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.

Latest News for: Batangas


NGCP to expedite Batangas-Mindoro link

Manila Standard 27 Sep 2023
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) agreed to fast-track the completion of the Batangas-Mindoro interconnection by 2025 or two years ahead of the 2027 target, the Department of Energy (DOE) said Wednesday ... “DOE requested, and NGCP was cooperative,” Guevara said ... The Batangas-Mindoro project was estimated in 2021 to cost P16.8 billion ... ....

Batangas town residents seek respiratory treatment due to vog

Manila Bulletin 27 Sep 2023
CUENCA, Batangas (PNA) – The Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) in this town reported that an undetermined number of residents have sought hospital care after prolonged exposure to volcanic smog (vog)....

PNOC seeks partner in Batangas offshore wind project

Manila Standard 26 Sep 2023
State-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) is looking for a partner in its proposed Batangas offshore wind power integration port ... PNOC plans to transform its 19.2-hectare property in Mabini, Batangas into an integration port in preparation for the OSW power development in nearby service contract areas ... .......

Chinese firm to expand Batangas facilities, hire thousands of workers

Manila Standard 26 Sep 2023
Chinese original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Shenzen Grandson Electronic Co. Ltd ... Alfredo Pascual ... Inc. (GAEPCI), which began its audio devices production facility at the LIMA facility in Batangas province during the pandemic, would open two new facilities by 2025 to complement the existing manufacturing capacities at the four facilities ... .......

Chinese firm Grandsun pursues expansion in Batangas

Manila Standard 26 Sep 2023
during his state visit to China in January. Wu confirmed that Grandsun Advanced Electronics (Philippines) Co. Inc. (GAEPCI), which began its audio devices (headphones) production facility at the LIMA facility in Batangas during the pandemic, is now running full blast, and that two new factories in the Philippines will be opened by the end of 2025 ... ....

AbaCore sets share buyback, Batangas property purchase

The Manila Times 25 Sep 2023
The firm is also planning to expand its footprint in Batangas via a new property investment, with its board having approved the purchase along with the share buyback ... The approved land purchase, meanwhile, involves a 15-hectares adjacent to current properties in Simlong, Batangas City....

Solons hand out masks, ask for N95, other supplies vs. Batangas vog

Manila Standard 25 Sep 2023
Lawmakers continued to distribute face masks and other supplies to residents of Batangas affected by the volcanic smog or vog due to the emissions of Taal Volcano ... of Batangas Rep ... They distributed protective masks to the affected residents of Agoncillo, Balayan, and Batangas City....

NDC, Glovax to set up P2.1-B vaccine plant in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 25 Sep 2023
and Filipino firm Glovax Biotech Corp., have agreed to invest P2.1 billion for the country’s first vaccine manufacturing plant in Batangas that is slated for groundbreaking on Wednesday, Sept....

Vog level down as Batangas logs better air quality

Manila Standard 24 Sep 2023
Air quality in Batangas has improved, as the volume of volcanic haze or vog continues to decrease, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMO) reported on Sunday, ... Zero visibility conditions were earlier reported in Tuy, Balayan, Lian, and Nasugbu in Batangas due to the vog caused by Taal Volcano’s activity....

LOOK: Anakalusugan Party-list donates face masks to vog-affected towns in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 24 Sep 2023
Balayan face mask donation (Anakalusugan Party-list). As a response to the lingering volcanic smog (vog) from Taal Volcano, Anakalusugan Party-list made rounds in several towns in the province of Batangas over the weekend to donate face masks. Anakalusugan Party-list Rep ... 24 ... "Let us be proactive ... ....

DMCI Batangas project yields P5.6 billion reservations

The Philippine Star 23 Sep 2023
The project of DMCI Homes in San Juan, Batangas has yielded P5.6 billion in reservation sales since it was launched last Aug .......

Over 4k additional workers needed by locators in Batangas ecozone

The Philippine Star 23 Sep 2023
More than 50 companies in Santo Tomas City, Batangas, including a dozen locators at Lopez-led First Philippine Industrial Park economic zone, need over 4,000 workers to fill up vacancies .......

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