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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Court employee shot dead in Santo Tomas, Batangas

The Philippine Star 27 Nov 2022
Police have no suspects yet and have yet to determine the motive for the shooting .......

Bank liaison officer yields shabu in Batangas buy-bust

Manila Bulletin 27 Nov 2022
CITY OF SANTO TOMAS, Batangas – A 42-year-old bank liaison ......

Butandings spotted in Batangas, Quezon waters

The Philippine Star 27 Nov 2022
"This is the mostwhale sharks I've seen so far. We are trying to observe them and record what we see so we can establish their habit," De Los Santos said .......

AbaCore to put up mixed-use estate in Batangas

The Philippine Star 26 Nov 2022
AbaCore Capital Holdings Inc. is developing a mixed-use estate in Batangas with a joint venture partner as it aims to play a bigger role in the country’s tourism industry .......

Batangas students bag international awards

Manila Standard 26 Nov 2022
A team of BS Electronics Engineering students from Batangas State University, The National Engineering University, emerged as “Champion University Category” in the recently concluded Engineering Innovation Challenge 2022 in Singapore ... A champion team of BS Electronics Engineering students from Batangas State University....

Tanauan City probation office employee with 8 kids shot dead

Manila Bulletin 26 Nov 2022
SANTO TOMAS CITY, Batangas – A 42-year-old messenger of the ......

International fiber optic cable lands in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 25 Nov 2022
The 9,400-kilometer underwater Asia Direct Cable (ADC) "landed" in Nasugbu, Batangas on Friday, marking the first major development since PLDT Inc....

Chevron donates CCTV cameras to Batangas village

Manila Standard 25 Nov 2022
(CPI) marketers of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, recently conducted a signing event for their deed of donation at San Pascual, Batangas ... Donald Umali, Chevron Batangas Terminal Manager, Atty....

Batangas court lifts garnishment order on Phoenix Petroleum’s assets

Manila Standard 25 Nov 2022
said Friday the Regional Trial Court Branch 14 in Nasugbu, Batangas lifted the garnishment order against its assets ... The debt involves payment for bioethanol products supplied by Absolut from its bioethanol plant in Lian, Batangas and Asian Alcohol Corp.’s bioethanol plant in Negros Occidental....

Pride, Highsource ink Batangas deal

The Manila Times 24 Nov 2022
(Highsource) announced they have signed a memorandum of agreement for the development of several properties in Batangas ... with support facilities, 3D glass paradise, and a residential community and commercial establishments at the Montemaria tourism site in Pagkilatan, Batangas....

AbaCore unit forms joint venture to build Batangas hotel, residential project

Manila Standard 24 Nov 2022
signed a joint venture agreement to build residential and hotel projects in Batangas province ... to build a four-star hotel, a land and water amusement park, a residential community and commercial establishments on a 37-hectare property in Pagkilatan, Batangas ... agreed to sell properties in Batangas....

ABC president in Lemery, Batangas ambushed

Manila Bulletin 24 Nov 2022
LEMERY, Batangas — A 59-year-old barangay captain and an ......

MPBL South finals: Zamboanga forces do-or-die Game 3 vs Batangas

The Philippine Star 23 Nov 2022
Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines pounced on a cold Batangas City Embassy Chill in the fourth quarter to tally a 63-53 victory and force a Game Three decider for the South division crown .......

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