Region IV-A (CALABARZON)
The region is composed of five provinces, namely: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon; acronym CALABARZON.
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Batangas Islands Philippines
Historical Tourist Attractions
General Malvar Museum and Library
A national landmark, it serves as a repository of the memorabilia of the last Filpino general who surrendered to the Americans. It also houses a collection of oil paintings.
Apolinario Mabini Shrine
The national shrine is a memorial to the nationalism of Philippine hero Apolinario Mabini, known as the Sublime Paralytic, whose moral convictions and political principles illuminated the Filipinos in their search for national identity. It houses the remains and personal belongings of the late revolutionary hero who is also considered as the Brains of the Katipunan, the 1896 Filipino revolutionary movement against Spain. The shrine is located in Barrio Talaga, Tanauan, Batangas.
Museo ng Batangas at Aklatang Panlalawigan
Not merely a repository of Batangas memorabilia, the museum is also an active entity engaged in keeping alive the cultural wealth and traditions of Batangas and the Batangueño spirit that has animated the fields of arts and the sciences, politics, economics and society in the country.
Batangas Memorial Foundation Museum and Library
Relics of a glorious past are displayed in the 18th century house on V. Ilustre Street. Taal. The house contains the Batangas Memorial Foundation Museum and Library. It endured two world wars and underwent two major renovations in 1870 and 1940, before it attained its present form. Its heavy doors, black and white marble tiles, and hardwood paneling are all reminiscent of 18th century architecture.
Jose P. Laurel Memorial Library
The personal property of the family of the late President Jose P. Laurel, it was donated to the Philippine government as a historical site and public library. The library is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San Sebastian Library of the Arts
The library opened its doors on February 10, 1996 on the ground floor of SLD Bldg. on P. Torres St., near the Mt. Carmel Convent in Lipa City, starting with a modest collection of art books donated by Mr. Danilo L. Dolor.
Marcela N. Agoncilio Historical Landmark
The site marks the birthplace of Marcela Agoncilio, who made the first official Philippine Flag during the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish authorities. The different flags of the revolution are also prominently displayed on-site.
Casa de Segunda Katigbak
The ancestral home of the Katigbaks, a prominent Batangas family, the Casa is a typical “Bahay na Bato.” It is Spanish colonial yet tropical in style. It was named after Segunda Katigbak, reputed to be the first love of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine national hero. The Casa has been declared by the National Historical Commission as a heritage house for having harbored generations of artists, poets, and persons of learning and distinction.
Punta de Santiago Lighthouse
Built in 1890, it is one of the earliest lighthouses that still functions to date.
Philippines Cuisine History and Influences
The Chinese food introduced during this period were food of the workers and traders, which became a staple of the noodle shops (panciterias), and can be seen in dishes like arroz caldo (congee), sinangag (fried rice), chopsuey. More details at Philippines Cuisine History and Influences
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