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


7 rescued, 1 missing as yacht sinks off Bauan, Batangas

Manila Bulletin 26 Oct 2020
Seven people were rescued while one was reported missing after a yacht sank off Bauan in Batangas province on Monday morning due to Typhoon Quinta....

1 missing after yacht sinks in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 26 Oct 2020
SAN PEDRO CITY --- A yacht anchored off Bauan, Batangas sank due to the strong sea current as Typhoon "Quinta" continued ......

Lian, Batangas mayor dies of COVID-19

Manila Bulletin 26 Oct 2020
Mayor Isagani Bolompo of Lian, Batangas, passed away on Saturday evening, October 24, after testing positive for the coronavirus....

Batangas mayor who tested positive for COVID-19 dies

The Philadelphia Inquirer 25 Oct 2020
SAN PEDRO CITY --- The mayor of Lian, Batangas died days after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials said Sunday....

Batangas mayor dies from COVID-19

The Philippine Star 25 Oct 2020
Lian town mayor Isagani Bolompo, 68, passed away Saturday evening after testing positive from COVID-19, a report said ... ....

Batangas town mayor dies of COVID-19

The Philippine Star 25 Oct 2020
The mayor of Lian, Batangas died of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 on Saturday night ... ....

4 held for gun, shabu in Batangas buy-bust

Journal Online 23 Oct 2020
FOUR suspected drug peddlers were nabbed during a buy-bust in Tanauan City, Batangas. Police Lieutenant Colonel Victor Sobrepena, Tanauan City Police Station chief, identified the arrested suspects as Jhon Grendel Villaluna, Ruel Dilay, Christoper Maranan, and Mauro Lubrica, Jr ... Jojo C ... ....

AG&P investing $315M in LNG facility in Batangas to supply fuel to Ilijan plant

Manila Standard Today 23 Oct 2020
Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila Inc. plans to put up a liquefied natural gas import facility in Batangas City to supply re-gasified LNG to the 1,200-megawatt Ilijan natural gas power plant, documents filed with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources show Friday ... ....

Discover the benefits of living by the sea

Manila Bulletin 23 Oct 2020
The pandemic has brought stress, especially mental stress as anxiety is on the rise. To combat this, all you need is a break, or even a day at the beach ... For that, city dwellers only need to look at a seaside enclave just 90 minutes south of Manila in Nasugbu, Batangas — Hamilo Coast, where one can find the perfect combination of sand, sea, and sky ... ....

Batangas kailangan pa ng COVID frontliners

Journal Online 22 Oct 2020
KAILANGAN ng Batangas ng sapat na bilang ng medical frontliners na tutugon sa tungkulin para labanan ang krisis na dulot ng pandemya. Ito ang direktiba ni Batangas Governor DoDo Mandanas sa isinagawang virtual pulong ng Batangas Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 noong ika-12 ng Oktubre 2020....

21 nabbed for illegal ‘sabong’ in Batangas

Journal Online 20 Oct 2020
CAMP Gen. Malvar, Batangas — At least 21 ‘sabungeros’ were caught engaged in illegal cockfighting on separate incidents here last Sunday. Batangas City Police Station Lt. Co. Julius C. Anonuevo reported to Batangas police director Col. Rex Arvin Malimban that seven suspects who were earlier arrested in Bgy. Balagtas ... Marawoy at 9.30 a.m ... ....

Contact tracers training isinagawa sa Batangas

Journal Online 18 Oct 2020
BATANGAS Capitol — Bilang bahagi ng kampanya laban sa COVID-19, isinigawa ang dalawang araw na orientation ng mga contact tracers para sa Batangas kamakailan sa DREAM Zone, Capitol Compound sa lalawigan ... sa pamamagitan ng pagbisita sa Facebook account ng DILG Batangas....