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


Ex-vice mayor gunned down in Batangas

Manila Bulletin 13 Aug 2022
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Calamba City, Laguna – A former vice mayor was shot dead Thursday, August 11, in Sitio Cupang, Barangay Tayuman, Lobo, Batangas. Police Capt ... ....

Gunman kills local gov’t exec in Batangas

The Philadelphia Inquirer 12 Aug 2022
The Batangas ... The police said Sulit, a former vice mayor of Lobo, was brought to Batangas Medical Center in Batangas City for treatment....

Ex-Batangas town vice mayor slain

The Philippine Star 12 Aug 2022
A former vice mayor of Lobo town in Batangas died yesterday, hours after he was shot during a birthday party .......

2 armed drug suspects busted in Batangas, Rizal

The Philadelphia Inquirer 11 Aug 2022
LUCENA CITY---Police on Wednesday arrested two armed drug suspects in Batangas and Cavite provinces ... gun, but the cop grabbed the suspect's arm ... Batangas ... ....

Cockpit operator in Batangas foils ambush, wounds attacker

The Philadelphia Inquirer 11 Aug 2022
LUCENA CITY---A cockpit arena operator escaped an ambush on Wednesday and shot his attacker in Tanauan City in Batangas province....

Batangas cockpit operator survives slay try

Manila Bulletin 11 Aug 2022
TANAUAN CITY, Batangas – A cockpit operator survived an assassination attempt in Barangay Darasa here Wednesday, August 10 ... ....

Man dies from electrocution in Batangas

The Philippine Star 10 Aug 2022
A man died and five others were injured after they were electrocuted in Batangas City on Tuesday .......

BFAR reports fish kill in Batangas

The Manila Times 10 Aug 2022
(UPDATE) THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Wednesday reported fish kill at fishponds in Agoncillo, Batangas affecting at least 29 tons of tilapia amounting to P3.2 million ... Malvas added that at least 43 operators of fishponds in Agoncillo, Batangas were affected by the fish kill ... Batangas supplies tilapia in Metro Manila ... .......

Batangas cop slain by motorcycle-riding men

The Philadelphia Inquirer 08 Aug 2022
LUCENA CITY---A policeman in Batangas province was shot dead Sunday by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants....

Cop slain in Batangas attack

The Philippine Star 08 Aug 2022
A police officer was killed in an attack by motorcycle-riding assailants in San Juan, Batangas on Sunday .......

Food delivery rider dead in Batangas road accident

The Philadelphia Inquirer 07 Aug 2022
7, in a road accident in Batangas City, police said ... The victim was taken to Batangas Medical Hospital but died along the way....

Batangas cop shot dead by motorcycle-riding assailants in San Juan town

Manila Bulletin 07 Aug 2022
SAN JUAN, Batangas — A police officer was ambushed by a motorcycle-riding tandem suspects while on his way to Batangas Police Provincial Office on Sunday afternoon, August 7, at Barangay Calicanto in this town....

Pampanga holds off Batangas, Imus wins

The Philippine Star 07 Aug 2022
Pampanga’s hot start cushioned its cold finish as the ......

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