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CITY OF LIPA (BATANGAS)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Lipa City is approximately in the center of the country from Batangas to Sulu and from the eastern periphery of Surigao Province to the western international boundary of Palawan. The city is in the center of Region IV, and at the heart of Batangas Province.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:
J.P. Laurel Hi-way, C.M. Recto Ave., B. Morada Ave., Gen. Luna Ave., P. Torres, STAR Tollway, SLEX

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:

HOTELS AND RESORTS: La Leona Resort, MZ Magsino Resort, Nonette's Green Leaf Garden Resort, Baluarte Sur Leisure Farm & Resort, El Madero Resort, Luntian Resort & Restaurant, Kawilihan Resort, Almarius Resort, Mountain Rock Resort, Hotel la Corona

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Chrurch, Casa Segunda, Markers of the Burial Grounds of Japanese Massacre, Museo ng Katipunan, Peace Tower, Casa de Segunda Katigbak on 198 calle Rizal, Carmelite Monastery, Mount Malarayat, Taal cathedral de san sebastian, Susong Dalaga Mountain, Taal Volcano National Park, Bulalacao Falls,

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:

ETHNIC GROUPS:

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS: Tagalog and English

RELIGION:  Roman Catholic
   

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

  • Ralph Recto - Senator/Former Member, House of Representatives
  • Evangeline Rosales Reyes - 1972 Miss World Semi-Finalist.
  • Doña Adela Catigbac Salas Gatlin - Billionaire philanthropist
  • Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera - National Artist for Literature 2006.
  • Segunda Katigbak Luz - First love of National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal
  • Maria Kalaw Katigbak - Former senator
  • Maloli Katigbak Espinosa - Vice-President, ABS-CBN Corporate & Government Affairs
  • Justa Katigbak Tantoco - Socialite
  • Gregorio Zara - Famous inventor
  • Arturo Luz - National Artist for Visual Arts
  • Marie Katigbak Lozano - ABS CBN STAR PATROL -Reporter
  • Enrique Laygo -Prince of Filipino Writers in Spanish
  • Susan Africa - television,stage and movie actress
  • Arsenio Luz - Director General, Phil Int Fair, Cabinet Member (Press Secretary); Co Founder, Boy Scout of the Philippines
  • Criselda Lontok - famous fashion designer
  • Aubrey Caraan - Pinoy Dream Academy Little Dreamers Third Runner-up.
  • Danilo Dolor- banker and art patron
  • Gerry Katigbak- fashion designer
  • Francis Reyes- lead guitarist, The Dawn
  • Grandmaster Darwin Laylo - Chess

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
    TV and radio stations:
ABS-CBN, GMA, Q, Studio 23, TV5

    Telephone Lines: Digitel, Globe Telecom, PLDT

    Network Provider: Globe, Smart, Sun, Talk and Text, Red Sim

    Internet Provider: Digitel, Globe Broadband, My DSL/PLDT, Smart Bro, Sun Cellular

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls: 
168 HyperMart, Big Ben Complex, Dilao Shopping Center, Erlinda B. Recio Complex, Fiesta World Mall, Lipa Commercial Center, Robinsons Place Lipa, South    Supermarket-Lipa, SM City Lipa (an IMAX Theatre is proposed)

    Popular establishments:    Mercury Drugstore, National Bookstore, South Star Drug
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Bank of Commerce, Banco de Oro,  Bank of the Philippine Islands, East West Bank, China Banking Corporation, China Savings Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines,: Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank,  Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank,  Apex Rural Bank, Empire Rural Bank, Inc.,   Robinsons Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Baniking Corporation, Robinsons Bank,  Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES: AMA Computer University, Ateneo De Manila, De La Salle University, Batangas State of University, University of Batangas

HOSPITALS: Mary Mediatrix Medical Center; Lipa Medix Medical Center; Metro Lipa Medical Center; Villa Memorial Medical Center; Lipa Doctor's Hospital; Fernando Air Base Hospital; Lipa City District Hospital; N.L. Villa Memorial Medical Center; San Antonio Medical Center

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
    Transportation/Travel:
    Education:
    Health:

RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:  
Hacienda San Benito
    Merchant partners:  

    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Head Office
    Number of PRA retirees:   64


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies branch offices:  
DTI-Batangas, LTO-Lipa District Office, SSS, BIR,DAR, DEPED, LTRFB, NHA, NSO,PCA, PESO

LINKS:  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipa_City,_Batangas

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


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