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


Cop wounded, guard slain in Batangas shootings

The Philadelphia Inquirer 30 Jan 2023
30 and 31, in Batangas province. The Batangas police said in a report that Master Sergeant Fidel Magundayao stopped his motorcycle on the ......

Intel cop shot in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 30 Jan 2023
... del Sur in Lipa City, Batangas, on Sunday night, Jan....

San Miguel set to bag P27-b Cavite-Batangas Expressway

Manila Standard 29 Jan 2023
is set to bag the P27-billion Cavite-Batangas Expressway Project, after the provincial government of Cavite said it did not receive a competitive proposal from other parties to challenge the conglomerate’s offer ... CBEX will traverse the municipalities of Silang, Amadeo, Tagaytay, Indang, Mendez and Alfonso in Cavite and Nasugbu in Batangas....

Tranquil waters

Manila Standard 28 Jan 2023
A rice cake vendor walks along the beach in San Juan, Batangas. Manny Marcelo .......

Chinese drug suspect busted in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 27 Jan 2023
27, in Calatagan town in Batangas province ... to an undercover cop in Barangay 4 around 12.30 a.m., the Batangas police said in a report....

Two students arrested for ‘smoking pot’ in Batangas City

The Philadelphia Inquirer 27 Jan 2023
LUCENA CITY --- Two students who were allegedly engaged in a pot session were arrested on Thursday night (January 26) in Batangas City, police said....

German company expanding Batangas facility

Manila Standard 26 Jan 2023
ZAMA Precision Industry Manufacturing Philippines Inc., a unit of Germany’s ZAMA Group, is expanding its production capabilities in the Philippines by adding a 11,000-meter-square facility in Sto. Tomas, Batangas ... The new $16-million facility is estimated to operate commercially by February 2024 ... executive director Christopher Zimmer ... Tomas, Batangas ... ....

Man wanted for cop’s murder 30 years ago in Batangas nabbed

Manila Bulletin 25 Jan 2023
MIGUEL MALVAR, Batangas City – A ... Batangas police director Col....

US inaugurates hearing test center in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 25 Jan 2023
The US has inaugurated a hearing test facility in Batangas ......

Rape suspect arrested in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 25 Jan 2023
BATANGAS — A 57-year-old laborer was arrested for a rape ......

Wanted rapist in Batangas nabbed

The Philadelphia Inquirer 25 Jan 2023
25, in San Pascual town in Batangas province, police said. Police Colonel Pedro Soliba, Batangas police chief, in a report identified the ......

43 wanted persons nabbed in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 23 Jan 2023
MIGUEL MALVAR, Batangas City – Police apprehended 43 wanted ......

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