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


Driver killed, trader hurt in Batangas ambush

Journal Online 25 Feb 2021
A BUSINESSMAN died on the spot while his driver was killed by unknown assailants along a highway Thursday morning in San Jose, Batangas. San Jose Municipal Police Station chief Major Neil Christopher C. Gaspar identified the fatality as Virgilio Monforte Noel Jr., 40 ... Jojo C. Magsombol ... ....

Cavite to host Agoncillo, Batangas evacuees in case Taal Volcano activity worsens

Manila Bulletin 24 Feb 2021
CAVITE – Agoncillo, Batangas Mayor Daniel D. Reyes met with Cavite mayors and Governor Jonvic C. Remulla on Tuesday (Feb ... (Photo courtesy of Mayor Daniel D. Reyes/ MANILA BULLETIN) ... ....

Yamaha opens bigger Batangas motorcycle plant

Manila Standard Today 23 Feb 2021
Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc. opened a bigger motorcycle assembly facility at the Lima Technology Center in Malvar, Batangas, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority said Tuesday ... 22, would open 1,300 new jobs in Batangas and nearby provinces, on top of the existing 1,500 positions ... ....

21 arrested in Batangas tupada

Journal Online 23 Feb 2021
Miguel Malvar, Batangas —At least twenty-one suspected illegal gamblers were arrested last Sunday by various raids conducted by the police in a city and another towns in Batangas, provincial police PIO chief Police Lieutenant Mary Anne DV Esina said . A report to Batangas police director Col ... Malimban by Batangas City police chief Lt....

Solar Philippines to put up massive Batangas solar project

The Philippine Star 22 Feb 2021
Solar Philippines submitted a project description for scoping to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau for its Batangas 3 Solar Baseload Plant in Nasugbu, Batangas ... ....

Batangas’ Covid-19 death toll hits 379; 4 more fatalities recorded

The Philadelphia Inquirer 22 Feb 2021
LUCENA CITY - The province of Batangas recorded four more coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) deaths, as the death toll rose to 379....

2 suspected ‘salvage’ victims found in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 22 Feb 2021
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Canlubang, Laguna – The bodies of a man and woman suspected to be summary execution or “salvage” victims were discovered in Barangay Natipunan, Nasugbu, Batangas Sunday ... and bore bullet wounds ... ....

Solar eyes 2,000 MW Batangas power plant

Manila Standard Today 22 Feb 2021
... 600-MW diesel backup in Nasugbu, Batangas to supply clean and renewable power ... Solar Philippines has purchased and secured land in the Nasugbu, Batangas generally composed of rolling terrain of idle lands....

Dead man, woman found on street in Batangas

Journal Online 22 Feb 2021
A MAN and a woman were found lying on a street Sunday in Bgy. Natipuan, Nasugbu, Batangas, according to a police report ... Initial investigation showed the bodieshad bullet wounds. Bullet casings were recivered at the scene. The woman was clad in a white shirt, denim pants and black rubber shoes ... ....

‘PAGCOR Village’ to house displaced families in 2 Batangas towns

Journal Online 19 Feb 2021
AGONCILLIO, Batangas — While the Taal Volcano continues to show signs of possible phreatic eruption, endangering anew the families who were displaced by the volcano’s eruption last year, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) unveiled its newest charitable project to safeguard the living condition of affected locals ... ....

What makes Batangas a beauty-full province?

The Philippine Star 16 Feb 2021
Batangas is a beauty-full province, especially when their beauties come out in full force, dahlings ... ....

Evacuation ongoing as volcanic quakes shake Batangas

Sun Star 16 Feb 2021
MORE than 200 people within the permanent danger zone of Taal Volcano in Batangas were being forced to evacuate Tuesday afternoon, February 16, 2021, as a series of volcanic tremors shook the area ... The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Agoncillo, Batangas was also conducting forced evacuation in the town as of 6 p.m....