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Red Cross opens molecular lab in Batangas City

Jul 08, 2020 - 7:34 PM

The COVID-19 testing facility of the Philippine Red Cross in Batangas City is the biggest in the Calabarzon

The Philippine Red Cross opened today its molecular laboratory in Batangas City after having been certified as an accredited COVID-19 testing center by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Photo by Philippine Red Cross

Batangas City, Muntinlupa, Sta Rosa finalists in WWF climate-safe cities contest

Apr 30, 2020 - 11:03 AM

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.

Photo from World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-PH)

LIVE: House holds session in Batangas amid eruption of the Taal Volcano

Jan 22, 2020 - 1:49 PM

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Batangas City Jail now 342% congested as inmates move in to flee erupting Taal

Jan 20, 2020 - 10:46 PM

Lemery prisoners are safe inside the Batangas City Jail, but they worry about their relatives staying in evacuation centers within the province

IMMINENT THREAT. There is still a threat of a hazardous Taal Volcano eruption, according to state volcanologists. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Even with possible ‘hazardous’ Taal eruption, House to hold session in Batangas

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:10 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the lawmakers plan to 'listen to the first responders, listen to those who are directly affected' by the Taal Volcano eruption

LEADERSHIP DECISION. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the proposal to hold the January 22, 2020 session in Batangas City was backed by other House leaders. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Batangas gov't: More than 160,000 evacuees as Taal Volcano still rumbles

Jan 18, 2020 - 8:21 PM

The Batangas provincial government says this number does not include evacuees who opted to stay with relatives and friends

EVACUEES. Villagers affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano stay at an evacuation center in the Municipality of Alitagtag, Batangas on January 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Batangas ex-solon Edgar Mendoza laid to rest a day before his 70th birthday

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:47 PM

Mendoza's remains were found inside a burnt vehicle in Tiaong, Quezon, together with his two companions on January 9. He would've turned 70 on January 15.

Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Ship captain in Chinese vessel spat hailed as hero but might lose job

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:26 AM

Batangas City commends the 'exemplary courage' of seasoned seaman Manolo Ebora, who calls on the government to also make a stand for Filipinos' rights in the West Philippine Sea

HOMETOWN HERO. Unlike the national government, the local government of Batangas City commends the 'exemplary courage' that commercial ship captain Manolo Ebora showed by standing up to Chinese vessels in Panatag Shoal on September 30. This photo shows Ebora receiving awards from the Batangas City Council on November 5, 2019. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Batangas joins MPBL games in Dubai; Pacquiao attending

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM

The inaugural MPBL champions join the Davao Occidental Tigers and Imus Bandera in the Dubai showcase this September

ACTION-PACKED. Expect a thrilling duel when a solid Batangas side battles an Imus squad bannered by former Ginebra player Jayjay Helterbrand and celebrity Gerald Anderson. Photo from MPBL

Delayed 2019 budget stalls Batangas road project

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu calls on Congress to immediately pass the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019

BUDGET ISSUE. Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu hopes the 2019 budget will be passed soon. Photo from Abu's Facebook page

Canadian killed in front of house in Batangas City

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:39 PM

Pensioner Barry Gamon died from gunshot wounds, while his wife Luzviminda was wounded

82-year-old woman, 2 others nabbed in Batangas drug bust

Jun 20, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Police recover from the suspects sealed sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P1.17 million

DRUG BUST. Police present the illegal drugs and money seized from the suspects in Batangas City. Photo from Batangas Provincial Police Office

‘No pressure’ for Batangas City in bid for back-to-back MPBL titles

Jun 04, 2018 - 5:07 PM

From battling against 9 teams previously, the Athletics are in for tougher competition as they compete with 25 other squads for the Datu Cup title

NOT LOSING SLEEP. Batangas City Athletics coach Mac Tan (3rd to the left) is confident about his team's chances in the MPBL Datu Cup. Photo by Carla Jazmine B. Molina


Almazan, Sangalang form dreaded frontcourt with Aguilar for Luzon All-Star

May 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The towering trio also teams up with LA Tenorio and Calvin Abueva as Luzon battles Gilas on May 25 in Batangas

BIG ASSIGNMENT. Raymund Almazan, Japeth Aguilar, and Ian Sangalang hope to neutralize Gilas big man June Mar Fajardo in the PBA All-Stars.

Ex-cop arrested in drug entrapment operation in Batangas City

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Police Officer 2 Kristofferson Reyes was dismissed from the service in 2016, Batangas City police say

ARRESTED. Police arrest a former colleague and another suspect for alleged possession of illegal drugs in Batangas City.

Batangas City high school students excel in robotics competition

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Batangas National High School robotics coach Ronald Calderon says local government support is critical in ensuring the success of their robotics program

ROBOTICS. Members of the Batangas City delegation to the 15th National Science Quest present their winning entries to Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha. Photo by Batangas City PIO

U-Hop operations suspended in Batangas

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Batangas City Councilor Oliver Macatangay says the city council suspended U-Hop operations as the operators have yet to secure Certificates of Public Convenience from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

DSWD to give early recovery interventions to Batangas Clash victims

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:38 PM

The DSWD Calabarzon field office already responded by sending non-food items, composing of 500 pieces of malong, sleeping mats, and kitchen utensils

EARLY RECOVERY. DSWD will provide early recovery interventions to the Batangas Clash IDPs

WATCH: Inside the damaged Batangas basilica

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:27 AM

The earthquake swarm that hit Batangas in April 2017 damaged the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception one of the province’s oldest churches

The time has come to break free from fossil fuel

May 17, 2016 - 3:06 PM

While we have been so active in climate change negotiations we have to match it with actually protecting and conserving our environment We have all the progressive laws and policies but the problem is implementation

Vilma Santos proclaimed Batangas representative

May 10, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Star for All Seasons wins with 57 9 of the votes in the 6th District of Batangas

Duterte's 'toughness' captivates Batangueños

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:14 PM

A hysterical crowd fights to be near presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte The mad rush even breaks the glass door to the Lipa City mayor’s office

Cities of Batangas and Lipa get own congressional districts

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Republic Act 10673 names the 2 most populous cities in Batangas province as separate legislative districts

Stench from chemical plant engulfs Batangas villages

Aug 14, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Residents complain the powerful stench is nauseating

Batangas port industry threatened by climate change

Jan 18, 2014 - 7:15 AM

The city has to climate proof its seaport and roads Climate change can also bring in more migrants

MARINE GATEWAY. In order to retain its trading hub status, Batangas City must redesign its seaport to withstand the effects of climate change. Photo by Agence France-Presse

NGCP completes Batangas transmission switch

Sep 27, 2013 - 7:17 PM

The project was completed earlier than planned as NGCP seeks to address the increasing power demands of the province