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


Magnitude 4.5 quake jolts Batangas town, nearby areas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 15 May 2021
MANILA, Philippines --- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck Calatagan, Batangas and nearby areas ......

PBA OKs Batangas venues for resumption of practice

The Philippine Star 08 May 2021
The scrimmages, which can begin on May 18 at the earliest, will be temporarily set in the province as Metro Manila continues to be under a more stringent quarantine in MECQ ... ....

2 siblings dead in Batangas motorcycle-truck collision

The Philadelphia Inquirer 06 May 2021
LUCENA CITY ---- Two siblings died when their motorcycle collided head-on with a truck in Rosario town in Batangas province on Wednesday night....

PBA to inspect training venues in Batangas City

Manila Bulletin 06 May 2021
The PBA is scheduled to inspect the three wooden courts that could be used as practice venues if plans for teams to practice in Batangas City push through ... ....

PBA inspects three Batangas gyms for potential use

The Philadelphia Inquirer 06 May 2021
Marcial conducted ocular visits at Lyceum-Batangas Gym, Batangas City Coliseum, and Batangas State University Gym on Friday as the league ......

Number of playable Batangas city venues to be determined

The Philadelphia Inquirer 06 May 2021
And that leaves the Batangas State University and Lyceum College gyms up for the scrutiny of Marcial and his crew....

Batangas City to host PBA season?

Manila Bulletin 05 May 2021
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial is not ruling out the possibility that Batangas City may end up as a venue for the 46th season ... ....

Batangas to host training sessions of PBA teams

Sun Star 04 May 2021
There’s certainly light at the end of the tunnel for a number of PBA teams after Batangas City approved the PBA’s proposal to stage team practices in the area. Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha and Congressman Marino gave the ......

Marcial formalizes safety details in Batangas training camps

The Philadelphia Inquirer 04 May 2021
Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Willie Marcial will drive back to his hometown of Batangas City on Friday to meet ......

Batangas welcome site for practices

The Philippine Star 03 May 2021
PBA teams won’t mind spending extra travel time to and from Batangas City every day if their proposed practices in the general community quarantine-classified area will get the green light ... ....