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


3 evac sites to rise in Batangas

Manila Standard Today 22 Jun 2021
Housing czar Eduardo del Rosario on Tuesday has firmed up his plan to build a new evacuation center for towns in Batangas that were affected by Taal Volcano’s eruption in 2020....

Batangas hospital offers cheaper Covid tests

The Manila Times 22 Jun 2021
MABINI, Batangas. A new molecular laboratory was recently inaugurated in Mabini, Batangas after the Department of Health granted it a license to operate after ......

6 Batangas areas declared ASF-free

The Philippine Star 21 Jun 2021
Five municipalities and a city in Batangas have been declared free from African swine fever, the Department of Agriculture reported yesterday ... ....

Parts of Batangas now free from ASF

The Manila Times 21 Jun 2021
BATANGAS became the first province to declare that some of its areas are free of the African swine fever (ASF), a bureau under of the Department of Agriculture reported on Monday ... Batangas provincial veterinarian ... "Batangas is bouncing back and we are eager to repopulate....

Good news! 6 areas in Batangas become first to be declared ASF-free

Manila Bulletin 21 Jun 2021
Six local government unit (LGUs) in Batangas have been declared free of African Swine Fever (ASF)–the first “local declaration” in the country since its outbreak last year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said ... Romel Marasigan, the Provincial Veterinarian of Batangas....

2 drug suspects nabbed in Sto. Tomas, Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 16 Jun 2021
Tomas City in Batangas province on Tuesday, report said Wednesday. Sto ... Anastacia around 8.30 p.m ... The suspect yielded four sachets of meth ... ....

Motorcyclist dead in Batangas road accident

The Philadelphia Inquirer 15 Jun 2021
LUCENA CITY---A motorcyclist died after he collided with a van in San Pascual town in Batangas province early Tuesday ... Andaya was arrested and is... ....

Quick trip: Of empty soda bottles and angry waves

Manila Bulletin 15 Jun 2021
An unplanned weekend excursion to Anilao, Batangas. It was a quick trip. Two days, one night. It was also quickly organized ... Perhaps I needed the vacation. Maybe I needed a breather. BLUE SKIES, BLUE SEAS ... A couple of stopovers later, we were already in Batangas ... In any case, it seemed like a custom among the people of Cuenca and Mabini, Batangas ... WAVE-Y ... ....

Batangas Lakelands offers a Nature Walking Tour

The Manila Times 14 Jun 2021
In celebration of Philippine Environment Month, Batangas Lakelands is offering a guided walking tour inside its nature-centric 20-hectare leisure enclave that will showcase about 36 different trees ... Entitled "Pasyal-Lakad para sa Kalikasan," this walking tour will also showcase "the Bridges of Batangas Lakelands."...

Epy Quizon shares update on 14-hectare Dolphyville in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 13 Jun 2021
From left. Zsa Zsa Padilla, Zia Quizon, and Epy Quizon. Vacant lots at Dolphyville in Calatagan, Batangas are now in the pre-selling stage. This was revealed by singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla, Dolphy’s domestic partner of 23 years. LOOK. Zsa Zsa Padilla at Dolphy’s tomb. View this post on Instagram ... ....

Batangas community enterprise upgrades food-safety compliance

The Manila Times 13 Jun 2021
... Center (PSTC) Batangas held at the firm's production plant in Barangay Taliba, San Luis, Batangas ... More than unfolding the maximum potentials of PHP Noodle Haus as a community enterprise, DoST PSTC-Batangas strives to make its facility and processes food safety-compliant....

Repro or Real?

Manila Bulletin 13 Jun 2021
To help prospective bidders, Leon Gallery organized a Webinar with experts talking about Amorsolo paintings, an antique Batangas altar table, a Lao Lanbien black and white abstract, a santo, and a Manansala “transparent cubism” painting ... SEARCHING FOR WHAT’S REAL – “Batangas Dos” altar table (Photos courtesy of Leon Gallery)....

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