The Menzi House in Mati
|The facade of the House|
About 10 minutes away from Mati City poblacion is the Menzi House or the Menzi Heritage Villa. The structure is a two-storey house overlooking a vast citrus plantation operated by the Menzi Farmers Cooperative.
The house has been renovated by the provincial government of Davao Oriental and serves as the Governor's residence, it has five guest rooms where the Governor's guests can be billeted. The house is part of the Menzi Tourism Complex. Inside the complex are dormitories for guests and the Subangan Provincial Museum.
|The House was intensively renovated|
|The pool overlooks the citrus plantation.|
|The Governor in a meeting inside the house.|
General Hans Menzi is a Swiss-Filipino industrialist and aviator, His interests in agro-industry prompted him to develop a former ranchland in Mati into a citrus plantation in the 1950s where Sunblest Valencia varieties of oranges and other fruits were planted large-scale. Hans Menzi died in 1984, the plantation was placed under agrarian reform.
|Menzi Beach Park in Dahican, it used to be part of the Menzi Plantation. The area is under leased from Menzi Foundation|
(Access to the Menzi Heritage Villa/ Governor's House is upon permission from the Governor's Office)