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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10 more COVID-19 patients die in Batangas; death toll now 542

The Philadelphia Inquirer 12 Apr 2021
April 11 bulletin, listed four deaths each from Batangas City and Lipa City and one each from San Luis and Taysan towns ... Batangas, still under ......

2 die in Batangas mishap

Journal Online 12 Apr 2021
Tabangao Ambulong, Batangas City. The fatalities were identified by Batangas City police, PSSg Joseph Sulit as Marlon Ubaldo, 30, married, resident of Bgy ... Pinagkrusan, Alitagtag, Batangas ... The victims were declared dead on arrival at the Batangas Medical Center by attending physician Dra....

7 more COVID-19 patients die in Batangas province

The Philadelphia Inquirer 11 Apr 2021
LUCENA CITY -- The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) death toll in Batangas province jumped to 168 after seven more confirmed virus ......

25 PNP personnel in Batangas start TESDA skills training

Manila Bulletin 11 Apr 2021
Twenty-five Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel in Batangas have started their skills training under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) work scholarship program. (MANILA BULLETIN) ... After the training, the police personnel will be tapped as future community-based trainers ... ....

Batangas college bags awards in Hong Kong dance cup

Manila Standard Today 10 Apr 2021
Bridget College (SBC) Batangas’ Repertory Brigid were awarded gold, silver, and bronze in the Hong Kong Challenge Cup Dance Competition on April 5 ... Bridget College Batangas’ Repertory Brigid in the Hong Kong Challenge Cup ......

Batangas records 16 deaths, 340 new COVID-19 cases

The Philadelphia Inquirer 09 Apr 2021
LUCENA CITY ---- The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19 cases in Batangas continues to rise, with 16 more deaths and 340 ... Batangas ......

Retired Batangas barangay execs get cash incentives

Journal Online 09 Apr 2021
AT LEAST 160 retired barangay officials or barangay functionaries received cash incentives from the Batangas provincial government in connection with its Provincial Service Incentive (PSI) project last on April 7 and 8, 2021 at the city capitol. The PSI, provided by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Ordinance No ... Jojo C ... ....

2 men collared for stealing cellphone from Batangas store

Journal Online 09 Apr 2021
TWO men were arrested for allegedly stealing a cellphone from a store in Ibaan, Batangas early Thursday morning. Ibaan Municipal Police Station chief Major Luisito M. Limbo said the arrested suspects were identified as DMC Villa Santiago and Zingy Rizaldy Dyogi Velasco. Initial investigation showed that at around 12.40 a.m ... Population, activated ... ....

Batangas logs 27 COVID-19 deaths in 7 days

The Philadelphia Inquirer 08 Apr 2021
LUCENA CITY ---- Amid the continuous spike in coronavirus cases in Batangas, provincial health authorities on Wednesday recorded its 27th fatality this month....

6 more patients in Batangas succumb to COVID-19; Death toll now 504

The Philadelphia Inquirer 07 Apr 2021
LUCENA CITY ---- The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fatalities in Batangas province has jumped to 504 after six more patients died....

Motorcycle driver dies in Batangas mishap

Journal Online 07 Apr 2021
A MOTORCYCLE driver died after accidentally colliding with another motorcycle while traversing the highway Tuesday morning in San Luis, Batangas. San Luis town police have identified the fatality as Ericson Salazar ... They were rushed to the Polyadic Hospital ... Hilda Villostas. Jojo C ... ....

9 more die from COVID-19 in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 06 Apr 2021
LUCENA CITY ---- Nine more patients in Batangas province died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday, bringing the death toll to 498....

Series of police operations in Batangas nets 242 suspects, P2.3M in drugs

The Philadelphia Inquirer 06 Apr 2021
Rex Arvin Malimban, Batangas police chief, said in a report on April 6 that anti-drug operatives conducted a series of buy-bust operations in March....

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