10.06.2005

LIPA CITY AND BATANGAS PROVINCE

Noong isang araw pagtawag ko sa amin nabanggit ng mother ko na inuumpisahan na ang isa pa uling Shopping Mall sa aming Bayan, Ang SM. Patatlo na itong shopping mall (nauna ang Fiesta Mall, tapos Robinson). Ako tuloy ay nagtatanong para bang maraming pera pa rin ang mga tao at hindi naghihirap ang buhay . Hindi naman kalakihan ang aming bayan may humigit kumulang lamang sa 200,000 ang populasyon, may mga iba pang establisyemento na pamilihan tulad ng City Public Market at ang nakapalibot ditong mga commercial establishment. Ano na kaya ang mangyayari dito sa mga magtitindang ito. mga maliliit na negosyante? Malaki na namang kabawasan ito sa kanilang market sapagkat nadoon na sa shopping mall mga kailangan mo with the comfort of an airconditoned enviroment. Batayan ba talaga ng progreso ang shopping mall?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Lipa City is a 1st class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. It is one of the three chartered cities of Batangas province (the others being Batangas City and the City of Tanauan). It is situated 78 kilometers south of Manila. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 218,447 people in 41,962 households.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
City of Lipa
Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province: Batangas
Dates:Founded—Cityhood—June 20, 1947
Population:2000 census—193,460Density—900 per km²
Area: 209.4 km²
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Barangays: 72
Congressional districts: 4th Congressional District of Batangas province
Income Class: 1st class; urban
Mayor: {{{mayor}}}

Lipa City is bounded by the town of Santo Tomas in the northeast, San Pablo City of Laguna Province and San Antonio town of Quezon Province in the east, the municipalities of Padre Garcia and Rosario in the southeast, the municipalities of Ibaan and San Jose in the southwest, the municipaltities of Cuenca and Mataas Na Kahoy and Taal Lake in the west and the municipalities of Balete and Malvar in the northwest.
The city's location, in a valley located between two mountains - Mount Malarayat and Mount Makulot - makes it a low risk area. These two mountains serve as a wind breaker in times of typhoon. Mount Makulot at the western portion also served as shield of the city in times of eruption of Taal Volcano.
Lipa City is a major recretional, religious, commercial, industrial and educational center in central Batangas province, as shown with the presence in the city of entities like Nestle Philippines, De La Salle Lipa, the San Sebastian Cathedral (seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lipa), the Carmelite Convent, Robinson's Place Lipa Mall and the world-class Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club. The City is also home to the Fernando Air Base, the headquarters of the Philippine Air Force's 100th Training Wing and Air Education and Training Command (AETC).
Batangas
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Batangas is a province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. Its capital is Batangas City and it is bordered by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna to the north and Quezon to the east. Across the Verde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Batangas

Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Capital: Batangas City
Founded: March 10, 1917
Population:2000 census—1,905,348 (9th largest)Density—602 per km² (7th highest)
Area: 3,165.8 km² (41st largest)
Divisions:Highly urbanized cities—0Component cities—3Municipalities—31Barangays—1,078Congressional districts—4
Languages: Tagalog, English language
Governor: Arman Sanchez (2004-2007)
Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila. The province has many beaches and famous for excellent diving spots only a few hours away from Manila. Some of the more notable ones are Anilao in the Municipality of Mabini, Matabungkay in the Municipality of Lian Punta Fuego, Calatagan and Laiya in the Municipality of San Juan.
Found in the province is world-known Anilao(Mabini) and its many dive sites that are ideal for observing marine life, and outstanding for macro photography. Located only 110 kilometers south of Metropolitan Manila, it is very accessible by land or by sea.
Batangas is also where Taal Volcano, one of the Decade Volcanoes is located. The volcano has a water-filled crater and sits on an island in the center of Taal Lake, which geologists believe is an ancient caldera.
The town of Taal is famous for its hand embroideries, knives, and sausages; and it reigns as one of the two most culturally preserved sites of the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines.



Political
The governor of Batangas is Arman Sanchez. His wife Edna Sanchez, is the current Mayor. Since the Sanchezes were elected, Batangas attracted many business development programs and Santo Tomas, where the Governor hails from, became a city. Batangas is subdivided into 31 municipalities and 3 cities.
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Cities
Batangas City
Lipa City
Tanauan City
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Municipalities
Agoncillo
Alitagtag
Balayan
Balete
Bauan
Calaca
Calatagan
Cuenca
Ibaan
Laurel
Lemery
Lian
Lobo
Mabini
Malvar
Mataas Na Kahoy
Nasugbu
Padre Garcia
Rosario
San Jose
San Juan
San Luis
San Nicolas
San Pascual
Santa Teresita
Santo Tomas
Taal
Talisay
Taysan
Tingloy
Tuy



