Batanguenos, Eh!

CALABARZON region bordered north by Cavite and Laguna, and bounded south by Quezon, is where the province of Batangas can be found. This place is famous in the Philippines for all the good it offers from people to places and plates to products.


“Balisong” or the Filipino Butterfly that is being marketed originated from the province of Batangas. It is a foldable pocket knife having its handle split into two which can be counter-rotated such that they hide the blade within when folded. They are created mainly for self-defense as well as to have a foldable pocket knife.


“Heart of the Tagalog Language” was dubbed to Batangas because the Tagalog spoken are almost the same to that of the Tagalog spoken before the Spaniards.


“e” “ala e” is the most common that you can hear among the Batangueños. Batanguenos are fond of putting “e” at the end of their sentence though it has no meaning in itself. Batangueños usually speak loud and lively, yet sounding so affectionate and concern.


Being the home of the Archdiocese of Lipa, one of the most powerful Catholic Church in the Philippines, religion plays a significant role in the life of the people in Batangas.  They observe Sunday services and other religious activities.


“Kumintang,” a Philippine war song also originated in the province of Batangas. According to some experts, this kumintang, later on, progressed to be the Kundiman, a Filipino Art Song. They also created the Subli, a type of worship dance by Batangueños.


This ethnicity may be unfamiliar to some, but they are one of the Philippine treasures with brilliant minds, loving heart, and warm homes. A tourist can surely be a family once you get along with them. All Filipinos, no matter how good or bad they cook, will always give their best to please their visitors and make them love the place and the people as well.