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


DOH denies presence of Omicron variant cases in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 21 May 2022
LUCENA CITY---The Department of Health (DOH) has refuted reports that COVID-19 patients in Batangas province were carrying the ......

Batangas cooperative to work on P4-M moringa project

The Philadelphia Inquirer 20 May 2022
A farmers' cooperative in Batangas will receive P4 million for the development of its moringa project, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said ... ....

FGen eyes supply contracts� for Batangas LNG terminal

The Philippine Star 19 May 2022
First Gen Corp. is conducting a tender to secure a liquefied natural gas supply for its interim offshore LNG terminal in Batangas, which is set to be completed in the fourth quarter .......

Batangas farmers’ coop to receive P4M budget for moringa project (Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines)

Public Technologies 19 May 2022
). Author. DA Communications Group . 19 May 2022. Agriculture Secretary William D ... During the meeting, the Secretary approved a budget of P4 million (M) for MOFAC's moringa project in Batangas through the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) and the DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) IV-A of the Department of Agriculture (DA) ... Dr ... It's now reaching 4%....

Batangas rips Pasig; Makati blasts Mindoro

Manila Standard 18 May 2022
The Batangas City Embassy Chill Athletics pounded the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors underneath and prevailed, 67-60, late Tuesday in the MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) 4th Season at the Batangas City Coliseum ... Levi Hernandez chipped in 9 points and 4 rebounds for Batangas Embassy Chill, formerly Batangas Tanduay....

In pursuit of a life well-lived: Robinsons Land launches first luxury horizontal enclave

Manila Bulletin 18 May 2022
At the same time, Villa said the Batangas port makes it an ideal springboard to explore other islands around the country. “Batangas is a hub. You can go to the Batangas port and visit Mindoro or Palawan or anywhere you want to go with the RORO there and get to the islands. It’s very beautiful to live in Batangas....

CHR pursues probe of May 14 rape-slay of minor in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 17 May 2022
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has condemned the reported rape-slay of a five-year-old girl in Barangay Wawa, Batangas City last May 14, as it vowed to pursue its own investigation....

Motorcycle back-rider dead in Batangas road mishap

The Philadelphia Inquirer 17 May 2022
LUCENA CITY----A motorcycle back-rider died Tuesday in a road accident in Lipa City in Batangas province ... ....

Gov’t to turn over 1,200-MW Ilijan gas plant to San Miguel

Manila Standard 15 May 2022
The government is set to turn over the 1,200-megawatt Ilijan natural gas power plant in Batangas province to conglomerate San Miguel Corp. Energy Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella said the plant, managed by state-owned Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management, was being prepared for turnover to SMC ... .......

Batangas road mishap death toll rises to 4

The Philippine Star 12 May 2022
The death toll in the road accident in Nasugbu, Batangas on Tuesday increased to four after the body of the truck driver was recovered .......

Cops seize P237K shabu from 4 drug suspects in Batangas, Cavite

The Philadelphia Inquirer 11 May 2022
... Wednesday busted four alleged drug pushers and seized more than P237,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) in Batangas and Cavite provinces....

Malvar taps ecoloop on sustainable waste disposal

Manila Standard 11 May 2022
The town Malvar in Batangas has signed a partnership with ecoloop to address the municipality’s need for a sustainable and efficient waste disposal solution. Ecoloop is the official resource recovery and co-processing arm of Republic Cement ... Through this partnership, the LGU of Malvar hopes to continue its journey in environmental protection ... .......

3 dead in Batangas road mishap

The Philippine Star 10 May 2022
Three persons died when their car was hit by a cargo truck in Nasugbu, Batangas yesterday .......

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