History
Long before the arrival of the Spaniards in the Philippines, large centers of population already thrived in Batangas. Native settlements lined the Pansipit River, a major waterway. The province had been trading with the Chinese since Yuan Dynasty until first phase of Ming Dynasty in the 13th and 15th century. Inhabitants of the province were also trading with Japan and India.
The present BatangueƱos are descendants of the Bornean datus, Datu Dumangsil and Datu Balensusa, who sailed from Borneo to Panay Island as far as Taal Lake. They organized the first Malay settlement at the mouth of Taal River. They eventually set up their own settlement in the place and founded the town of Taal in 1572. The towns of Balayan, Lipa, and Batangas were founded later.
In 1570, Spanish generals Martin de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo explored the coast of Batangas on their way to Manila and came upon a Malay sttlement at the mouth of Taal River. In 1572, the town of Taal was founded and its convent and stone church were constructed later.
Batangas was founded in 1581. Originally, it was composed of the present provinces of Batangas, Mindoro, Marinduque, southeast Laguna and Camarines. After several devastating eruptions of Taal Volcano, the smallest volcano in the world, the old Taal town site was buried. The capital was eventually transferred to Batangas (now a city) in 1754 where it has remained to date.
The name "Batangas" was derived from the word "batang," which is a term of the natives for the numerous logs found in the Calumpang River, the body of water that runs through the northeastern portion of the town and assumes the shape of a tuning fork.
Batangas was also among the first of the eight Philippine provinces to revolt against Spain and also one of the provinces placed under Martial Law by Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco on August 30, 1896.
During the Spanish-American War, many BatangueƱos made their mark on history. Most notable of them are Apolinario Mabini, also known as the sublime paralytic and "Brains of the Revolution"; Marcela Agoncillo who made the present Philippine flag, and General Miguel Malvar who was recognized as the last Filipino general to surrender to the United States in the Philippine-American War.
Batangas first came to be known as Bonbon. It was named after the mystical and fascinating Taal Lake, which was also originally called Bonbon. Some of the earliest settlements in Batangas were established at the vicinity of Taal Lake.
In 1534, Batangas became the first practically organized province in Luzon. Balayan was the capital of the province for 135 years from 1597-1732. In 1732, it was moved to Taal, then the flourishing and most progressive town in the province.
Batangas was also one of the few provinces in the country which can boast of having a distinctive culture of its own. The song and dance repertoire called "kumintang" is of Batangas origin. Because of this, it came to be known as "La Provincia del Cumintang".

12 comments:

Mmy-Lei said...

fafa san po kayo sa LIPA? lagi ako dati jan sa BASA airbase. Saka meeting place namin lagi ung jolibee at chowking kapag aakyat kami ng mt. maculot/mt. manabu/mt. malarayat o di kaya beach sa anilao.

lapit mo lang pala. kelan po kayo uwi? kita kits.

rachel said...

hay grabe!!! baka magbigay ka pa po ng exam nyan ha... namish ko tuloy ang lipa... hmmm.. ok lnglapit na ako umuwi, ako nn lng mamasyal para sau kuya... hehe...

atoy said...

mmylei,
hindi yon basa, fernando airbase yon. malapit bahay namin diyan sa jolibee sa intersection. yan arang yan ang lugal ng mga kamaganakan namin.
rachel,
mabuti ka pa makauuwi na. pag nasa lipa ka sabihin mo ngalan ko sa mga business establishment sabay ilag.

DOPS said...

Haba namn po nyan fafa Atoy, sa lahat ng subject ko yang ganyang subject di ko gusto, KHS kasaysayan hiyograpiya at sibika...hehehe...

at! tama po sabi ni rachel, bka pag-examin mo kami, hehehe..sigurado bagsak ako jan, ehehe...

naapreciate ko lgn ang history nung grumadweyt nako ng college...kung san tapos nako at nagturo pa ng HISTOY! hahaha...as in bookish me..hehe..di namn, at least integrated ang bigay ko di ko ginaya ung pinagdaanan kong pinagmemorise ng libro..tztztztz...

racky said...

fafatoy, ang mga kapitalista ang aasenso, mga kabayan mananatiling alipin ng mga walang kabusugang mga mapagsamantala.
Kumusta naman po si ate Vi?

ready na po sa exam.... kailan?

atoy said...

dops,
parang ako ayaw na ayaw ko ng math pasubstitute ba naman ako ng absent yong isa teacher. pinagpawisan ako ng isang oras, sumunod tinanggihan ko na. pero noong nagtuturo ako hindi memorization ang social studies sa style ko. madalas analysis at debate, kontes para magising mga bata.
neneng,
yan lang naman talaga gagalingin sa mga mall. malalaking kapitalista. magkano na naman kaya ang bigayan diyan? si ate vi sino ba yun baka nasa maynila na naman hindi naman talaga lipenyo ang mga iyan. laging wala sa lipa.

Tanggero said...

kaya nga proud ako kahit ampon lang ako ng Lipa. Napa-ok na rin ako ni mrs. na dun na bumili ng bahay.
Paborito ko ang history, sexy kasi si Ma'am Espiritu, hehehe

Mmy-Lei said...

naku fafa Atoy, sori po, FERNANDO airbase nga pala sa lipa, BASA airbase sa Pampanga. hehehe, sorry po makakalimutin na eh...

peborit ko history ayoko sa lahat ay Home economics...

atoy said...

tanggero,
pareho tayo peyborit ko history kasi maganda titser. pero maswerte sa min elective math kasi sexy tacher lagi pa nakashort. maganda lugal mo sa lipa maganda na klima, marami ka pang mapapasyalan malarayat, o mga mall.
mmy lei,
kaya pala ibong adarna naisagot mo sa halip na bird of paradise peyborit mo ang history. siguro naalala mo si balagtas, he, he, he. pilipino literature

BatangasNgaun said...

nakilala ang batangas dahil narin kay gov armand and sa wife nya mayor
edna sanchez mas maraming turista

lito said...

sa batangas din ako nakatira

pupunta ako sa lipa bukas wahaha kakain na nman ako ng mraming mrami dun

sana mag eleksyon na
sana manalo si Arman sanchez
para magkaron na ulet ng mga pagbabago kase nman lagi nman nsa ibang bansa lang yung iba dyan :(

mazzini said...

ako din taga batangas sa
San Juan


sarap pumunta ng
Taal