Batangas or Bataŋgas, is a province in the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in the island of Luzon. Its capital is the city of Batangas and is bordered by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna to the north and Quezon to the east. Across the Verde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea. Poetically, Batangas is often referred to by its ancient name Kumintáng.

Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila. It is home to the well-known Taal Volcano, one of the Decade Volcanoes, and Taal Heritage town, a small picturesque town that has ancestral houses and structures dating back to the 19th century. The province also has several beaches and diving spots including Anilao in Mabini, Sombrero Island in Tingloy, Ligpo Island in Bauan, Matabungkay in Lian, Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Calatagan and Laiya in San Juan.

Batangas City has the second largest international seaport in the Philippines after Metro Manila. The identification of the city as an industrial growth center in the region and being the focal point of the CALABARZON program resulted to the increasing number of business establishments in the city's Central Business District (CBD) as well as numerous industries operating at the province's industrial parks.

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2 carnappers fall in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 10 Dec 2023
CAMP VICENTE LIM, LagunaPolice arrested two notorious carnappers in Mercedes Homes Subdivision, Barangay San Isidro Norte, City of Santo Tomas, Batangas, on Friday, December 8 ... 8, in Mercedes Homes Subdivision, Barangay San Isidro Norte, Santo Tomas City, Batangas. (Photo via Danny Estacio) ... ....

Phoenix spoils Ginebra fun in Batangas

The Philippine Star 09 Dec 2023
Jonathan Williams banged in a 20-20 performance as Phoenix outdueled Barangay Ginebra, 82-77, to keep solo second in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup last night in San Jose, Batangas .......

Red-hot Phoenix ambushes Ginebra in Batangas

The Manila Times 09 Dec 2023
BATANGAS, Philippines ... waxed hot in the fourth quarter to shoot down Barangay Ginebra, 82-77 in the battle of streaking teams on Saturday in the 2023-24 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the FPJ Arena in San Jose, Batangas....

Phoenix, Ginebra test mettle in Batangas clash

Manila Bulletin 09 Dec 2023
Arena in San Jose, Batangas on Saturday, Dec. 9.PBA File Photo. Tip-off of the huge collision is at 6.15 p.m ... Out to put a stop to the Fuel Masters’ run however are the Kings whose returning veteran guard LA Tenorio, a proud Batangueño and native of Nasugbu, will have his homecoming of sorts in Batangas before an expected huge crowd ... ....

Phoenix sustains fiery form, takes down Ginebra in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 09 Dec 2023
Phoenix sustained its fiery form and took down Barangay Ginebra, 81-77, in the 2023 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the brand new Fernando Poe Jr. Arena in San Jose, Batangas on Saturday, Dec. 3.Ken Tuffin is on target from deep to help Phoenix sustain its strong start to the season. (PBA Images) ... ....

2 Korean tourists found dead in Batangas resort

The Philippine Star 08 Dec 2023
Two South Korean tourists were found dead in a sauna of a resort in Mabini, Batangas on Thursday .......

Ayala Land to build new Batangas estate

The Manila Times 08 Dec 2023
PROPERTY developer Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) said Friday that it would be developing a 62-hectare estate in Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas, with an initial investment of P1.9 billion for the project over the next five years. Following the groundbreaking of its latest leisure estate, Arillo, last Thursday, ALI President and Chief Executive Officer Anna Ma....

Standard Chartered plays leading role in USD145 million facility for BW Batangas (Standard Chartered plc)

Public Technologies 07 Dec 2023
The FSRU, which will be deployed in the Philippines, will play a vital role in ensuring the country's energy resilience and security as part of First Gen's (a leading provider of clean and renewable power in the Philippines) Interim Offshore LNG Terminal in the city of Batangas, directly supporting the country's ambition to become an LNG hub....

AboitizLand partners with Batangas school

The Manila Times 05 Dec 2023
"At the heart of this partnership lies a mutual commitment to empower the youth in Batangas, acknowledging their pivotal role in driving the nation's advancement," the real estate developer said....

Aboitiz Land and Batangas State University Forge Pathbreaking Educational Innovation (Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc)

Public Technologies 05 Dec 2023
) Aboitiz Land and Batangas State University Forge Pathbreaking Educational Innovation ... Aboitiz Land is committed to empower the education of the Batangas youth through innovation and academic collaboration at Batangas State University ... Noel Alberto Omandap, Batangas State University Vice Chancellor for Development and External Affairs Assoc....

Batangas town says firm botched irrigation project

The Manila Times 04 Dec 2023
THE municipal government of Lobo, Batangas, considered one of the country's 18 biodiversity hotspots, is asking state agencies to cancel the permits of a mineral extraction and processing company for violating environmental laws and local ordinances ... "In fact, others were already brought to the hospital ... The request has been endorsed by Rep ... .......

Power co-op Batelec II draws flak from Batanguenos for poor service

Manila Standard 04 Dec 2023
LIPA CITY – Residents from various municipalities in Batangas have raised alarm over the worsening power service provided by their local power cooperative, the Batangas II Electric Cooperative (Batelec II) ... The uproar among Batangas residents against Batelec II has reached their local governments....