About Batangas City

 

CITY OF BATANGAS – Known as the “Industrial Port City of CALABARZON” and classified as one of the most competitive citiess in the country today and the home of approximately 324,116 peace-loving, hospitable and hard working inhabitants. It was proclaimed as a City on July 23,1969 which became the accelerating point of trading, commercial and industrial activities in the locality. The city is presently classified as a Regional Growth Center and identified as one of the sites for the Regional Agro-Industrial Center and Special Economic Zone as mandated by the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan and the Ecozone Act of 1995. This capital city is one of the nation’s top revenue earning cities and the site of one of the biggest refineries in the Philippines. The city is also hosting the first three power plants using natural gas with a combined capacity of 2,700MW. It is located approximately 108.00 kiometers south of Manila.

The city’s fine harbor was declared as an International Port and an alternate port of Manila. The city is the land of historical places, of fresh fruits and marine resourcesand of great opportunities for social and economic advancement.

AWARDS RECEIVED BY BATANGAS CITY

ENVIRONMENT
1st Runner-up – Best Performer (Component City) Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran, Region IV
Role Model City for the Implementation of RA 9003 as cited by DENR

SOCIAL WELFARE DEVELOPMENT

Most Child Friendly City (Regional Level)

LOCAL GOVERNANCE

National – Ranked Number 4 in Philippine Cities Competitiveness Project (AIM Policy Center)
Regional – 1st Runner-up – Konrad Adenauer Medal of Excellence (KAME) Award, Region IV

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Most Child Friendly City (Regional Level)

COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP

Best in Cooperative-LGU Partnership given by the House of Senate (National Award)