Batangas

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

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Bianca Umali celebrates birthday with World Vision Batangas

Manila Standard 20 Apr 2024
... year, spending time with the children and youth of World Vision Batangas....
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Pasay stuns Davao Occ., Batangas, South Cotabato dump MPBL rivals

Manila Standard 20 Apr 2024
The Batangas City Tanduay Rum Masters outscored the Imus Agimat every ......
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Pasay, Batangas deliver goods

The Philippine Star 20 Apr 2024
Pasay stunned the Davao Occidental Tigers, 57-56, last Friday to grab the spotlight from early winners Batangas and South Cotabato in the MPBL Sixth Season elimination round at the Cuneta Astrodome .......
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DepEd condemns Batangas student’s slay

The Philippine Star 20 Apr 2024
The Department of Education has called for swift justice for a female Grade 8 student who was shot dead on her way to school in Barangay Banyaga in Agoncillo, Batangas on Wednesday .......
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The green crusaders of San Juan, Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Apr 2024
Batangas is known for its coffee, bulalo and iconic Taal Volcano ... ....
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Drug supply in Visayas to decline after P9.68B ‘shabu’ haul in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Apr 2024
Last Monday, April 15, authorities flagged down a passenger van during a checkpoint along the highway in Barangay Pinagkrusan, Alitagtag, Batangas....
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Canadian tagged in Batangas drug haul

The Philippine Star 19 Apr 2024
A manhunt is underway for a Canadian linked to 1.4 tons of shabu with an estimated street value of P9.68 billion seized at a police checkpoint in Alitagtag, Batangas on Monday .......
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Explainer: How the P9.68 billion shabu haul in Batangas was counted

The Philadelphia Inquirer 19 Apr 2024
P13-B ‘shabu’ seized by cops in Batangas checkpoint Batangas Provincial Prosecutor […]......
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‘Yacht used to transport shabu seized in Batangas

The Philippine Star 18 Apr 2024
’ A private yacht was suspected to have transported the 1.4 tons of shabu with an estimated street value of P9.68 billion seized at a police checkpoint in Alitagtag, Batangas on Monday .......
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2 minor temblors felt in Batangas island town

The Philadelphia Inquirer 18 Apr 2024
LUCENA CITY — Two successive minor earthquakes hit the island town of Tingloy in Batangas on late Wednesday night, April 17 ... ....
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Police seize gun, P510,000 worth of shabu in Rizal, Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 18 Apr 2024
... were seized from five suspected drug traffickers in separate sting operations on Wednesday in Rizal and Batangas provinces....
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Batangas drug haul only P9.68 billion

The Philippine Star 17 Apr 2024
A final inventory of shabu seized at a police checkpoint in Alitagtag, Batangas on Monday was placed at 1.4 tons with an estimated street value of P9.68 billion .......
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NBI nabs 21 individuals for alleged involvement in jueteng in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 17 Apr 2024
MANILA, Philippines — The Provincial Prosecutor of Batangas recommended the filing of charges against 21 individuals for alleged ......
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