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.

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DOE: 2 large LNG terminals likely completed by 2025

Manila Standard 08 Dec 2023
Two major liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals are on track to be completed in Batangas province by 2025, according to data from the Department of Energy (DOE) ... The terminal boasts a capacity of 3 million metric tons per annum and is expected to supply LNG to the 1,100-megawatt Batangas Clean Energy power plant and other third parties....

Honda taps Skye to install solar rooftop system

Manila Standard 08 Dec 2023
Solar power developer Skye Renewables Philippines Inc. (Skye) will build and operate a rooftop solar system at Honda Philippines Inc.’s manufacturing site in Tanauan, Batangas. The parties said in a statement the rooftop solar power generation venture would help elevate the energy landscape in the Philippines....

DOE promotes climate finance, pushes early phaseout of PH coal power plants

Manila Standard 06 Dec 2023
in pioneering the voluntary retirement of its 246-megawatt (MW) South Luzon Thermal coal-fired power plant in Batangas province. “This is consistent with our view that it must be voluntary and must make business sense in a power sector like the Philippines that is privately-owned, market driven and un-subsidized....

Sustainable power

Manila Standard 05 Dec 2023
... Sustainability Infrastructure (FISI) Label for its Bokbok 1 and 2 Solar Power Plant Projects in Batangas....

Power co-op Batelec II draws flak from Batanguenos for poor service

Manila Standard 04 Dec 2023
LIPA CITY – Residents from various municipalities in Batangas have raised alarm over the worsening power service provided by their local power cooperative, the Batangas II Electric Cooperative (Batelec II). Batelec II is the distributor of electric power to the towns of San ......

Philippines: Billionaire Ayala brothers seek to retire coal power plant 25 years earlier, to hit 100% green power

Gulf News 01 Dec 2023
A coal-fired power plant in Batangas, south of here, first came online in 2015 ... This coal-fired power plant in Calaca, Batangas (97km south of Manila), owned by a Manila-based energy firm ACEN, under the Ayala Group, has two operating units ... Ayala Group's power generation arm....

Philippines: Billionaire Ayala siblings seek to retire coal power plant 25 years earlier, to hit 100% green power

Gulf News 01 Dec 2023
A coal-fired power plant in Batangas province, about 2 hours by car south of the capital, first came online in 2015 ... Since 2011, they've been scaling up wind and solar power ... This coal-fired power plant in Calaca, Batangas (97km south of Manila), owned by a Manila-based energy firm ACEN, under the Ayala Group, has two operating units....

AboitizPower, partners donate medical supplies to Batangas, Cebu

Manila Bulletin 30 Nov 2023
Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower) and partner First Bay Power Corp. donated much-needed vitamins, medicines, and medical equipment to Barangays Sampaguita and San Diego in Batangas to aid the health needs of their communities. “We’d like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to AboitizPower and First Bay Power Corp ... First Bay Power Corp....

Meralco seeks offers for 1,800-MW baseload requirement

The Manila Times 30 Nov 2023
The CSP for the 1,200 MW is meant to replace terminated PSAs with South Premiere Power Corp.; San Miguel Energy Corp., now known as Sual Power Inc.; and 200 MW that should have been supplied by Solar Philippines Batangas Baseload Corp ... for 1,200 MW and with Masinloc Power Partners Co....

Foreign container volume up 1.34% in 10 months

The Manila Times 28 Nov 2023
Imports edged up to 2.04 million TEUs from 2.03 million TEUs during the period, with notable contributions from the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), Batangas and Davao ... The increase in cargo volume was attributed to higher shipments of coal in Panay/Guimaras, especially at the Semirara Mining and Power Corp....

Power firms predict tight supply in 2024

Manila Standard 27 Nov 2023
Two of the country’s largest power firms expect a tight supply next year amid an anticipated growth in demand of 600 megawatts (MW) to 700 MW. Meralco chairman Manuel Pangilinan said no new large power generation plants would come in next year ... is building a 1,700-megawatt combined cycle power plant project in Ilijan, Batangas City....

Batangas officials debunk claims by NGO CEED

Manila Standard 24 Nov 2023
Beyond power generation, these facilities – both brownfield and greenfield – have been instrumental in boosting the local economy, creating job opportunities and enhancing the quality of life in Batangas City,” the resolution stated....

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