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


DOST’s AMERIAL team visits 12 MSMEs in Batangas to promote industrial automation

Manila Bulletin 25 Nov 2021
... in Batangas province to brief them on industrial automation and its ......

3 dead in Batangas road mishaps

The Philadelphia Inquirer 23 Nov 2021
LUCENA CITY----Three motorists died in two separate road accidents Monday in Bauan and San Jose towns in Batangas province, police said Tuesday....

Cops nab OFW in Batangas City drug buy-bust

The Philadelphia Inquirer 23 Nov 2021
... Monday in Batangas City, a report said Tuesday. Batangas City police reported that anti-illegal drugs operatives collared at 5.15 p.m....

Agents nab overstaying American in Batangas

Manila Standard Today 18 Nov 2021
Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives arrested an overstaying American in Batangas who was accused of being an undesirable alien by his alleged battered Filipina common-law wife. BI intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. identified the American as 61-year-old Reuben Henry Hartfield, who was arrested on Tuesday in Tanauan City ... ....

Batangas, San Juan, Pasig boost FilBasket bids

Manila Standard Today 14 Nov 2021
Lucia and MTrans Batangas City downed their rivals Saturday to bolster their respective quarterfinal seedings in the FilBasket Subic Championship at the Subic gym ... Lucia Realtors turned back AICC Manila, 78-74; and MTrans Batangas City scuttled the Davao Occidental Tigers-Cocolife, 101-96....

Businessman shot dead in Batangas

The Philippine Star 13 Nov 2021
A 58-year-old furniture trader was gunned down by still unidentified suspects in San Juan town Thursday morning, police said ... ....

Slain ex-Batangas mayor’s brod shot dead

The Philippine Star 13 Nov 2021
A brother of slain former mayor Joven Hidalgo of Balete town was shot dead on Thursday ... ....

In Batangas, BBM reiterates presidential run is non-negotiable

Manila Bulletin 13 Nov 2021
BATANGAS CITY – “I will run for President ... speaks infront of the Batangas crowd that formed part of his caravan going to Cavite ... “May Marcos bang umaatras sa laban? (Is there any Marcos retreating from a fight?)”, he asked the thousands of supporters gathered at the Batangas provincial capitol grounds, Friday afternoon....

CHR vows to seek justice for minor raped, killed in Batangas Nov. 8

Manila Bulletin 12 Nov 2021
Commission on Human Rights (CHR). The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has vowed to seek justice for the rape and killing of a 15-year-old girl, who was last seen alive with a barangay tanod (village watchman) in Batangas last Nov. 8. ... Spokesperson Jacqueline Ann de Guia said ... Maria in the evening of Nov. 8 ... De Guia reminded the government ... ....

How Lipa City, Batangas became ASF-free

Manila Bulletin 11 Nov 2021
AVANT GARDENER. Yvette Tan. Last July 8, 2021, the Department of Agriculture declared Lipa City ASF (African Swine Fever)-free. Lipa was one of six Batangas cities considered “recovered from ASF.” The others are San Jose, Malvar, Rosario, Taysan, and Nasugbu ... This number has decreased by 40 percent since July 2020 ... Samuel P ... ....

Batangas farmers, fishers receive P231M worth of DA interventions (Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines)

Public Technologies 11 Nov 2021
The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed more than P231 million (M) worth of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, tools, machinery, and other interventions to farmers, fisherfolk, and organizations in Batangas who were affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano, November 9, 2021 ... Dito po sa Batangas karamihan ang ating hog raising industry....

Eleazar vows justice for 15-year old rape-slay victim in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 10 Nov 2021
Gen ... 10, the police force in Laurel town of Batangas to ensure an airtight case against the alleged perpetrator or perpetrators in the rape-slay of a 15-year-old ... ....