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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Bag of missing UP law prof might have drifted from Batangas — police

The Philadelphia Inquirer 30 Nov 2020
Base sa aming investigation, there is a possibility na naanod 'yun from Batangas," he said in a press briefing at Camp Crame....

Health protocols observed in Batangas gift-giving — Pacquiao

Manila Bulletin 29 Nov 2020
... his camp recently conducted in the province of Batangas....

Missing law professor last seen at Batangas resort, says NBI

The Philadelphia Inquirer 28 Nov 2020
... last seen at a resort in Batangas province ... told that they interviewed the cab driver who brought Oliva to Nasugbu, Batangas....

4.0-magnitude quake shakes Batangas town

The Philadelphia Inquirer 27 Nov 2020
24 kilometers southwest of Nasugbu, Batangas, Phivolcs said in its bulletin....

Drunk triker held for gun in Batangas

Journal Online 24 Nov 2020
A TRICYCLE driver was handcuffed by barangay watchmen while lying in the dirt, allegedly drunk and possessing a weapon in Sto. Tomas City, Batangas on Sunday. Sto. Tomas City Police Station Commander Lt. Col Armie S. Agbuya identified the arrested suspect as Joey Jornada ... on Nov. 22, 2020. A cal ... ....

Mega Global putting up P1-B R&D, manufacturing hub in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Nov 2020
Tomas, Batangas province, and would thereby significantly cut the company's transport costs as most of its operations are currently concentrated in Zamboanga ... ....

Boat captain held for gun, ammo in Batangas

Journal Online 20 Nov 2020
CALATAGAN, Batangas — A boat captain was nabbed for possession of gun and ammunition here on Wednesday. Police Major Carlo Caceres, the town‘s top cop, identified the arrested suspect as Fedrico Pardunzulan ... Police recovered a caliber ... Jojo C. Magsombol ... ....

Batangas may dagdag na 97 COVID cases

Journal Online 17 Nov 2020
SIYAMNAPU’T pitong bagong kaso ng COVID-19 cases ang naitala sa Batangas Nov. 16, 2020. Umabot na ng 10,128 ang total ng COVID-19 cases sa lalawigan, ayon sa report ng lokal na pamunuan ng Department of Health (DOH) ... Ang Batangas City ay may naitalang anim na bagong kaso ... Paalala ni Batangas Gov ... Magsombol ... ....

SMC donates food to typhoon victims, vows to continue anti-flood efforts

Manila Bulletin 17 Nov 2020
“We continue to get appeals for help from so many people affected by the typhoon ... Ang ... Ang ... Ang said the company’s food donations have reached Cagayan, Isabela, Bulacan, Pangasinan, Pampanga, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Albay, and Romblon ... ....

WATCH: Boy Abunda takes on planting in his Lipa, Batangas farm

The Philadelphia Inquirer 16 Nov 2020
11. In this episode of his vlog, he can be seen planting in his Lipa, Batangas farm ... ....

Batangas-Iloilo-Bacolod route launched

Manila Bulletin 15 Nov 2020
BACOLOD CITYTravelers from Bacolod and Iloilo may now get a direct trip to and from Batangas, following the first ever Batangas-Iloilo-Bacolod-Batangas route launched here by the Starlite Ferries Inc ... Batangas-Iloilo-Bacolod-Batangas route starting Sunday, November 15....

Batangas folk told to secure boats, prepare for ‘Ulysses’

The Philadelphia Inquirer 10 Nov 2020
In Batangas City, the local government told residents in landslide-prone areas and riverbanks to prepare for a possible forced evacuation ... ....

Semirara terminates JV with Meralco on Batangas coal-fired power project

Manila Bulletin 10 Nov 2020
Raphael Power Generation Corporation (SRPGC) in Calaca, Batangas ... The current power generation portfolio of the Consunji group include the 600MW Sem-Calaca power facility; and the 300MW Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corporation – all sited in Calaca, Batangas ... ....

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