Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

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The Old Batangas Practice of Using Poison to Stun Fish in the Pansipit River

[Batangas Culture] Back in the late 1940s, it was the practice of some people to catch fish from the Pansipit River 1 using a mild poison extracted…

[CULTURE] A Tale of Two Tamales: Ibaan and Lipa

At the public market of the city of Lipa in Batangas, ask to be shown where you can buy tamales and you will likely be directed to a seller of this g…

Intel Reports on the Jap Army in Lobo, Malvar, Rosario, San Jose and San Juan, Batangas, Dec 44

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was one of the guerrilla organizations operating in southern Luzon, and it had a sizable presence in th…

PQOG Guerrilla Intel Reports on Lipa, Batangas with Sketch Maps, December 44

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was one of the guerrilla organizations operating in southern Luzon, and it had a sizable presence in th…

PQOG Guerrilla Intel Reports on Batangas Town with Sketch Maps, December 44

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was one of the guerrilla organizations operating in southern Luzon, and it had a sizable presence in th…

Japanese Military Activities in Lipa and Nearby Towns in February 1945

The month of February 1945 was a crucial one for the forces of both the United States and the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines. On the last…

When Japanese Soldiers Tortured and Killed Americans Captured in Nasugbu

On the 13 th of March 1942, two Americans, both presumably personnel of the United States Army, were captured by troops of the Japanese Imperial Arm…

[Audio] Aug 1943 Address of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Filipino People

Although not directly related to the Province of Batangas, this address is nonetheless included in this web site because of its historical significan…

Jay D. Vanderpool, the Officer who Unified Guerrillas in Batangas, Cavite and Laguna

After the fall of Bataan and Corregidor in April and May 1942, respectively, Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, designated commander of all United States …

5 Things Batangas Is Known For

Batangas is one of the Republic of the Philippines’ 81 provinces. It is situated at the southern part of the country’s largest island of Luzon. It belongs to a region called 4-A or the CALABARZON, …

Complete List of Barangays in Batangas Province

Below is a complete list of all barangays or barrios of the Province of Batangas’ four cities and thirty municipalities. The city of Batangas, which…

A Short History of the Gold Area Unit, Free Luzon Intel Unit, 6th MD

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Gold Area Unit was a guerrilla organization affiliated Free Luzon Intelligence Echelon of the 6 th Military District on the is…
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