encouraging to see some of the more remote Filipino cities embracing the power of the Internet and keeping their websites current.
Little known Mati (City) is featured in the respected 'Philippine Daily Inquirer' (www.inquirer.net) today as one of four Mindanaoan cities to have that stus confirmed by the national government.
Its website is worth a look, particularly its directory, as while I have not yet ventured there, I gather that it has some great white sand beaches. It is 165 kilometres (three to four hours by road) from Davao City in Davao Oriental:
I am gradually requesting TA staff to add Mati accommodation establishments to the TA database. I have also asked TA to separately identify it as a city as any listings will currently be lumped in to all the others for Mindanao as a whole.