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CITY OF BATANGAS (BATANGAS)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: The City of Batangas is a coastal city lying in a covelike shape at the southeastern portion of Batangas Province and geographically situated at coordinates 13 degrees, 45 minutes and 25.96 seconds north latitude and 121 degrees, 3 minutes and 29.2 seconds east longitude. It is bounded on the northwest by the municipality of San Pascual; on the north by the municipality of San Jose; on the east by the municipalities of Ibaan, Taysan and Lobo; and on the south by the Batangas Bay.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:
    Nearest seaport:  
Batangas Seaport
    Major road networks:   Southern Tagalog Arterial Road

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
Batangas City is generally coolest during the months of December to January; The month of July marks the steady fall of temperature at a minimum of 26 degrees Celsius (26ºC); The driest months in Batangas City are from January to April, with the average monthly rainfall of less than 50 mm per month. The northeast monsoon prevails starting the months of November up to April. By May to the later part of October, the situation is reversed. The southwest monsoon prevails bringing with it considerable rain.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:  Marco Vincent Dive Resort, Alpha Asia Hotel And Resort, Bonito Island Resort, Lima City Hotel, Days Hotel

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:   Plaza Mabini, Isla Verde, Calumpang River, Basilica, Tingga Falls

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   January - Fluvial Procession, February - Celebration of National Art Month, July 23 - Sublian Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:   Tagalog, English, Batangueno

RELIGION:   Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

    Telephone: PLDT, Smart, Globe, Digitel, Nextel
    TV and radio stations:  
ABS-CBN, GMA, Q, Studio 23, TV5, ConAmor Broadcasting Systems, 99.1 Spirit FM, GV 99.9, 104.7 Bay Radio, 98.5 Da Best

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
SM Supermall
    Popular establishments:  
Mercury Drugstore, Executive Optical, Ideal Vision, David Salon
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Bank of Commerce, Banco de Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Banking Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines, EastWest Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Robinsons Bank,  Security Bank, Union Bank

UNIVERSITIES:   AMA Computer University, Asian Institute of Computer Studies,  Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas, Sunhill International Colleges, University of Batangas, Westmead International School

HOSPITALS:  
St. Patrick Hospital and Medical Center;  Golden Gate Hospital; Batangas Health Care Hospital;

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
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    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:                      

    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:
Head Office
    Number of PRA retirees:  50


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Tigerland Agro-Industrial Economic Zone, RLC Special Economic Zone, Tabangao Special Economic Zone
    Government agencies/branch offices:   Bureau of Immigration - Batangas District Office, LTO-Batangas District Office, NBI-CALABARZON Regional office, Philhealth
   

LINKS:  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batangas_City

http://www.philippineonlinedirectory.com/province/batangas/city-town/Batangas%20City/

http://www.batangasnow.com/attractionsrecreaction.html


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