Filled with animal poops. Hiding place of rugby boys and gangsters. Dilapidated rooms with benches filled with vandals and stories of scandals. The whole Mati Sports Complex was like a ghost town creepier than the nearby public cemetery. These were the images stayed on my mind as I left Mati to seek job in Davao way back 2004.
Nostalgic. That’s what I felt as I arrived at the complex. The people’s smiles reminded me of my elementary days when I could hardly enter to just see the annual Motor Cross for I could not afford to buy a ticket so I was just there watching the events from afar through a cyclone wire.
Now, I’m happy that the local government has enlivened the sports complex utilizing its true purpose. As I looked at the audience cheering for their bets in the Indak-Sayaw competition, I could see unity and I believe everyone had a very comfortable and satisfying experience in celebrating the last day of Sambuokan Festival 2015. #ilovemati
The Indak-Sayaw is just one of the Sambuokan 2015 highlights. Here, schools showcase their talents in conveying a message through street dancing. No doubt, after watching all the entries, I would say we have indeed the best performers to compete in other festivals. Go Mati!