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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MPTC pursuing P22.4-b Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas road

Manila Standard 26 Sep 2022
reiterated its proposal for the P22.4-billion Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway to the government after rival San Miguel Corp ... MPTC president and chief executive Rodrigo Franco said the company submitted a letter to the Department of Public Works and Highways to “reiterate” its proposal to build an expressway from Cavite to Batangas....

Batangas town mayor acquitted of graft

The Philippine Star 24 Sep 2022
Mayor Cristeta Reyes of Malvar, Batangas has been cleared of the graft charges filed against her in connection with the municipal government’s purchase of a property owned by her children .......

Ex-Batangas town mayor, 2 others acquitted in purchase of P6.5-M lot

Manila Bulletin 24 Sep 2022
Sandiganbayan. The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Mayor Cristeta C. Reyes of Malvar, Batangas and two other municipal officials of graft charges in the purchase of a P6.65 million lot from Reyes’ children. Also acquitted by the court’s fourth division were Municipal Treasurer Yolanda F. Cabiscuelas and Municipal Budget Officer Jeanette C. Fruelda ... ....

DITO, ZTE launch core data center in Batangas

Manila Standard 24 Sep 2022
ZTE Corp., a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, extended its expertise to launch the DITO Super Core Data Center in Batangas province. Executives of DITO Telecom and ZTE Corp. lead the launching of the DITO Super Core Data Center in Batangas province ... .......

Batangas police official nabbed for extortion

The Philippine Star 23 Sep 2022
The deputy police chief of Balayan, Batangas was arrested on Thursday for allegedly demanding protection money from an operator of loteng, an illegal numbers game .......

Motorcyclist dead in Batangas City road crash

The Philadelphia Inquirer 22 Sep 2022
LUCENA CITY --- A motorcycle rider died after his vehicle hit a truck in Batangas City early Thursday, Sept ... The Batangas police reported ......

MPBL: Zamboanga escapes GenSan; Batangas, Sarangani triumph

The Philippine Star 21 Sep 2022
Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines survived General Santos City's final assault to prevail, 75-73 .......

Zamboanga trips GenSan; Sarangani, Batangas win

Manila Standard 21 Sep 2022
Ahead by eight points, 73-65, with less than 4 minutes left, Zamboanga watched GenSan charged right back at 75-73 through crack guards Mark Cruz and Nico Elorde ... Other games saw Batangas subdue Muntinlupa, 85-81, and Sarangani clobber Manila, 74-55. Batangas City Embassy Chill leaned on Cedrick Ablaza, Levi Hernandez and Jeremy Cruz to climb to 16-2....

The next luxury beach town in Batangas

The Manila Times 21 Sep 2022
ONLY two hours from Alabang, Metro Manila, this 24-hectare Club Laiya is a premier leisure estate, resort and tourism destination that will be the next big beach town at the heart of Batangas' booming tourist destination....

ICTSI Foundation, Rafi OTT partner to plant 45,000 native trees in Batangas

Sun Star 21 Sep 2022
(Rafi) for a tree-growing project in Batangas. Through Rafi’s One-Two-Tree (OTT) program, the partnership aims to plant and nurture 45,000 native trees in a 56-hectare-area for a three-year-period in the municipalities of Balayan and Tuy, Batangas ... of Barangay Dao, Tuy, Batangas....

Alleged ‘shabu’ peddler nabbed in Batangas bust

The Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Sep 2022
... on Monday night in Batangas City. The Batangas police reported on Tuesday, Sept ... P3.4M shabu seized from suspects in Batangas City....

ATI's Batangas Port utilizes AI-powered auto gate system

The Manila Times 20 Sep 2022
THE Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) operated by Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) has successfully switched to fully automated gates, making it the first port in the country to adopt the system. William Khoury, DP World Philippines CEO and ATI director said ... BCT leveraged the technologies of its foreign equity partner and global trade enabler DP World ... .......

How your favorite instant pancit canton is made

Manila Bulletin 19 Sep 2022
We visited Lucky Me!’s plant in Batangas and here’s what we discovered ... ....

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