Rappler's latest stories on Batangas
Rapper and court artist Mike Swift paints a mural of Kai Sotto in his hometown in Batangas
(UPDATED) 'Unti-unti kaming nagsisimula tapos nangyari ito, parang bumalik lahat nang pumutok ang bulkan. May mga bahay na hindi pa nagagawa, puno na ulit ng putik at baha,' says Cyrus Mendoza, a resident of Laurel town
Talisay Vice Mayor Charlie Natanauan says his brother, Mayor Gerry Natanauan, should be suspended for violating quarantine rules
Students, faculty members, and personnel of the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas express their support for frontliners and Filipinos affected by the coronavirus outbreak in different ways
The 3 cities are recognized for their plans to reduce carbon emissions. Other finalists include Vancouver, Paris, Reykjavic, Mexico City, Los Angeles City, and Dong Hoi City in Vietnam.
An entire barangay in a Pampanga town is mistakenly banned from entering a supermarket. Batangas residents panic as social media goes abuzz with claims that busloads of infected foreigners are making their way to the province.
Department of Health Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says the national government can run the COVID-19 facility, in response to the protests of Ibaan residents led by its mayor, fearing the virus might spread in the town
It's a project of the Batangas Provincial Government that angered many residents of Ibaan town. Mayor Joy Salvame says no coordination was made with the municipal government before preparations began in Barangay Malainin.
'There is a need for the city to bring normalcy and order amidst the crisis, and protect its constituency from unjust discrimination brought on by fear and panic by the public,' the ordinance states
The Commission on Audit says the land acquisition deal was grossly overpriced
The frontliners of San Jose District Hospital in Batangas are quarantined after exposure to a patient later found to have the coronavirus
Students manufacture 3D-printed face shields while young engineers design an improvised disinfection chamber
(UPDATED) 'Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is still in abnormal condition and should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased,' says Phivolcs on Thursday, March 19
(UPDATED) Batangas has 43 persons under investigation, and 114 under monitoring
It is not clear, however, if resorts will be mandated to stop their operations
Those who wish to give donations may go instead to the operations center of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at the capitol
(UPDATED) Both patients are isolated in a medical facility in Metro Manila
An initial report released by the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office says tourism sites in the 14-kilometer zone suffered estimated damage amounting to P86.5 million and estimated losses of P123.2 million
Batangas is the second largest hog producer in the Philippines
The Department of Energy plans to build an 'energy city' in place of Chevron's facilities on government land in San Pascual, Batangas
(UPDATED) A flat boat owner who went to the island to dig up his boat found the man's body buried in the mud, say police
(UPDATED) 'Alert Level 2 means that there is decreased unrest, but should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased,' says Phivolcs on Friday, February 14
Phivolcs maintains Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano on Thursday, February 13. It has been at that status for more than two weeks.
Phivolcs says on Wednesday, February 12, that there were 101 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours, higher than the previous figure of 87
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology maintains Taal Volcano at Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, February 11, stressing that risks remain
Phivolcs says on Monday, February 10, that it recorded 11 harmonic tremors at Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours
Phivolcs maintains Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano on Sunday, February 9. There are 5 harmonic tremors in the past 24 hours.
Batangas has a lot more to offer tourists than Taal Volcano Island, which has been placed on permanent lockdown by the national government
Phivolcs again notes 'weak steaming from fissure vents' along Daang Kastila Trail on Saturday, February 8
Records show that the Batangas provincial government received over P33 million in cash donations from January 15 to February 5
Phivolcs says on Friday, February 7, that 'weak steaming from fissure vents' along Taal Volcano's Daang Kastila Trail is ongoing
The 11 harmonic tremors in the past 24 hours lasted 2 to 3 minutes each, says Phivolcs on Thursday, February 6
The 18 harmonic tremors are among 156 volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours, says Phivolcs on Wednesday, February 5
A harmonic tremor, a type of volcanic earthquake where the shaking is prolonged, indicates the movement of magma. Taal Volcano stays under Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, February 4.
Phivolcs says the volcanic earthquake was magnitude 3.2 and struck at 4:20 am on Monday, February 3. It is among the latest quakes which show magma is still moving beneath Taal Volcano's crater.
Volcanic earthquakes still persist, indicating the movement of magma beneath Taal Volcano's crater, says Phivolcs on Sunday, February 2
Though their basic needs are well-provided in the evacuation center of Tuy, Batangas, these two mothers are still anxious for their babies
Phivolcs says on Saturday, February 1, that Taal Volcano's latest harmonic tremor lasted 3 minutes. It indicates continuing movement of magma.
Taal Volcano's eruption forces Phivolcs scientists to evacuate from their observatory in Talisay, Batangas. But they've never stopped working.
Talisay Mayor Gerry Natanauan says the municipal government cannot just stop the people from begging, as it is an 'opportunity' calamity victims tend to resort to
It's been a long first month of 2020 for those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption, and Phivolcs reiterates that the unrest is not over yet
Lyka, a 7-year-old dog, and over a hundred other rescued dogs from Taal Volcano Island are looking for loving and patient owners
Phivolcs records a harmonic tremor, or rhythmic shaking associated with magma movement, on Thursday, January 30
With no homes and no jobs, the poorest residents get dragged down further below the poverty line after the eruption of Taal Volcano
Some 2,000 police troops earlier sent to help secure and assist evacuees are heading back to the national headquarters in Manila, even with Taal Volcano still restive
Having a family business is not a guarantee of success. You need flexibility and vision.
Taal Volcano stays at Alert Level 3 on Wednesday, January 29
'Everybody is a victim dito sa volcanic eruption na 'to eh. Pero 'yun nga lang pinagkaiba ng pulis natin is they signed up para maglingkod,' says Talisay police chief Aldrin Jay Baysa
As survivors themselves, the group Women for Progress Movement in Albay gives back by donating their freshly harvested sweet potatoes to Taal Volcano eruption evacuees
'May alam ang mga tao sa sitwasyon ng bulkan so hindi sila nagpapanic. Nalaman agad nila kung ano ang gagawin, hindi katulad noong dati na wala talaga,' says Vivencio Manguiat, a survivor of the 1965 Taal Volcano eruption