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Batangas City

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Batangas City, is the capital city of the Province of Batangas, Philippines. Known as the "Industrial Port City of Calabarzon", Batangas City is currently classified as one of the fastest urbanizing cities of the Philippines. According to the, the city has a population of people.HistoryForeign ruleThe first Spanish missionaries arrived in Batangas City since 1572 due to group migration. Finally, in 1581, Spanish authorities governing the Philippines created a pueblo in the area which included the hill (now Hilltop) where the present Provincial Capitol of Batangas stands after the formal end of the Coumintang Kingdom. The town was named "Batangan" because huge logs, locally called "batang", abounded in the place. The Spanish government appointed Don Agustin Casilao as Batangan's first gobernadorcillo. Said title of "little governor" as head of the pueblo or municipio was replaced in 1894 by "capital municipal." It is not clear who succeeded Casilao nor is it known whether there were subsequent appointments of capital municipal. Don Agustin Casilao is sometimes referred to as Agustino or Augustino in some sources. By 1870, its barangays were Balagtas, Bilogo, Bolbok, Bukal, Catandala, Konde, De La Paz, Kumintang Ibaba, Matuko, Mapagong, Paharang Kanluran, Pairang, Pinamucan, Patulo, Sampaga, San Agapito, San Isidro and Talahib.At the coming of the Americans in the early 1900s, local civil government of Batangas was set up. It took effect on July 4, 1901 with Jose Villanueva elected as "Municipal President." His term expired in 1903.
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Volcano
Taal Volcano
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Duration: 1 hour
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Water Body
Lake Taal
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Masasa Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Matabungkay Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Batangas City

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Religious Site
Basilica of St. Martin de Tours Taal
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Farm
Milea Bee Farm Lipa City
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Specialty Museum
Villa Escudero Tiaong
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Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
Taal Heritage Village Taal
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Batangas City

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Religious Site
Chapel on the Hill, Don Bosco Batulao
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Reef
Cathedral Marine Point Sanctuary
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Mt. Manabu
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Duration: 4 hours
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Farm
Kahariam Farms
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Batangas City

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Mountain
Mountain of Salvation
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Waterfall
Tingga Falls
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Batangas City

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Reef
Layag-Layag Reef
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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