Think you’re clued up on all there is to know about our beloved Batangas Province? Think again! There’s a whole lot of info about the province that you’re unlikely to be familiar with. So, in an effort to keep you on your toes, here are some of the best from this unofficial guide of facts compiled which you have never heard before.
1. Diving paradise Anilao, in the province of Batangas, is the theme of a picture book that bagged the International Prize for Underwater Images at the 27th World Festival of Underwater Images in France in November 2000.
2. Lipa City in Batangas is dubbed as the “Rome of the Philippines” because of the number of seminaries, convents, monasteries, retreat houses, and a famous cathedral located in it.
3. Batangas is also well-known for its products such as the balisong (butterfly knife), kapeng barako (brewed coffee), and embroideries.