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Batangas government prohibits visits to beaches and resorts

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:09 AM

It is not clear, however, if resorts will be mandated to stop their operations

With Taal Lake off limits, Batangas highlights other tourist spots to lift economy

Feb 08, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Batangas has a lot more to offer tourists than Taal Volcano Island, which has been placed on permanent lockdown by the national government

TOURIST HUB. Batangas provincial officials are promoting tourist spots besides Taal Lake and its Volcano Island, once a major revenue source for the province. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Batangas governor: Funds for Taal Volcano evacuees accounted for

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:30 AM

Records show that the Batangas provincial government received over P33 million in cash donations from January 15 to February 5

HOUSING. Victims of the Taal Volcano eruption may have a new home in Ibaan, Batangas. File photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Taal eruption damaged possibly 'thousands' of homes

Jan 26, 2020 - 5:20 PM

The Batangas provincial government plans to give assistance to affected residents and buy their livestock

[ANALYSIS] Intergovernmental relations and the Mandanas case

Sep 13, 2019 - 12:52 PM

How to end the deadlock between the national government and local governments over the Mandanas case decision, which expands the revenue base for towns and provinces?

Daughter of slain Tanauan mayor Halili running in 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Reelectionist Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas remains unopposed so far, and at least 3 congressional representatives are running for reelection

Duterte won't appeal SC ruling on IRA yet after talk with Mandanas

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas tells President Rodrigo Duterte that the ruling wouldn't cause an unmanageable increase in the government's budget

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 27th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After SC ruling on IRA, Mandanas calls for recast of 2019 budget

Jul 11, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Supreme Court has ruled that the 'just share' of local government units must be computed and sourced from all national taxes and not just from the national internal revenue taxes

MORE FOR LOCALS. Lead petitioner Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas (right) with former Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr, author of the Local Government Code and primary lawyer in the IRA backpay petition that the Supreme Court recently favored. Photo courtesy of the Batangas Capitol PIO

Batangas port unlikely site for international cruise hub

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:43 PM

'Not in the next 5 years. It would require additional investment in the part of PPA, such as capacity requirements and security matters,' Philippine Ports Authority Manager Leopoldo Biscocho says

BATANGAS CITY PORT. A photo of the port of Batangas City on November 13, 2015. Photo sourced from Wikimedia Commons and taken by Andrea Albini

NHCP rejects bid to declare Lipa Carmelite Convent a nat'l historical landmark

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:48 AM

National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante says the commission has no competency to validate and confirm the veracity of the apparitions that occurred at the site

MARIAN DEVOTION. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Lipa City, Batangas. Photo via Shutterstock

Batangas taps Chinese firm to develop airport, seaport, railway

Dec 15, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas signs a memorandum of understanding Teamrise Group Company Limited in Hongkong

SIGNED. Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas (seated, left) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with China real estate company Teamrise Group Co. Ltd in Hongkong for 6 major projects for the province of Batangas. He is joined by (standing, from left) Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Special Envoy of the President to China Fernando Borja, and Philippine Ports Authority representative Elmer Cadano.

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Quake-hit Batangas under state of calamity

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:05 AM

UPDATED The assessment of the damage is ongoing in the province says Governor Hermilando Mandanas

EARTHQUAKE BATANGAS / APRIL 04, 2017 Residents looks on the debris of Basilica of St. Martin of Tours damaged by earthquake that hit Taal, Batangas. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

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Batangas: And the winner is...Vilma Santos!

May 15, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Incumbent Gov Vilma Santos Recto of the Liberal Party LP wins her 3rd re election bid as governor of Batangas

Corona and the Facebook 'bikini' issue

Apr 13, 2012 - 8:42 AM

Chief Justice Renato Corona warns of weakening democracy claims harassment

Summon solons, Corona asks Senate

Jan 11, 2012 - 6:41 PM

The Chief Justice wants lawmakers on both sides of the political fence to testify at the Senate

Solon's relief not related to impeachment - PNoy

Dec 15, 2011 - 5:40 PM

President Aquino cites policy differences with the sacked chair of the House committee on ways and means