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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Calabarzon’s most wanted falls in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Jan 2022
LUCENA CITY--An alleged rapist tagged as the most wanted person in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) was ......

ACEX firms up investment in Batangas power plant

The Philippine Star 15 Jan 2022
ACE Enexor Inc., the listed oil and gas exploration ......

3 gun ban violators nabbed in Quezon, Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 14 Jan 2022
LUCENA CITY----Three election gun ban violators were arrested Thursday in Quezon and Batangas provinces....

Ayala, Blackstone investing in 1,100-MW plant

Manila Standard 14 Jan 2022
ACE Exenor Inc., a company led by the Ayala Group, said Friday it signed shareholders and subscription agreements with power plant developer Batangas Clean Energy Inc. and Gen X Energy L.P. of Blackstone Inc. to build a 1,100-megawatt combined cycle power plant ... 14 ... .......

385 Batangas cops get COVID booster shot

Manila Bulletin 11 Jan 2022
A total of 385 policemen assigned to the Batangas Police Provincial Police Office received their booster shot as part of the measure to increase the protection of the local police force against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

Man nabbed for stealing 18 sacks of court case records in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 09 Jan 2022
... arrested a man for stealing 18 sacks of case records from the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 83 in Tanauan City, Batangas....

SMC takes coastal cleanup drive to Batangas, starts MMORS river system rehab

The Manila Times 07 Jan 2022
SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) has extended its coastal cleanup drive to Calatagan and Balayan in Batangas, even as it prepares to start cleaning up the heavily polluted Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando river system (MMORS) in Bulacan. Apart from mobilizing volunteers, SMC provides cleaning supplies, protective gear and food for the participants ... ....

Batangas boosting PPP infrastructure projects

The Philippine Star 06 Jan 2022
The Public-Private Partnership Center and the local government of Batangas are collaborating to develop infrastructure projects in the province ... ....

Coastal cleanup drive held in Batangas

The Manila Times 05 Jan 2022
(SMC) has extended its coastal cleanup drive in Calatagan and Balayan towns in Batangas as it prepares to start cleaning up the heavily-polluted Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando river system in Bulacan ... He added that coastal cleanup activities in Batangas will be done on a weekly basis, ......

2 motorcycle riders dead, 3 hurt in Batangas road accidents

The Philadelphia Inquirer 04 Jan 2022
LUCENA CITY -- Two died and three others were injured in two separate road accidents in Batangas City and ... In Batangas City, motorcycli......

Fallen policeman cited for heroism in Batangas

The Manila Times 04 Jan 2022
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City. Calabarzon Regional Police Director BGen ... According to a report, the members of the Bauan police led by Manalo responded to a stabbing incident at Sitio Tubog, Barangay San Teodoro, Bauan, Batangas last Saturday ... ....

1 dead, 3 others injured in Batangas collision

The Philadelphia Inquirer 03 Jan 2022
... riders were injured Sunday in a three-vehicle collision along a national highway in San Jose town in Batangas province, police said Monday....

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